Italian Feminine

If you're trying to learn Italian Feminine you will find some useful resources including a course about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Italian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Italian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Italian Feminine

Learning the Italian Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Italian feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

To form a feminine word from the masculine in Italian, you simply add (-a) after removing the last vowel. Here are some examples:

Figlio (son) becomes figlia (daughter), alunno (student masc.) becomes alunna (student fem.)

Note that some words cannot change into feminine; instead a whole new word should be used, example: uomo (man), donna (woman).


Here are some examples:

English FeminineItalian Feminine
FeminineFemminile
he is happylui è felice
she is happylei è felice
he is Americanlui è americano
she is American(lei) è americana
manuomo
womandonna
fatherpadre
mothermadre
brotherfratello
sistersorella
unclezio
auntzia
bulltoro
cowmucca
boyragazzo
girlragazza

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Italian.

List of Feminine in Italian

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Italian? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Italian vocabulary.

English VocabularyItalian Vocabulary
objectsgli oggetti
bathroombagno
bedletto
bedroomcamera da letto
ceilingsoffitto
chairsedia
clothesvestiti
coatcappotto
cuptazza
deskscrivania
dressabito
floorpiano
forkforchetta (or) forcella
furnituremobili (or)arredo
glassbicchiere
hatcappello
housecasa
inkinchiostro
jacketgiacca
kitchencucina
knifecoltello
lamplampada
letterlettera
mapmappa
newspapergiornale
notebooktaccuino
pantspantaloni
papercarta
penpenna
pencilmatita
pharmacyfarmacia
picturefotografia
platepiatto
refrigeratorfrigorifero
restaurantristorante
rooftetto
roomcamera
rugtappeto
scissorsforbici
shampooshampoo
shirtcamicia
shoesscarpe
soapsapone
sockscalze
spooncucchiaio
tabletavolo
toiletbagno
toothbrushspazzolino da denti
toothpastedentifricio
towelasciugamano
umbrellaombrello
underwearbiancheria intima
wallmuro
walletportafoglio
windowfinestra
telephonetelefono

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