"The cook cooks a snake."
Translation:Il cuoco cucina un serpente.
Well basically this. First the dogs eat the chicken, then cats for some reason eat ants, then we got a bee stuck in the sugar, and now this!!! Wtf duolingo
You're not getting it man.They want us to feel funny and be attentive to learning,okay?
There is no difference between "a" and "one"; in this case they are interchangeable.
The rule is that you only use uno if the masculine noun begins with two consecutive consonants (or a z, or there are a few other less frequent cases). Since a vowel follows the "s" in serpente, you must use "un".
uno specchio (double consonant and masculine noun)
uno studente (double consonant but you can't always count on the last letter to indicate the gender of the noun)
un serpente (single consonant at the start, masculine noun)
una scuola (feminine, so the double consonant does not matter for this rule)
Yes, thanks Murray! That explanation IS pretty useful! (Wow, that is a LOT of lingots!)
No trouble at all. And you can have the lingot back-- I have 10,665 of them that I don't know what to do with...
Great explanation and was very helpful. That was the reason for me to look at the comments. Thanks! ...I'll take that lingot instead then! ;)
I just had the same problem. aside from not having had this word in Duolingo at this point, Collins Italian dictionary says it is a 'grass snake'. Is biscia - a snake in general - or only one type of snake?
After FIVE YEARS the verb "cuocere" (il cuoco cuoce) is not accepted. How many other years do we have to wait????
This ordeal, the trial to survive, till de day we see new light!
The infinitive "to cook" is "cucin-are" while the infinitive "to drink" is "b-ere". For all that most verbs in Italian are regular, the pattern they follow is a little different depending on how the infinitive ends.
Why does DL say serpente in the rollover hint, but then says correct answer is biscia?
It says my "....un serpente" answer is wrong and says "..una biscia" is the correct answer :/ it didn't even teach that word for snake yet
Only when "I" cook.
Thank you, thank you! I thought cucina was what a female cook did. or that it depended on whether you were cooking a fem. or masc. animal. A lingot to you for you help. You're welcome. ;-)