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Ciao, 6th ed. #2

Chapter 2 Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
biondo/a blond
bruno/a dark-haired
alto/a tall
basso/a short in height
giovane young, *always precedes the noun
brutto/a ugly, *always precedes the noun
ricco/a rich
ricci plural of rich
povero/a poor
fortunato/a lucky
sfortunato unlucky
buono/a good, *always precedes the noun
cattivo/a bad, *always precedes the noun
bravo/a good, talented, *always precedes the noun
intelligente intelligent
sportivo/a active
stupido/a stupid
studioso/a studious
pigro/a lazy
simpatico/a nice, charming
antipatico/a unpleasant
generoso/a generous
avaro/a stingy
interessante interesting
divertente amusing
noioso/a boring
contento/a content, pleased
triste sad
neri pl. black (hair color), (eye color), *follows the noun
biondi pl. blond (hair color), *follows the noun
bianchi pl. white (hair color), *follows the noun
castani pl. brown (hair color), (eye color), *follows the noun
rossi pl. red (hair color), *follows the noun
corti pl. short length (hair), *follows the noun
lunghi pl. long (hair), *follows the noun
capelli hair
azzurri pl. blue (eye color), *follows the noun
verdi pl. green (eye color), *follows the noun
grigi pl. gray (eye color), *follows the noun
occhi pl. eyes
corto/a short in length
castano/a color of eyes or hair
marrone brown, *is invariable
un compangno male roomate
solo only
aggettivo adjective
quale which
una compagna female roomate
piccolo/a small, short *always precedes the noun
vecchio/a old, *always precedes the noun
grande big, large, great, *always precedes the noun
stresso/a same, *precedes the noun
bello/a beautiful, handsome, fine, *always precedes the noun
nuovo/a new, *precedes the noun
caro/a before the noun dear, *precedes the noun
caro/a after the noun expensive *follows the noun
vero/a true, *precedes the noun
primo/a first, *precedes the noun
ultimo/a after, , *precedes the noun
l'altro giorno the other day
Which form of the article so you use if the adjective precedes the noun? It depends on the adjective. Examples: Gli stressi ragazzi, i bravi studenti
italiano/a Italian, *follows the noun
svizzero/a Swiss, *follows the noun
francese French, *follows the noun
irelandese Irish, *follows the noun
inglese English, *follows the noun
canadese Canadian, *follows the noun
messicano/a Mexican, *follows the noun
americano/a American, *follows the noun
tedesco/a German, *follows the noun
spagnolo/a Spanish, *follows the noun
greco/a Greek, *follows the noun
russo/a Russian, *follows the noun
cinese Chinese, *follows the noun
giapponese Japanese, *follows the noun
europeo/a European, *follows the noun
africano/a African, *follows the noun
chiaro/a light, *follows the noun and color
scuro/a dark, *follows the noun and color
chiaroscuro/a dark and light together, *follows the noun and color
giallo/a yellow, *follows the noun
rosa pink, *is invariable
bluy blue, *is invariable
viola violet, *is invariable
arancione orange
Like nouns, an adjective ending in ca, when plural, ends in -che
Like nouns, an adjective ending in ga, when plural, ends in -ghe
Which article is most often used with plural nouns? gli
Are adjectives denoting nationality capitalized? No, examplelt: americano, italiani
Are nouns denoting nationality capitalized? Yes, example: gli Italiani
cordiale hearty
paziente patient
divertente funny
veloce fast
difficile difficuly
facile easy
segretario/a secretary
impiegato/a employee, clerk
collego/a colleague
bandiera flag
la neve snow
cielo sky
sereno clear
piove it is raining
luminoso lit
mobila furniture
vicini neighbor
vicino/a nearby
luminoso/a bright
medivale medival
l'affitto rent
il cane dog
felice happy
la stanza room
fiorito/a flowery
elegante elegant
studioso/a studious
timido/a timid
calmo/a calm
socievole sociable
i tassi taxi
davvero really
aereo plane
la persona person
centro center
Buona Pasqua Happy Easter
augurano hopes
parenti relatives
uovo egg
dentro inside
parola word
sopresa suprise
comprare to buy
grosso/a big large
l'anno a year
il colore the color
altro/a other
il film the movie
il cognome surname
il corso class, academic course
il gatto cat
la professione profession
la sera evening
l'occhio eye
l'indirizzo address
la lingua the language
il nome name
il tempo time
carino/a pretty cute
corto short (for objects)
abbastanza quite, rather
avere bisogno (di) to need
avere caldo to be hot
avere fame to be hungry
avere freddo to be cold
avere fretta to be in a hurry
avere paura (di) to be afraid of
avere ragione to be right
avere sete to be thirsty
avere sonna to be sleepy
avere torto to be wrong
avere voglia (di) to be feel like, to want
ma but
mangare to eat
un appartamento apartment
un stipendio salary
mezzigiorno noon
un cioccolato chocolato
un letto bed
un piatto dish, plate
freddo/a cold
caldo/a hot
guardare to watch
bevere to drink
studiare to study
stanco/a tired
palare to speak
bassotto dachshund
medico medical
coraggio courage
figlio/a son/daughter
i soldi money
il denaro money
consigli advice
un giocattolo toy
una bambola doll
un vacanza vacation
viaggio trip
compleanno birthday
capodanno New Year's Day
Quanti how much
Babbo Natale Santa Claus
Ho conosciuto I met
seguire to follow
Complessivamente In total
ricevere to receive
straniero/a stranger
i ponti bridges
piu most
la borsa stock market
invece instead
pui most
opere masterpieces
rinascimentali renaissance
le sfilate di moda fashion show
seguito dalla folllowed by
capoluogo regional capital
più most
una collina hill
sfondo in the backgound
chiamare to call
un sud south
un est east
un nord north
un ovest west
un topo mouse
ideale ideal
nello into
costoso/a costs a lot
snello/a slender
forte strong
debole weak
grasso/a fat
anziano/a old person
modo sportivo sport clothes
allegro/a upbeat
lisci straight hair
liscio smooth surface
BAGS Adjectives preceding nouns are describing Beauty, Age, Goodness, Size
ricci curly
nocciolo/a hazel color and hazelnut flavor
pazzo crazy
matto crazy
l'etá age
Cosa desideri? What do you want?
un architetto architect
I signori Mr & Mrs.
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