• Italian grammar
  • 1 Italian alphabet and pronunciation (letters,...)
  • 2 Function of Italian words (subject, object)
  • 3 Italian articles (the/a, an) [0/16]
  • 4 Italian numbers (cardinal, ordinal) [0/7]
  • 5 Italian nouns [0/13]
  • 6 Italian adjectives [0/17]
  • 6.1 Adjective agreement in Italian (endings) [0/2]
  • 6.2 Qualifying adjectives in Italian [0/3]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in Italian (my, your, his/her...) [0/3]
  • 6.4 Demonstrative adjectives in Italian (this, that) [0/2]
  • 6.5 Indefinite adjectives in Italian (some, any...) [0/3]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in Italian (one, the first...) [0/2]
  • 6.7 Interrogative adjectives in Italian (what/which,...) [0/2]
  • 6.8 List of adjectives in Italian (A-Z)
  • 7 Italian pronouns [0/28]
  • 7.1 Personal pronouns in Italian [0/6]
  • 7.2 Relative pronouns (who, that, which, ...) in Italian [0/4]
  • 7.3 Possessive pronouns in Italian (mine, yours, his, ...) [0/4]
  • 7.4 Demonstrative pronouns (this, that, ...) in Italian [0/3]
  • 7.5 Indefinite pronouns (few, some, many, ...) in Italian [0/4]
  • 7.6 Interrogative pronouns (who, what, which) in Italian [0/4]
  • 7.7 Reflexive pronouns in Italian (myself, each other) [0/3]
  • 8 Italian prepositions [0/25]
  • 8.1 Italian simple prepositions [0/20]
  • 8.1.1 Italian preposition "di" (of, from,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.2 Italian preposition "a" (at, to,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.3 Italian preposition "da" (by, from,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.4 Italian preposition "in" (in, to,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.5 Italian preposition "con" (with) [0/1]
  • 8.1.6 Italian preposition "su" (on, over,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.7 Italian preposition "per" (for, to,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.8 Italian prepositions "tra/ fra" (between, among,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.9 "On" in Italian (su)
  • 8.1.10 "To" in Italian [0/4]
  • 8.1.11 Italian prepositions of place and time [0/3]
  • 8.1.12 Simple preposition chart - English to Italian [0/5]
  • 8.2 Italian articulated prepositions [0/3]
  • 8.3 Expressions with Italian prepositions [0/2]
  • 9 Italian adverbs [0/24]
  • 9.1 Italian adverbs of manner (good, bad, so) [0/4]
  • 9.2 Italian adverbs of frequency and time (always, now) [0/4]
  • 9.3 Italian adverbs of place (here, there) [0/4]
  • 9.4 Italian adverbs of quantity (more, nothing, enough) [0/3]
  • 9.5 Italian affirmation/negation adverbs (Yes, No, Neither) [0/4]
  • 9.6 Italian adverbs of doubt, interrogative/exclamative [0/5]
  • 10 Italian comparatives, superlatives (adjectives/adverbs) [0/7]
  • 11 Italian tenses and verb conjugation [0/17]
  • 11.1 Present tense in Italian (presente indicativo) [0/2]
  • 11.2 Past tenses in Italian [0/11]
  • 11.3 Future tenses in Italian [0/4]
  • 12 Italian verbs [0/94]
  • 12.1 Functions and classification of Italian verbs [0/1]
  • 12.2 Transitive and intransitive verbs in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.3 Active voice and passive voice in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4 Italian regular verbs [0/30]
  • 12.4.1 First conjugation in Italian (verbs ending in -are) [0/16]
  • Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the first conjugation (Score -/-)Free
  • Conjugation of abitare (to dwell) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of amare (to love) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of giocare (to play) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of lavorare (to work) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of mangiare (to eat) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of parlare (to speak) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of studiare (to study) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of pagare (to pay) in Italian [0/1]
  • 12.4.2 Second conjugation in Italian (verbs ending in -ere) [0/6]
  • 12.4.3 Third conjugation in Italian (verbs ending in -ire) [0/8]
  • 12.5 Italian irregular verbs [0/38]
  • 12.5.1 Conjugation of irregular verbs ending in -are [0/8]
  • 12.5.2 Conjugation of irregular verbs ending in -ere [0/24]
  • Conjugation of sapere (to know) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of leggere (to read) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of mettere (to put) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of piacere (to like) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of rimanere (to remain, to stay) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of conoscere (to know) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of scrivere (to write) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of vivere (to live) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of chiudere (to close, to shut) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of prendere (to take, to catch) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of bere (to drink) in Italian [0/2]
  • Conjugation of tenere (to hold, to keep) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.3 Conjugation of irregular verbs ending in -ire [0/6]
  • 12.6 Italian modal verbs [0/6]
  • 12.7 Italian reflexive verbs [0/2]
  • 12.8 Verbi sovrabbondanti in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.9 Verbi difettivi in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.10 Verbi fraseologici in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.11 Verbi impersonali in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.12 Auxiliary verbs (essere, avere) in Italian [0/5]
  • 12.13 Verbs and prepositions in Italian
  • 13 Italian moods
  • 14 Indicative mood in Italian
  • 15 Subjunctive in Italian [0/9]
  • 16 Conditional in Italian [0/4]
  • 17 Infinitive in Italian [0/1]
  • 18 Imperative in Italian [0/3]
  • 19 Gerund in Italian [0/3]
  • 20 Present participle in Italian [0/1]
  • 21 Past participle in Italian [0/1]
  • 22 Italian sentences [0/15]
  • 22.1 Italian sentence structure (word order) [0/4]
  • 22.2 Structure of complex Italian sentences [0/4]
  • 22.3 Not in Italian (negation, negative sentences) [0/3]
  • 22.4 Italian interrogative sentences (questions) [0/1]
  • 22.5 Italian conditional sentences (if-clauses) [0/1]
  • 22.6 Italian passive sentences [0/1]
  • 22.7 Italian impersonal construction (Si impersonale) [0/1]
  • 23 Italian conjunctions [0/4]
  • When we have to describe someone or something, we usually don't find the more appropriate adjectives.

