Tag: verbs

Italian Vocabulary – Il Lungo Viaggio [Part 3]

Part 3 of the il lungo viaggio vocabulary series. (parts 1 and 2) These words are also a part of my memrise course which can be found here. correre il rischio Non posso correre il rischio che abbiano ragione. I can’t take a chance that they’re right. giurare Giuro solennemente di dire...

Italian Imperatives

Imperative – form of the verb used to give orders and instructions How to conjugate the imperative: There are a number of -ire verbs which do not add -isc to the stem. These are partire, dormire, aprire, sentire. The endings for these verbs are: -i, -a, -iamo, -ite, -ano. It is worth...

Italian Present Continuous

The present continuous is used to talk about what is happening at the moment. It is only used in this circumstance, and not to talk about things that are continuing, but not happening at this very minute. The present continuous is relatively simple to conjugate. It is made using...

The Correct Usage of PIACERE

How many times a day do you use the verb to like? Quite a few times I’m sure. It is a very common verb and of course language learners are keen to learn its usage as soon as possible. However, it is not only for this reason that I have...

My linguistic aspirations

I want to dream in my target languages. Perhaps to be more accurate (or realistic), I want to daydream in my target languages.  This is a strange aspiration, I know, but what kind of language learner would I be if my ultimate goal was not to be so comfortable...