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    #1

    we are italians or italian?

    the question is trivial as it seems...

    which is correct? does it depend on whether it is an adjective or a noun ?

    thanks

    PAtrizio

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    #2

    Re: we are italians or italian?

    Yes it would depend on whether it was an adjective or noun.

    A simple statement of nationality, we are all Italians. (noun).

    Or, If you are referring to the characteristics of Italians then we are all Italian (adjective).


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    #3

    Re: we are italians or italian?

    One Italian, two Italians : people born in Italy

    The Italian countryside, the Italian fashion industry, Italian wine, genuine Italian pasta sauce

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