Lezione 10-Numbers 11-30 & adjectives (including colours & nationalities)

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Ciao a tutti! (Hello everyone!)

Let us begin con (with)... more NUMeri! (numbers!)

The numeri from 11-16 are fairly simple, each one ending in -dici, which could be -teen in English (thirteen, fourteen etc.). The letters in bold represent the stressed syllable of each number.

So:

11-Undici

12-Dodici

13-Tredici

14-Quattordici

15-Quindici

16-Sedici

Great! Now let's pace up to 19:

17-Diciassette

18-Diciotto

19-Diciannove

Facile, isn't it? What does that mean again? Hehe. It means: Easy. Think of the verb 'Facilitate' in English. That should help you :)

Finally, we have reached our twenties. Well, you have I haven't-Ho solo diciotto anni! (solo-only/just/lonely) Haha =).

20-Venti

21-Ventuno* (Venti and other numbers like trenta drop the last vowel before uno and otto, so ventuno NOT ventiuno)

22-Ventidue

23-Ventitré- Tre takes an accent when it is the last digit of a larger number.

Getting the hang of it? As you will have noticed, they start with 'Venti'-'twenty' and end with the first three cardinal numbers-one, two and three.

So, 24 is:

Ventiquattro

25-Venticinque

26-Ventisei

27-Ventisette

28-Ventotto*

29-Ventinove

30-Trenta!

*28 in Italian is not 'Ventiotto' as you would have rightfully thought (which is good! it means you're entering the Italian ideology)

Bravi! (Well done to more than one person). Remember to practise these by listening to the video:)

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Aggettivi-adjectives


Firstly, let's start with the colours. The Italian flag is composed of the colours green, white and red as you can see on the guide's cover.


Red-rosso

Blue-blu

White-bianco

Green-verde

Yellow-giallo

Orange-arancione (ar-an-CHOH-neh)

Black-nero

Brown-marrone

Light blue-azzurro

Purple-viola (vee-YOH-lah)

Grey-grigio (GREE-joh)

Pink-rosa

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