Mar 02, 2021 - 02:36 PM
I think it's just one of those rules that doesn't make complete sense. But you just train yourself to accept and just go along with it. For me I think it sounds better. In francia sounds good but in stati uniti sounds slightly off- too many consonants together which isn't very Italian.
The way I remember it is that if the country you want to use IN with is in the singular such as: germania, spagna, italia then you can just use IN. (which luckily most countries are) However if the country would use a plural definite article (gli, i, le) such as- gli stati uniti then you can't just use IN, So in Stati Uniti doesn't work- you have to say: negli stati uniti.
Mar 13, 2021 - 02:16 PM