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"Lei è una ragazza."

Translation:She is a girl.

December 29, 2012

227 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arianj

"Lay eh-oona (e+una sort of blend together when spoken at normal/fast speed) ragatza"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaffaeleDemonte

You even picked up the subtle t that most people overlook. kudos (non sarcasm).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aman217

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/boopsesther

What is that?????


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tianna460392

I am 8 and I'm doing well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mimi_kittens1

well, im 2 years older that ya


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GHkHEy

Cool, nothing to boast about you being older means you're closer to death.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tobidesu

Not really. Death has nothing to do with age.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grizzlies_23

thank you i love you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minabel2

Yes your 2 year's old


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hendryx20

great job keep on going


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lidia789386

Me to very good


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ricardo.m.santos

Not speak ragatza but speak ragazza


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sueli Angst

But in portuguese we understand ragatza


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaustoOdil

Like in pizza (pitza)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alicia.gaz

You blew my mind! I kept hearing ragatta but omg it is so much clearer now!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elgama777

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grizzlies_23

you are really fat in that picture no offense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grizzlies_23

i know this was 4 years ago but how doing is you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ranger04

Yeah I kept hearing raggata to


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robgomez_

Best simple example


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gawkygrace

makes sense! this is great :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kiana.Dyso

This is Italian though, Im not sure what you mean? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grizzlies_23

keep it clean in the chat pls


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scrpi1

Says the one who called someone fat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scrpi1

Says the one who called someone fat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ivanhjc

Can you tell me what the difference between 'tz' and 'zz' is in terms of pronunciation? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giannino_cleland

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harrison_M

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prof.Ghersi

According to a scholar article I read a month ago, nowadays we're having more hearing problems than a decade ago.


[deactivated user]

    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:)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/puuussss

    But i speak 'ragatsa' is correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aman217

    Always get it mixed up!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/darwinsbeard

    It's quite difficult to make out the proper pronunciation of this phrase from the sample provided. Could someone please provide a phonetical pronunciation?


    [deactivated user]

      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 :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaustoOdil

      Always zz sounds like in pizza, its quite simple, no?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grizzlies_23

      im catching them zzs to


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psickotronic

      What is the difference and when to use "è" and "sei"? Is it "Lisa è una ragazza" or "Lisa sei una ragazza"... ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/martamits

      "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".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grizzlies_23

      you is rly smart


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luistamz

      Sei is for Tu (you singular) and é is for Lei/lui (she/he)..


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pberg70

      sei if you are talking directly to Lisa *second person...è if you are speaking about her in third person. hope is clear!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackyBabyxo

      i have a funny feeling that she's actually a boy


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaustoOdil

      There could have an option to ear a masculine pronunciation!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/praveen_s

      Is 'una' and 'un' masculine and feminine, or is it the difference beteween an or a?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/27macheath

      its the other way around una is feminine and un is masculine


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mixedberrypunch

      The choices it gave me were sono and sei!!!! What?!? It set me up for failure!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vevvux

      Io sono-> I am Tu sei-> You are


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JewelsC.

      I kept confusing the "i" in "Io" for an "L" mistaking it to read "Lo"....


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/finnykurian

      Why does it mean both -"she is a girl" and "you are a girl"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierugofoz

      "Lei" = "She" and formal "tu" (you singular) for both genders.
      Duolingo accepts formal "tu" only if written with capital "L"

      • Lei è una ragazza = "she is a girl" and "you are a girl"
      • Lei è un ragazzo = "she is a boy" and "you are a boy"

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/funnys6

      lol i thought lei was she


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pipsy091

      whats the difference with the accent marks over the "e". One is to the right the other is to the left. Someone please explain


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierugofoz

      (I'm italian)
      95% of italian words with accent use the left-facing accent ( ) (grave)

      "Perché" (why/because), ventitré (twenty-three) use the right-facing accent () (acuto), but IMHO few people in italy know the real difference in pronounciation
      -Official site in italian language-
      -Site in English language-


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jayzeez

      I thought it was easy and I dont even know this language


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taitank.1611

      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!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SanjaliEkanayake

      What is the difference between "Una" and "Un" ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rayel450873

      How do you tell the difference between siamo sono and e


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierugofoz

      the conjugation of the verb "essere" (to be) is:

      indicativo presente
      io sono . . . .= I am
      tu sei . . . . . = you are
      lui/lei è . . . = he/she is
      noi siamo . = we are
      voi siete . . .= you are
      loro sono . .= they are


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peggy_13

      Layee eh oonah rahgazza ...that's the best I can do.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ericksammy

      there is a "t" sound in ragazza: rahgatza; like pizza; pitza.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriel81287

      Pizza more sounds like Pidzia to me.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/binhminh01

      i think the "t" sound is the point to distinguish the 'ragazza' and 'ragaza'(if it exist).


