Let’s start with some regular verbs: abitare (to live), avere (to have) and aprire (to open). abit-are av-ere apr-ire abitavo avevo aprivo abitavi avevi aprivi abitava aveva apriva abitavamo avevamo aprivamo abitavate avevate aprivate abitavano avevano aprivano And some irregular’s: essere (to be), fare (to do), dire (to say), bere (to drink), porre (to put) and tradurre (to translate). […]
In Italian every noun has a gender (masculine or feminine) and a number (singular or plural). Almost every Italian noun ends with a vowel except some nouns, which come from other languages, and can finish with a consonant. Usually: Nouns ending in -o are masculine (m.): prosciutto (ham), ragazzo (boy), armadio (wardrobe), treno (train), tavolo (table), gelato (ice cream), orologio […]
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How many times do we need to ask or answer the question: “What time is it?”. Keep reading to know how to do it to avoid to make a fool of yourself! Che ore sono? – Vocabulary l’ora (le ore) – hour (hours); il minuto (i minuti) – minute (minutes); il secondo (i secondi) – second (seconds); un quarto – […]
Prima Pensa, Poi Parla, Perché Parole Poco Pensate Portano Pena. Lit. “Think first, then speak. Because little-thought words bring pain”. This saying is known as la regola delle 10 P ( the rule of the 10 Ps) and it derives from the Ancient Greek times when an Athenian offended a soldier and was killed because of this. The meaning is […]
Buon tempo e mal tempo non dura tutto il tempo Lit. “Good times and bad times don’t last all the time” What does it mean? Happiness and sadness don’t last forever. So never let yourself down or think you can’t be won. It is also used when talking about the weather as tempo in Italian means time but also weather.