"The cow is an animal."
Translation:La mucca è un animale.
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Im a bit confused.
A boy = Un ragazzo The boy = il ragazzo The boys = Gli ragazzi
A girl = Una ragazza The girl = La ragazza The girls = Le ragaaze
When pluralised... The feminine ending a becomes e. The masculine ending o becomes i.
Please correct me if im wrong so far.
So why is this Un animale? It is singular masculine.
a boy = un ragazzo
the boy = il ragazzo
the boys = i ragazzi
a girl = una ragazza
the girl = la ragazza
the girls = le ragazze
Italian is largely regular, but no natural language is perfectly regular.
animale is one of the exceptions that you just have to memorize.
Not all nouns are perfectly regular. Yes, much of the time it's
-o masculine singlar
-i masculine plural
-a feminine singular
-e feminine plural
But there are also words that are -e in the singular and -i in the plural, and you need to learn on a case-by-case basis if they're masculine or feminine. Here, we can see that "un animale" is one of those words.