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Disnerd92

      Could this also be written as "È una ragazza"?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pberg70

      Yes, remember that in italian, differently from other languages, we can omit the subject.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaggiePye

      Spanish does that as well.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/binhminh01

      i think the sentence "È una ragazza" is the same with the sentence"Lei è una ragazza"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaustoOdil

      Is it better to learn spanish before italian? Cause i am studing spanish, but italian is crazylly different.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaggiePye

      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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriel81287

      Better learn Spanish then French to Learn Italian


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dibramante

      Yes, better to learn spanish first


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariaVazquez15

      Why is è used in sentence instead of sei, as in "lui sei un uomo


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V4nilah

      Using sei would be like saying "He are a man"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luistamz

      "Lui sei un uomo" is not correct, is "Lui è un uomo".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoD24

      "lui sei un uomo"is not correct luistamz if you know tell me what it is I'll show you


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meggars123

      How do you know when to use "a" or "one" for una?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carlaquest

      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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hanna614577

      Can you tell me: I- sono He/she/it - e You - tu And how to continue??


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/savage670

      Doesnt una mean a,one, or someone??


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maddy32603

      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/


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robgomez_

      Im confused between using é or sei.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laurakathy

      So e is for feminine and sei is for masculine?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/russtanggg

      "e" and "sei" are both conjugations of the verb, essere, that means to be. The same as "es" and "eres" in Spanish.

      (Tu sei = You are) (Lui/Lei e = He/She is)

      Io sono = I am, Noi Siamo = We are, Loro sono = They are,

      https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/essere#Conjugation


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanka605696

      Is it possible it means also "You are a girl?". I accidentally typed that and it was marked correct!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gaviota337744

      Does the accent on the "e" (è) change the pronunciation, and, if so, how?


      [deactivated user]

        If an Italian speaker were to say this, would the "e" (is) be, as it is here, inaudible, fused together, as it is here, with "Lei"?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Varmyth

        I was confused when I got this one wrong at first because of how Lei is both "you" but also "she". I chose are instead of is, which I thought either way would be correct.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vladstein

        is it pronouced ragatza? I clearly hear a "t"


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tianna460392

        Can you please give me a like


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/radbun

        Why cant I use sei instead of e'?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germaron

        How can I know if it's she or formal you in this sentence?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItzGoldenC

        my dad says i have to learn Italian in two months so i can talk to people in italy


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tesaurus

        here is not "é", just "sei" and "sono".:(


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MonicaY.He

        Si lo iseeee y yo ablo espanol, esto es mas o menos como espanol


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ioan-calin1

        Why can't i say "A girl she is


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EthanGre289449

        Im only 12, but i think i would have trouble with it even as an adult...


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoD24

        I said ragazza is correct


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoD24

        ragazza means girl


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wilson618783

        this "è" reminds me the portuguese language


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayce221445

        It didng give me una as an option


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayce221445

        It doesn't give me the 'una' option


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hummera2

        I need help with grammar in Italian


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmyaHernan1

        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.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trisha768343

        Is there a way to add the accent over the e. It keeps telling me to watch the accent marks.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoeBurgess7

        There is no audio


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda497180

        The recording said "Lei e un rag. So I just had to guess. I played it 10 times. Of course I got it wrong.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErnestoSie

        It show wrong, when it is right. please check.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim521784

        That is what I put the e' had an apostrophe over it I had it but not over


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicolaMead

        just think lei is she (it rymes)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brittany964215

        I thought lei was you formally


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3000letters

        Thè correct answer is NOT given in the multiple choice list. In this and the next 5 questions


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andy501835

        It gives two examples to choose that are both not the letter e it is expecting.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Domeinkaze

        PLZ JOIN MY CLUB IS U NEED HELP


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabrielDevereaux

        Why not Lei seis una ragazza?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anika20082008

