25/09/2009 Maschile o femminile? bambino ragazzo uomo bambina ragazza donna What is the difference between these two groups of Italian nouns?
25/09/2009 All Italian nouns, including things, have gender: masculine or feminine Nouns that end in –o are … Nouns that end in –a are … Nouns that end in –e are either masculine or feminine. These need to be memorized! Maschile o femminile? masculine feminine
25/09/2009 5 things to help you – #1 Look at the following nouns: televisione informazione lezione What do they all have in common? -ione This ending is usually … feminine
25/09/2009 5 things to help you – #2 Look at the following nouns: città libertà generosità What do they all have in common? -tà This ending is usually … feminine
25/09/2009 Now, look at these following nouns: hamburger bar sport What do they all have in common? They end in a consonant. This ending is usually … masculine 5 things to help you – #3
25/09/2009 And, look at these following nouns: foto (from fotografia) moto (from motocicletta) bici (from bicicletta) What do they all have in common? They are abbreviated nouns. So, what gender do they have & why? feminine 5 things to help you – #4
25/09/2009 And last, look at this noun: cinema (from cinematografo) Applying what you know about gender in Italian nouns, what gender does this noun have & why? 5 things to help you – #5 masculine
25/09/2009 A lavorare! Maschile o femminile? 1. amico 2. piazza 3. gelato 4. bicicletta 5. treno 6. signorina 7. film 8. università 9. stazione 10. libro
25/09/2009 A lavorare di più! Libro p. 14 – attività A: il genere Write your answers.
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