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"Il colore verde"

Translation:The color green

June 30, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loganflatt

As it should be -- England is where English started, after all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jesslc

phew! English spelling of colour is also accepted :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BabaGrusha

In my opinion The color IS green!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danmoller

The green color (adjectives can go after the noun here)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unygne_Able

I think if we say "The color is green" then in Italian, it is "Il colore è verde"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OzrenIlic

I don't understand forms of adjectives. "Il caffe nero" ends in -o. "Il colore verde" ends in -e, although both are masculine nouns. Why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierugofoz

All adjectives and nouns (masc. and fem.) that in the singular end in -e, in the plural change their ending in -i

singular. . . . . . . . plural
verde . . . . . . . . . .verdi (masculine/feminine adjective)
grande . . . . . . . . .grandi (masculine/feminine adjective)
veloce . . . . . . . . . veloci (masculine/feminine adjective)
il fiume . . . . . . . . .i fiumi (masculine noun)
la nave . . . . . . . . .le navi (feminine noun)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BugabooBear

From what I understand, adjectives have to match their noun in number and gender. Also, masculine nouns can end in either -e or -o. "Caffe" and "nero" are both masculine and singular so even if they don't end in the same letter the sentence "Il caffe nero" is correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unygne_Able

I think that "caffè" is an masculine noun, and it's "caffè" even when it's in singular form (il caffè nero) or plural form (i caffè neri).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krispykracker

Yes, words that end with accented letters don't change in the plural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

very helpful thanks.

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