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Quiz – Nomi Collettivi Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Italian Language

Nomi collettivi – collective nouns are used to indicate a group of people, animals, or objects. For example: ‘un aranceto’ is a group of orange trees, or an orange grove; ‘un complesso’ is a group of rock musicians, or a rock band, e così via (and so on).

Now try and match the descriptions below with their correct nome collettivo (collective noun):

A) Descriptions:

tante api (lots of bees)

tanti cantori (lots of singers)

tante pecore (lots of sheep)

tante navi (lots of ships)

tanti allievi (lots of pupils)

tante persone (lots of people)

tante mucche (lots of cows)

tanti calciatori (lots of footballers)

tanti lupi (lots of wolves)

tanti pesci (lots of fish)

tanti uccelli (lots of birds)

tanti alberi (lots of trees)

B) Nome colletivi Collective nouns:

una folla

un bosco

un coro

una mandria

una flotta

un banco

uno sciame

uno stormo

una scolaresca

un branco

un gregge

una squadra


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  1. Eduardo:

    una folla ?
    un bosco (tanti alberi)
    un coro (tanti cantori)
    una mandria ?
    una flotta (tante navi)
    un banco ?
    uno sciame ?
    uno stormo (tanti uccelli)
    una scolaresca (tanti allievi)
    un branco ?
    un gregge ?
    una squadra(tanti calciatori)

  2. Eileen:

    un banco (tante persone) ?

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