quello

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quello

  1. that, those

Pronoun[edit]

quello

  1. that one
  2. those

Usage notes[edit]

Adjectival forms:

  • quel: masculine singular before a consonant (except impure s, gn, pn, ps, x, z)
  • quell': masculine singular before a vowel or h
  • quello: masculine singular before impure s, gn, pn, ps, x, z
  • quella: feminine singular before a consonant
  • quell': feminine singular before a vowel or h
  • 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

Pronominal forms:

  • quello: masculine singular
  • quelli: masculine plural
  • quella: feminine singular
  • quelle: feminine plural

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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