"Il cuoco ha una divisa."

Translation:The cook has a uniform.

February 8, 2013

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It is incorrect in English to say "an uniform". Because the "u" sounds like a consonant, the only correct usage is "a" uniform. "An" is used when the u sounds like a vowel, "an umbrella".


Totally agree! I want my heart back ;)


It would only be correct were we to pronounce 'youniform' (uniform) as 'ooniform' - and we don't!


No, JacktheBear's reply states correctly. It's a youniform not an ooniform.


You are correct :-)


If duo has taught me anything about italian culture, it's that ''cuoco'' is the most widely used noun ever.


And everyone talks about the zoo and penguins. Non penso che ci sono pinguini nel Italia


For those who still think that "an uniform" should be accepted .... say these phrases out loud:


[consonant 'u' sound]

a unicorn

a unique experience

a university

a user


[vowel 'u' sound]

an umbrella

an urban

an undergraduate, an underground, an unpleasant experience.


[consonant 'h' sound]

a home

a house

a hamburger


[vowel 'h' sound]

an hour

an honour

an honest

If you are still confused, look up Youtube clips.

Happy learning!



This sentence is pretty innocuous, but after finding out he has my shirt I can't look at the cook the same way.


Am I the only one that has a problem hearing "ha [article]" or "ho [article]" when she's speaking fast? I heard "Il cuoco divisa."


So there are three choices, which one? Uniform, currency, divider?


"divisa" only means "uniform", as in the uniform someone wears? or can it also mean the other meanings it has in english? such as remaining the same, etc.


"Diviso/a" also means divided.


The capital 'I' and the lower case 'L' = 'l' look the same with this font. My correct answer was marked wrong. I also have problems with Io (I), and lo 'Lo' lower case. The font should be changed so that the two letters actually look different. Strictly speaking, the 'I' looks thicker in the answers, but not in texts generally.


(sorry, post button too near correction I was making on my keypad) ...is usually pronounced 'yu' ( as in Yuri) so it's 'a uniform'.


The teacher pronounced this one wrong. She distinctly said, "un divisa."


I am used to French so I wrote "a" with no 'h' so they marked it wrong. Later I didn't hear the 'a' on the end of "una" so they marked it wrong.


I'm wondering how come in one sentence "abito" is an uniform and in another sentence "divisa" is an uniform as well

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