What's the meaning of una? Secondly Italian have gender as same as German and French have? I mean la and il are its genders? I am from Pakistan and learning Italian.
Yes, Italian has two genders like Portuguese, French and many others has.
Una is an article referred to a femminine indefinite subject. It's like the english article "a" but with the gender.
I love italian ...and italian people as well they are very love and kind hearted
Hi guys, I'm doubt, Would I like to know why is A woman rather than an woman?
P.S: Sorry for my bad English, I'm just a schoolboy ending the high school, I'm native Portuguese speaker, but my question is, since that w has vowel sound, I would like the why isn't " an woman".
In English, "AN" is used for a countable noun with the initial sound pronounced as a vowel "A, E, I, O, U", for example : an orange/ˈɑːrɪndʒ/. You should remember that the initial sound of a word PRONOUNCED as a vowel, not the initial letter written, for example: "a university"/ˌJuːnɪˈvɜːrsəti /, not "an University". "A" is use for a countable with the initial sound pronounced as a consonant "B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V, X, Z". If you don't know how exactly a word is pronounced, you should look up in a dictionary to see its transcription.
so an is only used for letters that begin with a,e,i,o or u. So since woman begins with W it cannot be "an' I love hwo that works!
It's "A woman" as in one woman. Women is more one woman. And you would only put 'an' in front of a word that starts with a 'A' for Ex; "An actor." Or "An apple."
an eel an island
an umbrella an hour
Use "an" whenever the word starts with a vowel sound, not just an a. "Woman" starts with a consonant sound.
Spanish is the same to Italian in this case, un for masculine and una for feminine
italian speaker use low voice tones even in high volume, you will hear most people speaking with stomach air instead then lumbs and throat voice. english use high tones and nasal acute voice...
Yes i think so too, i love Italian with passion and i love Italians too, though i am not an Italian.
Una donna and La donna ( a / the woman )sounds like the same thing to me. What's the difference in speaking?
You use "una/a-an" when you don't talk about someone in particular or when you refer to the gender.
"She is a woman" that is "Lei è una donna" is different from "She is the woman" that is "Lei è la donna", because that means you're talking about someone in particular.
It sounds like "môlle" in the spanish phonetics or so right? Cool stuff, thanks man!
Does anyone else think "donna" sounds really, really hard to hear and very... unclear?
no, man is one = un uomo, woman is one = una donna. men are many = gli uomini, women are many = le donne
Oh i get it now! The "Un" is an "a" but for a man, and the "Una" is an "a" but for a woman!
Italian has two genders. Use un with masculine nouns and una with feminine nouns.
l'uomo > un uomo
la donna > una donna
It gets more complicated because of Italian's seven articles, but it becomes second nature with a bit of time.
Is Italian a hard language to master? Or at least to learn the basics.
the spoken element ( type what you hear ) spoils what is otherwise an excellent course for me. I play it several times and listen carefully, but I simply cannot distinguish the definite from the indefinite article. It is very frustrating when it tells me I am wrong, I type what I hear, ( la donna when it should be una donna )
How can I move on when I cannot get all the questions right ? Please dont say
get a hearing aid it is the quality of the sound not the volume!
If you're not comfortable with the listening exercise just yet, try going into settings and disabling them :) You can always change the settings later on if you change your mind!
a = one = 1 = uno (masculine before certain groups of letters), un (masculine before most words and vowels), una (feminine before most words), un' (feminine before vowels)
un uomo = a/one man uno scoiattolo = a/one squirrel (male word) una donna = a/one woman un'anatra = a/one duck (feminine word
Un is the english "a" used for male names, una is the english "a" used for female names. You might see also " un' " which is basically the english "an" , but it's used for female names solely.
Well everyone knows at least two words: PIZZA and SPAGHETTI!!! Fun Fact: Did you know that pizza started out as a crust that the common people used, to make a cheap, edible plate that anyone could make with WATER, FLOUR, and OIL. They cooked mostly VEGETABLES with a little mozzarella and HERBS and it became a popular food among the common people. Lo and behold, the QUEEN visited a quaint little town and saw people eating PIZZA. So she wanted some. And a pizza chef made her one with GREEN PEPPERS, TOMATOES, and MOZZARELLA for the colors of the Italian FLAG. Also, Italians do not put as much sauce or cheese on their food AT ALL as much as Americans do, which includes me.
Just signed up for this class and looking forward to learning my first foreign language.
If Una is "A" why does duolingo tell me during the tutorial that Una means "one"?
uno is used as a number and an article The first thing we have to remember is article and adjectives are modified to match the noun they are attached to in gender and number. Number 1 can therefore be una or uno.
when used as the article or adjective(modifies the noun) we can have Un', una, un or unos.
" un' " is used before a feminine (F) noun beginning with a vowel, "una" is used before a F noun beginning with a consonant. "uno" is used before M nouns beginning with "gn" or "s_" (eg st_ , sr_ etc) consant clusters and "z" while "un" is used for all other nouns including those beginning with vowels
I'm part italian from my great grandmother 's side of the family. I want to learn it because of that!
Una Donna doesn't mean a lady? I wrote 'a lady' and they gave me a wrong for that...
I love Italian, it's the most beautiful language I've ever heard. I wish I hadn't been in Italy, but I want to visit that country <3
I love italian and i will do my best to speak it,because italian it's a beautiful language
You should allow two options a/the not just one. I doesn't make sense to learn by hart stuff that doesn't really matter
In Vietnmese, a woman ( Una donna in Italia) is a female who was mariaged. The girl is a female who is not mariaged.
here (in italy) a donna can be both married or not. it's a matter of age: donna is a grown up.