Mi piace

Aurora-B

I am sorry to say that I have not done my Italian course for months. My sister who sent me the money to start the course died in May. I went home to her funeral and since I came back I have not really visited Rocket Italian. However, I have now decided to resume. I am so pleased with the ability to record my voice and compare it with a native Italian. I don't expect to have such a hiatus again. I am going to have to go over Stage One which I had already finished.

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Aurora, I'm sorry for your lost. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying the course. Please feel free to write a post if you have any question and don't forget the "conversation in Italian" section where you can practise your Italian with other students. Buon divertimento. Ciao

Helio-Jose-L

Hi Maria.I am very glad to descovery Rocket languages courses.I am Brazilian but living in Italy for about nine years. I speak italian daly, in my job with my girl friend and friends, but i dont right very well thats the reason i am going on with this expetacular course. My doubt is :could you please help me,explaining clear when i have to use: these Indirect nouns.Ci piace.Mi piace,vi piace and Le piace ,are these indirect nouns for a formal or informal user ?.Grazie mille.From Rome Helio

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Helio, "ci piace", "mi piace" and "Le piace" are the conjugation of the verb "pacere" (to like). This verb is a bit tricky. In English you normally say "A likes B". In Italian instead you will need to say "B pleases A". So the order in the sentence will be : indirect object pronoun + verb + subject. Example: we like pizza = ci piace la pizza (literally "pizza" pleases us") I like to travel = mi piace viaggiare (literally "travel" pleases me") You can use the friendly form in different situations: -if you want to ask a friend if she/he like something (singular form) Example : ti piace la pizza? (do you like pizza?= ti/you singular) -if you want to ask more than one friend if they like something (plural form) Example : vi piace la pizza? (do you like pizza?= vi/you plural) The formal version is very simple. If you are addressing to a person (singular form) you don't know you will need to say: -Le piace la pizza? In the past when you were addressing to more than person (plural form), you would normally use the pronoun "loro". Nowadays the pronoun "vi " is commonly used. But don't be surprise if you still hear the sentence "ai Signori piace la pizza?". It's an old and very elegant version. I hope this helps. Ciao

Josee-P

I FIND THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE FASCINATING. I LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND DON'T KNOW ANYONE TO CONVERSE WITH SO THAT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR ME TO ACTUALLY LEARN THE LANGUAGE. IF I KNEW SOMEONE, IT DOES NOT MATTER IF I MADE MISTAKES BUT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. I READ ALL YOUR ARTICLES. IT DOE SNOT ,AKE TOO MUCH SENSE AT THE MOMENT WITH VERBS, NOUNS ETC., I AM BEING VERY HONEST.

Phillip-V

Ciao Josee Tu sei sincero con me.Grazie mille. Poi saro' sincero con te!! Ci sentiamo Filippo

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Josee, learning a language takes time and patience. Keep posting questions if you have any doubt and practise your Italian by writing in Italian in the "conversation in Italian" section. Have fun with Rocket Italian !!!! ciao

Susanna--

Ciao, Sono Susy. Sono andato a Europa questa stasera e mi piace molto. Non voglio essere monolingue. Io studio italiano in scuolo e mi voglio learn molto! Per favore aiuto. Grazie molto. Susanna

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Susanna, brava! Ecco la correzione del tuo messaggio: Ciao, sono Susy. Sono andata in Europa questa stasera (this evening? may be "quest'anno"=this year) e mi piace molto. Non voglio parlare una lingua sola. Io sto studiando l'italiano a scuola e voglio impararlo bene! Per favore aiutami. Molte grazie. Susanna ..Keep posting !!!!

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