Loro vs Voi

em21

em21

I am a little confused. In Grammatica I, it says: LORO = YOU (plural, formal) The problem is that I have a couple of English/Italian dictionaries, and they both shay the following: VOI = YOU (plural, both formal and casual) LORO = THEM, THEY Which one is correct? Another question: Can I use LA RIGRAZIO for both male and female? Or should I say, LO REGRAZIO to a man? One more: Do you say LLI everywhere you find the letters GLI? Like, MEGLIO for example. Do you pronounce that MELLIO? Scuzy per molti domandi. Sto inparando lentamente. Grazie mille.
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Buon giorno Edith and welcome from Rocket languages Team! I'm really sorry for the misunderstanding and for the delay with the answer. Here the explanation: 1 - LORO vs. YOU = LORO is the translation of THEY or THEM. VOI means YOU as "you all " (direct to a group of people-formal and informal way) If you want to direct a question to someone you don't know (single person), you will use LEI . If you have found LORO translated as YOU in one of our lessons, please let me know so we can correct it immediately. 2- If you want to say "I thank you" in a polite way the correct way is LA RINGRAZIO for both genders. "LO RINGRAZIO" has a different meaning .Literally it's "I THANK HIM" as LO stays for A LUI 3-The pronunciation of "gli" must be pronounced most of the time as LLI but remeber that there are some exceptions! Thank you for request of explanation, I think you are going very well . BRAVA! Please don 't hesitate to contact me for further interesting DOMANDE (question)! Have a good day! Romina Rocket Italian Team
em21

em21

You find LORO = (formal, plural) (you all) in: Lesson 1. Greetings, meetings, etc./ 1.5 How are you?/ Grammar/ Addressing you. Thanks for your answer, Edith
ROCKY

ROCKY

I am not sure where to post my question, but here goes.... The formal you (singular) is Lei + the third person singular for the verb eg: Lei mangia bene ogni giorno. = You (singular) eat well every day. What is the correct formal you (plural)...... according to what I have learnt before it is Loro + the third person plural of the verb eg: Loro mangiano bene ogni giorno. = You(all) eat well every day However on page 13 of GREETINGS in your manual you have said that the formal you is Voi (ie: voi with a capital "V") please tell me if this is a typo or it is right, molte grazie, ROCKY
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Rocky, welcome to Rocket Italian Community and Forum and thank you for your post. In Italian we have 2 ways to express the plural of the formal "you" : -using "Voi" (the most common ) Example (a teller asking to Mr. and Mrs. Rossi): Avete voi una carta di credito? - Have you got a credit card? -using "Loro" (VERY formal and I'd say old fashioned too) Example : Loro vanno? (translated as "are you going?") All the best for your Italian learning! Ciao Romina Rocket Italian Team

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