Have you ever heard the word figurati in Italian? (Part 2)

Have you ever heard the word figurati in Italian? (Part 2)

Figurati is a very used Italian expression that can have different meanings. In this article you’re going to learn four uses of the word figurati. If you want to read all the other meanings of the Italian word figurati, please read The different meanings of the Italian verb figurarsi (Part 1). Figurati comes from the infinitive figurarsi. The verb figurarsi in Italian is used mainly in the second singular person – figurati – in the first plural person – figuriamoci – and in the second plural person – figuratevi. Finally, the verb figurarsi is used also in the polite form…

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New Italian movies to watch

New Italian movies to watch

Are you always looking for new resources to improve your Italian? Look no further, because today I’m going to give you a small list of new Italian movies you can watch. The nest – Il nido The nest is an Italian horror/drama movie directed by Roberto de Feo. Here’s the plot. Samuel is a wheelchair-bound child who lives with his mother Elena in an isolated villa surrounded by the woods. Elena doesn’t allow Samuel to leave the house so he grows up protected but deeply unsatisfied for the situation he’s living in. Moreover, strange things keep happening in the house.…

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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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