        Please join my spanish club the code is AGJXS3


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anagirl17

        Please join my Italian club the code is AGJXS3


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lara42987

        Meant to press is by accident


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anne240428

        Did this exactly right but has been marked wrong


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ninaclau

        I was correct Fix this please


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FabianoGoz1

        There is a bug here


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zorrilla33

        Hola chicos y chicas ya volvi asi qué yo soy el mejor de todos y nadie sabe nada


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samantha893551

        Algum brasileiro aqui?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChickWithABook

        Why is it e una and not sono una?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cezarcanario

        I'm a native portuguese speaker. When is write "è una" somebody is talking about her, and when is write "sono una" she is talking about herself, I think. Excuse for my english.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harrison_M

        Portuguese is not Italian. "È una" means "it is a" and "sono una" means "they are a"


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qetushaa

        I cant uderstand this sentence how to spell


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/audreysee

        whats the difference between e and sei?? please help


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thederpz1

        lololoooloololololoflo3lolololoololololololololololololololololoololoololollolololollolollollololo


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BekfastWaffles

        hey i like waffles


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabrielDevereaux

        Why not "Lei seis una ragazza"?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peggy_13

        Has anyone had trouble getting their individual levels to run the lessons? I click on Italian Level 3, which is where I left off, but the lesson will not load.

        Help ...please and thank you!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Omerc28

        Maybe delete the App and download it Again, though you'll have to start over I think


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StoodMopHead101

        They youse the word for girl then say it is kid can someone tell me were i went wrong XD


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kathybukaty

        Did I miss something or was there a explanation somewhere of the new words such as Lei?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/binhminh01

        point your mouse to the letter "lei' in the sentence the web gives, and you will see the meaning


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mashad7

        How do you pronounce e?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarahgk99

        Whats the difference between è and sei?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3148521

        I think that e is feminie while sei is masculine


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah559379

        Ragazza is a girl, how is it that it translates to kid? Need to be nore specific before you introduce general non-gender terms.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChhaviAgga

        e' is 'is'? And l' is ?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/francine.v8

        I am confused in using la and le do you use la if you are a woman or do you use it when referring to a woman?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harrison_M

        You don't speak differently based on your gender in ANY civilized language I have EVER heard of. La is not gender specific but instead a feminine article. Lei (not LE) means she. Understand?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bb6xt

        I answered too soon. I mistook she for you hence the wrong answer.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LovelleA

        I think I need to write down the linking verbs and study them. It is kind of difficult to just rely on the quizzes here. :-P


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoelleDiBe

        Why is the sound not working


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/strahil

        Why is this in the Verbs sections?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myvocab13

        to review the verb e(which means is) I assume Lei e una ragazza = She is a girl.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Debbiestuttard

        What is the difference between the "e'" and the "e" with the accent on the other side?!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/martamits

        "e" = and

        "è" = is (lui è/lei è = he is/she is)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jambere

        This pronunciation in slow motion cracks me up every time


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leonardomgtorres

        Don't have the option "è" So I just can choose between: Lei sei una ragazza or Lei sono una ragazza. both wrong. and if you skip you lost a heart!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HarrisonDa1

        Its kinda like french


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monica_momo

        我是中国人!哈哈,I am Chinese!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicolaMead

        I can't read Chinese (so that doesn't help


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

        "Is" in italian is just like portuguese, except the mark is flipped in italian


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xXEr13Xx

        they dont seem to explain ok you use this because its a for a female and this for a male. it gets a bit annoying because i keep getting these wrong and stuff


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harrison_M

        Hover over (on a computer) or tap (on a mobile device) on a word when there are dotted lines under it for a definition. After you learn it, you know it. And so those dotted lines appear less and less on lessons the further you go.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maso737698

        That is gay mine said he is a girl like wthat the heck


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3148521

        So the e is femenine? I've been taking french for about 3 years and in france, everything is either masculine or feminine.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kirliashome

        Tio Carlos? tu usas dulingo?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Savanna.Walters

        why is it not sei but e?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thederpz1

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        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jraguirre49

        The audio is a little off. It sounds like ragazzo instead of ragazza. If it would be much clear it would be much better.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luistamz

        i heard ragazza clearly, but yes, the audio is very fast..=S


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebecca_1992

        When this question is asked in a option-manner the right one isn't there.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valesguerra

        there is not that option below


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AuthorDan

        The correct answer as given( e') is not offered


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/boopsesther

        Nobody knows what you are saying

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