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a comment on the token %s is a %s in the domain DuckDuckGo.com for the language Italian in Italy 6 years and 5 months ago
The choice of the indefinite article "a/an" in English is regulated by the following noun (or adjective) beginning by a consonant/vowel. In Italian this choice is regulated not only by the following letter, but also by the gender (masculine/feminine) (and number) of the noun which that indefinite article refers to.

- "un" followed by a masculine (singular) noun (or adjective) beginning with:
Vowel (except the below)
Consonant (except the below)

- "uno" followed by a masculine (singular) noun (or adjective) beginning with:
gn
pn
ps
s+consonant ("s" impure)
x
y
z
i+vowel ("i" semiconsonant)

- "un'" followed by a feminine (singular) noun (or adjective) beginning with:
Vowel (except the below)

- "una" followed by a feminine (singular) noun (or adjective) beginning with:
consonant
i+vowel ("i" semiconsonant)

Therefore, the translation "%s è un %s" is correct for the specific example of https://duckduckgo.com/?q=9780061353246 ("is a book" [è un libro]) but may be incorrect in other situations.
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