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© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-1 Punto di partenza You have already learned some descriptive adjectives in Lezione 1B, and in Lezione 3A you learned to use possessive adjectives. Descriptive adjectives generally follow the nouns they modify. Lo studente pigro non studia molto. The lazy student doesnt study a lot. NOUN DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVE
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-2 Roberto è muscoloso. Roberto is muscular. I bambini sono furbi. The children are sly. Here are more adjectives that you can use to describe people.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-3 To describe a person who is neither alto nor basso, use the phrase di media statura ( of average height ).
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-4 You have already learned that adjectives ending in -o have four forms, and those ending in -e have only two forms. Adjectives ending in -ista have three forms: one for all singular nouns, and different forms for masculine plural and feminine plural nouns.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-5 Le donne ottimiste non escono mai con gli uomini pessimisti. Optimistic women never go out with pessimistic men.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-6 Non ho i capelli mossi. I dont have wavy hair. I miei fi gli hanno gli occhi azzurri. My children have blue eyes. To describe the color of a persons eyes or hair, use avere + gli occhi/i capelli + [ adjective ].
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-7 The Italian equivalent of the English expression with ( red, blonde, etc. ) hair is dai capelli (rossi, biondi ecc.). Vedi la ragazza dai capelli castani? Do you see the girl with brown hair (the brown-haired girl)?
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-8 Position of adjectives Certain adjectives, such as bello, brutto, buono, cattivo, nuovo, vecchio, giovane, grande, and piccolo, often precede the noun. In this position, buono and bello have special forms.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-9 Note that the pattern of singular endings of buono resembles the pattern of the indefinite article, and the pattern of bello resembles that of the definite article.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.1-10 1. muscoloso ___________ 2. blu ___________ 3. contento ___________ 4. intelligente ___________ 5. piccolo ___________ 6. triste ___________ 7. sportivo ___________ 8. pessimista ___________ muscoloso, muscolosa, muscolosi, muscolose Provide all forms of each adjective.
Reflect gender and number in nouns
Posición de los Adjetivos
Adjective Agreement Grammar essential #7.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.8A.1-1 Punto di partenza Comparatives of equality (comparativi di uguaglianza) are used to indicate that two people,
Definite Articles in Italian
Indefinite Articles in Italian A or An. Indefinite Articles In English,the words a, an and the are indefinite articles. The concept is the same in Italian,
Lezione Uno Conversazione basica. Hello and goodbye: Ciao-hi Salve-hello (formal) Buon giorno- good morning Buon pomeriggio-good afternoon Buona sera-good.
5.4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc Sinceramente a me fa un po schifo. Adverbs.
Punto di partenza Adverbs describe how, when, and where actions take place. They modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Unlike adjectives, adverbs.
Punto di partenza In Italian, as in English, a verb is a word denoting an action or a state of being. The subject of a verb is the person or thing that.
As in English, numbers in Italian follow patterns.
1.3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc All nouns in Italian are characterized by their gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular.
Punto di partenza Adjectives are words that describe people, places, and things. In Italian, adjectives are often used with the verb essere to point out.
1.2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc Definite and indefinite articles must agree in number and gender with the nouns they modify. They vary.
Punto di partenza A reflexive verb “reflects” the action of the verb back to the subject. The infinitive form of reflexives ends with the reflexive pronoun.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.1B.3-1 Punto di partenza Use the verb essere with numbers to tell time.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.6A.3-1 Punto di partenza Use the adverb ci to mean there or to replace certain prepositional phrases. Use the pronoun.
Punto di partenza In Lezione 2A, you learned how to form the present tense of -are verbs by attaching different endings to the stem. Conjugate regular.
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