Italian modal verbs: how can I use it?
Posted by Monica Corrias on April 28, 2007
How can I say in Italian:
- “Can you repeat that, please?” You have to say: ” Puoi ripetere, per favore?”
- “I’m not able to come” = non posso venire
- “This evening I have to work and I can‘t go out” = Questa sera devo lavorare e non posso uscire
- “Can you help me?” = “Puoi aiutarmi?
To say these sentences you need the Italian verbs “potere” and “dovere”.
Potere, Dovere e Volere are modal verbs and usually they are used before a verb in the infinitive.
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