Gender Agreement in Italian

Concordanza di genere in italiano

Introduction Introduzione
Grammatical genders are merely a system of categorizing nouns. While grammatical and biological gender often coincide, it is not always necessary that they do. For example objects that are not people or animals do not have biological gender, so it is merely the words used to describe them that have gender, not the objects themselves.

It is important to know the gender of nouns because the articles and adjectives used with them inflect based on their gender. This is called gender agreement. For example, feminine nouns require that articles used with them be in the feminine form.
Masculine
Maschile
Feminine
Femminile
Play nonno
grandfather
Play marito
husband
Play zio
uncle
Play figlio
son
Play cibo
food
Play gennaio
January
Play cetriolo
cucumber
Play aglio
garlic
Play cagnolino
puppy
Play corpo
body
Play ciliegia
cherry
Play frutta
fruit
Play nonna
grandmother
Play zia
aunt
Play pesca
peach
Play fragola
strawberry
Play anguria
watermelon
Play cipolla
onion
Play sorella
sister
Play mela
apple
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