fratello = brother
sorella = sister
padre = father
madre = mother
cappotto = coat
giacca = jacket
cintura = belt
calze = nylons, panty hose
gonna = skirt
camicetta = blouse
problema = problem
dizionario = dictionary
macchina = car
aiuto = help
cavallo = horse
comprare = to buy, compro, compri, compra, compriamo, comprate, comprano
imparare = to learn, imparo, impari, impara, impariamo, imparate, imparano
bere (bevere) = to drink, bevo, bevi, beve, beviamo, bevete, bevono
vivere = to live, vivo, vivi, vive, viviamo, vivete, vivono
Di che colore e' _____? = What color is _____?
Di che colore sono _____? = What color are _____?
Di che colore e' il limone? = What color is the lemon?
Il limone e' giallo. = The lemon is yellow.
Di che colore sono le fragole? = What color are the strawberries?
Le fragole sono rosse. = The strawberries are red.
Di che colore e' l'arancia? = What color is the orange?
L'arancia e' arancione. = The orange is orange.
Di che colore sono le porte? = What color are the doors?
Le porte sono blu'. = The doors are blue.
Di che colore e' l'asciugamano? = What color is the towel?
L'asciugamano e' bianco. = The towel is white.
Di che colore e' lo spazzolino? = What color is the toothbrush?
Lo spazzolino e' viola. = The toothbrush is purple.
These colors must match the number and the gender of the noun which they modify:
bianco = white
nero = black
rosso = red
giallo = yellow
grigio = gray
camicia bianca = white shirt
pantaloni bianchi = white pants
vestito bianco = white dress
scarpe bianche = white shoes
These colors must match the number only of the noun which they modify:
verde = green
marrone = brown
celeste = sky blue
arancione = orange
abito marrone = brown suit
cravatta marrone = brown tie
pantaloni marroni = brown pants
scarpe marroni = brown shoes
These colors will never change:
blu' = blue
rosa = pink
viola = purple
vestito blu' = blue dress
scarpe blu' = blue shoes
vestito viola = purple dress
scarpe rosa = pink shoes
cravatta = tie
camicia = shirt
abito = suit
vestito = dress
scarpe = shoes
calzini = socks
pantaloni = pants
letto = bed
doccia = shower
armadio = closet
lavandino = sink
spazzolino = toothbrush
dentifricio = toothpaste
sapone = soap
asciugamano = towel
pettine = comb
rasoio = razor
schiuma da barba = shaving cream
shampoo = shampoo
bigodini = curlers
Essere = to be
io sono = I am
tu sei = you are (informal)
Lei e' = you are (formal)
lui/lei e` = he/she is
noi siamo = we are
voi siete = you are (plural)
loro sono = they are
C'e' = There is OR Is there?
Ci sono = There are OR Are there?
C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here?
C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher?
Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears.
Ci sono tre belle donne. = There are three pretty women.
Quanti cani ci sono? = How many dogs are there?
Ci sono molti cani. = There are many dogs.
Quante banane ci sono? = How many bananas are there?
Ci sono molte banane. = There are many bananas.
un = precedes all masculine nouns, even those that begin with vowels. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant.
un bambino = a baby
un orologio = a clock
uno = precedes masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant.
uno specchio = a mirror
uno psicologo = a psychologist
una = precedes all feminine nouns beginning with a consonant.
una scrivania = a desk
una fragola = a strawberry
un' = precedes all feminine nouns that begin with a vowel.
un'ora = an hour
un'arancia = an orange
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