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"Il cucchiaio"

March 28, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelEHarvey

Totally thought she said "Un cucchiaio". I swear I miss most of these because I can't hear her.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fredopuppy

I always thought that il cucchiaio referred to tablespoon and il cucchiaino refers to a teaspoon.. . In Italy they also have the tiny coffee spoons which are also cucchiaini . . no? Please explain. Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aussie97

Yes, I think your right. But "cucchiaio" also is just the general word for a spoon (not describing a specific size/type.)

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