The 5th Italian lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Italian Classes.
Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.
Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Italian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Italian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|He is tall||Lui è alto|
|She is tall||Lei è alta|
|He is a short man||Lui è basso di statura|
|She is a short woman||Lei è bassa di statura|
|He is German||Lui è tedesco|
|She is German||Lei è tedesca|
|Japanese men are friendly||Gli uomini giapponesi sono amichevoli|
|Japanese women are friendly||Le donne giapponesi sono amichevoli|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.
|Suit||Abito; completo giacca e pantalone|
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Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Italian Phrases page.
|Do you like my dress?||Ti piace il mio vestito (da donna)?|
|I lost my socks||Ho perso le mie calze|
|It looks good on you||Ti sta bene|
|She has a beautiful ring||Lei ha un bell'anello|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Questi pantaloni sono (troppo) lunghi|
|These shoes are small||Queste scarpe sono (troppo) piccole|
|Where are you from?||Da dove venite?|
|I'm from the U.S||Vengo dagli Stati Uniti|
|I'm American||Sono americano (m.); Sono americana (f.)|
|Where do you live?||Dove vive?|
|I live in the U.S||Vivo negli Stati Uniti|
|Do you like it here?||Ti trovi bene qui?|
Language Quote: It has been estimated that the number of actively spoken languages in the world today is about 6,000..
Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Italian about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.