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  • Italian in Thirty Short Lessons
    Italiano in Trenta Brevi Lezioni
    by Giancarlo v. Nacher Malvaioli

    Seventeenth Lesson
    Lezione Diciassettesima (diciassetTEsima)

    INDEFINITE AND DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVES AND PRONOUNS
    AGGETTIVI E PRONOMI INDEFINITI E DIMOSTRATIVI

    Some indefinites

    qualcuno-a someone-anyone ciascuno-a each one

    ognuno-a each one - everyone certo o.k. - sure

    chiunque whoever molto-i-a-e many-much

    altrui of the others nessuno-a no one - nobody

    niente (nulla) nothing parecchio-i-a-e too much-more than enough

    qualcosa something poco-pochi-poca-poche few-a few

    altro-i-a-e other-s tutto-i-a-e all

    alquanto some tanto-i-a-e so much

    troppo too much qualsiasi any one-some one

    qualunque any one-someone assai quite

    abbastanza enough

    Some demonstratives

    questo-i-a-e this-these

    quello-i-a-e that-those

    codesto-i-a-e (all that is near the people I speak to)

    ciò this-that

    • Adjectives quello (that) and bello (beautiful, fine, handsome) decline themselves as determinative articles; examples: (il soldato) (soldier) quel soldato, (i soldati) quei soldati, (lo zucchero) (ZUCchero) (sugar) quello zucchero, (ZUCchero) (gli zuccheri) quegli zuccheri (ZUCcheri), (l'uomo) (man), quell'uomo, quegli uomini (UOmini), (la ragazza) (girl), quella ragazza, quelle ragazze, (l'amica) (female friend) quell'amica, (le amiche) quelle amiche, (Il fiore) (flower) bel fiore, (i fiori) bei fiori, (lo zingaro) (ZINgaro) (gypsy), bello zingaro (ZINgaro), (gli zingari) begli zingari (ZINgari), (l'automobile) (autoMObile) (automobile) bell'automobile (autoMObile), (gli automobili) (autoMObili), begli automobili (autoMObili), (la farfalla) (butterfly) bella farfalla, (le farfalle) belle farfalle, (l'erba) (grass) bell'erba, (le erbe) belle erbe, queste rose sono belle (these roses are beautiful), questa chiesa è molto grande (this church is very large), codesto autobus è lungo cinque metri (this bus is five meters long), tutto ciò che dici non è vero (all that you say is not true), ciò che stai facendo è molto utile (Utile) (this that you are making is very useful), la scrivania (scrivanIa) è lunga due metri, larga uno e dieci e alta 70 centimetri (cenTImetri) (2x1,10x0,70) (the desk is two metres long, one and ten centimetres wide and seventy centimetres high. 2x1.10x0.70).
    • No, non ho niente (or nulla) da dirti (I have nothing to tell you), vuole un altro gelato? Sì, ne voglio un altro (do you want another ice cream? Yes I want another one), noi mangiamo troppo a pranzo (we eat too much at dinner), loro fumano (FUmano) troppo, non sanno che le sigarette sono pericolose per la salute? (they smoke too much, don't they know cigarettes are dangerous for health?), certo (or sicuro) che lo sanno, ma tutto ciò non importa loro (sure they know, but they don't care), non c'era nessuno a teatro (no one was at the theatre), in effetti c'era poca gente e l'orchestra era abbastanza stonata (really there were few people and the orchestra was out of tune), vuole un po' di dolce? Sì, ne voglio parecchio (Do you want some cake? I want more than enough), il ladro non ha potuto rubare niente a nessuno (the thief couldn't steal anything to anyone), c'è nessuno in casa? (anybody home?)

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