I made the mistake of using "Uno" when the correct word is "Un". Is "Uno" ever correct as an article?
"uno" is used if the subject begins with the letter z, or s + a consonant; for example, uno zaino, or uno studente.
This distinction between 'il' and 'un' is killing me. Maybe it should start with plurals v. singular to teach the distinction.
il = The (ill ragazzo: The boy), Un = A ( Un ragazzo: A Boy), and also Un = One (Un ragazzo: One boy) I think im right.
Una is feminine as in una ragazza...where as un is masculine as in un ragazzo...in the English language we just say "a boy or a girl" we don't attach feminine or masculine to the word "a"... But in Italian they attach feminine or masculine to it.
I don't no maybe unO would be confusing beacause its the Spanish word for one
It's a compound preposition: a + gli. "A" means "to" and "gli" is the plural for "lo", so it means " the" (pl.). Thus, "agli" means "to the".
Actually, it can also be the plural for "aglio", which means "garlic", but it's uncommon to use it in plural form.
Un and una can mean either a or an, correct? Im have trouble knowing when to use un and when to use una.
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That, as far as I know, is because in this language words have genres. So, "una" (a/one) is feminine, "ragazza" (girl) is feminine as well - for "ragazzo" (boy), which is masculine you need a masculine article as well. Words like "una", "un", "uno" are usually both used as articles and numerals. Either way, I don't know Italian, I just have a background in some language using genres.
Une femme - the woman in french. Note in Une (the) there is no "A" while Une is feminine °-°
It's not working like that : Une femme is A woman,La femme is The woman,La and Une are feminine,we say Un homme for A man and L'homme for the man as Homme begins with an H ;)
when '' the'' comes before a femenine noun such as woman, donna, or girl, ragazza always use la you have to use ragazza, instead ragazzo, ragazzo is used to refer to masculine gender.
You use that with both masculine and femenine singular nouns starting with a vowel. It means "the" since it's derived from either lo or la.
In Italian alphabet characters have a fixed pronunciation, so ragazzA and ragazzO are very distinct. Compare the sound of the English words "but" and "boat", that's pretty much the difference between Italian A and O.
Hi iam libyan and speaking arabic and english and trying to speak italiano
I have a small paperback showing English to italian basics, and it shows 'Uno' as being a masculine article, but Duolingo shows it is an incorrect usage.?????
Un bimbo??? Someone tell me its usage. First come I came across with such reference to a boy in italian...