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Italian Adjectives Quiz Posted by on Oct 22, 2018

How would you describe someone’s character? Vocabulary lists are useful, but in everyday conversation you need to be able to come up with the appropriate vocabulary on the fly. Here’s an exercise that puts you in that situation. You’re chatting with an Italian friend (in Italian obviously!) who’s asking you about other people. See if…

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Describing People’s Character In Italian – Part 2. Posted by on Oct 18, 2018

In Describing People’s Character In Italian – Part 1. we looked at some important adjectives that also happen to be ‘false friends’, and a few others that have very straightforward translations. Let’s move on to common adjectives that don’t have an obvious meaning. We’ll divide these attributes into three categories: positive, neutral, and negative. affidabile/i…

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Describing People’s Character In Italian – Part 1. Posted by on Oct 15, 2018

In Italian, we use a whole plethora of adjectives that describe people’s character. Several of these also happen to be ‘false friends’. False friends, sometimes called false cognates, are words which look or sound similar in two different languages, leading us to the erroneous conclusion that they have the same meaning. Some of these are…

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The Italian Adjective Bello Posted by on Jan 9, 2017

In today’s exercise, we’re going to focus on the aggettivo ‘bello’ (adjective ‘beautiful, nice‘). As with the preposizioni articolate, the Italian adjective bello models its ending on the definite articles il, lo, la, i, gli, and le (the) when followed by a noun (see links to articles about the preposizioni articolate at the end of…

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Irregular Nouns – Quiz Solutions Posted by on Aug 1, 2016

In last week’s quiz on irregular nouns we asked you to translate each of the sentences in the four groups below by adding the definite or indefinite article (il, i, lo, gli, la, or le, and un, uno, or una), picking the correct adjective from the box at the bottom of the page, and then…

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Irregular Nouns – A Quiz Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

In last week’s quiz  we focussed on coordinating articles, nouns and adjectives in a series of short sentences. This quiz takes the exercise a step further by introducing irregular nouns into the equation. We’d like you to translate each of the sentences in the four groups below by adding the definite or indefinite article (il…

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A Box Of Adjectives – Quiz Solutions Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

Well done everyone who had a go at our quiz about pairing up adjectives with the nouns that they describe and their respective articles. We asked you to translate each of the sentences below, adding the article (il, i, lo, gli, la, or le), and picking the correct adjective from the box at the bottom…

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