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If you missed the last lesson, here it is ↓

Last time we have talk about Articles, more specifically about ARTICOLI DETERMINATIVI and ARTICOLI INDETERMINATIVI.

This time we're going to talk about Nouns (Nomi).

Noun (Nome): it refers to people, places and things. The ending of nouns can change based on gender and number. So by the ending of Italian noun you can understand its gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singula or plural).

ATTENTION: in Italian the neutral gender It doesn't exist.

For example:

Il gatto nero (The black cat) → Singular and Masculine
I gatti neri (The black cats) → Plural and Masculine

Il bicchiere pieno ( The full glass) → Singular and Masculine
I bicchieri pieni (The full glasses) → Plural and Masculine

La pizza calda (Hot pizza) → Singular and Feminine
Le pizze calde (Hot pizzas) → Plural and Feminine

La carne tenera (Tender meat) → Singular and Feminine
Le carni tenere (Tender meats) → Plural and Feminine

Nouns often are accompanied by a masculine or feminine definite article (In english: "The"): il, lo, la (singular); i, gli, le (plural). Indefinite articles (Like the English a, an, some) - un, una (singular).

Noun Gender:
In English, a vast majority of nouns are neutre (masculine and feminine are only used for human beings or for animals), while articles and adjectives have no gender at all. In Italian instead, nouns, adjectives and articles too are either masculine or feminine, but never neutre.

Noun Number:
For nouns, the number (whether the word is singular or plural) works exactly as in English: the singular form is used when referring to one subject and the plural form when referring to two or more. But in Italian also adjectives and articles are number-sensitive, whereas in English only the noun changes; while in Italian also the article and the adjective would be turned in plural form.

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We are finish for today lesson guys. Next week I'll talk about Pronouns and yes, it will be hard. So let yourself be prepare yourself and review the other lessons.


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