If in a picture there are " delle bambine" it means there are " alcune bambine" ( some young girls/ female children)
If in a picture there are " delle donne" it means there are " alcune donne" ( some women)
If in a picture there are " degli uomini" it means there are" alcuni uomini" ( some men)
If in a picture there are" dei bambini" it means there are" " alcuni bambini ( some children : they can be male or male and female together).
In these sentences "delle, degli, dei" have the meaning of SOME ( alcuni, alcune) . ( In these cases this function is called partitive function)
The same function is in the following sentence:"Please, can you give me some bread?" in Italian :" Per favore, puoi darmi/ passarmi DEL pane ( ... del pane = un po' di pane= some bread).
Del , dello, della ( singolar) / Dei, degli, delle ( plural) can have also other functions other meanings .
One example : " E' molto pericoloso avvicinarsi alla tana DEI leoni " ( It is very dangerous to come up to the den OF THE lions/ the lions'den)
Del, dello, Della, Dei , Degli, Delle are called = preposizioni articolate . They are formed with the preposizione DI+ THE DETERMINATIVE ARTICLE.
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