Sei una tigre

If somebody would like to say to a male person: "You are a tiger" would you have to say "Sei una tigre" ?

December 26, 2012


yes =)

December 27, 2012

Certo. Sono una tigre. Una Ninja tigre. ;)

October 26, 2013

Yep, same happens in Spanish and any language that uses gendered articles for that matter :)

December 27, 2012

Chyaarisan, I think you are quite right. In Spanish we have some examples: (una) tortuga=turtle, (una) gacela=gazelle, (una) jirafa=giraffe, (una) ballena=whale. We don't say for a male: (un) tortugo, (un) gacelo, (un) jirafo, (un) balleno. If we really want to specify whether it is a male or female animal, we would say: "una tortuga macho", "una tortuga hembra", "una gacela macho", "una gacela hembra". For some animals we DO have: (un) leon, (una) leona; (un) tigre, (una) tigresa, (un) perro, (una) perra.... Why? I don't know it is just the way it is.

November 24, 2013

Same thing in portuguese

January 8, 2014

in Spanish for a man you say "sos un tigre", while for a woman you would say "sos una tigresa", so its not the same as in Italian

October 8, 2013

"sos" is used only in Argentina. It would be "Eres un tigre" and "Eres una tigresa".

October 11, 2013

Polish also uses "tygrys" and "tygrysica" when referring to the male and the female

January 15, 2014

The article sticks to the gender of the word, not to the person who are you reffering to. So, yeah, sei una tigre.

February 24, 2013

Saying to a male person "You are a tiger"? Why'd you say that?

September 5, 2013

Or more often, it's used by a woman to describe a man's masculinity....i.e. How good he is in bed!!!! lol

December 18, 2013

maybe.... if you're playing a role play with children.. :) "you're a tiger, you're a bear and I'm a ant" :D

October 1, 2013

It's a metaphore, impling that you are very brave, or strong, or fast or whatever a tiger is

October 16, 2013

tigre is both masculine and female in this can't tell which

October 9, 2013

but this Italian program says that tigre is masculine, and then at another point that it is way to tell from a simple sentence this is a tiger whether it is male or female and this program marks it both ways

October 12, 2013

Is the sentense " lui e una tigre " correct too?

December 3, 2013

è tu, la tigre

December 5, 2013
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