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Italian Descriptive Adjectives

Descriptive adjectives agree in gender and number with the noun they refer to.

  • Most of the masculine adjectives have the singular form that ends with -o, and the plural form that ends with -i, , the feminine ones end with -a and -e.
  • Adjectives that end with -e, both masculine and feminine, have the plural form that end with -i.
 
Singolare
Plurale

maschile
in -o

un ballerino famoso

dei ballerini famosi

femminile
in -a

una ballerina famosa

delle ballerine famose

maschile
in -e
un libro interessante
dei libri interessanti
femminile
in -e
una signora gentile
delle signore gentili

Adjectives which end in -o

Adjectives which end in -e

Bello, a, i, e
Carino, a, i, e
Buono, a, i, e
Bravo, a, i, e
Brutto, a, i, e
Simpatico, a, i, e
Antipatico, a, i, he
Piccolo, a, i, e
Solo, a, i, e
Alto, a, i, e
Basso, a, i, e
Povero, a, i, e
Fortunato, a, i, e
Duro, a, i, e
Impegnato, a, i, e
Imprevisto, a, i, e
Ricco, a, cchi, cche
Noioso, a, i, e
Timido, a, i, e
Stupido, a, i, e
Spigliato, a, i, e

Intelligente, i
Importante, i
Gentile, i
Gioviale, i
Particolare, i
Grande, i
Triste, i
Felice, i
Appassionante, i
Intrigante, i
Affascinante, i
Accattivante, i
Disponibile, i
Semplice, i
Attraente, i
Interessante, i
Elegante, i


Some colours

Bianco, a, i, e
Rosso, a, i, e
Giallo, a, i, e
Nero, a, i, e
Azzurro, a, i, e

Verde, i
Arancione, i
Marrone, i

N.B. Blu and Porpora always remain unchanged.

E.g.: La cravatta blu e i calzini porpora stonano un po'.

 

See also:

Italian Adjectives Exercise Italian trailer: Big Miracle - Complete the dialogue with the missing adjectives.

Italian Adjectives Video Exercise Complete the song with the missing adjectives.


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