Indefinite Adjectives Part 1
Indefinite Adjectives Part 1 is a focus on a specific group of adjectives.
In this useful grammar tip, Indefinite Adjectives Part 1, we are going to learn a specific group of Indefinite Adjectives (Aggettivi Indefiniti).
These adjectives normally refer to something or someone in a general and indeterminate way.
However, we can distinguish 4 types of Indefinite Adjectives in Italian.
Let’s discover more!
The first group of adjectives refer to a person or a thing individually.
These examples will clarify what we mean:
|Ho ancora qualche documento da firmare.||I still have some documents to sign.|
|Alcuni amici vanno in vacanza domani.||Some friends go on holidays tomorrow.|
|Secondo certe testimonianze, Marco è ancora in Italia.||According to some testimonies, Marco is still in Italy.|
|I vicini hanno fatto un tale rumore da dover chiamare la polizia.||The neighbours made such a noise that I had to call the police.|
|Ieri non sono uscita con Gianni e Paolo, mi hanno invitata altri amici.||Yesterday I didn’t go out with Gianni and Paolo, other friends invited me.|
|Non mettere il naso nei fatti altrui.||Don’t stick your nose in other people’s business.|
The adjective qualche is also followed by a singular noun.
If we want to make it plural, we can use alcuni.
Qualche amico –> Alcuni amici
The adjective certo is indefinite only when used before the noun.
If it follows the noun, it means “certain, sure”.
certe testimonianze –> some testimonies
testimonianze certe –> certain testimonies
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It would be very useful to get familiar with these adjectives and their use.
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