Italian adverbs: rules, examples and exercises

Italian adverbs

Today we are going to talk about Italian adverbs. First of all, it’s important to know that an adverb is a word that we use to describe a verb, an adjective, another adverb or a whole sentence (unlike adjectives which describe a noun or a pronoun). Adverbs are also invariable.

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How to use Italian if clauses with examples and exercises

italian if clauses

Today we will learn how to use Italian if clauses. Since Italian belongs to the Romance or Neolatin family of languages, it features quite a complex verbal system. Therefore, unlike other languages, we can know who the verb’s action doer is, in what tense the action is being done, and in which mode without resorting to placing an express subject in the sentence. Continue reading

How to use and conjugate the subjunctive in Italian

Italian subjunctive

Today we will learn the Italian subjunctive, most especially its present tense. As you know, it is one of the most mysterious verbal modes from the Romance languages, particularly Italian. But if we start using it in a practical manner, its mysteriousness just fades away.

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Discover how to use CI and NE in Italian

ci and ne in Italian

Today we will find out about two very peculiar words, ci and ne in Italian. You may have heard of them in books and other printed materials, you may have found them in movies and TV programs, and you might by now have a slight clue of what this article will be about. Here we will be showing in detail how to use these very Italian particles.

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Learn the Italian direct and indirect pronouns with exercises

Italian direct and indirect pronouns

Today we will learn about the Italian direct and indirect pronouns. Accordingly, when we need to substitute certain nouns -to avoid using them too repeatedly in a phrase or group of phrases-we rely on pronouns. This is possible when the noun we are swapping for a pronoun is quite understood. 

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Learn the modal verbs in Italian with exercises

modal verbs in Italian

In this lesson, you will learn all you need to know about modal verbs in Italian. Precisely, everybody talks about modal verbs, however, not everybody gets what they are. And that is a real shame since they form the base of many important structures. Modal verbs tend to be in company with the base form of the verb meaning the action, while the modal verb signifies its modality: whether we are referring to ability, likelihood, request, permission, suggestion, obligation, etc. Continue reading

Imperfect tense in Italian with examples and exercises

Imperfect tense in Italian

Today we will learn the imperfect tense in Italian, also called “imperfetto”. As you know, when we mention “past” tense from a morphological point of view, it is thought of as one type of word in English (for instance, bought, started, was, were). Since we now learn Italian, we make the distinction between passato prossimo and imperfetto, which we use to represent different things.  Continue reading