https://www.duolingo.com/SeaShadow

"L'uomo ha un lupo."

January 4, 2013

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SeaShadow

When the speaker goes fast, she says "un lupo", but when you play it slow, she says "una lupo"

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/QXQ

This made me get the wrong answer :@

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Galatea

I agree! I heard it too.

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jesslc

The slowed down version is wrong. I've reported it

It'll help if you remember this:

Lupo is a noun which ends in the letter -o. There's 95% chance that a noun ending in -o is a masculine noun which means it requires "un" not "una".

June 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ebermelho

I heard and reheard it many times, it never sounded to me like unA lupo...

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jesslc

The normal speed version sound like un lupo. The slowed down version definitely sounds like una lupo.

You only get the slowed down audio option when you're doing the "listen + write in Italian" exercise though - the sound button on all other pages is the normal speed version. That's probably why you can't hear the mistake...

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mmgriffith1

I agree with the previous comments on the pronunciation of 'un' sounding like 'una'

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brianagiraldi

The pronunciation of 'ha' sometimes resembles 'è'...

February 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-Fox

I also tought she said "L'uomo è un lupo" Wrong answer =/

June 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ebermelho

I agree, the italian has a big distinction between 'è' and 'ha', the sound here is something in the middle, which leads to both interpretation.

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/diannafazio

I concur with all of you, she definitely states una lupo when replaying slowly.

January 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GregorioRG

Si. I hear the speaker say "una lupo". I thought it was incorrect, but quite clear.

March 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/xopheriggs

I think the pronunciation sounds like "una" because Italians tend to put a vowel sound after a consonant whether there's one there or not-a!

June 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ackworth

there was definitely an "a" in 'un(a) lupo'

June 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GlenM

You-a people-a never-a heard-a Italian-a people-a speaking-a?

August 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olefattguy

Check my avatar...

August 12, 2013
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