"We have pink towels."
Translation:Abbiamo gli asciugamani rosa.
Ah, colors are tricky. Some change, and some don't. The colors that are also names of flowers do not change when they are used as an adjective. Rosa - pink, una rosa - a rose. Viola - purple, una viola, a violet. So 10 pink roses would be "dieci rose rosa" He has a purple coat would be "Lui ha un cappotto viola" The nickname for Fiorentina, the Florence soccer team, is "i viola", because they have purple uniforms. Another color that doesn't change is blu.
I'm not sure what you are asking. The only color you reference is "azzurro" which does change. "The Azzurra shirt" in Italian would be "la maglia azzurra" (soccer jerseys are usually maglia not camicia). The Italian national team are "gli Azzurri". When referencing a team in the newspaper, often the feminine singular is used because "la squadra" is understood. I'm not sure if I've answered your question.
I wasn't trying to say that that is the only rule. I was trying to say that it is complicated, and one rule is the flower thing. I threw "blu" in to point out that there are more colors that don't decline, and you just have to learn them. However, of the really common colors, only pink (rosa), purple (viola), and blue (blu) do not change. Green (verde), brown (marrone), orange (arancione), and sky blue (celeste) are -e ending adjectives, and everything else are normal -o/-a ending adjectives. (giallo, nero, bianco, rosso, azzurro, grigio to name a few)
That's not it. There are clear-cut rules regarding when to use which form of the article.
If you go back far enough in time, all words are random.
Right, but, if I am in a shop and someone says, "hey we have those towels in blue", and I respond "we have the pink ones", that's very different than just "we have pink towels", totally different meaning. These subtle but important differences are not being learned here.
(I) io ho
(you) tu hai
(he/she/it) lui/lei ha
(we) noi abbiamo
(y'all) voi avete
(they) loro hanno
Because the color pink - rosa - does not change form. There are a handful of colors that do this. Rosa is also the word for the rose flower. That word does change. So "the pink roses" would be "le rose rosa". Viola works the same way. It's another color based on a flower that doesn't change. "the purple violets" would be "le viole viola". Another common color that doesn't change is "blu". You just have to memorize them.