I hear it, too. It is, however, very different from the recorded "una" from other exercises. When Italians say their "a"s, it is very bright and deliberate. Here, the end of the word sounds more like an "uh." Simply the releasing of the tongue from the top of the mouth, in the Italian accent.
i heard una but i put un because i remembered words ending in o are masculine
Its time to get out the ol' flip flop... DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUNNN!!!!
The slow version definitely says "una aragnio". It's not even close to "un ragno"
No, no; no killing; spiders are useful in a home for eating bugs. Please don't kill them. Unless it's a black widow spider in which case it might kill you first.
Thank you Ken Hutley... I save every spider that I CAN! Always have, always will. I hope someday you see this message and get back to using Duolingo!
I knew the phrase was wrong but I wrote what I heard and of course it was wrong.
I find this difficult to say. The transition from the "n" shape left in my mouth from "un" to the rolled "r" produces a "d" sound. It helps when I make the "n" sound with my tounge further back in my mouth rather than at the teeth. Any tips?
What are you guys talking about? I hear un ragno... it sounds like 'oon' not 'una' maybe my hearing is just better than your guys hearing
So the g is not pronounced in ragno right? So its like rahn-yo instead of rag-no?
The gn is pronounced as it's usually pronounced, i.e. similar to Spanish ñ or similar to English "ny" as in "canyon".
The "g" and "n" are not pronounced separately, just like in "fishing" you don't pronounce the "s" and the "h" separately -- the "sh" together make the "sh" sound, and in Italian, the "gn" together make the "gn" sound :)
It's very helpful that many of these words look similar to their French counterparts.
sounded like 'un pranio" to me and I was pretty sure that there is no such word and was floored to learn that it was 'un ragno' which I know but it sounded nothing like that.... to me!
I CAN'T ROLL MY TONGUE SO EITHER WAY I CAN'T GET THE QUESTION RIGHT ARGHHHH
I can totally see myself sitting in a hotel room and shouting help! Un ragno!