why parlare italiano but studare l'italiano? article use in one but not in the other.
use of articles
April 15, 2014
April 22, 2014
Ciao Geraldine, The rule is the article is used most of the time except when: -in a sentence where the language is preceeded by the verb "parlare" examples: io parlo italiano-io parlo francese-io parlo inglese -in a sentence where the language is preceeded by the prepositions "di" (of) or"in" (in) example: il professore di tedesco example: il documento e' in italiano I hope this helps. Ciao
May 8, 2014
Ciao Maria, I have the same question as well, and in lesson 1.7 I see the article appearing even when the verb "parlare" is used. For example, the lesson has "non parlo l'italiano", "parla l'inglese", etc. Why is the article used in these sentences but not in "parli italiano"? Grazie! Cari
January 4, 2015
Ciao Cari, I find this confusing too. Did someone respond to your question?