"Do you have a red car?"
Translation:Hai un'automobile rossa?
I thought 'automobile' was masculine. My dictionary says it is. So wouldn't it have to be 'automobile rosso', not 'rossa' in order to be the correct choice among the three. Since 'macchine' is plural, it doesn't work either. There doesn't seem to be a correct option. Am I simply wrong about 'automobile being masculine? I really thought it was, but I could be remembering incorrectly. I'm confused. :(
Thank you for the clarification. My larger dictionary has automobile as masculine. Obviously wrong. My smaller pocket-sized dictionary, which I consulted later, has it as both masc. and fem., which just confused me further! I think I need a new Italian-English dictionary. Grazie mille.
You do match the ending of the adjective to the noun in number and gender. Because 'automobile' is a feminine singular noun, the adjective uses the feminine singular ending 'a'. If there were more than one car, then the ending of the adjective would be feminine plural 'e'. :)