qualche

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From qual +‎ che.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

qualche m, f (only singular)

  1. (a) few
    Ho qualche amico.I have a few friends.
  2. some, any

Usage notes[edit]

Qualche always precedes the noun and is invariant for gender and number. The noun is always singular, even though the sense is usually plural:

Posso fare qualche domanda?Can I ask you some questions?

Adverb[edit]

qualche

  1. (rare, regional) some, about

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page 139