qualcuno

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From qualche (some) +‎ uno (one).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kwalˈku.no/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uno
  • Hyphenation: qual‧cù‧no

PronounEdit

qualcuno m (feminine qualcuna) (only singular)

  1. someone, somebody
  2. (in a question) anyone, anybody
  3. some (of them)
    Synonyms: alcuno, qualche
  4. (in a question) any (of us etc)

Usage notesEdit

Always masculine in the sense of “someone”. In the sense “some (ones)”, “some (of them)” it varies with gender, but can only refer to objects and human beings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, →ISBN, page 140