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bulletThe adjectives bello (beautiful, handsome, nice, fine) and quello (that) have shortened forms when they precede the nouns they modify. Note that the shortened forms are similar to those of the definite article.
Maschile
Singolare
bello/quello
bel/quel
bell’/quell’

Plurale
begli/quegli
bei/quei
begli/quegli


before s + consonant or z
before other consonants
before vowels
Femminile
Singolare
bella/quella
bell’/quell’

Plurale
belle/quelle
belle/quelle


before all consonants
before vowels
Chi è quel bell’uomo?
Who’s that handsome man?

Che bei capelli e che begli occhi!
What beautiful hair and eyes!

Quell’americana è di Boston.
That America woman is from Boston.

Quelle case sono vecchie.
Those houses are old.

 

bulletBello retains its full form when it follows the noun it modifies or the verb essere.

Un ragazzo bello non è sempre simpatico.
A handsome boy is not always a likable boy.

Quel ragazzo è bello.
That boy is handsome.

 

 

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