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Italian subjunctive mood and songs

Posted by Monica Corrias on August 3, 2008

Ciao a tutti, (qualche parola in inglese, ma non solo)

as you know I have created this blog to help students who cannot go to Italy, to enjoy their learning of Italian language and spend less money. I like to create resources for learners of Italians, and I believe that students could save a little bit of time (and money) by making use of Internet resources and of this site.
I am trying to give lots of grammar information and listening activities (Italian songs), so that anytime you want to work a little on your Italian you can come here and find useful tips.

I try to give you not too many complicated explanations and some examples (see on page Italian classes), because what you need is memorize the language situations – as if you were in Italy (in a natural way) – and you need to repeat until you really have learned them. I recommend that you repeat them with an Italian native speaker (Italian people are everywhere around the world).

Some suggestions:

When you find an Italian text (grammar or song), and you have difficulty with, do not run away!, Come back and read it or listen to it again, try it again until it becomes clear, but do not translate in the literally way (it does not works! English and Italian have different structures). I am sure, you can do it because it is possible and I saw it a lot of time!
To develop your skills, take notes in Italian on what you hear or read and then try to explain it again and again, but only in Italian, and then, also do not forget to sing the songs again and again 😉
In this way you can improve your vocabulary and comprehension skills for listening, reading, writing but also speaking.

A new piece of grammar information about the subjunctive mood: [leggi in italiano: è meglio!]

Italian subjunctive mood includes 4 tenses. It is generally used in subordinate clauses (after the “che”), when we do not speak about real facts (see indicative mood), but we express personal opinion, personal wishes, personal willingness or orders [… more] . Do not forget to listen to these songs by Mina and Irene Grandi!

Have fun and practise your Italian every day! = Divertiti e pratica l’italiano ogni giorno!


2 Responses to “Italian subjunctive mood and songs”

  1. Michael said

    Io mi diverto molto imperando cosi.

    Ma nota bene anche lei: “practice” (in Inglese) e un nome (noun).

    “practise” (in Inglese) e un verb

    Even many English writers seem to think these words are interchangeable.

  2. Monica said

    Molte grazie Michael

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