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Te Ne Vai Posted by on Sep 18, 2014

Ne is one of those famous tricky little words that is guaranteed to frustrate any student of Italian. A few years ago we wrote THIS BLOG on the subject, and I strongly advise anyone who is having problems with the use of ne to read it through thoroughly. Today though, I’m going to follow Mary…

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The Verb Sentire Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

The verb sentire can be quite confusing due to its wide variety of meanings. 1. sentire literally means ‘to sense’, and is used to describe four of the five senses: l’udito (hearing), il tatto (touch), il gusto (taste), and l’olfatto (smell). When used to describe perceptions its definition is contextual, as can be seen in…

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Reflexive Verbs Posted by on Mar 5, 2009

Mi chiamo Serena. Come ti chiami? (my name is Serena. What is your name?). This is the first thing I say to my students whenever I start a new Italian class, and it’s probably the first thing you’ll find in most phrasebooks. But it’s also a sentence that illustrates really well one of the many differences between Italian and…

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