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mi manchi ?? - (bonus lesson love. 1.10)

dlilley

dlilley

Hi, confused :? According to the course, the translation for "mi manchi" is "I miss you" ? ? It would make more sense to me if is was translated as "you miss me" or "do you miss me?" Why don't you say ti manco ? How would you then say I miss you (plural) ..it would make sense if this was "vi manco" Please explain the grammar for this example? Grazie :) Dagmar
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Hi there, welcome to Rocket Italian Community! Your are right: the verb "mancare" can be tricky and it has the same manner as the verb "piacere". In Italian, to say that "you miss somebody", you do the other way round. In fact the subject of the sentence is the person being missed. "Tu mi manchi" (or simply "mi manchi") could have been literally translated as "you miss to me". As it wouldn't make much sense in English, we use "I miss you". As you can see "you" is the subject of the sentence . In the same way if you want to say "I miss you" to a group of people, you will say " voi mi mancate" or simply "mi mancate". In a question: If you are asking "do you miss me?", the correct translation will be "ti manco?" if you want to ask "do you miss me?" addressing to a group of people, you will say "vi manco?" I hope this help :)
dlilley

dlilley

Grazie mille. Mi aiuta molto........Please feel free to correct me, .....solo via di imparare :D
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

È un piacere! Correggere gli errori aiuta ad imparare più velocemente. Buon divertimento :)
Fran-N

Fran-N

Ciao, anche io ho confuzione di "mandare". I t just doesn't seem to make sense?? But could it be understood as.... Mi manchi = to mi, you are missing Ti manco = to you, I am missing Lei Is there a lesson that discusses this subject. Grazie Fran :-\
Chuck-E

Chuck-E

Si, lezione 5.4
Fran-N

Fran-N

Chuck, grazie :-)
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Hi Fran, I have to admit that this verb is a bit complicated Mi manchi = I miss you Ti manco = You miss me I hope this helps. Ciao
Duke15

Duke15

Io ho avuto la stessa domanda. Grazie.

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