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"Tu ai un cățel și un hamster."

Translation:You have a puppy and a hamster.

July 19, 2017



hello, i think before words that start with H is acceptable to put the article "an"


Actually, the rule is that "an" should come before a word that starts with a vowel; the key thing is that this concerns pronunciation, not spelling; because English has such a horrid letter-sound relation, it can be confusing and you can't tell from the written form.

For example, the word "hour" begins with a silent "h" followed by a vowel, so it's "an hour". However, the "h" in "hamster" is pronounced, so it's "a hamster".

As a rule of thumb, I think most English nouns that are spelt with an initial "h" have it pronounced, I can't even think of another exception, besides "hour". But knowing English, I'm sure that there are more and some dialect-related complications.


Yes. Another word where the h sometimes is not pronounced is 'herbs'. (I always teach that 'an' is used before words that begin with vowel SOUNDS.)


Only Americans don't pronounce the H of herbs. It really annoys me. Some people also say or write "an hotel" but the H is aspirated.


Hamster is pronounced with the first syllable stressed, not the latter. Hámster, not hamstér.


the sound is not working?


It gave me this question before introducing any of the words. And i had to type it. Wtf?

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