Verbi Riflessivi [Reflexive Verbs]

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

 

Jonas asks:

Ho molta difficoltà a capire l’uso dei Verbi Riflessivi. Potresti spiegare?
I have extremely difficulties understanding when to use: VERBI RIFLESSIVI.  Could you explain?

REFLEXIVE VERBS, AGAIN!

Or is it… Impersonal Statements?

Marta si veste molto bene.
Luca si sente male.

Nel nord Italia non si usa il Passato Remoto.

SI USA = one uses

* SI USA = it uses itself

SI PARLA = one speaks

*SI PARLA = he/she speaks (to) him/herself

SI ABITA = one lives
* SI ABITA =

SI VESTE = dresses herself
CI SI VESTE = one dresses oneself

  • Pretend Reflexive Verbs do not exist
  • Use Reflexive Pronouns before verbs when subject and object are the same
  • Remember the difference between Impersonal Statements (only use SI) and Reflexive concepts (use 5 different pronouns, one of which is SI)

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