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Osservate gli esempi sul si impersonale in italiano (si + verbo). NOTATE ATTENTAMENTE: MANCA IL SOGGETTO. Quindi non si riferiscono ad una persona in particolare, ma in generale! In English you translate "si" with "you", "one", "people", etc.... The impersonal si also used when giving impersonal instructions such as in leaflets, guides or recipes. Si devono rispettare i sentimenti degli altri (One/People should respect other people's feelings) A Roma si vedono molti turisti durante l'estate. (In
Have you ever heard the verb "beccare" used colloquially? I'm sure you do, because there're many common expressions used with "beccare". Original meaning: BECCARE, to pick up with the beak (birds) Another italian verb is BATTIBECCARE (to argue or fight with somebody)
Questi sono i salumi / gli affettati. Cosa volete in mezzo al panino? Oltre agli affettati ci sono dei formaggi. Ci sono anche il formaggio grattuggiato e la ricotta che servono per condire la pasta.
Conoscete l'espressione "ACQUA E SAPONE"? "ACQUA E SAPONE" (literally "water and soap") refers to a girl which doesn't use make-up, resulting at the same time fresh and natural. Una donna acqua e sapone è una donna che non usa trucco (che non si trucca, oppure un trucco molto leggero). Una ragazza acqua e sapone può essere la "classica ragazza della porta accanto" (the girl next door), cioè una persona semplice, umile, poco appariscente, alla mano, sincera e senza grilli per la testa, che non
"What do you call someone who can speak two languages?Bilingual. What do you call someone who can speak three languages? Trilingual. What do you call someone who can speak more than three languages? Multilingual. What do you call someone who can speak only one language? American. That's true. I can't count how many times I have heard Americans making fun of the way Chinese, Japanese or Mexicans speak english. Have you idea of what you're doing? You're making fun of someone who knows at least one
One day a teacher took a big white piece of paper and made a small black dot at the center of it. Then he asked his students: "What do you see?" The students answered: "A black dot" "Don't you see anything else besides a black dot?" insisted the teacher. "No" answered the students. Then the teacher said:"What you saw was a black dot that was very very tiny, but none of you saw the big white piece of paper!" MORAL: Life is a series of events. The real success is to overcome and learn by your fai
"I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, streets weren't paved with gold; second, streets weren't paved at all; third, I was expected to pave them."