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 Modern Languages  ››  ITL 101/102 FAQs
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How do you know if a word is masculine or feminine?


Usually, but not always, in the singular, a masculine word ends in “o” and a feminine one in “a...

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Why do you have masculine and feminine adjectives and how do they end?


Adjectives agree in gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) with the noun to which they refer...

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3.  How do I know where to put an accent?

Accents in Italian are not common and they are always at the end of a word...

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4.  A word ending in "o" generally means it is masculine and a word ending in "a" generally means that it is feminine. Does this apply to verbs? 

No...

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5.  How do I know who is the subject of a verb?

In English we use subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, we, they) and the verb stays more or less the same...

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6. 

How can you tell the difference between a transitive and an intransitive verb?


Generally a transitive verb requires a direct object...

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7. 

Explain the difference in the two most commonly used past tenses in Italian.

 

The present perfect is used for completed actions: Ho mangiato (I ate) Sono andato ( I went)...

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8.  Why can’t we have the exact translation of “I like, he likes” etc. Using “ io, lui”?

In Italian we don’t say that we like something but that something is pleasing to us...

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9.  When do you know that an expression is idiomatic?

When you are not translating the exact words but saying what people say in that situation...

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10.  Why is the word order different in Italian?

Usually in Italian sentences follow this order: subject, verb, adverb, object, adjective (although sometimes adjectives can proceed the object), everything else...

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