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A Bit More About Indirect Personal Pronouns Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

In my last blog we explored the basic functionality of pronomi personali indiretti. Today we’re going to see how the forme atone combine themselves with other pronouns or verbs. Let’s begin by revising the forme atone: mi = to me ti = to you (singular) gli = to him le = to her ci =…

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An Extremely Subjunctive Investigation Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

Happily, thanks to the correct list of body parts that we sent him, our grammatically challenged Tenente Ciceri didn’t have to spend a month directing traffic! If you haven’t already done so, you can read part 1. here: The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body The List Of Irregular Body Parts: the ear = l’orecchio…

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Italian Indirect Personal Pronouns Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Pronomi personali indiretti are really not as complicated as they sound once you’ve understood the basics of how they work. To Whom? Put simply, indirect personal pronouns answer the question ‘to whom?’ (a chi?) For example: a chi hai dato il libro? = to whom did you give the book? ho dato il libro a…

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The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Posted by on Apr 20, 2018

Do you enjoy a good detective story? Here’s the beginnings of a rather gruesome one! Ispettore Augusto is a hardened detective. He’s not bothered by blood and gore. With his many years of experience he’s seen it all. What he can’t tolerate though is the particularly gruesome vocabulary of his grammatically challenged assistant Tenente Ciceri!…

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Fare Pena Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

Important: The following blog is guaranteed 100% boot free! Yep, after two weeks of following Le Avventure Di Uno Scarpone I feel it’s time to move on to new, hitherto unexplored territories. Hence today I’ll be beginning a ten week mini-series based on the life of a sock. Only joking! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If it were true…

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Blue’s Favourite Song Posted by on Apr 16, 2018

Who is Blue? She’s a little blue shoe … N.B. If this blog doesn’t make any sense to you then you obviously haven’t read Le Avventure Di Uno Scarpone. Blue: “Com’รจ simpatico quel 46R! Appena tornato da una gita a Montemarcello mi ha raccontato le sue avventure. Come le racconta bene! Mi ricorda il mio…

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Al Mare, Part 2 – (Le Avventure Di Uno Scarpone) Posted by on Apr 13, 2018

You can find ‘Al Mare, Part 1’ here. Story by Geoff with Italian translation by Serena We reach the little hamlet of Montemarcello, the ubiquitous bar is located, coffee, focaccia and other nice things are ordered, and I take a well deserved rest with my brother Lefty, beneath the table out in the piazza. After…

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