You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb. Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian. Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian. Signor Gianni scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter. Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter. Tommaso e' italiano? = Is Thomas Italian? No, Tommaso non e' italiano. = No, Thomas is not Italian. Parlate inglese alla mensa? = Do you speak English at the cafeteria? No, non parliamo inglese alla mensa. = No, we do not speak English at the cafeteria. For c'e' and ci sono put the 'non' in front of the c'e' or the ci. Ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe? = Are there many girls in this class? No, non ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe. = No, there are not many girls in this class.
Lesson #046, Monday
fratello = brother sorella = sister padre = father madre = mother cappotto = coat giacca = jacket cintura = belt calze = nylons, panty hose gonna = skirt camicetta = blouse problema = problem dizionario = dictionary macchina = car aiuto = help cavallo = horse comprare = to buy, compro, compri, compra, compriamo, comprate, comprano imparare = to learn, imparo, impari, impara, impariamo, imparate, imparano bere (bevere) = to drink, bevo, bevi, beve, beviamo, bevete, bevono vivere = to live, vivo, vivi, vive, viviamo, vivete, vivono
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Lesson #045, Friday
Di che colore e' _____? = What color is _____? Di che colore sono _____? = What color are _____? Di che colore e' il limone? = What color is the lemon? Il limone e' giallo. = The lemon is yellow. Di che colore sono le fragole? = What color are the strawberries? Le fragole sono rosse. = The strawberries are red. Di che colore e' l'arancia? = What color is the orange? L'arancia e' arancione. = The orange is orange. Di che colore sono le porte? = What color are the doors? Le porte sono blu'. = The doors are blue. Di che colore e' l'asciugamano? = What color is the towel? L'asciugamano e' bianco. = The towel is white. Di che colore e' lo spazzolino? = What color is the toothbrush? Lo spazzolino e' viola. = The toothbrush is purple.
Lesson #044, Thursday
These colors must match the number and the gender of the noun which they modify: bianco = white nero = black rosso = red giallo = yellow grigio = gray camicia bianca = white shirt pantaloni bianchi = white pants vestito bianco = white dress scarpe bianche = white shoes These colors must match the number only of the noun which they modify: verde = green marrone = brown celeste = sky blue arancione = orange abito marrone = brown suit cravatta marrone = brown tie pantaloni marroni = brown pants scarpe marroni = brown shoes These colors will never change: blu' = blue rosa = pink viola = purple vestito blu' = blue dress scarpe blu' = blue shoes vestito viola = purple dress scarpe rosa = pink shoes