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I Miss You! Posted by on Jun 4, 2018

Dear readers, there are so many grammatical topics that I want to cover that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin! But let’s strike while the iron is hot and deal with another confusingly back to front concept: mancare = to miss/to be missing. If you’ve come to grips with the reverse thinking that…

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Mancare Posted by on Apr 19, 2011

The Italian verb mancare means ‘to be lacking in’ or ‘to be missing’. It is an important and useful verb which is well worth studying because we use it a lot in everyday conversation. 1. ‘to miss’ someone or something’ is expressed in the following way in Italian: mi manca la mia famiglia – I…

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