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learn Italian relative pronouns

Posted by Monica on May 18, 2011

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Relative pronouns  connect two clauses together in a sentence. In English are:  that, what, which, whom, and whose, whereas the relative pronouns in Italian are: CHE, CUI, IL/LA QUALE (and its plural forms) and CHI.

CHE  (who, whom, that, which) is very useful because it refers back to a noun -subject or object- and is never used with a preposition.

e.g.

Non mi piace il vestito CHE hai comprato = I don’t like the dress (that) you’ve bought

Il ragazzo CHE ho conosciuto alla festa è molto bello =  The guy whom I met at the party is really handsome

L’uomo CHE sta urlando con mia sorella è mio padre = The man who is screaming with my sister  is my father.

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CUI  (whom, which)  is used with a preposition (or better, as the object of a preposition):

Mi piace il paese dove/IN CUI abita Luca = I like the country in which Luca lives > I like the country he lives in

Questa è l’amica DI CUI ti ho parlato = This is the friend I told you about

La persona A/CON CUI parlavo è Monica,  la mia insegnante di italiano = The person to / with whom I spoke is my Italian teacher.

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IL QUALE (and its forms la quale, i quali, le quali) can be used with articles or articles plus prepositions, according to the number and gender of the noun the relative pronoun refers to.  It is mainly used in formal speech and replaces CUI or CHE to  avoid ambiguity or repetition.

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CHI  (= someone who, somebody who, who, whomever)

CHI cerca, trova = He who seeks, finds.

CHI dorme non piglia pesci > The early bird catches the worm 😉

Puoi invitare CHI vuoi = You can/may invite who/whomever you want

Ho trovato CHI può farlo =  I’ve found someone who can do it

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ORA IN ITALIANO (la risposta che ho dato a David tramite e-mail):

I pronomi relativi, come ben saprai, sostituiscono un sostantivo e mettono in relazione due frasi; si riferiscono indifferentemente a cose e persone che possono essere maschili, femminili, singolari e plurali. I più importanti sono:

CHE” > pronome relativo indispensabile perché sostituisce il soggetto o il complemento oggetto, che sarebbe l’oggetto diretto.

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CUI” > sostituisce tutti i complementi indiretti , cioè tutti quelli che sono introdotti da una preposizione e in generale potrei dire che significano “quello/a” “questo/a”, per cui (= per questo) sono molto utili  ;-)))

Le preposizioni che precedono il “CUI” generalmente dipendono direttamente dal verbo e dal significato della frase.
Ti faccio un esempio concreto: se sto usando il verbo “Parlare”, so che con questo verbo potrei usare più di una preposizione: “parlare a”; “parlare con”; “parlare di” e “parlare per” . .. in questo momento non mi viene in mente altro 😉
Perciò posso creare frasi come:

– Il ragazzo “a cui” ho parlato ieri non mi ha ancora dato una risposta (a cui = a quello = al ragazzo), certo potrei dire: Ieri ho parlato a un ragazzo. Il ragazzo non mi ha ancora dato una risposta. Non credo, però, che sia uno stile adatto ad un adulto.

– Il ragazzo “con cui” parlavo prima si chiama Luca (con cui = con quello = con il ragazzo)
– Il ragazzo “di cui” ti ho parlato tanto, arriva domani (di cui = del ragazzo); I pronomi relativi sono un argomento “di cui” parlo raramente (di cui = dei quali = dei pronomi)

– Il ragazzo “per cui” sto parlando è sordomuto, per questo parlo io al suo posto ( per cui = per il ragazzo)

Questo in sintesi, ma c’è qualcosa in più che dovrei aggiungere. Facciamo così, se ti viene in mente un’altra domanda sui pronomi relativi, fammela!
Io cercherò di risponderti il più presto possibile 🙂

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Learn Italian using the songs

Posted by Monica on January 18, 2009

Ciao, I realized I didn’t post any Lucio Battisti’s songs before … and that is incredible!

Battisti “is considered one of the best and most influential musicians and authors in Italian pop musics” [more in wikipedia] so… here is a song “I giardini di marzo” where all of you can listen to Italian imperfetto and beautiful lyrics .

Buon ascolto!

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Come to Rome and enjoy Italian culture

Posted by Monica Corrias on April 13, 2008

Ciao, why come to Rome? As you know there are a lot of good reasons to come here, first of all the opportunity to cultural exchange in a city steeped in history and culture. Now there is a new good occasion: from April 4th to May 25th the “FotoGrafia-Rome’s International Festival” seventh edition, titled “Seeing normality. Photography portrays daily life” and sponsored by the Municipality of Rome.
If you like photography and you want to visit Rome important museum, I suggest you don’t miss this opportunity! There are many free exhibitions of Italian and international photographers around the city and you could speak and listen to Italian.

