"Noi siamo ragazzi."

Translation:We are boys.

December 28, 2012



The "we are children" answer is incorrect. "Ragazzo" refers to a teenager/young man, so "ragazzi" refers to either

(a) teenage boys / young men (a) teenagers / young people (mixed sex).

A "child" is not a "ragazzo", but a "bambino".

January 1, 2013


I think it is correct. Ragazzi would mean older children. If you're talking about a group of older boys and girls together, you use the masculine plural form of the word.

From what I understand so far:

Bambini = Younger children

Ragazzi = Older children

If you're talking about your own kids (even if your children are now adults) do you call them your "bambini"? Anyone care to explain?

February 11, 2013


I agree with you. Bambini (bambine, f.) are small, young children. If parents are talking about their children (and if they are teenagers or adults), they would say "i nostri figli", not "i nostri bambini".

March 9, 2013


I agree

April 9, 2015


Actually, "i nostri bambini" is used less frequently but it is used. It's kind of a term of endearment in this context.

August 7, 2016


Yes! Just like a ragazza is a teenage/young woman.

April 28, 2016


In the east and possibly south of Italy, "Ragazzo" Is more common to refer to children. Also, the text may not be signifying a young group of children, but a group of young adults and teenagers. I do agree, however, that this is an odd and rare way to refer to young children, if that is what Duolingo means by it.

September 8, 2015



February 9, 2019


Ragazzi means boys. When you casually say goodbye to friends you might say Ciao Ragazzi! Meaning bye guys.. as you might say in English.

February 13, 2013


I agree. There should be two correct answers here: We are boys. and We are guys.

December 6, 2013


Very odd for me, then; I answered "We are boys." and the app said I was wrong, translating it as "We are children."

December 2, 2017


Are you sure you didnt put "we are boy"? They'll correct that to "we are children" rather than saying there was a spelling error

July 22, 2018


I get so confused with the pronunciation! "Ragazze" for females and then "ragazzi" for males. Is there a slight difference?

April 1, 2013


the automated voice drives me crazy. I can't tell the difference between the two words either, and when you slow it down she sounds like shes out of breath or something to that effect. "io huh sono huh un huh uomo huh"

March 13, 2014


No Idea. With the pronunciation it's hard to tell. I missed two questions because I typed ragazzi instead of ragazze I'm not sure how to hear the diffrence in pronunciation to know if its ragazzi or ragazze

April 4, 2013


So in italian, e is pronounced "eh" and i is pronounced "e" like the sound you make in "knee". So they would be ragazz'eh' for ragazze, and ragazz'ee' for ragazzi

March 17, 2014


@pukedukem It depends only on the bad behaviour of the artificial speaker voice pronouncing these two words. I'm a native Italian and in this case (both for ragazze and ragazzi) it is not possible for me to distinguish the intended word. Here the final vowel is really missing while in Italian speaking final vowels are always well pronounced, instead. Let me report the problem

January 26, 2019


'e' as in 'egg' and 'i' as in 'in' (though this of course probably depends on your accent!)

April 4, 2013


Nah I get that cause I know how to pronounce the vowels :p I'm just saying it doesn't come through very well in the recordings. More than likely easier to tell the difference in actual day to day speech so not too worried

April 4, 2013


the automated voice doesn't speak so clear. But really the difference is very easy to hear...this is a duolingo fault.

January 28, 2017


with girls, it sounds like ayyy, but with boys, it's like eee

April 24, 2019


The difference between "ragazzi" and "ragazze" is hard to hear here. Normally it's easier. I missed two questions because of not understanding the right ending.

October 30, 2013


The i in ragazzi sounds like a long e and the e in ragazze sounds like a long a in English. This is the way these vowels sound in Italian. If you listen carefully, you will hear these sounds.

November 3, 2013


I wish I could like this comment more, this helps a ton!

January 27, 2015


Ragazzo - Masc Sing Ragazzi - Masc Plural

Ragazza - Femin Sing Ragazze - Femin Plural

December 16, 2014


It seems that in the plural, "ragazzi" can mean children. See e.g. http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/italian-english/ragazzo

January 14, 2013


Siamo and Noi both mean we? what is the difference?

February 10, 2014


Noi means we, siamo is the word for "are" but like in Spanish, you can leave off the pronoun and just use the verb.

February 17, 2014



February 24, 2014


siamo corresponds 'are' in english. noi represents 'we'. Actually we don't have to use 'noi' there.

August 14, 2014


I speak excellent Italian and am running through the basics to brush up on the grammar I never learned properly and it keeps saying my pronunciation is wrong - unless I speak VERY slowly...

March 4, 2014


Whats the difference between "siamos" and "siete" i know siamos is like to be in plural basically but how do i know when to use either ?

August 10, 2014


Siamo we must use with WE and siete is used for VOI. This VOI is like plural of YOU. I am brasilian woman and i study englis an italian than this possibility that the Duo has offered to me it is grate because i can pratice both idioms. I have only problem. I have to remember do not answer in portuguese. Bye

August 25, 2014


How can you tell if it is ragazzi or ragazze from sound alone? As far as I can tell the pronunciation is identical.

September 2, 2014


There is a difference If you listen to the small icon where the woman speaks very slowly, you can hear the difference,

June 19, 2015


how am i supposed to know the verbal difference between ragazzi and ragazze?

March 3, 2014


The verb is the same!

"Noi siamo ragazzi/ragazze" -> "We are boys/girls"

"Voi siete ragazzi/ragazze" -> "You are boys/girls"

"Loro sono ragazzi/ragazze" -> "They are boys/girls"

November 19, 2014


Is the difference between noi siamo ragazzi and siamo ragazzi similar to the difference between io sono un uomo/sono un uomo? Implied vs stated? Emphasis, etc? Thanks in advance for any responses.

