What will the last lessons be about?
- the indefinites
- relative clause
- indirect speech
- syllabizing in Italian
- other little things
ITALIAN LESSON n.31 Indefinites and differencesGLI INDEFINITI – the indefinitesITALIAN LESSON n.31 Indefinites and differences by DrakeCroft
Indefinite adjectives or pronouns are really a lot. They are usually different in every language. They are those words which give a non-specified quantity of something or someone, like “some”, “any”, “several”, “a lot”, “a few”, “enough” etc... (in case of adjective) or “someone”, “no one”, “anyone” etc... (in case of pronoun).
I’m going to make a list of all these indefinites, specifying if they are adjectives, pronouns or both.
ALCỤNO: it can be both adjective and pronoun. It refers to both people and object, but only countable nouns anyway. It can also be used in both negative and affirmative sentences (the only difference is that in a negative sentence you’ll find the negation “non” of course). When it is used as an adjective, it must be inflected as if it was an indefinite article (you can notice that the l
ITALIAN LESSON n. 30 ExclamationsEXCLAMATIVE SENTENCESITALIAN LESSON n. 30 Exclamations by DrakeCroft
Exclamations can be expressed according to the quality and the quantity of something or someone and they can be introduced by a verb or not.
Just remember this big rule: when we introduce an exclamation with a verb, our sentence will begin with the word “come” (how), if our sentence does not have a verb, it will begin with the word “che” (what).
In Italian is very common to say an exclamation even without specifying what we are referring to (when it is understood of course). To build such exclamation we just say “Che + the adjective”, for example:
“Che bello!” – Nice!, So nice!
“Che fastidiọso!” – Annoying!, So annoying! (FASTIDIỌSO/I/A/E – annoying)
“Che comodo!” – Comfortable!, So comfortable! (COMODO/I/A/E – comfortable; we can also say “confortevole”, which is more similar to “comfortable”)
This kind of exclamations ca