DISPENSA ARTICOLI DETERMINATIVI
Standard rule: words ending with O => I (usually masculine)
Words ending with A => E (usually feminine)
Words ending with E => I (either masculine or feminine)
|SINGOLARE||IL||LO / L'||LA / L'|
IL: used in front of masculine nouns beginning with CONSONANT(S).
IL RAGAZZO, IL PROFESSORE, IL TRENO, IL CREDITO, IL BROGLIO
LO: used in front of masculine nouns that begin with a
(Also in front of words beginning with PS – PN – GN)
LO ZUCCHERO, LO ZERO, LO STADIO,
LO SGHERRO, LO SBIRRO, LO SPAZIO,
In front of words that begin with a vowel,
> LO < drops the > O < and becomes > L' <
· L’ AMICO – L’UOMO – L’ITALIANO – L’OROLOGIO – L’ESPERTO
(originally the article is LO but in front of the vowel we have the usual contraction)
LA : in front of feminine words beginning with
In front of words that begin with a vowel, >LA< drops the >
A< and becomes > L' <
L’IDEA, L’AMICA, L’ORA, L’UVA, L’ELEZIONE
Scroll back up, make plural of masculine words and use the correct article.
DO NOT COPY & PASTE.
Re-write each word with the singular article in front.
Rewrite the list with the article and word in the PLURAL FORM
Finally, rewrite the list with the TRANSLATION (see course webpage: register with the GARZANTI online dictionary)
The plural form of IL is I.
The plural form of LO is GLI
The plural form of LA is LE.
Complete with the definite article