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Indefinite Adjectives Part 2 is a focus on the second group of this type of adjectives.

After Indefinite Adjectives Part 1, we carry on with Indefinite Adjectives Part 2 to add some information about this category.

Indefinite Adjectives refer to something or someone in a non-specific sense.

In Italian there are 4 groups of Indefinite Adjectives.

The second group refers to people or things as a whole or stress the very general nature of something or someone.

Some examples will help you understand them better!

Italian English
Il nuovo iPhone è esaurito in tutto il mondo. The new iPhone is sold out all around the world.
Ogni studente dovrà consegnare la tesina entro domani. Every student will have to hand the essay in by tomorrow.
Qualunque persona saprebbe preparare questa ricetta. Anyone would be able to prepare this recipe.
Mi andrebbe bene qualsiasi lavoro. Any job would be fine for me.
Ciascun candidato deve presentare il cv. Each candidate has to submit the cv.

Be careful!

In the previous examples, qualunque and qualsiasi are used before the noun to refer to the totality of a category.

However, if we use them after the noun, their meaning changes:

Marco è un uomo qualunque–> Marco is an ordinary man.

Non voglio un vino qualsiasi –> I don’t want a mediocre wine.

Mi fermerò in un hotel qualunque –> I will stop in any hotel.

As you can see, in this case these adjectives have a negative meaning and refer to someone or something ordinary, mediocre or casual.

Why don’t you try and make a sentence with each adjective?

It would be a great practise!

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