How To Say Egg In Italian

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 05:52

There is a general rule for plural and singular nouns in Italian:

-  masculine singular nouns end in -o

-  masculine plural nouns end in -i

-  feminine singular nouns end in -a

-  feminine plural nouns end in -e

But there are always exceptions to the rule!

For example, the word for an egg (that we eat) is masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural

uovo (masculine singular)

uova (feminine plural)

An example sentence would be:

L’uovo è buono - The egg is nice

Le uova sono buone - The eggs are nice

So for breakfast, you could order:

uovo sodo - boiled egg

uova strapazzate - scrambled eggs

uovo all’occhio di bue - fried egg

And for Easter you may look forward to a nice:

uovo di Pasqua - Easter egg

or

uovo di cioccolato - chocolate egg

 

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