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The Italian Absolute superlative: learn an easy and nice way to say it

Posted by Monica Corrias on January 14, 2011

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In Italian, superlatives (express the quality in a higher grade) are usually formed by adding the suffix –issimo (or –issima; -issimi; -issime) to an adjective. As you know adjectives in Italian must agree in gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) with the noun.

An other way to express the absolute are terms like “molto” , “assai” (very) or “estremamente” (extremely), but they are used before the unchanged adjective:

bello = beautiful: bellissimo/a/i/e or molto bello (very beautiful)
veloce = fast: velocissimo/a/i/e or molto/estremamente veloce (very fast)
utile = useful: utilissimo/a/i/e or molto/estremamente utile(extremely useful)

Moreover this can be expressed in several ways:

a realy nice way is repeating the adjective (or the adverb). Watch Beningni’s movie :-):

Other ways are:

By using the prefix arci-; stra-; super-; extra-; mega-; ultra- or maxi
By using expressions such as “stanco morto” (dead tired); “ricco sfondato” (filthy rich) and “ubriaco fradicio” (very drunk); …

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Posted by Monica on October 16, 2010

“Una lingua per amica: l’italiano, nostro e degli altri (18-24 ottobre 2010)”

Inizierà il 18 ottobre 2010 la X edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo, organizzata dalla Direzione Generale per la Promozione e la Cooperazione Culturale del Ministero degli Esteri, in collaborazione con l’Accademia della Crusca. Gli Istituti di Cultura, le Ambasciate e/o  i Consolati, i Lettorati universitari e le Scuole di italiano nel mondo,  hanno organizzato un ricco programma di iniziative, fra cui molti incontri con scrittori italiani e proiezioni di film legati al tema della Settimana [vedi l’articolo completo]

Tutti gli Istituti Italiani di Cultura organizzeranno alcune manifestazioni correlate. Collegatevi all’ IIC più vicino a voi e partecipate alle attività proposte. 

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Rome’s International Film Festival

Posted by Monica Corrias on October 13, 2007

logocinefestival.jpg Ciao, the II edition of Cinema Rome Film Festival is coming !

A great event for all movie lovers taking place in a marvellous city: the festival get the entire city involved.

I suggest you to consult the official web site to read the complete program; particularly I appreciate in the EXTRA section the retrospective dedicated to Sophia Loren, hold in the “Casa del Cinema” (Largo Marcello Mastroianni, 1).

I am going there on 25th october to watch ” Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova, si sospettano moventi politici” by Lina Wertmuller and you?

Buona visione


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Italian movies in March

Posted by Monica Corrias on March 24, 2007

poster of “Amnesia”Ciao Italia school organises many free of charge activities: Italian movies with introduction, lectures, parties, lunches with teachers, nights in typical clubs, wine tasting at the school, guided tours by an art historian as well as special prices for theatres, opera, concerts, restaurants and sports-clubs. Cooking courses (not professional) in a private house.

The library, the videotheque and internet facilities are available for the students in the afternoon.

In March, you can see and talk about these Italian movies:

poster of “Dopo Mezzanotte”Dopo mezzanotte” by D. Ferrario;

Notte prima degli esami” by F. Brizzi;

La notte di San Lorenzo” by Taviani

Amnesia” by G. Salvatores

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