Ne in Italian – What does it mean?

Ne in Italian - What does it mean?

There are words in a language that are considered very difficult to master by language learners – have a look at the meanings and uses of the word ci in italian in this article -> What’s the meaning of the word ci in Italian? Let’s take the word ne in Italian. It is considered one of the most complex words to master in Italian by many students. This is probably both because the word ne in Italian carries out many different functions, and because these same functions in many other languages are either carried out by other structures or are…

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What’s the meaning of the word ci in Italian?

What’s the meaning of the word ci in Italian?

The trickiest words in a language are usually the ones that both have several meanings and are widely used. Let’s take the Italian word ci, for example. It’s pretty short, and it’s surely not difficult to remember. However, its different uses make it one of the trickiest words to master for an Italian learner. So, today I’m going to explain the meaning of the word ci in Italian and how to use it.   PERSONAL PRONOUN DIRECT AND INDIRECT OBJECT PRONOUN Ci in Italian can be both a direct object pronoun and an indirect object pronoun. As a direct object…

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Italian grammar – Difference between essere and stare

Italian grammar – Difference between essere and stare

Italian grammar is considered rather difficult by the majority of learners. This is because different languages have usually different structures – even the ones that are very similar like French and Italian. In the last article, I talked about the difference between essere and stare, a topic of the Italian grammar that creates a lot of confusion among learners. In that article, I mainly focused on the verb essere. Today, instead, I’m going to explain when to use stare. STARE Stare is generally used to indicate: 1.    Precise location Example: Le chiavi stanno nel cassetto (The keys are in the…

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Italian verbs – Difference between essere and stare

Italian verbs – Difference between essere and stare

Italian verbs are one of the areas that language learners usually consider difficult. Generally they think that the complexity lies on the fact that in Italian the suffix of verbs changes according to the person – Io corro = I run; tu corri = you run; lei corre = she runs. In reality, Italian is full of regular verbs, so once you’ve understood the general rule, you can conjugate many verbs without difficulties. In other cases, students are confused about Italian verbs usage. In particular, I’ve received some emails requesting me to explain the difference between the Italian verbs essere…

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If sentences in Italian – Some ways to express a hypothesis

If sentences in Italian – Some ways to express a hypothesis

In this article I want to talk about if sentences in Italian, explaining some of the most common ways to express a hypothesis in Italian. To talk about hypotheses in Italian, we use if sentences. These sentences are composed of two parts: 1. A condition – also called dependent clause 2. The action that occurs if the condition is fulfilled – also called independent clause Example Se esci senza cappotto, prenderai un raffreddore If you go outside without a coat, you’ll catch a cold Dependent clauses are usually introduced by the word se. Their position isn’t fixed. This means that…

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