Italian sentence structures

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Luke
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Italian sentence structures

Post by Luke » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:57 pm

Ciao a tutti,

Sorry if this question is answer elsewhere, not really sure how to word/ask,

In english I could say (for example):

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"I have a red car"
Which would translate to

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"Ho una macchina rossa"
Looking at it from an english perspective I would see "I have a card red". Does this mean that generally all adjectives would come after the noun?

In fact, is there anything I could look at to better understand the sentence structure in italian? or could someone label some example structures for me? eg subject proverb verb etc etc

I hope this makes sense?

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Re: Italian sentence structures

Post by Luke » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:15 pm

Another example is:

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"Ieri non era bello"
Although I have gotten used to where you have to place 'non' (normally before a was or is/am etc)
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Re: Italian sentence structures

Post by calum » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:18 pm

Luke wrote:
Looking at it from an english perspective I would see "I have a card red". Does this mean that generally all adjectives would come after the noun?

In fact, is there anything I could look at to better understand the sentence structure in italian? or could someone label some example structures for me? eg subject proverb verb etc
Hi Luke,

take a look at the Lezioni Gratuite where Peter has done tons of work that will give you the answers you seek, specifically at viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5721

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