CI or NE? This is quite a dilemma for foreigners studying Italian! What are these two particles for? What do they express? How are they used? How do I know when I should use one or the other? You are about to find out in this article! And I will try to make the explanation clear and short. Let’s go!Read More
Author: Graziana Filomeno
Test on the IRREGULAR PAST PARTICIPLES in Italian!
There are many past participles in Italian that are completely strange and irregular, confusing both foreigners and Italians. Aaah! Oggi il sole splende come non ha mai… Spleso? Splenduto? Splento? What did I tell you? Stay there because at the end of the article I will give you the answer to this doubt that grip even Italians. Because unfortunately these are very common verbs which you need to use frequently. But every time you have to conjugate them in the past participle, you always tend to stop because you’re never sure. But first…we are going to do a nice test together, right on the strangest and most irregular past participles of the Italian language! Let’s start!Read More
Italian and its limits: things the Italian Language CANNOT do
You cannot chew gum! You cannot take photos here. You cannot eat now! You cannot dance. Ahhh! It’s really frustrating and annoying to know that you CANNOT do something, isn’t it? And yet, there are always limits to what we can do: it’s the rules of society. But did you know that this isn’t valid just for people but also for languages? Oh yeah…Even Italian has its own boundaries…So in this article we are going to see all those things that ITALIAN LANGUAGE CANNOT DO!Read More
ITALIAN TEST: Polysemic Words (do you know all their meanings?)
With this article I would like to make your life easier and help you make less mistakes and misunderstandings. In fact, the topic of this article is often the cause of doubts and disagreements, and I’m talking about POLYSEMIC WORDS.Read More
Italian Verbs that include the Verb “CORRERE”!
In Italian, there are some verbs that come from the verb “correre” (“to run”). These verbs, by adding some prefixes or suffixes, totally change the meaning. In this video, I’ll explain you what they mean and the main situations in which you can use them. Let’s find them out!Read More