3.10

Fran-N

Fran-N

Ciao Maria, I am having trouble understanding 3.10. I read it, leave it, and come back to it, but it just does not compute. Is there an easy way of explaining this lesson. pronouns?? And I am loving the new audio. I use to put my new learnt words into another program so to record myself and hear my pronunciation, you have cut my work in half...... love it love it. thanks for the improvements. Now if you could give it all in audio I would be really really happy, maybe asking too much, ay :-) :-) Fran
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Fran, I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying the new audio feature. I love it too!!! What part of the lesson did you not understand? Here below I try to explain them in a different way: The pronouns are part of the speech which are often used to replace nouns (avoiding to repeat them again). Exception is the subject pronoun. In fact it doesn't replace any noun. It actually does the action. Here they are: -io (I) -noi (we) -tu (you) -voi (you all) -lui (he) -loro (they) -lei (she) Example : Io mangio una mela (I eat an apple) "Io" is the subject eating the apple As in English in a sentence you will find the subject,who does the action, and also the object who receives the action. In the example above "la mela" (the apple) is the object. So in this case "io mangio la mela" (I eat the apple) will become io la mangio (I eat it) The Italian direct object pronouns are: -mi (me) -ci (us) -ti (you) -vi (you all) -lo (him,it) - li (them -masc./fem) ) -la (her,it) -le (them - polite) An easy way to find out when to use a direct object pronoun is asking if they answer to the question : what? or who? Example: io mango la mela (I eat the apple). I eat what? the apple Please remember that a direct object pronouns goes before the verb. Then we have the indirect pronouns. They answer to the question "to whom?". Example: Io telefono a Roberto (I phone -to- Roberto) Io telefono a chi? (I phone to whom? Roberto) it will become Io gli telefono ("gli" stands for Roberto) Here the indirect object pronouns: -mi (to / for me) -ci (to / for us) -ti (to / for you) -vi (to / for you) -le (to / for you-m.f., polite) -loro (to / for them -plural, polite) -gli / le (to / for him / her) -gli (to / for them -masc. and fem.) I hope this can help you out to understand the pronouns. If you have any doubt, please let me know and I'll be more than welcome to reply to you. Have fun ! Ciao
Fran-N

Fran-N

Grazie Maria, I'm ready to give it another go. :-)
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Well done Fran, if you have any question please let me know. Ciao
Fran-N

Fran-N

Gracie Maria, Ho fare ricerca di nome e pronome perchè non ho capito. Adesso ho capendo sono pronta per round 4 ,5 or 6. lost count :-( Thanx for your support Fran. Could you pls correct my grammar. :-)
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Fran, ecco la correzione del tuo messaggio: "Grazie Maria, Ho fatto una ricerca sui nomi e pronomi perchè non avevo capito. Adesso che ho capito e sono pronta per la lezione 4 ,5 e 6.. Ho perso il conto... " (Thanks Maria, I did a search on the names and pronouns because I did not understand. Now I understand and I'm ready for lessons 4, 5 and 6 .. I lost count ... ) :)

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