Ryan Andrew
Problem: Adjectives in Italian

Hi,

I am a beginner in Italian and in the start, I was taught that adjectives must agree with the noun it is talking about with (-a, -o, or -i) endings. I am having a lot of trouble forming sentences because I keep conjugating words next to nouns and I am not sure if it is incorrect.

Exp.

Lui ha una personalità responsabila (so here responsible is a characteristic of a personality and I guess personality if feminine so I would conjugate responsabile)

E un posto tradizionalo (so here posto is masculine so I changed tradizionale to masculine form, but why is this wrong)

E un posto antico (here I did the same thing, ancient is conjugated to agree with the noun, but why in the above example the sentence would be wrong, but in this last example it is right?)

I don't know what I am missing, please help.

Grazie,

Ryan



Mar 9, 2017 6:58 AM
Comments · 3
Ciao,
Gli aggettivi responsabile e tradizionale si utilizzano sia per il maschile che per il femminile.
Non esiste nella lingua italiana responsabila e tradizionalo. 
Cosa diversa per antico (es è un posto antico)o antica(es è una corda antica)
I hope to be useful, I m not an Italian teacher but I'm a native speaker 
March 9, 2017

Hi Ryan, you will find this explanation very useful:

 https://www.rocketlanguages.com/italian/grammar/italian-adjectives/

Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!


March 9, 2017

Adjectives : Responsabile and Tradizionale have only singular and plural form.

March 9, 2017
Ryan Andrew
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