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In Italiano does one always have to use "Io" before a sentence?

Such as "Mangia una mela" is "I eat an apple." Or would it be "Eat an apple." as in "You in an apple."? Does one always have to qualify the sentence with a pronoun?


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    No it's not always necessary. You can simply say, "Mangio una mela" without using "Io". Or perhaps, "Mangi una mela" without using "tu". The verb endings make the listener/reader aware of who it is referring to.
    However, you would use the pronouns to qualify a sentence when you want to specify who did what. For example, "IO mangio una mela e TU mangi una pera". Hope that helps.

    "lo" is a pronoun, that means that if you previously have already expressed the subject, you are going to say "lo". an example: "Mario ha un segreto, ma non lo (il segreto) vuole dire a nessuno"[Mario has a secret, but he doesn't want to tell anyone". Now we have various pronouns that are used with regard to the fact if they are female or male, singular or plural: "oggi quattro bulli hanno preso a calci il professore di religione, ma domani non -lo- (it concerns the entire situation) faranno" [today four bullies kicked the religion teacher, but tomorrow they won't do it again], "Super Mario ha fatto l'insalata con i funghi e l'ha (la ha --> l'ha, the "a" is cut off") conservata in frigo [Super Mario prepared salad with mushrooms and put it into the fridge]. "-Caraaa, i cessi non sono ben sturati-,-non ti proccupare, ci (a loro) penserà l'idraulico-"[-Honeeeey, the toilets haven't been uncorked-,-Don't worry, the plumber will take care of it-],"Il giardiniere ha colto le viole per darle (per dare "esse ") alle prostitutite che ha incontrato ieri" [the gardener caught violets to give them to the bitches he met yesterday] and so on. I will explain the pronouns more in details after you learned a couple of things.

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