Italian pronominal verbs
Posted by Monica on November 28, 2011
Yesterday I posted a little note on the Italian “pronominal verbs”. I recommend that everyone read it only after learning the main meanings of “CI” and “NE“.
The note is in Italian because to begin using pronominal verbs you must have a good understanding of Italian.
Of course, some verbs are easier than others, and you can use it easily, but in general you need a good knowledge of the language to be able to use them.
Verbs such as “farcela”, “avercela”, “prendersela” and “andarsene” (“make it”, “be angry”, “get angry/pick on sb.” and “go away”) have an easy equivalent in English, but when used in Italian, they create some difficulties because of the pronouns. In Italian pronominal verbs, pronouns are like prepositions in English phrasal verbs: change the meaning of the verb!
Anyone interested, read the page in Italian.