– In the meanwhile, to improve your Italian I posted a new piece of information about Italian future tense [click here]

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and some links to listen to Italian songs using the future tense: “Un senso” di Vasco Rossi; “Meravigliosa creatura” di Gianna Nannini; “Oh che sarà” di Ivano Fossati con Fiorella Mannoia; “Un altro mare” dei Tiromancino; “Ti insegnerò” di Povia

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Italian language school in Rome

Posted by Monica Corrias on April 12, 2008

Are you planning to go to Italy? Do you like to learn Italian in Rome?

Ciao Italia language school offers 20% discount for new students on Italian language courses starting on 5th May and 19th May in Standard Group Courses include 4-hour per day (more than 3 students) or 3-hour per day (less than 4 students).

Ciao Italia language school is open year round and offers courses for all levels from beginners to advanced.

Standard Group Courses include 4-hour per day (more than 3 students) or 3-hour per day (less than 4 students) intensive course, from Monday to Friday, for 2 weeks minimum (each lesson lasts 55 minutes).

Click here to compare to the usual prices.

una delle classi di settembre

If you are interested, please contact the secretary’s office, but mention me or this blog as your referrer (don’t miss out on this opportunity!).

The secretary office will find you a convenient suitable apartment near the school in the characteristic district of Monti, within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Fori, and the Central Railway Station.


Accommodation can be booked only for the duration of the course mail: info@ciao-italia.it

Ciao, a presto!

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Per i miei studenti…

Posted by Monica Corrias on October 23, 2007

Ho qualche altra vostra foto da inserire nel mio album e da mostrarvi.

Un saluto a tutti, spero di ricevere altre mail e di rivedervi presto 🙂
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Photos!

Posted by Monica Corrias on September 6, 2007

Ciao a tutti!

Ecco due immagini mandate da Marta, una studentessa di Madrid che ha frequentato di recente il nostro corso d’italiano.

Grazie Marta… e a presto. 🙂

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Study Italian in Rome

Posted by Monica Corrias on August 15, 2007

Are you moving to Italy to enjoy Italian life and culture? Would you like to study Italian in relaxed and friendly atmosphere? What about Rome? I suggest you to come in September or in October.
Ciao Italia (Italian language school in Rome) is open the whole year round and lessons are normally given from Monday to Friday (mornings and afternoons), except during national or local holidays, and today August 15th is one of them, but Rome is amazing and museum and tourist place are open today so our students are enjoying Rome.
The school offers courses for all levels – from beginners to advanced – therefore generally I teach students in different levels. I can teach classes with people of different nationalities who have a similar language level (group are maximum 12 students), or private lessons.
The teaching structure in Ciao Italia school breaks down into 5 levels:
Level 1, for absolute beginners;
Level 2, elementary: for those who have some basic knowledge;
Level 3, pre-intermediate: more complex sentences and terms;
Level 4, intermediate: higher comprehension of spoken and written Italian.
Level 5, advanced: is for students who have a good knowledge of the language, both theoretical and practical.
Also I taught students for the University entrance exam or the C.I.L.S. certificates (Università per Stranieri di Siena).

If you like, you can test your Italian on line here.

Ciao, a breve la prossima lezione on line e ricorda: “All roads lead to Rome” = “Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Posted in Courses, Italian, Italian for foreigners, Italian language school, Italienisch, Italy, Kurse, Rome, Scholarships, School | 1 Comment »

Learn Italian language: Italian indirect pronoun and verb “piacere”

Posted by Monica Corrias on May 28, 2007

Ciao, as you know, I am working in one of the Italian language schools of Rome, but I like to teach you some piece of grammar information on line. I thought about you and I posted a new lesson on Italian indirect object pronoun and Italian verb “piacere” in the blog-page “classes” so, when you will come in Rome, you will understand and you will be very fast in learning Italian language. Please,
Remember: Italians love people who try to speak Italian language, so … you have to learn and improve your skills 😉
Buono studio!

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Italian classes: reflexive verbs (2)

Posted by Monica Corrias on May 20, 2007

Hi, I am sorry, but I worked too much this week. In Italy the Italian language schools are very busy this month and the students are very friendly, but I though about you, and the complete lesson on “Italian reflexive verbs” is now on line. I posted the lesson in the blog-page “classes”.
And what about you? Are you learning Italian language? Are you improve your skills? Do you like to study Italian on web?
I think that Rome is great and speak Italian in Rome is an amazing experience: you should try that.

Ciao, a presto = bye, I see you soon

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Last minute Italian language courses in Rome

Posted by Monica Corrias on May 17, 2007

20% discount on Italian language courses starting on 4th June.


Ciao Italia school is open the whole year round and offers courses for all levels from beginners to advanced.

Standard Group Courses 4 hours a day (more than 3 students) or 3 hours a day (less than 4 students) intensive course, from Monday to Friday, for a minimum of 2 weeks (each lesson lasts 55 minutes). Click here to compare to the usual prices.

Accommodation is booked only for the duration of the course.

If you are interested, please contact the secretary office and mention this blog as your referrer

mail: info@ciao-italia.it

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