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What is the Italian compound gerund? The Italian present gerund is the equivalent of the English -ing, as in eating. You’ll spot it because it ends in -ando or in...
What is the passive voice? Let’s look at an example of the Passive voice in Italian: A: Il cane ha mangiato la gallina. A: The dog eats the hen. And...
What does in modo da means Italian? Before we start, read the following sentences: He sat at the front so as to be able to hear. She will go to...
The Italian present gerund The gerund is a verbal mood. You’ll spot it very easily because it ends in -ando or in -endo. We use the gerund in two cases:...
What is the Italian infinitive? To understand what an infinitive is, you need to know what a verb is. A verb is a word that refers to an action. Examples...
What is the passive voice? We use the passive voice when we want to emphasize the person or thing receiving the action or the action itself. For example, instead of...
What is the passive voice? In this post, we’re going to focus on how to form the passive voice with the verb andare. Have a look at the two examples...
When to use affinché, in modo che, or così che? Affinché, in modo che, and così che are not very common in oral Italian. However, they are in written language....
What does può darsi che mean in Italian? In this post, we’re going to focus on one of those expressions that are followed by the Italian subjunctive: the equivalent of...
What does rendere mean? If you go through all the definitions of the word rendere and then check the meanings of the English word to render, you will notice many...
What is the present participle? You might be familiar with this term or you might have never heard of it because you won’t usually find the Italian present participle in...
The Italian subjunctive We use the Italian verb form congiuntivo, the subjunctive, to talk about hopes, hypotheses, desires, fears, possibilities, uncertain situations, and doubts. And you will find it a...
The Italian subjunctive If you’re here, it means you probably already heard about congiuntivo (the subjunctive). If you haven’t, here’s a quick explanation of what it is: the subjunctive is...
What are if clauses? If clauses are those sentences that mention a condition introduced by the word if. This clause is usually followed, or preceded, by a consequence. Let’s have...
What are if clauses? If you don’t know what if clauses are, here are some examples in English for you to understand better: If you cry, you feel better afterward....
What does come se mean in Italian? Today we’re going to focus on one of those expressions that trigger the Italian subjunctive: the Italian equivalent of as if. Don’t worry...
What does il fatto che mean in Italian? Have a look at the sentence below: Il fatto che lui menta è molto preoccupante. The fact that he lies is very worrying....
What does senza che mean in Italian? To understand today’s lesson, have a look at the sentence: She walked past without them noticing her. As you can see in the...
What is the past participle? The Italian past participle is the equivalent of played, cleaned, done, gone, seen, etc. Below are some examples: Ho appena visto tuo fratello. I have...
What is the present infinitive? A verb is a word that refers to an action, and the infinitive is its base form. In other words, the infinitive is the unconjugated...
What is passive voice? Take a look at the following two sentences and think about what they mean and how they’re different: The prime minister held a conference yesterday. A...
What is avere intenzione di in Italian? In this post, we’re going to focus on how to say to intend in Italian, as in to have the intention to do...
What is a mano a mano in Italian? To get in the mood for today’s post, listen to this song: A mano a mano written by Riccardo Cocciante and sung by...
How to say can’t help doing in Italian? Can’t help doing is a way of saying that we don’t want to do a particular thing because we know it’s not...
What is da in Italian? Da is a widely used Italian preposition. In this grammar note, we’re going to focus on a very specific aspect: when we’re talking about quality...
What is the Italian conditional? In Italian, we have a verbal mood that’s called condizionale. Its English equivalent is the conditional mood. Here’s an example of a sentence in the...
How to say unless in Italian? Before we go into detail, have a look at this sentence: I won’t call you unless there are any problems. This sentence means: I will...
How to use as long as? There are different ways of saying as long as in Italian, but in this post, we’re going to focus on the more colloquial one....
What is quale in Italian? Quale is the equivalent of which in Italian. And like in English it has two uses. It can either be a question word or a relative...
What’s the difference between che and cui in Italian? Before we talk about the tiny word cui, let’s talk about the pronoun che. Che means “that” or “who” (among other...
What are parole alterate in Italian? One of the great things about Italian is that you can express yourself in many different ways. Sometimes this is possible by just changing...
How to say which means in Italian? In today’s grammar note, we’re going to focus on how to say which means in Italian. In other words, you’re going to learn...
What is provided that in Italian? In today’s post, we’re going to talk about a rather formal expression that we use to give a condition. If that condition is not...
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