The partitive in English is some, any, a few. The meaning of these words can be conveyed in Italian in the following ways.
|Ho mangiato della pizza.||I ate some pizza.|
|Ci sono degli studenti.||There are some students.|
|Conosco delle ragazze.||I know some girls.|
|Hai dell’acqua?||Do you have some water?|
|Paola invita qualche amico.|
Paola is inviting some friends.
C’è qualche problema.
There are some problems.
Ho ancora qualche giorno.
I still have a few days.