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Articles: -Definite articles and indefinite articles Indefinite articles: - Used to introduce nouns (similar to the) - Indefinite is used when we know the type of person or thing being referred to but not the specific individual (similar to a or an) - Indefinites have no plural - Articolo Partitivo indicate an indefinite part of a whole (similar to some or any), di + definite article Examples: - Il – The (masculine singular), di + il = del - L’ – The (masculine singular), di + l’ = dell’ - La – The (feminine singular), di + la = della - I – The (masculine plural), di + I = dei - Gli – the (masculine plural), di + gli = delle - Le – The (feminine plural), di + le = delle - Un – A (masculine) - Uno – A (masculine) - Una – A (feminine) - Un’ – A (feminine) Definite articles: - Il, words that begin with consonants (masculine) - Lo, words that begin with S & a consonant, z ps, or y (masculine) - L’, when word starts with vowel or H (masculine) - La, singular (feminine) - Le, plural (feminine) - L’, singular when first letter is a vowel (feminine) ITALIAN
Loro sono - they are Noi siamo - we are Voi - you Siete - are

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