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Italian idiomatic expressions with the everb vedere

Posted by Monica on August 23, 2013

Hi,   I was thinking about Italian idiomatic expressions with the everb “to see” (= vedere) yesterday, and today I have found out a good list on Collins Italian Dictionary.  Here it is

♥  make (see) sure you don’t arrive late! = vedi di non arrivare in ritardo!  Very important sentence in Italy 😉

vedi tu se ci riesci!   = see if you can do it

vedi tu (decidi tu)! =  it’s up to you

vai a vedere cos’è successo! = go and see (find out) what has happened

♥  non vedo perché (la ragione di) farlo = I can’t see any reason to do it (for doing it)

l’ho visto nascere (fig) = I’ve known him since he was born

vedetevela voi! = you see to it

se l’è vista brutta = he thought his last hour had come

essere ben/mal visto da qualcuno=  be/not to be well thought of by sb

♥  vorrei vedere te al posto suo!I = would like to see you in his place ( shoes)!

lo vedo male questo progetto = I can’t see this project working

visto che… = seeing that …

non vedere qualcuno di buon occhio = to disapprove of sb

non avere niente a che vedere con qualcuno/qualcosa = have nothing to do with sb/sth

vedere le stelle (dal dolore) = to see stars

vederci doppio = to see double

vedere lontano (fig) = to be farsighted

non vedere più lontano del proprio naso = to be unable to see beyond the end of one’s nose

chi s’è visto s’è visto!  = and that’s that!

non vederci più dalla rabbia = to be beside o.s. with rage

non vederci più dalla fame = to be ravenous o starving

non vedere l’ora di fare qualcosa = look forward to doing sth

♥  non vedo l’ora che arrivino! = I can’t wait for them to arrive

a vederlo si direbbe che… = by the look of him you’d think that …

in vita mia ne ho viste di tutti i colori = I’ve been through a lot in my time

ti faccio vedere io! = I’ll show you!

 

I’ll see you all soon 😉

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common phrases – modi di dire: il mare

Posted by Monica Corrias on November 2, 2008

Oggi vedremo qualche espressione legata al “mare”:

– Cercare per mare e per monti = to look high and low for

– Essere in alto mare= to be all at sea

– Promettere mari e monti = to promise the moon and the stars

– Essere in un mare di guai = a sea of troubles  [tipica l’espressione informale: S’è cacciato (o ficcato) in un mare di guai = He’s gotten himself into a sea of troubles]

foto: scoglio 1 Inserito originariamente da mc_2

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Italian modal verbs: how can I use it?

Posted by Monica Corrias on April 28, 2007

How can I say in Italian:

  • Can you repeat that, please?”  You have to say: ” Puoi ripetere, per favore?”

and also,

  • “I’m not able to come” = non posso venire
  • “This evening I have to work and I can‘t go out” = Questa sera devo lavorare e non posso uscire
  • Can you help me?” = “Puoi aiutarmi?

To say these sentences  you need the Italian verbs “potere” and “dovere”.

I posted some useful sentences for you with Italian verbs  “Dovere“,”Volere” and “Potere” in the blog-page “Classes“.

Potere, Dovere e Volere are modal verbs and usually they are used before a verb in the infinitive.

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