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Dear Maria,

Would you please tell me if the following is correct or not:

un daino maschio  (where “maschio” is an invariable masculine noun)
a male deer

due daini maschio  (where “maschio” is an invariable masculine noun)
2 male deer

una daino femmina  (where “femmina” is an invariable feminine noun)
a female deer

due daini femmina  (where “femmina” is an invariable feminine noun)
2 female deer

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Rich

Answer
Dear Rich,

I'm glad to tell you that you have understood correctly how to use "maschio" and "femmina" as invariable nouns when they refer to an animal which has the same noun for both genders, just like "un daino maschio", "due daini maschio", "un daino femmina, "due daini femmina".

Have a nice afternoon,

Maria

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