"Lei è una ragazza."

Translation:She is a girl.

December 29, 2012



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

December 29, 2012


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

February 18, 2014


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.

November 21, 2014


I am 8 and I'm doing well

October 18, 2015


Good job!

January 19, 2018


Not speak ragatza but speak ragazza

March 8, 2014

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

But in portuguese we understand ragatza

July 12, 2014


Like in pizza (pitza)

July 31, 2014


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

October 15, 2014


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

May 20, 2016


you are really fat in that picture no offense

May 13, 2019


I hear ragatzah o.o

December 31, 2015


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

May 13, 2019


Best simple example

February 14, 2016


makes sense! this is great :D

November 5, 2014


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

December 14, 2014


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.

July 12, 2015


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.

March 29, 2017


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

March 29, 2017

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    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:)

    February 2, 2018


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

    December 29, 2012

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      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 :)

      February 2, 2018


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

      June 21, 2013


      "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".

      December 2, 2013


      you is rly smart

      May 13, 2019


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

      August 2, 2013


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

      May 1, 2014


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

      February 28, 2014


      There could have an option to ear a masculine pronunciation!

      July 31, 2014


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

      February 2, 2014


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

      March 9, 2014


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

      July 5, 2014


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

      November 18, 2014


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

      January 18, 2019


      lol i thought lei was she

      August 16, 2015


      it is

      January 31, 2016


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

      May 3, 2014


      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

      June 10, 2018


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

      April 16, 2015


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

      March 3, 2018


      "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"

      May 7, 2018


      How do you tell the difference between siamo sono and e

      December 25, 2018


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

      December 26, 2018


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

      December 14, 2013


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

      February 25, 2014


      Pizza more sounds like Pidzia to me.

      January 1, 2016


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

      March 29, 2014


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

      May 1, 2014


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

      April 21, 2014


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

      July 31, 2014


      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.

      February 6, 2015


      Better learn Spanish then French to Learn Italian

      December 31, 2015


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

      November 14, 2014


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

      May 11, 2015


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

      June 7, 2015


      Lei is he and she?

      June 29, 2015


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

      July 16, 2015


      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.

      September 22, 2015


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

      October 8, 2015


      Can you please give me a like

      October 18, 2015


      Doesnt una mean a,one, or someone??

      January 8, 2016


      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/

      January 16, 2016


      Im confused between using é or sei.

      February 14, 2016


      She is a girl

      March 30, 2016


      So e is for feminine and sei is for masculine?

      November 14, 2016


      "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,


      November 15, 2016


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

      June 10, 2018


      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!

      June 19, 2018


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

      November 29, 2018


      I need help with grammar in Italian

      April 16, 2019


      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.

      April 27, 2019
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