I am struggling a bit with Italian articles.  I found this video helpful.  She teaches in Spanish, so it helps if you know Spanish, but even if you don’t, I believe you may find this helpful if you, too, are struggling with Italian article adjectives.

Also helpful… A student in the following note to me in an email:


The following comes from the Living Language book.

il is used before most nouns beginning with a constant example il tavoloil letto

lo is used before:

1. words beginning with the letter s followed by a consonant (spstsc, etc) example lo specchio

2. words beginning with the letter z example lo zio

l’ before all vowels example l’armadiol’uomol’amico

in the plural:

il becomes I

lo and l’ becomes gli