Domanda: bel e bello

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Domanda: bel e bello

Post by Angel » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:03 pm

Qual è la differenza tra bel e bello ?

Per essempio:
1) oggi è un bel giorno
2) è un bambino troppo bello

Grazie,

Angel

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Post by Roby » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:17 pm

Explanation of Bello

Before a consonant, this adjective changes in the same
way as the previous
one (i.e. it drops two letters), but in this case it
is not a free choice,
because bello in full would sound unacceptable:
un bel gatto (a nice cat) notice: "un bello gatto" is
wrong
un bel cappotto (a nice coat)
un bel lavoro (meaning both a nice job and a good job)
un bel cane (a nice dog)
etc. etc.

When the shortening occurs before a vowel, only one
letter is dropped
instead of two, and an apostrophe links the adjective
to the noun (as it
happens when using articles l',

il bell'orologio (the nice watch) notice: l'orologio -
il bell'orologio
il bell'uccello (the nice bird) notice: l'uccello - il
bell'uccello
il bell'esemplare (the nice specimen) notice:
l'esemplare - il
bell'esemplare
and so on.

Feminine gender (bella) does not change:

una bella casa (a nice house)
la bella stagione (the fine season)
When the following feminine noun starts with a vowel,
the form bell' may be
used, although modern language tends to abandon the
latter form when the
vowel is not an "a":

una bella automobile ~ una bell'automobile (a nice
car, both are correct)
la bella isola or (less common) la bell'isola (the
nice island)
una bella estate or (less common) una bell'estate (a
nice summer)

Used with masculine plural nouns, the adjective turns
into begli when
followed by a vowel, bei when followed by a consonant
(this is the same
phonetic change which occurs for plural articles i ~
gli,
i begli occhi (the pretty eyes) notice: gli occhi - i
begli occhi
i begli abiti (the nice clothes) notice: gli abiti - i
begli abiti
i begli effetti (the nice effects) notice: gli effetti
- i begli effetti
...and
i bei cani (the nice dogs)
bei gioielli (nice jewels)
bei capelli (fine hair)
etc. etc.

No change occurs in feminine plural:

le belle vacanze (the nice holidays)
le belle arti (the fine arts)
le belle melodie (the nice melodies).

The conjugations of BELLO

Singular
Masculine

bel il bel museo
bello il bello stadio
bell' il bell'albergo

Plural
Masculine

bei i bei musei
begli i begli stadi
begli i begli alberghi

Singular
Feminine

bella la bella citta'
bell' la bell'isola

Plural
Feminine

belle le belle citta'
belle le belle isole

Note: Gli alberghi sono belli


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Post by Angel » Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:54 pm

Mamma mia,

Roby, grazie mille per la tua stupenda spiegazione :D

A presto

Angel

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