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Punto di partenza In Lezione 2A, you learned how to form the present tense of -are verbs by attaching different endings to the stem. Conjugate regular -ere verbs in the same way, using the endings shown in the chart below. © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Use the same endings to conjugate other regular -ere verbsUse the same endings to conjugate other regular -ere verbs. Unlike -are verbs, -ere verbs require no spelling changes when the stem ends in -c or -g. As a result, the conjugation may include both the soft and hard sounds of these letters. © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 2
The infinitives of most -ere verbs are stressed on the third-to-last syllable.© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
The verb prendere is used in the idiomatic expression prendere una decisione (to make a decision). It can also mean to have when referring to food or drink. Prendo una decisione a luglio. I’ll make a decision in July. Lo studente prende un caffè. The student is having a coffee. © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Use chiedere to ask for thingsUse chiedere to ask for things. Domandare can be used to request information, although the use of chiedere is becoming more widespread in such instances. Use the expression fare una domanda for to ask a question. Chiedi una penna a Marta? Are you asking Marta for a pen? Lui domanda/chiede che tempo fa. He is asking how the weather is. Faccio una domanda al professore. I’m asking the professor a question. © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
The verb piacere To express likes and dislikes, use the verb piacere (to please). Piacere is most often used in the third person singular or plural. © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
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Use a + [name/noun] instead of a pronoun (mi, ti, gli, etcUse a + [name/noun] instead of a pronoun (mi, ti, gli, etc.) to specify to whom you are referring. Be sure to use the definite article with nouns in this structure. A Stefano non piacciono gli esami. Stefano doesn’t like exams. Agli studenti piace la neve. The students like snow. © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
1. Aldo e Franco ________ (leggere) il libro. Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb indicated. 1. Aldo e Franco ________ (leggere) il libro. 2. Rosa ________ (ripetere) la domanda. 3. Io ________ (scrivere) una lettera. 4. Voi ________ (perdere) il numero di telefono. 5. Io e Teresa ________ (ricevere) le lettere. 6. Tu ________ (mettere) il libro nello zaino. leggono © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Italiano Il verbo piacere.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.6B.2-1 Punto di partenza Although the passato prossimo and the imperfetto are both past tenses, they have distinct.
Maschile o femminile (Gender: masculine or feminine)
The infinitives of most French verbs end in -er
I miei passatempi preferiti (My Hobbies)
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.4A.1-1 Punto di partenza The verbs dovere (to have to/must; to owe), potere (to be able to/can), and volere (to.
Punto di partenza In Italian, as in English, a verb is a word denoting an action or a state of being. The subject of a verb is the person or thing that.
As in English, numbers in Italian follow patterns.
Punto di partenza Adjectives are words that describe people, places, and things. In Italian, adjectives are often used with the verb essere to point out.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.7B.2-1 Punto di partenza In Strutture 7B.1 you learned the informal imperative. Use the formal imperative to give.
Punto di partenza A reflexive verb “reflects” the action of the verb back to the subject. The infinitive form of reflexives ends with the reflexive pronoun.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.1B.3-1 Punto di partenza Use the verb essere with numbers to tell time.
Punto di partenza In Lezione 5A, you learned that a direct object answers the question what? or whom? An indirect object identifies to whom or for whom.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-1 Punto di partenza You are already familiar with Italian verbs that end in -are and -ere. The third class.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.4A.2-1 Punto di partenza The verbs dire (to say; to tell), uscire (to go out; to leave), and venire (to come) are.
Punto di partenza Avere (To have) is an important and frequently used verb in Italian. Because it is an irregular verb, you will need to memorize its present.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.1A.1-1 Punto di partenza A noun is a word that identifies a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. As in English,
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.2-1 Punto di partenza The verbs andare (to go), dare (to give), fare (to do; to make), and stare (to be; to.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3B.2-1 Punto di partenza In Lezione 1B, you learned how to form yes-or-no questions and questions with interrogative.
© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.8B.3-1 Punto di partenza The verbs dovere, potere, and volere have special meanings in the present and past conditional.
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