Conversational Italian,Leson 2

Section 7- Interogatives

Let's now look at the versatility of quanto.

In English, the words:how many , and how much, translate into one Italian word. However, it may have several endings according to what is asked In the question. Because quanta acts as an adjective, it changes its form according to gender and number.

Note.many refers to units—things that are countable, such as cars, shoes, teeth, ice cubes, cones; much refers to bulk--things that are not countable, such as water, ice cream, butter, and similar items.

Italian English Gender Singular/pplural
quanto how much Masculine Singular
quanta how much Feminine Plural
quanti how many Masculine Singular
quante how many Feminine Plural