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sebongela

sebongela

Ciao a tutti

In this conversation the “ Lei and voi” are in brackets. Does this mean they don't need to be said? As well as the “ Ii ho pasatto”. Just want to clarify. Io needn't be said due to the verb forms implying that.

Ciao

Sebongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

In the absence of replies: It largely shows inferred Lei/voi etc, as derived from the context of the sentence and syntax.  Sometimes upon first encounter with a grammar rule, it's an essential clue and at other times, just helpful.  Two examples from lesson 10.4/level 2:

​Sai Maria, sono un po' imbarazzato.  (You) know Maria, (I) am a bit embarrassed.

Questo è ciò che chiamiamo shock culturale.  This is what (we) call culture shock.

E.G. (Io) sono would only be said to emphasise the “I” if the speaker feels it necessary.  Otherwise, omit.

I hope that helps.

Chris

sebongela

sebongela

ChrisM108

Grazie Chris

I did wonder about that, that is what I thought, but wanted to make sure I was on the right track

Sebongela

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Ciao Sebongela!

If you see any words in brackets in the English translations, that's indeed because those words aren't present in the Italian sentences. This often happens with pronouns (e.g. “I,” “you,” etc.) because the verb forms make it clear who we're talking about, allowing the pronouns to be dropped. (You can find a full explanation on dropping pronouns in Lesson 1.8 (https://app.rocketlanguages.com/members/products/37/lesson/4997) under the heading "Vanishing Pronouns.")


I hope that this answers your question. If I've misunderstood what you were asking, do just let me know!

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