Italian Word Forms, List of

An edited and accessible (formatted, numbered, searchable) edition of Matthias Buchmheier’s FREQUENCY LISTING OF ITALIAN WORD-FORMS

(http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/User:Matthias_Buchmeier:  This list can be used under the terms of the cc-by-sa, GFDL, or LGPL licenses.)

Edited by Robert B. Youngblood

Matthias Buchmeier’s listing is an electronic transfer based on 5,765,191 Italian words of sub-titled dialog of international feature films and television series for Italian audiences.

Buchmeier’s frequency listing comprises just under 75,000 words. It is the most complete, discrete frequency list known to the editor — a huge repository.  In its online layout form, however, it is a raw listing, reproducing word after word, line after line across web pages of 5,000 words apiece. 

Buchmeier’s list reproduces the individual form of each spoken word — i.e., each form of the declinable parts of speech, the various determiner forms, individual conjugated verb forms, personal pronouns, verb forms plus pronouns (e.g., “farlo, smettila, eccoli, dagli, darle, esserci, vattene”), for instance, both singular and plural noun forms, individual 2- and 4-form adjectives, compound prepositions plus articles — each form by descending frequency down to two-occurrence words.

Buchmeier’s list is impossible to search. The editor of this listing has transformed the raw listing into a clearly formatted, numerical and searchable listing.

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ADJECTIVES, ITALIAN

COLLOCATION OF FIVE PRINTED SOURCES

This list identifies the basic adjectives actually used in printed and spoken Italian (as opposed to lists compiled by instructors / textbook authors).

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Four Forms

attento bianco bravo buono caldo caro cattivo chiaro diverso duro famoso freddo giusto grosso interno intero libero lieto nero nuovo perfetto piccolo pieno poso pronto proprio prossimo pubblico ricco santo sicuro solito stanco stesso tranquillo ultimo unico vecchio vicino vivo

Two Forms

capace difficile facile generale gentile giovane grande importante inutile personale presente reale simile speciale terribile

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Four Forms

ampio azzuro basso bello classico comodo completo contento continuo corto curioso doppio esatto estremo falso fermo fortunato fresco giallo grigio improviso largo leggero malato mezzo mio moderno nervoso noto pazzo pericoloso politico povero pratico preciso profondo puro rapido rosso sacro secco serio solo straordinario stupido suo tragico tuo umano vario vero vostro zitto

Two Forms

breve civile enorme familiare forte francese grave ideale inglese intelligente naturale originale recente semplice sociale ufficiale verde

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Four Forms

adatto allegro amaro americano antico artistico assoluto assurdo calmo carico cattolico cieco contrario cristiano critico definitivo degno democratico destro diretto dritto divino domestico economico elettrico esterno estraneo eterno europeo fantastico fisico fisso grasso incerto infinito interno intero italiano lento lucido magnifico necessario nostro nudo numeroso onesto piano prezioso primo privato ricicolo sano scritto secondo segreto simpatico singolo strorico straniero tedesco violento vuoto

Two Forms

centrale commerciale commune debole dolce eccezzionale essenziale evidente felice frequente impossibile incredibile industriale inferiore interessante internazionale inutile milanese morale nazionale particolare possibile precedente pricipale sufficente superiore triste uguale utile veloce