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© 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.

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1 © 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 stay) are common irregular -are verbs. You will have to memorize their present-tense forms.

2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.2-2 Use andare + a + [infinitive] to talk about what people are going to do. Note that this construction indicates movement only and, unlike English, is not equivalent to the future tense. Vai a pescare al lago? Are you going fishing at the lake? Le ragazze non vanno a ballare. The girls arent going dancing.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.2-3 Generally, use the preposition a before the names of cities and small islands, and in before the names of countries or regions. Non andiamo a Roma. Were not going to Rome. Vado in Italia. I am going to Italy.

4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.2-4 Note the use of the preposition a (to) in these examples. Maria dà le carte a Giuseppe. Maria gives the cards to Giuseppe. Do la bici a Caterina. I give the bike to Caterina.

5 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.2-5 Dare is used in these common expressions. Pina dà del Lei al professore. Pina addresses the professor formally. Diamo una mano a Leo. Were helping Leo.

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7 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.2-7 The verb fare is also used in many common expressions. Massimo fa colazione al bar. Massimo has breakfast at the café. Facciamo le spese? Are we going shopping?

8 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A.2-8 In Lezione 1A, you learned to use stare to inquire about someones health. It is also used in the expressions stare zitto/a (to be/stay quiet) and stare attento/a (to pay attention). Stanno zitte le giocatrici? Are the (female) players quiet? Lo studente sta attento. The student is paying attention.

9 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2A io 2. tu 3. Lei/lui/lei 4. noi 5. voi 6. loro andare _______ vai _______ andiamo andate _______ dare _______ dai _______ diamo _______ danno fare faccio _______ fa _______ fate _______ stare _______ stai sta _______ stanno Complete the table with the missing verb forms. vado


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