grammar question


why is it le scarpe maronni and not maronne?


le scarpe marrone not marroni i mean

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Hi Colin,

In Italian, unlike English, adjectives change depending on the number and the gender of the word they modify. The adjectives that end in -e in the singular take -i in the plural, regardless of the gender of the noun:

La scarpa marrone (feminine, singular) > Le scarpe marroni (feminine, plural)
L'albero marrone (masculine, singular) > Gli alberi marroni (masculine, plural)

La foglia verde (feminine, singular) > Le foglie verdi (feminine, singular)
Il libro verde (masculine, singular) > I libri verdi (masculine, plural)

Hope this helps!


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