Italian Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Italian

Feminine Italian Audio
Cat (Masc.)Gatto
Cat (Fem.)Gatta

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.

Italian Gender in a Sentence

English Italian Audio
He is tallLui è alto
She is tallLei è alta
He is a short manLui è basso di statura
She is a short womanLei è bassa di statura
He is GermanLui è tedesco
She is GermanLei è tedesca
Japanese men are friendlyGli uomini giapponesi sono amichevoli
Japanese women are friendlyLe donne giapponesi sono amichevoli


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

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.

Clothes List in Italian

Clothes Italian Audio
Pants (Trousers)Pantaloni
SuitAbito; completo giacca e pantalone
UnderwearBiancheria intima


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Daily Conversation in Italian

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.

Common Expressions in Italian

Do you like my dress?Ti piace il mio vestito (da donna)?
I lost my socksHo perso le mie calze
It looks good on youTi sta bene
She has a beautiful ringLei ha un bell'anello
These pants (trousers) are longQuesti pantaloni sono (troppo) lunghi
These shoes are smallQueste scarpe sono (troppo) piccole
Where are you from?Da dove venite?
I'm from the U.SVengo dagli Stati Uniti
I'm AmericanSono americano (m.); Sono americana (f.)
Where do you live?Dove vive?
I live in the U.SVivo negli Stati Uniti
Do you like it here?Ti trovi bene qui?

Fun Facts

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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.

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