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Level
Grammar topics
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Come usare il corso -
How to use this course
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Essere -
I am, you are…
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Avere -
I have, you have…
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Maschile e femminile -
Masculine and feminine forms of nouns and adjectives
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Singolare e plurale -
Singular and plural forms of nouns and adjectives
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Articoli determinativi -
Definite articles (like “the”)
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Articoli indeterminativi -
Indefinite articles (like “a,an”)
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Presente regolare -
Regular verbs: I work, you work…
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Presente irregolare: andare, venire, dire, dare, sapere… -
Irregular verbs: to go, to come, to say…
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Preposizioni a, in -
How to say “in” (a place)
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Domande e risposte -
Turning statements into questions
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Frasi negative -
Negative sentences
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O -
How to say “or”
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Mi piace -
How to say “I like”
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Con -
How to say “with”
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Che ore sono? A che ora…? -
Telling time
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Da quanto tempo…? -
Telling time duration
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Perché? Perché…, Per… -
Why, because, for (because of)
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Andare a fare… -
To go/come do something
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Anche -
Also, neither
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Sapere, saper fare, conoscere -
To know, to be able to do
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Potere -
Can
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Volere -
Want
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Dovere -
Must/should/have to do
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Avere bisogno di… -
Need
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“Di” partitivo -
Some (tea, friends)
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C’è, ci sono -
There is/are
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Poco, un po’ -
Difference between “a bit” and “not much”
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Posizioni: davanti, dietro, sopra, sotto, sinistra, destra… -
Adverbs of location
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Possessivi (mio, tuo, suo…) -
Possessive adjectives and pronouns
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Stare, essere -
Difference between “to stay” and “to be”
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Passato prossimo regolare -
Past simple of regular verbs
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Passato prossimo irregolare -
Past simple of irregular verbs
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Bene, male, buono, cattivo, bello, brutto, bravo -
Adverbs vs. adjectives: well-good, badly-bad…
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“Ci” -
“There” as in “I go there”
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Ancora, già, appena, sempre, mai -
Adverbs of time: still, yet, again…
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Appena -
As soon as
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Proprio -
A typical Italian word meaning “just, exactly, right”
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Sia… sia…, né… né… -
Both A and B, neither A nor B
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Se -
If clause (type 0/1)
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Quando -
When vs. if
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Prima, dopo -
Before, after
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Ma -
But
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Anche se -
Even if, even though
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Tranne -
Except for
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Oltre a -
Other than
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Questo, quello -
This, that…
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Che, quale -
What vs. which
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Allora, quindi -
Then (logical consequence)
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Insomma -
A typical Italian word vaguely similar to “all in all”
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Almeno -
At least
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Magari -
Maybe, possibly (with hope)
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Participio passato di volere, potere, dovere -
Simple past of want, can, must
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Apposta -
A typical Italian word meaning “on purpose, specifically, all the way”
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Ormai -
By now (it’s too late)
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Infatti -
A false friend of “in fact”, actually closer to “indeed, in reality”
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Futuro regolare -
Future simple of regular verbs
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Futuro irregolare -
Future simple of irregular verbs
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Futuro di potere, volere e dovere -
Future simple of can, want, must
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Poi -
Then (as in an ordered list)
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Espressioni di tempo: in, tra, fa -
Time expressions: in, ago…
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Lo, la, li, le -
Direct pronouns, as in “I ate it”
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Mi chiamo, mi lavo, mi sento… -
Basic reflexive verbs
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Portare, prendere -
To take/bring (someone somewhere), to pick up
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Davvero, veramente… -
Really
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Subito -
At once, immediately
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Metà, mezzo -
Half
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Uscire, andare -
To go out vs. to leave
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Utile/inutile, contento/scontento… -
Useful/useless, happy/unhappy…
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Futuro per supposizioni -
Future tense for making assumptions
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Ci vuole -
It takes (1 hour)
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Ci metto -
It takes me (1 hour), I spend
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Con -
With
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Bisogna -
Impersonal form of “you need to”
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Veloce/velocemente, serio/seriamente -
Adverbs vs. adjectives: quick/quickly, serious/seriosly…
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Facile (da), difficile (da)… -
Easy/difficult to do
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Per -
"For" as in “for the price, it’s not bad”
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Da -
Judging from, based on
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Mica -
Do you happen to…? Do you fancy…?
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Ri- -
Do/redo, write/rewrite…
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Futuro + anche -
Future tense for making assumptions with emphasis
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Cioè -
In other words
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In effetti -
Actually, indeed
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Imperfetto -
Ongoing actions and habits in the past. Imperfect past, regular. As in “you were sleeping”
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Imperfetto irregolare -
Imperfect past, irregular
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Ogni -
Each, every
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Da -
At someone’s place
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Senza -
Without doing
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Dipende -
It depends
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Ogni volta che -
Every time I go…
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Tanto per -
Just, as in “just in case”
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Pronomi indiretti (mi, ti, gli…) -
Indirect pronouns: “give it to me”
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Servire -
A typical italian word meaning “it’s needed”
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Servire a -
A typical italian word meaning “it’s needed for”
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Mancare -
To miss
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Sembrare -
To seem
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Sembrare -
To seem + verb
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Bastare -
To be enough
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Andare, avere voglia di -
To feel like doing
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Mi sa che -
A colloquial way to say “i think/guess”
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