It’s long been clear to me that Italian adjectives need to agree with the gender of their subject:
una ragazza bella
un ragazzo bello
But beauty is not everything in a relationship. There’s also the issue of desire. Ideally ‘una ragazza bella’ would also be
una ragazza attraente
or better still
una ragazza sexy!
That said, one can get bored with sex appeal, so an ideal combination would be
una ragazza sexy e intelligente
Back to the grammar for a moment, ‘ragazza bella’ is straightforward, right?
But what about adjectives like ‘attraente’, ‘sexy’ and ‘intelligente’?
How come they don’t end in -a, like ‘ragazza’?
And if I met a whole bunch of sexy, intelligent girls, what would the plural forms of these adjectives be??
Class, pay attention now.
Today we’re going to revise Italian adjectives
Click these links (they’re to our new project, dontspeakitalian.com) for a simple explanation of Italian adjectives, a practice exercise, and some listening:
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