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Archive for December, 2009

Season’s greetins in Italian

Posted by Monica Corrias on December 20, 2009





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What does the Italian “NE” mean?

Posted by Monica Corrias on December 1, 2009

Italian language teacher with many years of experience here for your Italian lessons.

Some students have a lot of troubles  with the Italian “CI”  and “NE”. Today I’ll tell you about “NE”. To understand the “CI” look at here!

What does the Italian “NE” mean? Can I omit it?

In Italian it has several different meanings. The “NE” is absolutely necessary  and I cannot omit it!

First of all, as you probably know, “NE”  is a pronoun and we used it with quantities (“some”, “any”, “a little” or a number and can also mean “of that or of them”). Careful:  we use it to avoid repeating the name that we have already mentioned therefore you cannot leave it.


  • Avete degli amici italiani? = Have you got any Italian friends?

No, non ne abbiamo =  No, we haven’t (of them).   Ne replaces “of friends”

  • Vorrei un bottiglia d’acqua … ne ha una più piccola? =  I’d like a bottle of water, do you have a smaller one (of it)?   Ne replaces “one/a bottle”
  • Luca ha un cane = Luca has a dog

Io ne ho due = I have two of them.   Ne replaces “two dogs”

  • Le forchette non bastano, dammene delle altre = There aren’t enough forks, give me some more (of them).  Ne replaces “more forks”
  • Vorrei del prosciutto crudo = I’d like some prosciutto

   Mi dispiace, non ce n’è più = I’m sorry, there isn’t any left (of it)

  • Ho una nuova macchina = I’ve a new car

 Ne vorrei una anch’io! = I’d like a new one too (a/one car)  [read more]

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