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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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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New Italian books to read this summer

New Italian books to read this summer

I don’t know about you but during summer I like to read books while I’m on holiday. I read them before breakfast, after breakfast while liying on the beach in the afternoon and also before going to sleep. Reading is actually one of the major activities I do while I’m on holiday. If you’re a little be like me and are searching for new Italian books to read, here are my suggestions. 1. Lena e la tempesta Lena e la tempesta is a book by Alessia Gazzola. Gazzola wrote also a book called L’Allieva, that has been adapted as an…

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How to sound like a native using allora and dai

How to sound like a native using allora and dai

Who, among language learners, doesn’t want to sound like a native? One of the ways to do this is to start using words and expressions Italians use everyday. Allora and dai are two Italian words that are widely used in Italy. So, learning how to use them properly can help you sound like a native. DAI I’m sure you’ve already seen this Italian word somewhere in your Italian books. One of the first things you learn about the word dai is that it’s the second singular person of the present tense of the verb dare – to give. Ex: Mamma,…

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