    Here you'll find some groupes of qualifying adjectives according to their first letter.

    Adjectives with A

    Italian English
    accecante dazzling
    acerbo unripe / immature
    adattabile easygoing
    adottato adottato
    adorabile adorable
    affamato hungry
    alto tall / high
    amaro bitter
    ambiguo ambiguous
    ammirevole admirable
    antipatico unpleasant
    apatico apathetic
    arrogante arrogant / insolent
    artistico artistic
    asociale asocial
    attraente charming
    azzurro light−blue

    Adjectives with B

    Italian English
    banale banal
    bastardo bastard
    bello handsome
    benestante well−off
    bisognoso needy
    bollente boiling
    bravo good
    brillante brilliant
    brutto ugly
    buono good

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    Adjectives with C

    Italian English
    carino nice
    caldo hot
    caloroso warm / loving
    coccolone cuddly
    combattivo combative
    cordiale friendly
    costruttivo constructive
    creativo creative

    Adjectives with D

    Italian English
    daltonico color−blind
    dannoso damaging
    delizioso delicious
    determinato determined
    diabolico diabolic
    didattico didactic
    differente different
    diffuso common / widespread
    diligente diligent
    dinamico dynamic
    discreto careful
    disordinato disorganised
    disponibile available
    distruttivo destructive
    divergente divergent
    divertente funny
    diverso different
    divino divine
    docile docile
    dolce sweet

    Adjectives with E

    Italian English
    eccentrico eccentric
    ecologico ecological
    edificante edifying
    educato polite
    effervescente effervescent
    efficace efficient
    egocentrico egocentric
    egoista selfish
    elegante elegant
    elementare elementar
    eloquente eloquent
    energetico energetical
    enorme huge
    eroico heroic
    espressivo expressive
    estimato hestimate
    estroverso extroverted

    Adjectives with F

    Italian English
    facile easy
    facoltativo facultative
    falso false
    famoso famous
    fantastico fantastic
    febbrile feverish
    felice happy
    fenomenale phenomenal
    fertile fertile
    flessibile flexible
    focoso fiery
    forte strong
    freddo cold
    frettoloso hurried / rushed
    furbo sly

    Adjectives with G

    Italian English
    galante gentlemanly
    gelido freezing
    geloso jealous
    generoso generous
    gentile kind
    gigante huge
    giocoso playful
    gioioso joyful
    goloso gluttonous
    gommoso gummy
    grande great / big
    grasso fat
    gratificante gratifying
    grintoso gritty
    grosso large / big

    Adjectives with I

    Italian English
    ideologico ideological
    ignorante ignorant
    ignorato ignored
    imminente imminent
    immortale immortal
    imponente majestic
    importante important
    inadeguato inappropriate
    inagibile condemned
    incapace unable
    incinta pregnant
    incoerente incoherent
    inconcepibile inconceivable
    incorreggibile incorrigible
    indaffarato busy
    indifferente indifferent
    indiscutibile unquestionable
    indomabile untamable
    ingenuo naive
    ingrassato fattened
    inimitabile inimitable
    insensato stupid
    insicuro insecure
    insospettabile unsuspected
    instabile unstable
    intelligente clever
    intollerante intollerant
    intraprendente enterprising
    introverso introverted

    Adjectives with L

    Italian English
    laborioso laborious
    lacerante tearing
    lacrimoso tearful
    lacunoso defective
    laico laic
    lamentoso whiny
    largo large
    laterale lateral
    latitante fugitive
    leale loyal
    legale legal
    leggendario legendary
    leggiadro graceful
    leggibile readable
    legittimo legitimate
    lentigginoso freckled
    lento slow
    letale lethal
    letterale literal
    liberale liberal
    liberatorio liberating
    libertino libertine
    lieto happy
    lieve light / delicate
    limitato restricted
    limpido limpid / clear
    lineare linear
    liquido liquid
    liscio smooth
    litigioso litigious
    logico logical
    logoro jaded
    loquace talkative
    luccicante glittering
    lucente bright
    lucido shiny
    luminoso bright
    lunatico moody
    lungo long
    lussuoso luxurious
    lussurioso lustful

