Archive for December, 2009

Che or Il Quale? Posted by on Dec 9, 2009

A couple of readers have asked me recently to explain the difference between the pronomi relativi (relative pronouns) che and il quale / la quale (both meaning ‘who’, ‘which’, and ‘that’). Va bene, proviamoci! Che This is the most common form of relative pronoun. It is invariabile (unchangeable), therefore it stays the same in the…

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Il Trasloco Posted by on Dec 6, 2009

In a recent post, I mentioned the enormous task which we have been undertaking di traslocare (of moving) my elderly parents to an apartment close to where we live. Mia mamma ha ottant’anni mentre mio babbo ne ha ottantotto ed anche se sono ancora abbastanza in gamba hanno bisogno di un po’ di aiuto. (My mum is eighty years old and…

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Word Lists – 2. Il Soggiorno Posted by on Dec 3, 2009

Questa è la seconda puntata della mia serie sulle liste di parole dedicate alla casa (this is the second part of my series of household word lists). If you missed part one, you can read it here: La Cucina. I’ve used a bigger type face for the Italian words so that you can print them…

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