Welcome to the fifth Italian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Italian to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Italian|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] mio figlio è uno studente
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] sua figlia è una studentessa
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] ha un fratello alto
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] ha una sorella alta
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] i suoi fratelli sono giovani
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] le sue sorelle sono giovani
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Italian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Italian|
|What do you mean? cosa vuol dire?|
|I don't understand non ho capito|
|I don't know non lo so|
|What is that called in Italian? come si dice in italiano?|
|What is this? cos'è questo?|
|What does that word mean in English? cosa vuol dire quella parola in inglese?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) scusi|
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