"You eat apples."
Translation:Tu mangi le mele.
Ciao Carolina :-)
I found this webpage useful with clearing this up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/language_notes/il.html
Le for plyral feminine words, ending in e il . Il for plural maschi words ending in i
Yes, duolingo is inconsistent with this. In the first place "le mele" could be translated into "the apples" or "apples" although I would prefer "the apples". In the second place there is the translation:"mangi delle mele" which indicates an undefined number of apples.
"Voi" is the equivalent of the American Southern "y'all". It has a different conjugation. It would be "Voi mangiate mele." :)
Confused why "le" is being used here. It doesn't say "You eat THE apples," it says "You eat apples."
Why is it "Tu mangi le mele" if that translates to "you eat the apples" while the original sentence does not include "the"?
the italian simple present tense of MANGIARE is
io mangio - tu mangi - lui/lei mangia - noi mangiamo - voi mangiate - loro mangiano