"The secretary drinks a coffee."
Translation:Il segretario beve un caffè.
Are the secretary always in feminine in Italian - la segretaria ( as la guardia is)? or could il segretario be used too?
il segretario is used too for a male secretary. check out segretario di stato.
I just used segretaria--and it was marked wrong, preferring segretario. Whaa...?
"la segretaria" or "il segretario" are correct. If you used "segretaria" and it was wrong, it was probably in combination with "il": "il segretaria". Otherwise, you should report a mistake.
I had "la segretaria" and was marked wrong. Do we have to assume that the gender is masculine if it is not specified?