quelli quei

sebongela

sebongela

 

 

Sì. Quanto costano quelli là?

Yes. How much do those over there cost?

 

Sì. Quanto costano quelli là?

Yes. How much do those over there cost?

Why not quei

Masculine consonant so why quelli not quei

Find this so confusing

 

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi sebongela, 

Thanks for this question!

In this specific case we use "quelli" instead of "quei" because "quelli" is a pronoun while "quei" is an adjective.

In this phrase, "those" acts as a pronoun, hence we need to use "quelli".

See the difference below:
  • "Sì. Quanto costano quelli là?" = "Yes. How much do those over there cost?"
  • "Sì. Quanto costano quei quadri là?" = "Yes. How much do those paintings over there cost?"

Hope this helps :)

 

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