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Hypothetical period in Italian

The Hypothetical Period in Italian

  The hypothetical period (periodo ipotetico) consists of two sentences (main clause and dependant clause) which express a type of ‘hypothesis/consequence’ situation. In English, an example of hypothetical period is:…

Modal Verbs in Italian

What is a modal verb? In this article you’ll learn how to use 4 very important Italian verbs called verbi servili (modal verbs). Just like in English, Italian modal verbs…

How to flirt in Italian

Some people go on holiday to see the sights, some want to try the local food and wine, and then there’s people who go on holiday….to find love, OK, maybe…

The Italian Present Conditional

What is the Present Conditional and when should you use it in Italian? The condizionale presente is one of the most frequently used tenses in conversation, together with presente, passato…

How to order in Italian

When you’re on holiday in Italy, one of the first things you should learn is how to order food or drinks in Italian. If on the one hand asking for…

Present tense in Italian

The present simple (presente indicativo) is used to talk about events which are taking place in the present. Learning the present simple allows you to talk to people in most…

The Perfect Tense in Italian

When you want to talk about events in the past, there are 2 main tenses you should learn: the Perfect Tense (passato prossimo) and the Imperfect (imperfetto). The perfect tense in…

Imperfect tense in Italian

One of the most used past tenses in Italian is the so called ‘imperfect tense’ – or imperfetto. You’re supposed to use it whenever you talk about habitual ongoing events…

How to say ‘beautiful’ in Italian

When learning a new language, a useful trick to start talking straight away is to learn the most commonly used words, that way you’ll be able to say and ask…

Infinitive in Italian

Before we examine the Italian infinitive tense, let’s take a look at what infinitive means. The infinitive is the basic form of the verb (to go, to do, to see…

italian future tense

Future tense in Italian

What is the Future Tense and when should you use it? The future tense in Italian has 2 variations: simple future and future perfect. However, it’s the simple future that…

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