Adjective Position

Italian adjective positionItalian adjectives may be found before or after the nouns they modify, depending on various factors. Generally speaking, descriptive adjectives follow nouns, while limiting adjectives precede nouns.

   

Adjectives

Italian adjectivesOne of the eight parts of speech, adjectives are a type of modifier; that is, they modify or describe nouns in a certain way, letting you know the size, shape, weight, color, nationality, or any of a myriad other possible qualities of nouns.

   

   

Andare – to go

Andare - to goAndare – to go – is one of the most common irregular Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.

   

Avere – to have

Avere - to have - Italian verbAvere is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Avere literally means “to have,” but also serves an an auxiliary verb and is found in many idiomatic expressions.

   

Complex Sounds

S impuraIn Italian, consonants can be divided into pure and impure sounds (or simple and complex sounds). While both types can occur anywhere in a word, they only really matter, grammatically speaking, at the beginning of masculine nouns.

Dare – to give

Dare - to giveDare – to give – is one of the most common Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.

   

Dates

Italian datesIf you ever write letters, make plans, or request appointments, this lesson will be invaluable. There are a few little formulas to memorize in Italian, but otherwise, dates are very easy to talk about.

   

Definite Article

Italian definite articlesThe Italian definite article (il, lo, la, i, gli, le) indicates either a particular noun or, contrarily, the general sense of a noun.

   

Demonstrative Adjectives

Italian demonstrative adjectivesDemonstrative adjectives (this, that) are used to indicate a specific noun or nouns. In Italian, they must agree with the noun(s) in number and sometimes gender: questo, quella, quei ….