quello

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin cu + illu, which is a contracted form of eccum + illum.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quello m (feminine quella, masculine plural quelli, feminine plural quelle)

  1. that, those

Pronoun[edit]

quello

  1. that one
  2. those ones

Usage notes[edit]

  • quel masculine singular before a consonant (except impure s, gn, pn, ps, x, z)
  • quell' masculine singular before a vowel
  • quello masculine singular before impure s, gn, pn, ps, x, z
  • quella feminine singular before a consonant
  • quell' feminine singular before a vowel
  • quei masculine plural before a consonant (except impure s, gn, pn, ps, x, z)
  • quegli masculine plural before a vowel, impure s, gn, pn, ps, x, z
  • quelle feminine plural

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002, Giuseppe Patota, Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page p.137: