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"It is not a watch."

Translation:Non è un orologio.

August 8, 2013



shouldn't it be un' orologio instead of un orologio?


No, because "il orologio" (the clock, watch) is masculine noun and un' is used with a feminine word beginning with a vowel like "un'ora" = an hour, one hour

check this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/language_notes/un.html

EDIT: thanks Seresam for pointing out my mistake, yep it is l'orologio.


it's "l'orologio", not "il orologio"


ok thanks guys i get it now i just forgot about masculine and feminine :)


But it doesn't matter if it's a masculine or a feminine if the singular is l' than it uses with un' - isn't it? At least I learned so...


It matters for the indefinite articles. The definite articles "lo" and "la" abbreviate the same way into "l'" but the indefinite articles "un" and una" don't, since "un" doesn't get abbreviated at all.


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Why is E non un orologio incorrect. I think I have seen E non in other sentences. I am just trying to figure out what would make this sentence different. Thank you for the feedback.

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