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Avery Nichols
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Dec 27, 2014 at 1:13pm

In the sentence "Dove ci sono buoni panini vicino? good and sandwiches are plural. But if you were to use the word "qualche" in the sentence (Dove ci sono qualche buono panino vicino?). Would the words "good" and "sandwiches" have to be in their singular form.

Momma Mia
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Jan 7, 2015 at 8:40pm

Good question Avery. I tried typing the sentence into Google translator, but it wasn't even translating "some" as qualche.

kjh5475
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Jan 7, 2015 at 10:16pm

Avery - In this case you would keep "good" and "sandwich" in the singular and I believe it would be: "Dove ci sono qualche buon panino vicino?" Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Riff251
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Jan 8, 2015 at 10:09pm

In later lessons you'll learn that there is another word for some (plural) which takes plural nouns. Alcune (fem.) or Alcuni (masc.)
Since ci sono is plural, I believe you would use "alcuni buoni panini" rather than "qualche."

Singular: I have some sandwiches on the table. - Ho qualche panino sul tavolo.
Plural: There are some sandwiches on the table. - Ci sono alcuni panini sul tavolo.

Avery Nichols
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Feb 15, 2015 at 4:20pm

Thanks kjh5475 and Riff251

FluenzLab
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Feb 20, 2015 at 8:43am

Ciao everyone

As Riff251 pointed out we do teach "alcune" and "alcuni" in session 3 of level 4. But, if you haven't got there yet, you can use "qualche" as "some". And your question would indeed be:

Dove c' è qualche buon panino vicino?

Watch out: it's "c' è" because "qualche buon panino" is singular.

Avery Nichols
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Mar 29, 2015 at 5:53pm

thanks kjh5475. yah! keep everything in the singular form when using qualche.

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