Today we will learn more about Italian ERE verbs. As you may know, in Italian verbs are grouped according to their ending and the classification goes from verbs ending in -are (amare), -ere (vedere) and -ire (aprire).
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
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.
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.
Today we’ll be learning about verbs andare vs venire. While andare equals the English verb “to go”, venire would be the Italian translation for “to come”. However, there are subtle details that help keep the usage of Italian verbs as very peculiar.
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.
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
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
Today we are going to show you how to use possessive adjectives and pronouns in Italian! The topic is not difficult to learn: you only need to pay attention to certain instances of use, in particular when you are speaking about family members (yours or anybody else’s). Continue reading
Today we are going to show you how to conjugate and use the Italian future tense. We will also find it featured as futuro semplice. The futuro semplice in Italian can be used in forms we may have also taken note of in other languages, and even in some that are unique to Italian itself. So, buckle up, because this will be the hell of a ride! Continue reading