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Italian Indefinite Articles

a. Masculine indefinite articles

Un: this indefinite article is used when the noun is masculine singular and begins with a consonant or a vowel. Note that we don't use un',

Un quaderno / a notebook
Un l
ibro / a book
Un p
iatto / a dish
Un u
omo / a man
Un albero / a tree
Un aereo / a plane

Uno : when the noun is masculine singular and begins with s + consonant, ps, pn, z, x, y or gn.

Uno stato / a state
Uno psicologo / a psychologist
Uno pneumatico / a tyre
Uno zoccolo / a hoof
Uno xilofono / a xylophone
Uno yacht / a yacht
Uno gnomo / a gnome

b. Feminine indefinite articles

Una : this indefinite article is used when the noun is feminine singular and begins with a consonant.

una macchina / a car
una penna / a pen
una sedia / a chair

Un' : this indefinite article is used when the noun is feminine singular and begins with a vowel.

un' infermiera / a nurse
un' insalata / a salad
un'ora / an hour

In the plural form, both masculine and feminine nouns use the indefinite adjectives Alcuni/e, Certi/e.

E.g.: Alcuni uomini, Certe cose.

 

See also:

Italian Indefinite Articles Exercise Exercise to test your knowledge of Italian indefinite articles.

Italian Definite and Indefinite Articles Exercise Exercise to test your knowledge of Italian definite and indefinite articles.

See also:

Italian Definite Articles Italian Grammar

Definite and Indefinite Articles Italian Exercises

Italian Indefinite Articles Exercise Exercise to test your knowledge of Italian indefinite articles.

Italian Trailer - Exercise: Lo Hobbit Exercise to test your knowledge of Italian definite and indefinite articles.

Italian Trailer - Exercise: Diverso da chi? Gap-fill exercises to practise Italian definite and indefinite articles.

 

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