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Week #009 Review, Thursday

November 27th, 2014

Episode 23 of 121 episodes

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 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. 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 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 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.

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