How to learn Italian irregular verbs and articles?
Learning Italian irregular verbs and articles takes time but it’s totally feasible.
Here’s all you need:
- Good memory
- Good attitude
If you meet all of these conditions, your learning will definitely be successful!
If your memory is not that good, all you need to do is exercise it.
You need to find your own strategies: you can write notes, play or invent your own memory games, write songs containing those verbs and articles, and do exercises online.
How to learn Italian irregular verbs?
All languages have grammar rules. Most of these rules make sense and have a logic behind them.
However, there are some others that don’t. Languages can’t be perfect.
This is why, when it comes to irregular verbs, the main ingredients are memory and practice.
We prepared a list of posts about irregular verbs to make your life easier. Make sure you read them and take notes:
- Italian irregular verbs: an introduction
- Italian irregular past tense (passato prossimo)
- Italian irregular imperfect tense (imperfetto)
- Italian irregular future tense
Other than this, we recommend reading in Italian and underlining or taking notes whenever you see a new irregular verb.
You can also listen to music, podcasts, or movies and do the same.
Practice with QuizletHere's a set of flashcards and quizzes to practice this grammar topic.
How to learn Italian articles?
If you’re an English native speaker and don’t speak other Romance languages (like Catalan, French, or Portuguese), understanding why we use articles in Italian might be a bit difficult.
This is because in English we just say “the” or “a”, as in “the girl” or “a cat”.
We don’t have variations of those two words (except for “an”, as in “an elephant”).
So, you probably felt a bit lost when you first learned la musica (music) is feminine and il sole (the sun) is masculine in Italian.
Add to that all the plurals (i, le, gli, dei, delle, etc.)
Again to make your life easier, here’s a list of two posts about Italian articles:
The good thing about Italian articles is that they are short and there are not too many of them. The best thing you can do is write them down and memorize them.
By the way, we Italians are aware Italian can be difficult sometimes.
So, don’t worry if you make mistakes. Take it as an opportunity to improve.
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