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"Una mucca"

Translation:A cow

January 12, 2013



The voice makes it sound almost like moocow.

Which is lovely!

May 27, 2013


I was thinking the exact same thing! It helps a lot when I'm trying to remember what "mucca" is in English, or what "cow" is in Italian.

August 1, 2014


Yes, that's true!

November 4, 2017


This is cute.

March 4, 2018


I saw your comment and realized this! Thank you, I have so much trouble remembering what "cow" is! Have a lingot! :)

January 2, 2017


So wait, Duolingo teaches the plural form of cow (mucche) before the singular form (mucca)?

January 7, 2014


You must have clicked on the "plurals" lesson before the "animals" lesson. I did the same thing. They're kind of displayed in a weird order.... :/

February 13, 2014


I thought that was the order too. A little illogical

March 12, 2015


Hahahah mucca sounds a little bit like mooo, like a cow does. Good help to remember the word :)

March 10, 2014


agreed, "una" is indistinguishable from "la"

February 23, 2013


How does it go from vacca in Latin, and vaca in Spanish, to mucca in Italian? I'm familiar with an "m" or "b" sound becoming a "v" sound in Gaelic (specifically mh, and bh having a "v" sound in the Scottish variant), but I have never seen the opposite in effect until now. How udderly fascinating.

September 6, 2015


The two words are unrelated, as far as I can tell. "Mucca" apparently comes from Swiss-German, according to the Treccani dictionary, which traces it back to imported Swiss cows: http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/mucca/ "Vacca" exists in Italian, but is not as commonly used now because it has picked up some negative connotations: http://www.wordreference.com/iten/vacca

February 14, 2017


My dad called a cow vacca. That is the only way I heard him say it. However, he left Italy in 1955 so there may have been changes.

June 2, 2017


The same source also says its a milk-cow (vacca da latte), which garners no credit. It appears a herford steer is not a mucca.

December 1, 2017


I think that the moocow thing has really helped me remember that mucca is cow in english and I really do sudjest this method to other people

August 30, 2017


The cow

February 13, 2019


That would be "la mucca"

February 13, 2019


I have been doing this for hours and went through 2 Levels and I get nothing added to m streak???

August 3, 2019


Played all evening for NO REWARDS!!

August 3, 2019


I wrote the correct answer and it gave it to me wrong as wrong

October 15, 2019
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