    Adjectives with M

    Italian English
    magico magic
    magnifico wonderful
    malato ill
    marcio rotten
    marittimo maritime
    matrimoniale married / double
    matto crazy
    melodico melodic
    meraviglioso amazing
    mitico great
    morbido soft
    moribondo dying
    multietnico multiethnic
    multiforme multiform
    musicale musical
    muto dumb

    Adjectives with N

    Italian English
    nascosto hidden
    naturale natural
    nauseante nauseating
    navale naval
    navigabile navigable
    nazionale national
    negativo negative
    nemico enemy
    nebbioso foggy
    nervoso nervous
    nobile noble
    nocivo harmful
    nomade gipsy
    normale normal
    noioso boring
    nostro our
    notevole remarkable
    notturno noctural
    nubile unmarried
    nudo naked
    numeroso numerous
    nuovo new
    nutriente nutritious
    nuvoloso cloudy
    nuziale nuptial

    Adjectives with O

    Italian English
    obeso obese
    obsoleto obsolete
    occasionale occasional
    occulto occult
    odioso hateful
    odoroso smelly
    oligarchico oligarchical
    omogeneo homogenous
    onirico dreamlike
    opposto opposite
    orientale eastern
    ornamentale ornamental
    ossessivo obsessive
    ostile hostile
    ottico optic
    ottuso obtuse
    ozioso idle

    Adjectives with P

    Italian English
    pacato steady
    passivo passive
    pazzesco crazy
    pensoso thoughtful
    perduto missing / lost
    perspicace nimble
    perseverante persisting
    pesante heavy
    piccante spicy
    piccolo small / little
    pieno full
    pittoresco vivid
    potente powerful
    prossimo next / near
    prudente cautious
    pulito clean
    puzzolente stinky

    Adjectives with Q

    Italian English
    quadrato squared
    qualche some
    quale what / which
    qualificativo qualifying
    qualificato qualified
    qualsiasi any
    qualunque any
    quatto crouched
    quello that
    questo this
    quieto quiet
    quotidiano daily

    Adjectives with R

    Italian English
    rabbioso furious
    ramificato branched
    redditizio profitable
    repellente repellent
    restante / rimanente remaining
    rettangolare rectangular
    ribelle rebellious
    riccio curly
    ridondante redundant
    riflessivo reflexive
    rigato striped
    rilassante relaxing
    risolutivo resolutive
    rispettoso respectful
    risplendente shining
    robusto robust
    romano roman
    rosso red
    rotto broken
    rovente scorching
    rozzo rough
    rugoso wrinkled
    russo Russian
    ruvido rough

    Adjectives with S

    Italian English
    salato salty
    scondito unseasoned
    scoperto uncovered
    scuro dark
    serbo Serbian
    sesto sixth
    simpatico nice
    solare solar
    stanco tired
    storico historical
    storpio crippled
    strano strange
    stretto narrow / tight
    stupendo wonderful
    stupido stupid
    svelto quick

    Adjectives with T

    Italian English
    taciturno silent
    temibile formidable
    tenace tenacious
    testardo stubborn
    tenero tender
    terrificante fearful
    terrorizzato terrified
    timido shy
    timoroso timorous
    toccante moving
    tollerante tolerant
    tonto dumb
    tortuoso winding / devious
    tosto hard
    traditore treacherous
    tranquillo quiet
    travolgente overwhelming
    tremante shivering
    triste sad
    trovato found
    turbato shaken

    Adjectives with U

    Italian English
    ubriaco drunk
    ufficiale official
    uguale identical / identical
    umile humble
    umoristico humorous
    unico unique
    unito unified
    universitario university / academic
    usato used
    ustionante scalding
    usuale usual
    utopistico utopian
    utile useful

    Adjectives with V

    Italian English
    variabile variable
    variegato variegated
    vasto wide
    veloce quick
    verbale verbal
    verde green
    veritiero truthful
    vero true
    versatile adaptable
    virtuoso virtuous
    vivace lively
    volatile volatile
    vorace voracious
    votato voted
    vuoto empty

    Adjectives with Z

    Italian English
    zebrato zebra−striped
    zeppo packed
    zodiacale zodiacal
    zoologico zoological
    zootecnico zootechnical
    zoppo limping
    zuccherato sugared


    Declension rules

    enlightenedRemember the rules about the adjectives agreement!

    Regular declension

    • Masculine singular -o
    • Feminine singular -a
    • Masculine plural -i 
    • Feminine plural -e

    Irregular declension

    • endings in -e
    • endings in -a
    • endings in -tore 
    • roots ending in -c or -g 
    • invariable