4salutarsi sposarsi separarsi divorziarsi Verbi reciproci abbracciarsi baciarsifarsi gli auguriincontrarsiinnamorarsisalutarsisposarsisepararsidivorziarsi
5Verbi ReciprociReflexive verbs express actions that people do to themselves.Reciprocal verbs express actions that two or more people do to each other, so you only need to concern yourself with the noi, voi, and loro forms.
6What is the difference between? Gianni si lava.Gianni e Maria si parlano.
7the difference Gianni si lava. The reflexive verb, lavarsi, indicates that Gianni washes himself.Parlarsi, in the second sentence is a reciprocal verb expressing that Gianni and aria talk to each other.
8baciarsiLike reflexive verbs, reciprocal verbs are conjugated with reflexive pronouns and their infinitives end in –si.noici baciamovoivi baciatelorosi baciano
9a common way to say “see you later” A common way to say “See you later!” in Italian is with the reciprocal verb,vedersiCiao, Mario! Ci vediamo!
10Reciprocal & Non-reciprocal forms. Remember, if you can say that two or more people do the action to each other, it is reciprocal and requires a reciprocal pronoun. Compare salutare and salutarsi:Gianni saluta Maria. Gianni greets Maria.Maria saluta Gianni. Maria greets Gianni.Gianni e Maria si salutano.Gianni and Maria greet each other.
11Gianni scrive a Maria. Gianni writes to Maria Similarly, non-reciprocal verbs can become reciprocal if two or more people are doing the action to each other. Compare scrivere and scriversi.Gianni scrive a Maria. Gianni writes to MariaMaria scrive a Gianni. Maria writes to GianniGianni e Maria si scrivono.Gianni and Maria write to each other.