"È un uccello?"

Translation:Is it a bird?

January 6, 2013



È un aeroplano? No, è Superman!

January 13, 2013


Shouldn't it be "Superuomo"? :)

March 21, 2013


I don't think superheroes' names get translated. In France we have Superman, Spiderman, Green Lantern, etc. (instead of Superhomme, Homme-araignée and Lanterne Verte) and I would assume it's the same in other countries.

October 10, 2014


In Spanish we translate some of them, like Green Lantern (Linterna Verde), Black Widow (Viuda Negra) haha

February 28, 2015


how do you say...I am Batman....lala lala lala lala

July 20, 2015


Yo soy Batman... lala lala lala lala :v

October 8, 2015


¡Yo soy el hombre-murciélago!

December 11, 2018


I forgot what the sentence was

February 25, 2019


Portuguese: Super Homem, Homem Aranha, Lanterna Verde

Batman is Batman

February 22, 2016


I remember my cousin in Italy used to read Uomo Ragno comics?

July 25, 2016


of course but we also keep the real names :)

October 5, 2016


I highly agree of the adventures of Superhomme :)

June 2, 2018


came here to say the same thing :D

February 12, 2014


You guys beat me to it

April 7, 2015


-plays superman theme-

September 11, 2015


How do you tell the difference between "it's a bird" and "is it a bird" when spoken? Is it just down to context and tone/inflection?

April 10, 2013


Just tone/inflection. When the Italian is written, then the question mark will give you the hint.

October 9, 2013


The lack of inflection on the robot voice makes it impossible to differentiate questions from statements.

July 1, 2014


You can differentiate questions and statements by the punctuation. If there is a period, it is a statement. If there is a question mark, it is a question and you have to rearrange the words a little bit to get it to make sense in English. Always try to look at the punctuation, and it will help you a lot. :)

January 2, 2017

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If it's a listening question, there is nothing written to refer to.

July 5, 2018


that's right

October 5, 2016


How can you differentiate between a statement and a question?

September 27, 2013


In this case, the woman/robot lack the inflection in her voice. But that inflection will you the idea.

October 9, 2013


Mostly the punctuation. If there is a period: "È un ucello." It is a statement. If there is a question mark, then it is a question. :)

January 2, 2017


Non c'è il punto di domanda nella frase

December 26, 2013


So the "u" in uccello is completely silent? I heard phonetically (eh oon chell low) and I am wondering why I didn't hear (eh oo noo chell low) or (eh oon oo chell low). I must admit, it sounds better when you completely drop that first "u" in "uccello", but I want to be sure it's not just an artifact of the robot voice.

October 21, 2015


The "u" is practically silent after "un" otherwise you'd have to stop after "un". As you said "eh oon oo chell low". If you had "the bird" (l'uccello) you'd hear the "u" clearly (loo chell low).

On this post I give, along with some general info, the dictionary link for Lexilogo. There, you'll find other choices to listen to the sentences and individual words. And some are really clear and slow. Of course as with any mechanical translation site you need to take care with the translations, they can be pretty funny and sometimes completely wrong. But the pronunciation is good.

Do check out and bookmark the Guidelines.


October 21, 2015


Why would there have to be a stop after un? A vowel flows perfectly with a preceding n, at least in my perception, it just creares an extra syllable. Unless a u in spoken Italian always starts with a stop - no pun intended -, which seems however not to be the case in 'é una...'. I can see a case for contracting/dropping the 2nd u though, just not because it involves a stop.

November 23, 2018


Thibault R: We have some translated names here in Finland, but we just don't use them that much (except for Green Lantern). Superman is Teräsmies (Steel Man), Batman is Lepakkomies and Spiderman is Hämähäkkimies.

August 22, 2016


Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's Superman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 8, 2018


I wrote "It is a bird?" and it marked me right

March 19, 2018


A man of culture

July 7, 2018


Is this a pigeon?

October 9, 2018


is it a bird? NO its a fish

April 7, 2016


No, it's a plane.. or maybe a UFO

October 25, 2017


Can't "è un uccello?" mean "and a bird?"

March 2, 2018
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