Discovering the definite Italian articles easily

Let’s find out together the definitive Italian articles. Are you wondering what they are?

As you can see they are different in number and in the genre.

 definite article in Italian

 definite article in Italian


The articles in Italian follow the genre and the number of the name – they can be in this way;

Singular masculine

Let’s see the masculine singular form and some example to better understand

definite article in Italian

Il libro – the book

 definite article in Italian masculine

Lo scoiattolo – The squirrel


Use Lo when the name in front of you starts with these letters.

Plural masculine

We also have two forms for the masculine plural. Warning. There are two forms for the masculine version

 definite article plural masculine

definite article masculine

I libri

Gli scoiattoli


i is the plural for il

Gli is the plural of “lo.” You can use it (as the singular version) in the following cases:


It is the plural of lo, and is therefore used with names beginning with;

Singular feminine

Let’s now know the feminine;

The singular is;

definite feminine article


La sedia  – The chair

If the name starts with a vowel, the apostrophe is used.

L’amica – The friend

Plural feminine

Here the plural feminine;

definite article feminine

Le sedie – The chairs

Le amiche – The friend

No difference even if the name begins with a vowel

Sum Up

What about to sum up all?

If you want to discover more click for more grammar rules related to the definite articles here

Watch the video for pronunciation

And now let’s watch the video to learn the real native Italian pronunciation of the definite Italian articles in less than 3 minutes!


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