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1 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-1 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 tense forms. Remember that the letter h is not pronounced in Italian.

2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-2 Lorenzo ha lombrello in mano. Riccardo ha lo scooter di Marcella.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-3 In Lezione 1B, you learned to use intonation to form questions. You can also move the subject to the end of the sentence. Mario ha un esame? / Ha un esame Mario? Does Mario have an exam? Gli studenti hanno molti libri? / Hanno molti libri gli studenti? Do the students have a lot of books?

4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-4 Avere is used in numerous idiomatic expressions. These expressions do not translate literally to English.

5 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-5 Ha sonno? Is she sleepy? Hanno freddo. They are cold.

6 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-6 Use avere caldo/freddo to say that people feel hot/cold, and essere caldo/freddo to describe things that are hot/cold. To refer to the weather, use the expression fare caldo/freddo. Il giocatore ha caldo. The player feels hot. Questo caffè è freddo. This coffee is cold. Oggi non fa caldo. It isnt hot today.

7 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-7 Use di before a noun or a verb with the expressions avere bisogno, avere paura, and avere voglia. The verb that follows must be in the infinitive form. Ho paura del tuono. I am afraid of thunder. Hai voglia di giocare a carte? Do you feel like playing cards?

8 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-8 To use the adverbs sempre (always) and spesso (often), place them directly after the verb. Avete sempre ragione? Are you always right? Abbiamo spesso fretta. E tu? Were often in a hurry. And you?

9 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.1-9 Hai mai sonno a lezione? Are you ever sleepy in class? La professoressa non ha mai torto. The professor is never wrong. Use mai (ever) in questions and non... mai (never) in questions or statements. In both cases, mai usually follows the verb.

10 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B Voi non avete ragione. Voi _______ torto. 2.Per lesame ditaliano tu _______ bisogno di un dizionario. 3.La bambina piccola _______ tre anni. 4.Cè acqua? Noi _______ sete. 5.Ahhh! Un ragno (spider)! Io _______ paura dei ragni! 6.Il martedì non fate colazione e poi alle undici voi _______ fame. 7.Sono le due di mattina e lui _______ molto sonno. 8.In estate loro _______ sempre voglia di gelato. 9.La mattina tu _______ fretta. 10.Ci sono trentotto gradi oggi e io _______ caldo! avete Complete each sentence with the correct form of avere.


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