"Lei è una ragazza."

Translation:She is a girl.

December 29, 2012

245 Comments
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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


[deactivated user]

    great job keep on going


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

    Me to very good


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

    Yyyyuuu của Chào anh của Chào sàn bán ra


    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/DanilegoPlays

    Where I live the pronunciation is closer to "pidza"


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

    Is the i pronounced correctly like an ee or incorrectly like i in pit or lit or grit?


    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/Moon09Kamer

      okay I will try that thxs for the advice!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maya.55

      Thank you that really helped


      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/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/finnykurian

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


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

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

        • ...lei è una ragazza = "...she is a girl"
        • ...Lei è una ragazza = "...you(1) are a girl"
        • Lei è una ragazza = "she is a girl" and "you(1) are a girl"
        • Lei è un ragazzo = "she is a boy" and "you(1) are a boy"

        (1) "you" can be male or female


        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/Pier_Golfoz

        (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 () (acute), but IMHO few people in italy know the real difference in pronunciation
        -Official site in italian language-
        -Site in English language-


        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/jayzeez

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


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

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


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

        How do you tell the difference between siamo sono and e


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

        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/Cotamadison

        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/Gaviota_es

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


        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" ?


        [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/davo223929

          How do i place an accent on the e' an apostrophe dont cut it


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Justin942712

          Why is Lei before e?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WhitePikmi2

          This is so funny wen they say it/ es muy grasioso cuando lo dicen


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Greggorio11

          I know the proper way to say "una ragazza" but the recording said "un ragazza" even after listened to it three times. So do i say it the proper way or what the recordings say x3?


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

          It says type what you hear and i type it in italian and i get ir wrong because it was supposed to be in English but it didnt say translate help


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/---Alejandra----

          What I put is correct...is the same they say in red...I don't understand


          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/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/samantha893551

          Algum brasileiro aqui?


          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/Greggorio11

          I know the proper way to say "una ragazza" but the recording said "un ragazza" even after listened to it three times. So do i say it the proper way or what the recordings say x3?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Greggorio11

          I know the proper way to say "una ragazza" but the recording said "un ragazza" even after listened to it three times. So do i say it the proper way or what the recordings say x3?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brigitte180046

          The answer is correct, but it says it's not...


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeonelaGue11

          Yey i got it right


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElLumo1

          I have ritten the right Form but my answer was not acaptet


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElLumo1

          I have ritten the right Form but my answer was not acaptet.


          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/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/Anne46464646

          Did this exactly right but has been marked wrong


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

          There is no audio


          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/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/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/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/thederpz1

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

          hey i like waffles


          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/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/kjo8pnd7

          "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/valesguerra

          there is not that option below


          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/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/Rebecca_1992

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


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

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


          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/boopsesther

          Nobody knows what you are saying

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