May 28, 2014


You are correct. The subject (io, noi, etc.) would emphasize who the subject is, but it's usually not necessary as the conjugations (siamo ragazzi, sono un uomo) already indicate who the subject is. So the subject is usually optional unless the speaker wants to specify the subject (usually when determining the gender of the subject: "lei/lui--also Lei if you want to adress someone formally--è."

September 6, 2014


what is the difference in sound between ragazzi and ragazze??

July 10, 2014


The answer same that i wrote

December 12, 2014


Same, I wrote we are boys but it marked me as wrong. I'm having this propblem with some of the other typing answers too

June 22, 2017


what is the difference between siamo and sono?

December 20, 2014


'Siamo' is to be for 'we', as 'sono' for 'I'. Io sono = I am, Noi siamo = we are.

February 17, 2015


in addition to 'I am', sono can also be they are. loro sono. io sono = i am. loro sono = they are.

February 27, 2015


and how to say we are

May 14, 2016


Noi siamo.

May 14, 2016


di any one else have trouble with the microphone?

June 3, 2016


Type what you hear or Translate what you hear....

February 10, 2014


Ragazzo is also boys ragazzi is also boys?

October 22, 2014


Ragazzo is singular means boy. Ragazzi is plural.

February 17, 2015


Yea it means we are boys

November 28, 2014


My italian teacher from italian refers to the entire class as raggazzi

February 16, 2016



May 14, 2016


I am a native speaker

May 14, 2016


Does "Ragazi" refer to both boys and girls then?

March 6, 2016


1) Ragazzi* 2) Yes, it does. It is used for boys and also for boys and girls

May 14, 2016


Yes I thought Youngsters would be a better translation

May 6, 2016


I think I am learning more italian from the comments than I am from the actual learning tool . Is there a better site that I could use to learn Italian from?

May 26, 2016


Are "ragazzi" is prefer to describe "a tween"?

June 10, 2016


You can use it also (in english: hey folks or guys)

July 30, 2016


What is the different between siamo and seitte

August 1, 2016


(Noi) siamo is we are (Voi) siete is you are (2nd person plural) Noi and voi are in brackets as they can also be omitted

June 17, 2018


Do "raggaza" and "raggaze" both mean teen/young woman?

June 9, 2018


I can talk Italian

August 14, 2018


I used to have problems hearing ragazze & ragazzi, but i realized is more easy to notice it with normal speech.

March 15, 2014


We are boys.

August 29, 2014


"Noi siamo ragazzi" = "We are boys" OR "We are boys and girls"

November 23, 2014


I put "we are boys and girls" and was told it was wrong.

October 21, 2016


I am confused with exersice where it is necessary to choose article and write the word as per picture.It is difficult to choose between l',l,il and again l.It is for ragazza

December 2, 2014


i can't hear the different between ragazzi(boys) and ragazze(girls). Can anyone give me. Farshad

January 16, 2015


Would i be wrong if i said "we are kids"

February 26, 2015


What does it mean when it says "another translation"? Does that mean that there are two different ways to translate it?

April 16, 2015


Problem with italian translation on mic

September 8, 2015


the we are children is not no we are children it is we are boys

January 11, 2016


Raggazzi can mean both boys and boys/girls

January 20, 2016


The Italian female lector on Duolingo has so damn nice voice and adds a pleasure to learn, unlike this artificial synthesizer (what sounds exactly like a robot) in Spanish. Unfortunately. Anyway, I'm glad to hear any sentence here, lol!

February 2, 2016


Sono italiana e sono orgogliosa di grado 1 però) :

April 19, 2016


How are we supposed to tell the difference in the sound of ragazze and ragazzi

October 14, 2016


❤❤❤❤ you

December 9, 2016


I can't tell the difference in pronunciation between ragazzi and ragazze they sonnd exactly alike

February 17, 2017


we are kids is also a correct answer

February 20, 2017


What is the defrence between Ragazza & Ragazzi ?

April 3, 2017


your a ❤❤❤❤

June 22, 2017


I learn a lot with the comments. Thanks to all.

July 15, 2017


Raggazzi means a groupe of boys ..(i) it is a marke of a plural

August 27, 2017


How can you tell if ragazzi means guys, boys or kids??

September 13, 2017


Tô aprendendo inglês e italiano kkkk

March 24, 2018


cuando eres italiana pero no lo puedes hablar lol

April 12, 2018


no we aren't, I'm a girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

August 5, 2018


Are "ragazzi" and "ragazze" pronounced the same way?

August 24, 2018


Hands up, the right explanation is: "we are guys". I am really confused with all reciprocations. Once "ragazze means Kids" the next "we are guys", can I continue entrusting Duolingo?

September 1, 2018


Couldn t tell if it s ragazzE or ragazzI. It sounds the same

September 19, 2018


since when does "noi siamo" have a gender either ragazzi or ragazze should be acceptable. By constantly making these mistakes you slow down my progress

October 19, 2018


This message is a bit technical, sorry, but I tried to explain the better I could. In Italian, verbs don't change whether there is a feminine or masculine name. It is like in English: when you say "I am your mum/dad" the verb is "am" for both, without changing. The Italian verb changes according to the number of its subject (singular or plural) , the time of the action (present, past, future and so on), the mood (indicative, subjunctive, conditional and so on), the diathesis (active, passive), but NOT ACCORDING TO THE GENDER of its subject. Hope to be clear. Cheers, an Italian.

October 21, 2018


I can't seem to gear theast words "Ragazz"E" or "I"

December 21, 2018


So I'm having an issue, when listening, how can I tell whether the speaker is saying "ragazze," or "ragazzi."

January 23, 2019
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