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Week #018 Review, Wednesday

February 18th, 2015

Episode 83 of 121 episodes

Io non ho comprato la borsa. = I did not buy the purse. Abbiamo bevuto molto latte. = We drank a lot of milk. Chi ha venduto il cavallo? = Who sold the horse? I ragazzi hanno avuto il tempo per mangiare. = The boys had the time to eat. Tu hai sentito la musica? = Did you hear the music? Ho parlato due volte nella scuola. = I spoke two times in school. Ho detto la verita' alla polizia. = I told the truth to the police. Non ho capito la lezione. = I didn't understand the lesson. Paulo ha fatto troppo rumore. = Paul made too much noise. Gli insegnanti hanno suonato il pianoforte. = The teachers played the piano. Il marito ha dato un raffreddore alla moglie. = The husband gave the wife a cold. 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 andare = to go, andato = went venire = to come, venuto = came partire = to leave, partito = left entrare = to enter, entrato = entered tornare = to return, tornato = returned arrivare = to arrive, arrivato = arrived uscire = to go out, uscita = went out essere = to be, stato = was morire = to die, morto = died nascere = to be born, nato = been born Sono venuto in retardo. = I came late. Le ragazze sono andate al negozio? = Have the girls gone to the store? Il presidente non e' arrivato. = The president hasn't arrived. Io (feminine) sono tornata stamattina. = I returned this morning. Sei stato in Italia? = Have you been to Italy? Non siamo partiti per l'italia. = We haven't left for Italy. Giorgia e' uscita con Carlo? = Did Georgia go out with Charles? Marco e' arrivato in ritardo oggi. = Mark arrived late today. Quando sono arrivati I ragazzi? = When did the boys arrive? Queste donne sono nate in Germania. = These women were born in Germany. I fratelli non sono morti stamattina. = The brothers did not die this morning. Laura e' uscita con Aldo. = Laura went out with Aldo. I bambini sono stati male. = The children have been bad. Noi siamo andati per l'italia. = We have gone to Italy. Sono tornato ieri sera. = I returned last night. Queste lezioni sono state difficili. = These lessons have been difficult. Sono entratra il bagno dopo Giacomo. = I entered the bathroom after James. alto = tall basso = short magro = thin grasso = fat simpatico = likeable antipatico = unlikeable biondo = blonde scuro = dark forte = strong debole = weak brutto = ugly gentile = kind giovane = young vecchio = old nuovo = new grande = big piccolo = little sposato = married vero = true povero = poor Adjectives are words which modify or describe nouns. Since they tell us about a noun, they must agree in number and gender with the noun they are describing. Numbers and adjectives which tell how many, precede the nouns they modify: tre arance = three oranges molti libri = many books troppo rumore = too much noise Adjectives of color always follow the nouns they modify: una casa rossa = a red house una penna gialla = a yellow pen Most other adjectives will follow the nouns they modify, but you will learn through conversation that some are flexible and may come either before or after the noun: una donna intelligente = an intelligent woman un uomo gentile = a kind man Adjectives ending in 'o' agree in both number and gender with the noun they modify. Adjectives ending in 'e' only agree in number: ragazzo alto = tall boy ragazzi alti = tall boys ragazza alta = tall girl ragazze alte = tall girls uomo forte = strong man uomini forti = strong men donna forte = strong woman donne forti = strong women

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