Enhanced Comprehensive Italian Level 2 - Lesson #6
Quale, che, Italian vocabulary on furnishings, appliances and accessoriesAfter this class you should;
understand the difference between and properly use quale and che
be able to understand and use some vocabulary on furnishings, appliances and accessories
What or "Che" vs Which or "Quale”
This is actually a very simple lesson. It's just a matter of what vs which and deciding to use the most appropriate word. These are known as interrogative adjectives.
Quale (Italian for which) like it's English equivalent implies a choice
There are only three forms to Quale (to agree in number, it is invariable in regards to gender) The three forms are:
Quale - Singular
Quali - Plural
Qual - used before è
Gli esempi (examples);
Quale piatto è il tuo? - (Which plate is yours?)
Quali lezioni hai capito? - (Which lessons do you understand?)
Qual è il libro più interessante da leggere? - (Which is the most interesting book to read?)
Che (Italian for what) on the other hand when used as an interrogative adjective is simply asking you (or the person being questioned) for more information on something like a title, type or description. In can in some cases actually take the place of the English "what kind". Che is totally invariable and thus remains "che" regardless of gender or number.
Gli esempi (examples);
Che canzone è? - (What song is it?)
Che maglietta hai comprato? - (What shirt did you buy?)
Another use of che (Italian for what) is as part of an exclamation and can infer "a" after the what.
Gli esempi (examples);
Che belle donne! - (What beautiful women!)
Che grande idea! - (What a great idea!)
Printable large flash cards (English Side)
Printable large flash cards (Italian Side)
Printable small flash cards (English Side)
Printable small flash cards (Italian Side)
Exercise (Italian to English)
Exercise (English to Italian)
|Printable Practice Sheets|
|printable comprehension crossword|
Useful Italian question;
Class DialogUsing only the vocabulary we have learned so far, learn how to say everything below in Italian, print out and bring the printable form of this dialog and be prepared to say the dialog below for one of the persons in class.
Person #1 – Good afternoon Sir (or Madam), how are you?
Person #2 – I am well, thank you. And you, how are you?
Person #1 – I am very well, thank you. Can I help you find something?
Person #2 – Yes you can, I need to buy some chairs.
Person #1 – What type of chairs do you need?
Person #2 – I need some chairs for my dining room.
Person #1 – Ok, we have two types of chairs. We have these chairs here and we also have those chairs by the sofa under the window.
Person #2 – Which type of chair is best?
Person #1 – They are all good chairs.
Person #2 – Ok, I will buy 4 chairs.
Person #1 – Which of these chairs do you want?
Person #2 – I would like to buy those chairs that are near the window.
Person #1 – Beautiful choice. Do you need any other furniture?
Person #2 – Yes I do need other furniture.
Person #1 – What do you need?
Person #2 – I have to buy a table because now I have 4 chairs but I don't have a table.
Person #1 – You can see we have many tables, which one would you like?
Person #2 – How much does this table cost?
Person #1 – 13,000 Euro
Person #2 – Perfect, I will buy that table also. Can I pay with a credit card?
Person #1 – No, I am sorry, you have to pay with cash.
Person #2 – No problem, I will go to the bank and then I will return. Bye
Person #1 – Bye
printable class dialog
You can learn more about INSERT TOPIC HERE on these pages of the following books.
42 & 43 (page #'s may vary as I have an older edition) of "Ciao" by Carla Federici & Carla Larese Riga, copyright 1986.
207 - 210 of the book "Complete Italian Grammar" by Marcel Dansesi, copyright 1976.
84 - 87 of the book "Italian Pronouns & Prepositions" by Daniela Gobetti, copyright 2006.
If you do not own these books, don't worry, it is not mandatory that you do unless you were instructed to buy them at the beginning of the class. However, they can be very useful in a lot of ways and if you would like to know more about these books and where to buy them, simply go to our online bookstore or quicker yet, just click on the appropriate book below.
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