Determiners are words (as an article, possessive, demonstrative or quantifier) that makes specific the denotation of a noun phrase. In Italian they agree in gender and number with the noun.
Articles (a, an, the): They are used before nouns, but in Italian, nouns have gender and the articles must agree with the gender. Masculine words generally end in -o and feminine words generally end in -a. Words that end in -e may be either, so you will just have to memorize the gender.
See [Italian Articles] for a deeper explanation and some examples of definite and undefinite articles.
Possessive Adjectives (my, your, his, her):
See [Italian Possessive Adjectives] for a deeper explanation and some examples of this topic.
|il mio amico » my friend (male)||i miei amici » my friends (males)|
|il nostro amico » our friend (male)||i nostri amici » our friends (males)|
|la mia amica » my friend (female)||le miei amiche » my friends (females)|
|la nostra amica » our friend (female)||le nostre amiche » our friends (females)|
Demonstrative Adjective (this, these, that, those):
See [Italian Demonstrative Adjectives] for a deeper explanation and some examples of this topic.
|questo libro » this book||questi libri » these books|
|quel libro » that book||quei libri » those books|
|quello studente » that student||quelli studenti » those books|
|quella donna » that woman||quelle donne » those women|