INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN – Q&A SESSIONS – Ask Your Teacher [LIVE NOW]

By Manu Venditti | All Levels

Feb 05

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN – Q&A SESSIONS – Ask Your Teacher [LIVE NOW]

Today we are going to have a Question and Answer for Intermediate Level. You can ask your question in any language and I will be responding in English.

Random Questions:

Q: How to use HIS / HER ?
Answer:

HER / HIS (possessive adjectives) – third person possessive is used but the gender is based on the object.
IL SUO LIBRO – “his/her book”
LA SUA BORSA – “his/her bag”

As an OBJECT OF THE VERB (Before the verb)
LO – Him / LA – Her
Ex: IO LA VEDO – I see her / IO LO VEDO – I see him

As an INDIRECT OBJECT
LUI – Him / LEI – Her
Ex: A LUI – to him / A LEI – to her

VARIATIONS: IL SUO, LA SUA, LO/LA, LUI/LEI

Q: When do you prefer “sto andando” instead of “vado”?
Answer:

(Gerund against Present Tense)
STARE (any tense) + GERUND – which is usually the verb minus the ending plus the (-ANDO / -ENDO)

Q: How do you say “I thought so..”?
Answer:

Pensavo di si – I thought so
SAPEVO CHE SAREBBE ANDATA COSI – I knew it will happen that way
(imperfecto with the past conditional)

Q: This week I’ve been reading or listening. This week stavo leggendo or ascoltando?
Answer:

QUESTA SETTIMANA HO LETTO MOLTO/QUESTA SETTIMANA HO ASCOLTATO MOLTO
You can say STAVO MANGIANDO – (I was eating when something happens)
You can’t say SONO STATO + GERUND when referring to the past.

Q: What is the meaning of VI?
Answer:

VI (object pronoun) – you, to you.
Ex:
VI PARLO (direct object) – I speak to you.
VI DO UN LIBRO (indirect object)
VI PARLATE (reflexive)
IN ITALIA VI SONO MOLTE CHIESE – (VI as the synonym of CI)

Q: Is grammar a key part during spoken Italian?
Answer:

It’s nice if you have a proper language but the essential is that you can be understood and you can understand them.

Q: What is “Guarda mi”?
Answer:

means “Look at me”.

Q: Difference between “Ragazzi / Raga”?
Answer:

Ragazzi means “Hey guys!” Raga is the casual trendy way that means the same thing.

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