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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

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ariannapeppa

yes =)

December 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Ninjatio

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

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlCampbell

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

December 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/josoria0

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Emiceh

Same thing in portuguese

January 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jmntysol

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

https://www.duolingo.com/ElOtroMiqui

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

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter.J

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

January 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/moonell

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

https://www.duolingo.com/lucyvnakumara

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

September 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Forven_91

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

https://www.duolingo.com/pablogc2000

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

October 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maolchoin

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

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maolchoin

but this Italian program says that tigre is masculine, and then at another point that it is feminine...no 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

https://www.duolingo.com/toontowntati

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

December 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/azimmer

è tu, la tigre

December 5, 2013
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