Articoli determinativi – Definite articles (plural)

PLURAL DEFINITE ARTICLES

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I is used before masculine plural nouns that start with a consonant.
Some examples: i bambini (the kids); i soli (the suns).

GLI is used before masculine plural nouns that start with:
s+consonant gli studenti (the students)
pn
– gli pneumatici (the pneumatics)
ps – gli psicologi (the psychologists)
gn– gli gnomi (the dwarfs)
z – gli zaini (the backpacks)
x – gli xilofoni (the xylophones)
y– gli yogurt (the yogurts)

LE is used before feminine plural nouns.
Some examples: le bambine (the feminine kids), le matite (the pencils).
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notice how articles  change from singular to plural:

i → i

lo  → gli

l’ (masculine)  → gli

la → le

l’ (feminine)  → le

recap

 

  1. Choose the correct article.

    1. il / lo / una zio
    2. il / l’ / lo albero
    3. la / le / l’ cattedrale
    4. lo / l’ / il esercito
    5. il / gli / i articoli

 

  1. Insert the correct definite article.

. . . . . . . . albero

. . . . . . . vita

. . . . . . . . capelli

. . . . . . . . spinaci

 

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