"Shall we go see"
How do you say
June 22, 2009
June 22, 2009
Buon giorno and welcome to Rocket Italian forum! "Shall we go see..? " would be translated a "Andremo a vedere.. ?" . This could be a good question to a tourist guide to ask if the tour includes some particular sites. This is it! Hope you are enjoying your course! Buona giornata Have a good day! Ciao Romina
December 12, 2010
When do you use quale and when do you use quali?
December 16, 2010
Ciao Gail, "quale" and "quali" are usually used in questions and they correspond to English "which". "Quale" is the masculine and feminine singular form while "quali" is the plural form. Examples: -Quale gioco ti piace? (which game do you like?) -Quali giochi ti piacciono? (which games do you like?) Please note that "quali" needs to be followed by a plural noun. If "quale" is followed by "è" or "era", you will have to use "qual" Example: -qual è il tuo fiore preferito? (which is your favourite flower?) I hope this helps! Buon divertimento . Ciao
January 8, 2011
What is the difference between ti piace and ti piracciono?
January 22, 2011
Ciao Helen, the verb "piacere" can be a little bit tricky. We have two ways to express it : -with "piace", when we use singular words. Example: "Mi piace la torta " (I like the cake) -with "piacciono" when we use plural words. Example : "Mi piacciono le torte" (I like the cakes) Basically in Italian to say "I like something" we say "Something is pleasing to me". For example: Mi piace la cucina italiana (I like Italian cooking) will be literally translated as "Italian cooking is pleasing to me". As you can see the little words that change are the ones in front of the verb. Please remember that "mi" which is not the subject of the phrase but the indirect pronoun. Therefore you will have: I like - Mi piace/piacciono You like - Ti piace/piacciono He/She likes - Gli/Le piace/piacciono We like - Ci piace/piacciono You like (addressed to a group of people) - Vi piace/piacciono They like - A loro piace/piacciono I hope this help! Ciao