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Un or Una

Would you say "Tu sei una testa di mela" or "Tu sei un testa di mela"?

June 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

Addressing a male listener, you can use both un and una, the former article referring to the person (→ masculine), the latter referring to the noun testa.
Addressing a female listener, instead, only una would sound appropriate, because both the person and the noun testa are feminine.

I have never ever heard this epithet before (not with mela!), so I was wondering where it comes from. Maybe a novel? A story? A cartoon?

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY

"(not with mela)"<=me neither, that's why I think it changed the original version for a more appropriate one.

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanda63458

Haha it's just from me goofing around with a friend, I thought apple head would be a pretty suitable insult for him :)

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

Well done!
Creativity means a lot in these matters. :-D

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanda63458

Thank you haha :) and yeah, makes it a lot more fun as well

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MT.italy

Oh, suvvìa!
Civis, ma ti pare il caso?

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

"Testa di mela" mi era completamente sconosciuto!
"Testa di legno" l'ho sentito, "testa d'uovo" pure, forse anche qualche altra che non è il caso di specificare... ma "di mela" proprio no. Mica è colpa mia! :-P
Tanto la regola dell'articolo indeterminativo vale per tutte. (^‿^)

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LWSChristlover

You use un or una depending on noun gender. If it's feminine use una and if it's masculine use un.

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PaoloDiBello

The article is refereed to testa (head) and head in italian is a feminine word. The word ends in "a" so it's feminine.

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MT.italy

Attento!

The word ends in "a" so it's feminine.

Questa affermazione non è vera!
Es. Il papà, il farmacista, lo specialista ecc..ecc..

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY

puoi dire in entrambi i modi a seconda che la testa di ... (qualunque cosa sia) sia un uomo o una donna.

If you are a woman, "head of bride"(distracted) or an "stone head"(stubborn) tu sei una testa di..

But i you are a man: tu sei un testa di...

June 8, 2018
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