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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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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