Describing People - Essere O Avere?

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Choosing the right conjugations of essere and avere in the present tense when describing what people look like.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Io ___ i capelli lunghi.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ho" because it is the first person singular form of the verb "avere" (to have) in the present tense. In this sentence, "Io ho i capelli lunghi" translates to "I have long hair."

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  • 2. 

    Tu ____alto.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sei" because it is the second person singular form of the verb "essere" (to be) in Italian. This form is used when addressing someone informally and means "you are" in English.

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  • 3. 

    Carla ___ gli occhi verdi.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ha" because in Italian, "ha" is the third person singular form of the verb "avere" which means "to have". Therefore, the sentence translates to "Carla has green eyes."

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  • 4. 

    Roberto ___ basso.

  • 5. 

    Carla ____ i capelli corti.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ha" because it agrees with the subject "Carla" and indicates that Carla has short hair.

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  • 6. 

    Lisa e io _______ bellissime!

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "siamo" because it is the first person plural form of the verb "essere" (to be) in Italian. In this sentence, "Lisa and I" are the subject, and "siamo" is the appropriate form of the verb to agree with the subject.

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  • 7. 

    Voi _____ i capelli biondi.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "avete" because it agrees with the subject "voi" which is the second person plural pronoun meaning "you all". This verb form is used when referring to a group of people who have blonde hair.

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  • 8. 

    Voi  _______carini.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "siete" because it is the second person plural form of the verb "to be" in Italian. The sentence is saying "You all are cute" in English.

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  • 9. 

    I ragazzit tedeschi _______ gli occhi azzuri.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hanno" because it is the third person plural form of the verb "avere" (to have) in Italian. In this sentence, it is used to indicate that the German boys have blue eyes.

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  • 10. 

    Le ragazze _______ alte.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sono" because the word "ragazze" is plural, and in Italian, the verb "essere" (to be) agrees with the subject in both gender and number. Since "ragazze" is feminine and plural, the correct form of the verb is "sono."

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