Lesson 1.4 Restaurant

Jena-V

Jena-V

Ciao! I have a few questions about Lesson 1.4 Restaurant. 1.) Mangiamo is translated as 'we eat' and andiamo is translated as 'we go'......Does that mean that whenever one is to say 'we' with a verb, that the verb needs to have the ending 'iamo'? 2.) One of the sentences in this lesson is:" Cucino in modo locale e tradizionale"? How is this translated? ex. cooking in a local manner? (I tried to figure this out in my Italian dictionary). 3.) How do you translate 'alle' and 'alla'? Grazie!
latifa--

latifa--

مرحبا ماريا شكرا على برنامج صاروخ الايطالية اتمنى المزيد مع السلامة
Fran-N

Fran-N

Ciao Jena, I'm just learning myself but if you shoot across to Lesson 2.8 you will find a list explaining 'alle' and 'alla' the combining of 'the+of' or 'the+a/at'. And Lesson 3.9 gives some examples of verb endings ie: I speak, you speak, we speak etc. Hope this helps Fran
Jena-V

Jena-V

Ciao Fran, Grazie for your help! It was much appreciated!
Rocket-Languages

Rocket-Languages

Ciao Jena, I apologize for the delay in my reply. 1) yes, you are correct : when you want to conjugate an Italian verb at the present tense, you need to take out from the infinitive of the verb the end -are, -ere or -ire (ex: parl -are, legg -ere, dorm -ire). Then you will need to add the endinng for the present tense which are: 1) -o example : io parl -o 2) -i tu parl -i 3) -a lei/lui parl -a 4) -iamo noi parl -iamo 5) -ate voi parl -ate 6) -ano loro parl -ano 2) "Cucinano in modo locale e tradizionale"? can be literally translated as "they cook in local and traditional way" but in English it translates better as "the do local home-made style cooking" 3) 'alle' and 'alla' can be mainly translated as "at the" or "to the". The are the union of the preposition "a" + "le" (feminine plural article) and "a" + "la" (feminine singular article). As in the example in lesson 2.8 : Per andare alla banca per favore? (banca is a feminine singular noun) To go to the bank please? i hope this helps. Buon divertimento Ciao
Maria-Luisa

Maria-Luisa

Anche di questo leccione...Per favore, perche usare "bel" come "un bel piatto di pasta"? e come sa cuando usare "bello/bella" o "bene"? What I am trying to say is this....Please correct as needed: Also from this lesson...Please, why does one use "bel" as in "un bel piatto" and how do I know when to use "bello/bella" or "bene"? Come se dice "This is a very good course"? Would it be "Questo courso e bellisimo o benissimo"? Molto grazie!.
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Maria Luisa, "bel, bello, bella, belli,belle" are all adjective meaning "handsome,beautiful,nice". Depending on the gender of the noun that follows you will need to use: -bello ( masc. sing) = in front of a masculine noun beginning with s,z (followed by consonant) gn,pn,ps, x Example : il calcio e' un bello sport (soccer is a nice sport) -bel (masc. sing.) = in front of a masculine noun beginning with all other consonants Example: quello e' un bel negozio (that is a nice shop) -bell' (masc. and fem. sing) = in front of a noun beginning with a vowel Example: Che bell'uomo! (What a handsome man!) Che bell'amica che sei = (what a handsome friend you are) -bella (fem. sing.) = in front of a feminine noun beginning with a consonant Example: abbiamo passato una bella serata (we spent a nice evening) -begli/bei (masc. pl.) begli = in front of a masculine noun beginning with z,s (followed by consonant),gn, pn, ps,x or a vowel Example: Che begli occhi che hai (what a beautiful eyes you have got) bei = in front of a plural masculine noun starting with all other consonants Example: hai comprato dei bei quadri (you bought some nice paintings) -belle = in front of a plural feminine noun Example: Lei ha scritto delle belle frasi (she wrote some beautiful sentences) "bene" can mean "good" or also "well" depending on the meaning of the sentence. Example : -fare del bene = to do good -tu parli molto bene l'italiano = you speak Italian very well "This is a very good course" will be translated in Italian as " Questo e' un buon corso". I hope this helps. Buon divertimento! Ciao

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