I would like a printable conjugation page or downloadable MP3 too. It's the grammar/morphemes I find most difficult.
Yes I agree this would be helpful. Like you I find the grammar the most difficult.I have tried to find some mnemonics. With lots of users I bet we can find something better than "Only Idiots Ask Any More Oranges And Then Eat Any Nice Orange -(O,I,A AMO ATE ANO) for present tense of words ending "are."
That is fantastic. And I did it all the hard way (losing hearts etc) Wish I had known way back at the beginning. Have some lingots.
They are different forms of the same verb (mangiare - to eat).
You use the form mangia when the subject of the verb is lui/lei or any third person singular subject (la donna, l'uomo, il cane, il gatto, etc). For example: la donna mangia il pane (the woman eats the bread)
You use the form mangio when the subject is io. For example: io mangio il pane (I eat the bread)
You use the form mangi when the subject is tu. For example: tu mangi il pane (you eat the bread)
Hope that helps. :)
Thanks! now it's clear. And another question- Can i use the form "mangia" for both female and male?
Mangio is I eat;
Mangi is you eat;
Mangia is he/she eats;
Mangiamo is we eat;
Mangiate is y'all/you guys eat;
and mangiano is they eat.
Mangio- 1st person used with io (I) Mangi- 2nd person used with Tu(you) Mangia- 3rd person used with Lei/Lui (She/He)
They is no difference in the definition they all mean eat but it depends on what word comes before it like if io came before it u would choose mangio. If tu was before it u would choose mangi and if it had lei or lui it would be mangia
Whenever you get a verb in Italian go to hover and click on 'conjugate' it will show you how to use it with: io,tu,lui/lei, etc (I, you , he/she etc). I write them down and slowly am getting used to the similarities. (Of course the verb "to be" is a law unto itself so needs extra care)
I wish I could review teh conjugations and see them all together beofre I submit an answer.
Write them down somewhere, or remember io, tu, lui/lei, noi, voi, loro (I, you, he/she, we, you plural, they) and o, i, a/a, iamo, ate, ano. It's been years since I first learnt to conjugate and my commitment has been shady at best but that has always stuck with me.
I always used that site for French. It is a great resource for language learning and their forums are filled with both native speakers and language learners alike. It's definitely a good resource if you're also trying to look for certain technical terms and slang.
Oh wow. Ok. 'Pane' is definitely masculine, and as such carries 'il', masculine singular 'the'. Some masculine singular nouns end in 'e' and some feminine singular nouns end in 'e'. When plural, they all change to 'i', male and female.
As for why it is "mangio il pane". That means " I eat the bread." However, NOTE that "mangia il pane" means "he/she eats the bread" or "You eat the bread ( polite singular)". Verbs do NOT change their endings to agree with noun endings, the ending change to reflect who is completing the action.
Mangio la mela= I eat the apple. Mangio il pane= I eat the bread.
I hope this clears up a bit of confusion.
How come bread is masculine (using il for the) and apple was feminine (using la for the)?
Because mangi is the form that goes with tu, and mangia is the form that goes with lei/lui
I'm getting frustrated with the microphone feature. I have to slow down and speak loudly to make it work more often than not; this is especially frustrating since that's not what the modeled phrase sounds like. :/
You can turn off the microphone setting so that you don't have to try to say stuff. That's what I did.
Have trouble with the masculine/feminine articles what are the basic rules
'Il' is masculine singular 'the'. 'I' is masculine plural 'the'. Il libro= the book. I libri= the books
'La' is feminine singular 'the'. 'Le' is feminine plural 'the'. La Mela= the apple. Le mele= the apples
'Un' is masculine singular 'a'.
'Una' is feminine singular 'a'.
Has anyone realised the fact that sometimes the correct answer is not in the multiple choice answer therefore leaves to make an incorrect answer?!?!
i hope duolingo moderators make a chart of words in different tenses. Just like everyone says, Grammar is what we find most difficult.
I thought you said "Tu mangi il pane" for you eat the bread, but one excercise said "Voi mangiate il pane". I don't understand!
I don't know if it's me, or my computer, or something at your end, but I cannot hear the spoken words clearly.
I wouldn't use a microphone (if I had one). The pronunciations seem to be inconsistent. There is no "standard" in Italian, though I would think that an instruction course would keep the pronunciations as consistent as possible. perhaps you are not pronouncing the words as the course expects. I have enough trouble as it is hearing them - speakers turned up high. It's partly my hearing, and partly the inflection, but I think they should make an effort to pronounce the words more distinctly, and not run them together.
Would someone mind explaining to me the difference between mangia, mangi, and mangio? How are they seperate?
Tried leaving a comment earlier, but. I'm not sure that it worked. What is the difference between mangia, mangio, and mangi?
When there is several was to you the same work I do not see any instruction on how to distinguish which one to use when ie: Mangia, mangi, mangio
if you do not teach us something do not test it on us! till we learn it...
Why does duo lingo not explain the reason it is mangi and not mango or something like it
this is weird it is you eat the loaf or bred of muffin but it marked me wrong. what the ?????????????
I believe the proper translation for "You eat the bread" is "Tu mangia il pane" instead "Tu mangi il pane", am I right?
I looked at a book on Italian verbs at the library and in 20 minutes was able to figure out the patterns
Would not accept how I said, "Tu mangi il pane" no matter how I said it. Frustrating.
is the "i" in "mangia" silent? and if so, is the "i" in "mangi" silent as well?
Mary j. Why is my translation incorrect when its exactly Like your answer??????
My translation is correct and I'm writing is correct but it's not working
Im typing the corrrct answer but keeps markig incorrect and wont advance to next question.
I enter 'you eat the bread' for 'tu mangi Il pane' but it is incorrect. Why does that happen?
I wrote the exact words ut it doesn't work. That would be nice to fix this
Can anybody explain, where to use " Mangi, Mangia, Mangio?"
It's pretty difficult for me to use them with other words.
Wait...so how do you know if an object is masculine or feminine? Like bread for example?
Tu mangi il pane. Comes up as you eat bread, tet when it asked me to fill in what 'you eat bread' apparently 'Voi mangiate il pane' was correct. Can someone please explain this to me? :(