"I eat an apple."
Translation:Io mangio una mela.
We don't put un before apple because apple is a female noun, therefore, we use una. Un for males, una for females. Un/una means 'a' or 'an'. In the same vein are the terms 'il' and 'la'. Both mean 'the', but il is masculine while la is feminine. Since apple is female we would use 'la', 'la mela'. Bread is masculine so we would use 'il', 'il pane'.
Hope this helps!
Why is "mela" considered feminine and not masculine? Is there really gender for fruits?
Lo mangio una mela .....translating from English I eat an apple ....always coming up wrong and red but identical to what is written !! Anyone else finding this a problem ...it has happened before and i have put identical answer but coming up red ....family checked also so know nit going crazy !?!
"mangio" is not "masculine". Verbs don't have a gender. Gender is a category for nouns, adjectives etc.
It is "una" because "mela" is feminine.
"mangio" has its ending to denote that it is "I eat". "you eat" is "mangias", "he/she/it eats" is "mangia" and so on. This is called conjugation.