The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

Ma che scherzi? Davvero non conosci la parola scherzare? That’s a pity because the Italian verb scherzare has many uses in Italian, and it’s one of the words Italians use pretty often. So, today I’m going to teach you the uses of the Italian verb scherzare. 1. To play cheerfully The first meaning of the Italian verb scherzare is to play cheerfully. Ex: I bambini scherzavano nel prato con il cane The children played with the dog in the lawn 2. To be kidding If you said something to someone just for fun and you didn’t really mean what you…

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Four Italian words that carry opposite meanings

Four Italian words that carry opposite meanings

Did you know that in Italian there are some words that carry opposite meanings? It’s as if the same word could mean both black and white. Confusing? Well, not so much if you can grasp the right meaning from the context. Let’s see four Italian words that carry opposite meanings and some examples of their usage. 1. AVANTI Avanti is an Italian word that can mean two opposite things. In fact, avanti can indicate something that happens after a particular date, time, event, etc. Ex: D’ora in avanti niente più bugie From now on no more lies However, avanti can…

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Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

When you want to master a language, it’s important that you start using words Italians use daily. So, I thought it was a good idea to list all the meanings of three incredibly common Italian words: anzi, appunto, comunque. 1. Anzi The incredibly common Italian word anzi has two main meanings as a conjunction. a. Anzi can be used to say that something is the opposite of what has just been stated, or that you feel or think the opposite of what has just been stated. Ex: No, non ho freddo, anzi, stranamente oggi sto morendo di caldo No, I’m…

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Italian idioms with the verb prendere

If you love Italian idioms, here’s a new article for you. Today you’re going to learn six Italian idioms you can form using the verb prendere. 1. Prendere per il naso The Italian idiom prendere per il naso literally means to take by the nose. Idiomatically, it’s used when you want to say that someone cheated someone else out or that someone was making fun of someone else. Examples a. L’hanno preso per il naso facendogli credere che aveva vinto un premio They made fun of him making him believe that he had won a price b. L’ha presa per…

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Italian idiomatic expressions with the verb andare

Italian idiomatic expressions with the verb andare

It’s always useful to know some Italian idiomatic expressions if you want to impress people with your command of the Italian language. So, today I’m going to explain eight Italian idiomatic expressions with the verb andare. 1. Non andare giù When you don’t like a situation or you can’t stand it, you can use the Italian idiomatic expression andare giù. Ex: Questa situazione proprio non mi va giù I don’t like this situation 2. Andare a ruba An item va a ruba when there’s so much demand for it, that it’s always flying off the shelves. Ex: L’ultimo modello della…

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