Elephants are grey, except the soles of their feet which are yellow, so they can hide upside-down in bowls of custard.
Oh no...this made me remember elephant jokes.
That's not what she said. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0526716/quotes?qt=qt0242660
When you use plural the the article is not contracted and it would be "gli elefanti".
what does that mean "the article is not contracted"? Probably a fundamental question but I can not figure it out. I thought the word had to follow the pattern of other words in the sentence, especially nouns
not contracted means there's no apostrope with a letter being ommited @leahjae
Reminds me of a video i had as a child: Someone stole all the colors from the zoo and Rainbow Sparkles had to get them back. In the end, the elephant was still gray.
l'elefante--- singular and masculine use o grigio gli elefanti--- plural and masculine use i grigi
the gray woman- le donne grigie -fem, plural
I think the difficulty is with the e ending. It can be an ending for masculine, feminine and feminine plural. I have found that I just need to have repeated exposure to words that end in e. Then it starts to get easier.
Eventually, Your mind pays more attention to the article which helps you realize if the word is masculine, feminine or feminine plural. This lesson follows the lesson on possessives, perhaps that lesson caused your mind to try to match endings. But even then it would be il mio elefante grigio.
I responded to your answer to help myself better grasp the concept. Hopefully, I have brought clarity and not confusion. :)
Are they your dogs on your profile picture? I really love Chihuahuas! You're lucky if they're yours!