My Italian-English dictionary says that chocolate is a feminine word spelt: la cioccolata. Linguee.com says it can be either (https://www.linguee.com/english-italian/translation/chocolate.html). Does anyone know why to use feminine or masculine?
I have a hard time figuring out when to include an article. The only guidance I've seen is usually put the article in there, which is guidance but I'm still wrong a lot. I understand it isn't one to one with English, that sometimes you put a the equivalent in where you wouldn't in English. Any rules more specific that?