Can you conjugate Italian verb forms in the right way?

Can you conjugate Italian verb forms in the right way?

Having doubts about how to conjugate Italian verb forms in the right way is normal. Even native Italians sometimes have some. Today I’m going to help you solve some of these doubts. PIACERE One of the major doubts about how to conjugate Italian verb forms you might have, could be related to one of the most common Italian verbs: piacere. I bet that one of the senteces with the Italian verb piacere you use the most is related to food, such as: mi piace la pizza – I like pizza. But what if you wanted to say that someone likes…

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Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

I think in every country there are stories about folklore characters and Italy is no exception. In Italy, every region has some peculiar folklore characters. So, today I’m going to talk about one of these Italian folklore characters: Buffarello. Buffarello Buffarello is a character born in Val di Serchio, in Tuscany. He’s a naughty sprite, not very tall – usually he’s 50 cm tall – and usually dressed in red clothes and pointed shoes. His appearance changes from town to town. In fact, in some towns he’s described as a black and ugly animal, in others as a beardless child,…

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Are you beset by doubts when you use Italian verbs?

Are you beset by doubts when you use Italian verbs?

Sometimes it happens that even Italians are beset by doubts when they have to use some verbs. If you too are beset by doubts about some Italian verbs, you don’t have to worry anymore because today I’m going to help you solve some of these doubts. 1. APRIRE One of the linguistic doubts that can hit native Italian speakers concerns the passato remoto of the verb aprire. What’s the first person singular? Now, I’ve always said aprii/aprì – which is right, don’t worry – however, some weeks ago I heard an old man saying apersi, and I thought “What? Apersi?…

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New archeological discoveries in Italy

New archeological discoveries in Italy

Italy is well known for the precence of many famous historical sites in its territory. Every year archeologists dig hoping to make new archeological discoveries. Here are some of the new archeological discoveries of the last few years in Italy. Lombardy During some excavations in Lombardy, some archeologists found the skeleton of a man who lived in the 6th century and died in his 40s or 50s. The peculiarity about the man is that he carried some sort of prothesis. Indeed, his right hand had been amputated up to his mid-forearm and it was replaced by a dagger. It appears…

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Let’s learn Italian slang

Let’s learn Italian slang

On books you usually learn standard Italian, it’s easier and it allows you to talk with everyone in Italy without problems. However, if you’ve visited Italy often, you may have noticed that in every Italian region you go, slang is also used. Italian slang can be difficult even for Italians because it can change from region to region. So, knowing Italian slang can be useful if you decide to spend more than a month in Italy. Today you’re going to learn Italian slang, just a few words, don’t worry. 1. Bordello If in standard Italian bordello means brothel, in Italian…

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