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How to say 'I understand'

Dawn-H

Dawn-H

Ciao mi chiamo Dawn (not sure how to say Dawn in italiana.) Studio l'italiano circa un mese. I want to know the correct way to say 'I understand' I have seen it 2 different ways; Ho capito and ho capisco. Which is correct. Grazie
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao a tutti, Grahame is correct. "Ho capito" is the past of the verb "capire" io ho capito = I understood tu hai capito = you understood lui/lei ha capito = he/she understood noi abbiamo capito = we understood voi avete capito =you understood loro hanno capito =they understood The present form is io capisco = I understand tu capisci = you understand lui/lei capisce = he/she understand noi capiamo = we understand voi capite =you understand loro capiscono = they understand I hope this help. Ciao
Dawn-H

Dawn-H

Hi Maria. Thank you for the conjugation of the verb capire. I have a few questions re: the above; 1st of all is 'voi' the formal form of you? Also how do you translate the 'hai' 'ha' 'abbiamo' 'avete' and 'hanno' in front of capito? Grazie Dawn
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Dawn, "Lei" is the pronoun to use in the formal form. "Ho,hai,ha,abbiamo,avete,hanno" is the conjugation of the verb "to have". The verb "to have" in this case is used as a auxiliary verb. The sentence "tu hai capito" will be translated as "you have understood". I hope this helps Ciao

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