Italian Language/use of: anatra maschio
Would you please tell me if the following is correct:
Anatra = a female duck
Anatra maschio = a male duck
in Italian we use the noun "anatra" to generally indicate both a female duck and a male duck.
If however we want to specify the gender of this water bird we say “anatra maschio” and “anatra femmina”.
But in English there is a specific term for a male duck, i.e. “drake”, as you can see in the following sentence :"The other day while walking along the footpath opposite the park I noticed seven or eight drakes surrounding a female duck and her ten ducklings"