Examines the twelve months (Aug 1966 - Aug 1967) that would arguably be the most crucial in the band’s career, a year in which they stopped being the world’s number one touring band and instead became the world’s most innovative recording artists, pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved in the studio.
Nouns in Italian are either masculine or feminine. Usually, you can guess the gender and number of a noun based on the ending it takes. Here’s how to guess most of them based on their endings.
masculines in -o and femenines in -a
Generally, nouns ending in -o are masculine and those ending in -a or -tà are feminine. Usually, masculine nouns end in -o in the singular and -i in the plural, whereas femenine nouns end in -a in the singular and -e in the plural, e.g.
il libro - book
i libri - books
la casa - house
le case - houses
la lealtà - loyalty
la bontà - goodness
Note: nouns ending in -tà have no plural form.
There are, however, some feminine nouns ending in -o, e.g.
la mano - hand
l’auto - car
la libido - libido
la radio - radio
la moto - motorcycle
la metro - underground, subway
l’eco - echo
and some masculinenouns ending in -a, e.g.
l’aldilà - afterlife
il lama - llama
il duca - duke
il gorilla - gorilla
il pigiama - pyjamas, pajamas (US)
il sofà - sofa
nouns ending in -e
Most nouns ending in -e can be either masculine or feminine, e.g.
l’arte (f.) - art
l’amore (m.) - love
il cuore - heart
il re - king
il mese - month
il sole - sun
il mare - sea
il latte - milk
il giudice - judge
la croce - cross
la fede - faith
la luce - light
la pace - peace
-e / -a pairs
signore, signora - lord, lady
padrone, padrona - master/owner
nouns ending in -(is)ma, -(e)ma, -(o)ma, -ta and -arca
Nouns ending in one of these endings are masculine nouns of Greek origin and change to -ifor the plural, e.g.
l’aforisma - aphorism
il carisma - charisma
il cinema - cinema (UK), movie theatre (US)
il poema - poem
il clima - climate
il dramma - play, drama
il problema - problem
il programma - programme (UK), program (US)
l’idioma - language
il pirata - pirate
l’asceta - ascetic
il pilota - pilote
il poeta - poet
il monarca - monarch
il patriarca - patriarch
nouns ending in -ore, -one
Generally, nouns ending in one of these endings are masculine, e.g.
l’errore - error
genitore - parent
il fiore - flower
il calore - heat
l’autore - author
il colore - colour (UK), color (US)
nouns ending in-tudine, -zione, -sione, -gione and -tù
Nouns ending in one of these endings are feminine, e.g.
la solitudine - solitude, loneliness
la nazione - nation
la definizione - definition
la visione - vision
la ragione - reason
la virtù - virtue
la gioventù - youth
la tribù - tribe
nouns that can be both masculine and feminine
Words that refer to people can be either masculine or feminine, e.g.
amico, amica - friend
bambino, bambina - child
figlio, figlia - son, daughter
maestro, maestra - teacher, master
orso, orsa - bear
gatto, gatta - cat
Note: a lot of animals only have a masculine or feminine form, e.g. l’uccello (bird), il serpente (snake), la lucertola (lizard), la volpe (fox), etc.
nouns ending in -essa, -ina, -trice
Nouns ending in one of these endings are feminine
poeta, poetessa - poet, poetess
principe, principessa - prince, princess
elefante, elefantessa - elephant
dottore, dottoressa - doctor
leone, leonessa - lion, lioness
campione, campionessa - champion
eroe, eroina - hero, heroine
re, regina - king, queen
imperatore, imperatrice - emperor, empress
nouns ending in -ista and -ante
Nouns ending in -ista can be either masculine or feminine. To form their plural an -i or an -e is added.
il giornalista, i giornalisti - the journalist (m. s.), the journalist (m. pl.)
la giornalista, le giornaliste - the journalist (f. s.), the journalist (f. pl.)
Nouns ending in -antecan be either masculine or feminine. To form their plural an -iis added.
il cantante, i cantanti - the singer (m. s.), the singer (m. pl.)
la cantante, le cantanti - the singer (f. s.), the singer (f. pl.)
nouns ending in -ente
Nouns ending in -ente are usuallymasculine (but not always), e.g.
lo studente (studentessa) - student (female student)
il presidente (la presidentessa) - president (female president)
il paziente - patient
nouns ending in -iere
Nouns ending in -iereare always masculine, but a feminine noun can sometimes be obtained by changing the final vowel if the word refers to people, e.g.
il paniere - basket
il panettiere, la panettiera - male baker, female baker
l’infermiere, l’infermiera - male nurse, female nurse
il parrucchiere, la parrucchiera - male hairdresser, female hairdresser
§1 a lot of nouns describing people present a distinct form depending on the natural gender of the person, e.g.
uomo, donna - man, woman
fratello, sorella - brother, sister
padre, madre - father, mother
mamma, papà - mum, dad
dio, dea - god, goddess
§2 a lot of nouns are masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural, e.g.
Generally released animation looks its worst this year, and the Beauty and the Beast remake certainly doesn’t help, so it’s a good thing (for us, at least) that Anime Limited and Manga are working together on a once-a-month strategy to bring current anime releases as well as a 20th anniversary re-release of Perfect Blue to select, big-name cinemas across the UK as alternatives to crass Hollywood junk. In This Corner of the World, Napping Princess and Lu Over the Wall, for example, are slated to compete with Despicable Me 3, The Nut Job 2 and The Star. This trend kicked off with last year’s release of Makoto Shinkai’s masterpiece Your Name, which will open in the States next week to save us all from Smurf terror. So mark your calendars, obviously.
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