Italian Adjectives

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Italian Adjectives

Learning the Italian Adjectives displayed below is vital to the language. Italian Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence.

Grammar Tips:

While in English an adjective doesn’t change when the noun changes, in Italian an adjective should agree in gender and number with the noun. For example:

a)    Masculine to feminine example:

Questo è mio figlio piccolo (this is my little son) becomes: Questa è mia figlia piccola (this is my little daughter)

As you can see from the example above, the adjective comes after the noun and also takes the feminine form.

b)    Singular to plural example:

Questo è il mio gatto bianco (this is my white cat) becomes: questi sono i miei gatti bianchi (these are my white cats).

As you can see from the example above, the adjective comes after the noun and also takes the plural form.


Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesItalian Adjectives
adjectivesaggettivi
a green treeun albero verde
a tall buildingun edificio alto
a very old manun uomo molto vecchio
the old red housela vecchia casa rossa
a very nice friendun amico molto caro

Notice the structure of the Adjectives in Italian.

List of Adjectives in Italian

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Italian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Italian vocabulary.

English AdjectivesItalian Adjectives
colorscolori
blacknero
blueblu
brownmarrone
graygrigio
greenverde
orangearancione
purpleviola
redrosso
whitebianco
yellowgiallo
sizesdimensioni (or) misure
biggrande
deepprofondo
longlungo
narrowstretto
shortbreve (or)corto (or)basso
smallpiccolo
tallalto
thickspesso
thinsottile
wideampio
shapesforme
circularcircolare
straightdritto
squarequadrato
triangulartriangolare
tastesi gusti
bitteramaro
freshfresco
saltysalato
souracido
spicypiccante
sweetdolce
qualitiesqualità
badcattivo
cleanpulito
darkbuio
difficultdifficile
dirtysporco
drysecco
easyfacile
emptyvuoto
expensivecostoso
fastveloce
foreignstraniero
fullpieno
goodbuono
hardduro (or)difficile (difficult)
heavypesante
inexpensiveeconomico
lightluce
locallocale
newnuovo
noisyrumoroso
oldvecchio
powerfulpotente
quiettranquillo
correctcorretto
slowlento
softmorbido
verymolto
weakdebole
wetbagnato
wrongsbagliato
younggiovane / giovani
quantitiesquantità
fewpochi
littlepoco
manymolti
muchmolto
partparte
somealcuni
a fewqualche
wholetutto (or)completo, totale

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