In Italian grammar the part of the speech is very important.
This post about the Italian grammar is for beginners so we’ll start from the NOUN!
NOUNS are words that name and designate people, things, places
These are some examples of nouns:
compagno, cane, erba, pallone, cioccolato, libro, macchina, sole, giorno, malattia, Italia, libertà, fame, amicizia, matematica
It is possible to classify nouns in several ways:
a person, animal or thing in general. In this case they are called common names and are written with the first letter lowercase
città, ragazzo, fiume, gatto, canarino
a person, animal or thing in a particular way that distinguishes it; in this way it iswritten with an initial capital letter
Torino, Francesco, Po, Ulisse
Nouns indicate also:
a person, an animal or a real thing,thatyou may see, or hear, or touch; in this case they are called concrete nouns
casa, tavolo, mamma, amico, sole, patata, ossigeno
ideas, concepts, thoughts, feelings called abstact nouns
allegria, amicizia, velocità, paura,vecchiaia
one person or one thing; in this case they are called individual nouns
studente, ladro, pecora, soldato, stella, isola
a cluster, a group of persons or things; inthis case they are called collective nouns
classe, banda, gregge -group of sheep esercito, costellazione – group of stars ,arcipelago- group of islands
Do you want to learn Italian with me? Take a look at my course Italian Language Course – Espresso the first lesson is for FREE
Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel where I’ll post a new Italian Lesson Video each week!