Verbs

Verbs in Italian
Thursday, July 29TH, 2010 by
INTRO TO ITALIAN VERBS AND CONIUGATIONS Mp3 Audio: It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now. Learning Italian I verbi hanno un ruolo fondamentale nel meccanismo delle frasi. Non può esserci una frase con significato compiuto senza il verbo. Attorno...
Passato Prossimo in Italian Grammar
Monday, July 19TH, 2010 by
  For many learning Italian it's confusing as to when to use the passato prossimo (present perfect) rather than the past (passato). Things get even more complicated when you add geography into the equation. In the South of Italy you will find many people who use the passato when speaking, which...
Verbs: Mood and Tenses in Italian
Tuesday, May 25TH, 2010 by
  A verb is an action word and a variable part of speech that depends on four elements: Subject Tense Mood Conjugations   Subject: Refers to the person (first, second, third, singular and plural). Tense: Reflects whether the action is taking place in the past, present or future. For...
Reflexive Pronouns in Italian
Friday, April 02TH, 2010 by Paolo Nascimbeni
ITALIAN REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS The reflexive pronouns (i pronomi reflessivi), mi, ti, si, ci, vi, si, are identical in form to direct object pronouns, except for the third-person form si (which is the same in the singular and in the plural). The following table includes the reflexive pronouns in...
Modal Verbs
Friday, March 26TH, 2010 by
    Modal verbs are words used to give additional information about the main verb in a sentence, a verb being a word that expresses existence, action, or occurrence. In Italian the following words are modal verbs: Volere (to want to) - io voglio Potere (to be able to) - io posso Dovere (...
The Gerund Tense
Thursday, February 18TH, 2010 by
Il Gerundio Il Gerundio nella lingua italiana esprime l'idea del verbo in funzione di complemento (di tempo, di modo, di mezzo, di causa ecc); es. Lavorando ( = col lavoro) mi guadagno la vita; Avendo sbagliato ( = A causa dello sbaglio) sono stati puniti. Il gerundio ha solo 2 tempi:...
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Thursday, February 18TH, 2010 by
Verbs in Italian Grammar Il verbo può indicare un'azione che passa direttamente su un complemento detto oggetto o diretto come: Mangio il pane; Guardo la campagna, Rompo la noce, in cui l'idea di mangiare, del guardare, del rompere, non si può concepire senza quella dell'oggetto su cui ricadono...
The Passive Voice
Friday, January 29TH, 2010 by
Verbs can be active or passive voice. This means that when the subject of the verb does the action of the verb, we can say the verb is active, alternatively a verb is in the passive voice if the subject has the action of the verb made. The passive voice (la forma passiva) is a construction in...
Conditional Perfect Tense
Tuesday, January 12TH, 2010 by
The conditional perfect is a tense that is used to express the idea of "would have." Some examples of sentences in the conditional perfect in English are:1. I would have bought a house, but I didn't have the money.2. She woud have come but she was ill.Here is how you do it:1. You need the...
Future Tense Part 3: Future Perfect
Friday, January 08TH, 2010 by
The future perfect is a tense that is used to express the idea of "will have." Some examples of sentences in the future perfect in English are:1. By the time you arrive we will have already left= Ora che tu arrivi, io sarò già partito2. I will have already bought the car by the time you can loan...

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