"Lay eh-oona (e+una sort of blend together when spoken at normal/fast speed) ragatza"
You even picked up the subtle t that most people overlook. kudos (non sarcasm).
At first, it said, "Hmm, that doesnt sound right." Then, I said the exact same thing again and it worked. If you are not sure if you are saying it right, keep tapping on the repeat button, then just repeat the EXACT same thing it says, even if the pronunciation is a bit off.
You blew my mind! I kept hearing ragatta but omg it is so much clearer now!
APPLICATION interesting if it had been in my time. you educate the ear and listen to the sound differences of different languages in English I find it difficult, but not in the Latin languages because I think that with practice this paralysis is removed from recognized individual sounds
Can you tell me what the difference between 'tz' and 'zz' is in terms of pronunciation? Thanks!
No one responded to you so I hope this isn't too late. My Italian isn't very good, but my Italian friend tells me a double consonant like ZZ or TT produces a sound that has a glottal stop for the first letter and it then creates an emphasis on the second letter - Like in Pizza it's Pi_Za (sounds similar to Pit-Za ) or for Boy it's Raga_Zo. I hope I've explained this ok.
It is pronounced ragatza. You and so many others for SOME REASON cannot understand what the person is saying. She says "Lay eh oona ragatza" just like the first person said it. I seriously rethink my estimate of how many people with hearing problems there are at times like these.
According to a scholar article I read a month ago, nowadays we're having more hearing problems than a decade ago.
yes, ragatza. I grew up on Italian opera, so I am very used to reading and hearing Italian before I learned to speak it. Thanks Duolingo for creating an easy way to finally speak Italian and become fluent:)
It's quite difficult to make out the proper pronunciation of this phrase from the sample provided. Could someone please provide a phonetical pronunciation?
Italian is a very flowing melodious musical language. A friend of mine who is French who mastered English and is studying Russian, Chinese and Arabic said it is ideal to listen to a new word about 70 times. Keep practicing, it'll come :)
What is the difference and when to use "è" and "sei"? Is it "Lisa è una ragazza" or "Lisa sei una ragazza"... ?
"Sei" is used along with the personal pronoum "tu". Tu sei = you are. "Tu sei una ragazza" means "You are a girl". "È" is used along with the pronouns "lui" (he) and "lei" (she). Lui è = he is. Lei è = she is. So the correct sentence is "Lisa è una ragazza".
sei if you are talking directly to Lisa *second person...è if you are speaking about her in third person. hope is clear!
Is 'una' and 'un' masculine and feminine, or is it the difference beteween an or a?
The choices it gave me were sono and sei!!!! What?!? It set me up for failure!
whats the difference with the accent marks over the "e". One is to the right the other is to the left. Someone please explain
I am italian
90% of italian words with accent use the left-facing accent (╰) (grave)
"Perché" (why/because) uses the right-facing accent ( ╯) (acuto),
but in my opinion, few people in italy know the real difference in pronounciation, maybe some TV announcers or theatrical actors
Official site in italian language
Is it possible it means also "You are a girl?". I accidentally typed that and it was marked correct!
"Lei è una ragazza" can be transated as "she is a girl" and "you are a girl"
"Lei" = fomal "tu" (you singular) for both gender
Lei è un ragazzo = "she is a boy" and "you are a boy"
Duolingo accepts formal "tu" only if written with capital "L"
Yes, remember that in italian, differently from other languages, we can omit the subject.
i think the sentence "È una ragazza" is the same with the sentence"Lei è una ragazza"
Is it better to learn spanish before italian? Cause i am studing spanish, but italian is crazylly different.
Neither is objectively better. (If you are a native English speaker, whichever you learn second will probably seem a bit easier, because you will already understand some of the basic features of Romance languages, like gender and noun-adjective agreement.) If you are still at the early stages of learning Spanish, you may want to wait a bit before learning Italian if you think it might confuse you.
When I first looked over the sentence, I thought "Lui è una ragazza" instead of "Lei". The sentence would be a lot more interesting if that were the case.
Trying to learn Italian.. any tips for completing it a little faster? My mom just told me and my 2 sisters we are moving to Italy next year, and we need to learn the language/
Does the accent on the "e" (è) change the pronunciation, and, if so, how?
What's the different between il, la and l'? And when do we use una and when we do with un? I'm sorry but I'm just a beginner. Thanks if you can give me an answer for these questions!
Sometimes you shouldn't be so quick when you pick. For example I meant to put she is a girl but instead I put she is a because I went to quick and I didn't put girl. I hope this helps.