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Mi Piace! – Part 4 Posted by on May 21, 2018

Almost a month ago I set out to write a ‘simple’ blog about how to use the verb piacere to say ‘I like …’. It seems to have turned into a work of epic proportions! But a part 4 there must be dear readers, because we still haven’t covered a rather tricky, but very important…

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Mi Piace! – Part 3. Posted by on May 18, 2018

Did you like the lasagne? Did you like his brother? Common everyday questions that you’re likely to be asked or you’ll want to ask in Italian. But how to go about it? N.B. before you read this article you’ll need to have studied the following: Italian Indirect Personal Pronouns Mi Piace! – Part 1. Mi…

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A Body Of Evidence – Translation Posted by on May 16, 2018

As promised, here’s the English translation of the latest chapter of The Strange Case of the Irregular Body. Chapter 1. The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Chapter 2. An Extremely Subjunctive Investigation Chapter 3. A Not So Perfect Witness L’ispettore Augusto è all’obitorio a colloquio col medico legale, il Dottor Della Salma, che ha appena…

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Mi Piace! – Part 2. Posted by on May 14, 2018

In Mi Piace! – Part 1. I wrote: “In Italian it’s not the person that does the liking, but the thing that pleases the person”. Today we’ll find out why it’s so important to understand this basic concept. Insisting on translating ‘mi piace‘ as ‘I like it’ is fine if you never intend to move beyond…

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A Body Of Evidence Posted by on May 11, 2018

The strange case of the irregular body continues to unfold. Today we find our inspector Augusto at the morgue speaking with the medical examiner Dottor Della Salma. Chapter 1. The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Chapter 2. An Extremely Subjunctive Investigation Chapter 3. A Not So Perfect Witness L’ispettore Augusto è all’obitorio a colloquio…

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