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Reflexive Verbs – Part 2 Posted by on Sep 7, 2018

In part 1, we looked at how reflexive verbs are formed and how we conjugate them in the present tense. Let’s take things to the next level. We’ll work with the important reflexive verb ricordarsi = to remember. Let’s revise the present tense conjugations: io mi ricordo = I remember tu ti ricordi = you…

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Reflexive Verbs – Part 1 Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

You won’t get very far in Italian without reflexive verbs. Many are fundamental to everyday conversation, and not too difficult to grasp, others are more obscure and can be hard to conjugate. Mi chiamo Geoff (my name is Geoff, literally: I call myself Geoff). This is probably one of the first Italian phrases that I…

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Italian Popular Sayings – Answers Posted by on Sep 3, 2018

Here are the translations to last week’s blog Italian Popular Sayings – A Quiz avere la luna storta/di traverso literal translation = to have the moon sideways meaning = to be in a bad mood avere la luna sul gomito literal translation = to have the moon on your elbow meaning = fake! I woke…

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