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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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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Italian connecting words – Dunque, quindi, and perciò

Italian connecting words

Knowing how to use the right linking word in Italian can help you both speak and write more easily, and organize your conversations logically. Some time ago, I talked about how to use the Italian connecting words insomma, and allora. Today, I’d like to explain how the Italian connecting words dunque, quindi, and perciò are used. DUNQUE Dunque can be used in many different ways in Italian. 1. Dunque can be used to express a consequence, a deduction or a conclusion. Ex: Questa casa è enorme e dunque è più adatta a una famiglia This house is huge, so it’s…

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Italian modal verbs – Difference between sapere and potere

Italian modal verbs – Difference between sapere and potere

Potere and sapere are two Italian modal verbs that are widely used. So, knowing how to use them is essential to communicate clearly and effectively. If some of the uses of sapere and potere are quite simple to grasp, some others can be confusing at first. Let’s start from the explanation on how to use the verb sapere and potere and then we’ll move on to their differences. I’m going to use an extract of my Italian grammar for this explanation. Potere Potere is usually followed by a verb in the infinitive. Potere can be generally used to: a. Express…

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Let’s learn Italian pronominal verbs

Let's learn Italian pronominal verbs

In Italian there is a group of verbs called pronominal verbs. Italian pronominal verbs are verbs that change their meaning when combined with pronominal particles – ci, ne, la – or with reflexive pronouns. Sometimes this change is small, some others it’s rather deep. So, today you’re going to learn seven very common Italian pronominal verbs. FARCELA Farcela in Italian means to succeed in doing something or manage to reach a goal. Ex: Ce l’ho fatta! Ti ho battuto! I did it! I’ve beaten you! Another common meaning of the Italian pronominal verb farcela is to be tired, fed up…

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