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Il Congiuntivo quiz – the answers Posted by on Aug 27, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Last week I presented a quiz on the subjunctive, and I received lots of responses! See the answers below to see how you did: I think they are rich. – Penso che siano ricchi. I want you to work. – Voglio che tu lavori. The teacher wants the students to listen. –…

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Il Congiuntivo – Irregular verbs + Quiz! Posted by on Aug 20, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Here is a list of irregular verbs in the present subjunctive. Below, there is a quiz with some sentences to translate into Italian in the comments. There is a little bonus sentence that’s extra difficult, try it out. ūüôā Buona fortuna! List of irregular verbs in the present subjunctive: Essere (to be)…

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The subjunctive – Il congiuntivo Posted by on Aug 13, 2021

Ciao a tutti!¬† Today let’s talk about il congiuntivo, the subjunctive tense. The subjunctive indicates a subjective attitude toward the action or situation described by the verb. It is used to express wishes,¬†thoughts,¬†beliefs,¬†worries, and¬†doubt (voglio che¬†(I¬†want¬†that),¬†spero che¬†(I¬†hope¬†that),¬†penso che¬†(I¬†think¬†that),¬†credo che¬†(I¬†believe¬†that),¬†temo che¬†(I‚Äôm¬†afraid¬†that),¬†dubito che¬†(I¬†doubt¬†that): Penso che legga – (I think he’s reading) Non sono sicura che abbia venduto…

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Temporale Estivo Posted by on Aug 6, 2021

Ciao a tutti!¬† Seeing as summer is in full swing, I wanted to share a summer inspired poesia (poem): Temporale Estivo – “Summer Lightening Storm” written by Federigo Tozzi (1883-1920). Some of Federigo Tozzi’s background according to wikipedia: “Tozzi was the son of an innkeeper. He initially worked as a railway official, but took over…

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I Giochi Olimpici – The Olympic Games Posted by on Jul 29, 2021

OLIMPIADI TOKYO 2020 Ciao a tutti! Tutto il mondo guarda i migliori atleti di oltre 200 nazioni che competono l‚Äôuno contro l‚Äôaltro. (The whole world is watching the best athletes from over 200 nations compete against each other.) Ecco gli olimpiadi Tokyo 2020! (Here are the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!) Are you watching Italy (or the…

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Italian Body Language Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

Italian Body Language Words and speaking are important, but so is non-verbal communication like body language. Italians are known to gesticulate consistently with their hands, so let’s look at some common gestures and maybe some body language to avoid. Occhio Saying “occhio” (eye) while slightly tugging your eye socket to reveal your eye means “watch…

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Un’estate italiana Posted by on Jul 16, 2021

Un’estate italiana – An Italian Summer Ciao a tutti! Avete visto la partita? Did you see the game? Italy was victorious dai calci di rigore (from penalty kicks) against England to become the 2020 campione d’Europa (champions of Europe). Complimenti agli azzurri! Congratulations to the blues! While perusing la Repubblica reading news about the win…

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