Today we are going to talk about the Italian verbs essere and avere. As you may know, these two verbs are very important in Italian, because apart from having their own meaning, they are also used as auxiliary verbs.Continue reading
Today we are going to show you the adjectives of nationality in Italian. Remember that Italian adjectives agree in gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural) with the nouns they modify. If you want to know more about it, you can read our post how to form adjectives in Italian.
LIST OF ADJECTIVES OF NATIONALITY IN ITALIAN
Below you can find a list of adjectives of nationality in Italian with their English translation.
As you can see, some adjectives of nationality end in –o when they refer to a masculine name and in –a when they refer to a feminine name, as for example the Italian adjective americano: Paul è americano – Kate è americana. Continue reading
Do you know how to form adjectives in Italian? If you are learning Italian, you may probably already know that noun-adjective agreement is a very important aspect of the Italian grammar. First of all, what is an adjective? An adjective is a word we use to give more information about a noun.
Some examples of English adjectives are beautiful, ugly, nice, intelligent, sad, happy, etc. So, it’s very important to learn Italian adjectives, because we constantly use them to describe people, things, situations, and so on.
Today, we would like to help you learn how to form adjectives in Italian, and remember that if you want to discover more aspects of Italian grammar (prepositions, articles, verbs, etc.) you can visit our Italian blog.
How to form adjectives in Italian?
Italian adjectives agree in gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural) with the nouns they modify, for example: Continue reading
Italian prepositions are one of the main obstacles for our students, so today we would like to help you discover more about this topic with our list of Italian articulated prepositions. First of all, we recommend that you read our post about how to use Italian simple prepositions in order to understand what prepositions are.
If you are wondering what articulated prepositions are, they are the result of the union of some of the simple Italian prepositions (di, a, da, in, con, su, per) with the different forms of the Italian definite article (il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le). So, have a look at our list of Italian articulated prepositions below, and try to memorise them: Continue reading
If you are studying Italian, it is very important that you learn the definite articles in order to speak Italian properly. Remember that the English definite article is always “the”, but in Italian articles can change depending on the words they accompany.
- Italian definite articles that accompany masculine words:
Learning the letters of the Italian alphabet is essential if you are thinking about studying the Italian language. Today not only will we explain how many letters there are in the Italian alphabet, but also how to pronounce them and how to identify the missing letters that only appear in foreign words.
Discover how to conjugate the Italian verbs ending in -are. As you probably know, in Italian there are three conjugations (-are, -ere, -ire) and depending on the last syllable of the infinitive verb, the conjugations change. Firstly, you can find a list of the most common Italian verbs ending in -are and their subsequent translation into English below.
A list of common Italian verbs can be very useful if you are learning Italian, as they are essential in order to formulate sentences and express yourself. Italian verbs can be divided into three groups, depending on the last syllable of the infinitive verb ‘-are’, ‘-ere’ or ‘-ire’ and can be regular or irregular. Continue reading
If you don’t know how to use Italian prepositions and want to clarify your understanding once and for all, have a look at our Italian prepositions list below!
First of all, if you are wondering what prepositions are, they are short words used to link different parts of a sentence or clause. They are invariable and never changing and usually present a big problem for most foreign students, including those who have studied Italian for a long time and have an advanced Italian level.Continue reading