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Lesson #074, Thursday
volere = to want, to want to
io voglio = I want, I want to
tu vuoi = you want, you want to (informal)
Lei vuole = you want, you want to (formal)
lui/lei vuole = he/she wants, he/she wants to
noi vogliamo = we want, we want to
voi volete = you want, you want to (plural)
loro vogliono = they want, they want to
'volere' can be used in two ways. One is as a modal verb where it is followed by another verb in its infinitive form.
Il dottore vuole parlare con Lei. = The doctor wants to speak with you (formal).
Volete mangiare i fagioli oggi? = Do you (plural) want to eat beans today?
Voglio ascoltare la canzone. = I want to listen to the song.
Loro vogliono imparare il russo. = They want to learn Russian.
'volere' can also mean 'to want' without using it as a modal verb.
Lui vuole un cane. = He wants a dog
Vogliamo un insegnante buono. = We want a good teacher.
Chi vuole un biscotto? = Who wants a cookie?
|Jan 23, 2020|
Lesson #073, Wednesday
dovere = to have to. Can also be translated to the English word 'must.'
io devo = I have to, I must
tu devi = you have to, you must (informal)
Lei deve = you have to, you must (formal)
lui/lei deve = he/she has to, he/she must
noi dobbiamo = we have to, we must
voi dovete = you have to, you must (plural)
loro devono = they have to, they must
L'insegnante deve preparare la lezione. = The teacher has to prepare the lesson.
Dovete lavorare ogni giorno. = You (plural) must work every day.
Chi deve studiare il libro? = Who must study the book?
Le ragazze devono andare al negozio. = The girls must go to the store.
Il bambino deve ascoltare meglio. = The child must listen better.
A che ora devi andare in classe? = What time do you have to go to class?
Perche' devo portare una cravatta? = Why must I wear a tie?
Quando dobbiamo avere i soldi? = When do we have to have the money?
|Jan 22, 2020|
Lesson #072, Tuesday
potere = to be able to It also translate as 'can' or 'may.'
io posso = I am able to, I can
tu puoi = you are able to, you can (informal)
Lei puo' = you are able to, you can (formal)
lui/lei = he/she are able to, he/she can
noi possiamo = we are able to, we can
voi potete = you are able to, you can (plural)
loro possono = they are able to, they can
La donna puo' venire. = The woman can come.
Possiamo andare dopo cena. = We can go after dinner.
Posso parlare inglese? = May I speak English?
Io posso cantare. = I can sing.
Puo' mangiare la carne con una forchetta. = She can eat the meat with a fork.
Lei puo' capire lo spagnolo? = Can you (formal) understand Spanish?
I ragazzi italiani possono giocare il calcio. = The Italian boys can play soccer (football).
Potete aiutare quell'uomo. = You (plural) can help that man.
Mario puo' suonare il pianoforte. = Mario is able to play the piano.
|Jan 21, 2020|
Lesson #071, Monday
chiudere = to close
chiudo, chiudi, chiude, chiudiamo, chiudete, chiudono
ascoltare = to listen to
ascolto, ascolti, ascolta, ascoltiamo, ascoltate, ascoltano
aiutare = to help
aiuto, aiuti, aiuta, aiutiamo, aiutate, aiutano
lavorare = to work
lavoro, lavori, lavora, lavoriamo, lavorate, lavorano
cominciare = to begin
comincio, cominci, comincia, cominciamo, cominciate, cominciano
preparare = to prepare
preparo, prepari, prepara, prepariamo, preparate, preparano
|Jan 20, 2020|
Lesson #070, Friday
negozio = store
biblioteca = library
supervisore = supervisor
vino = wine
francese = French
spagnolo = Spanish
festa = party
subito = immediately
presto = quickly
|Jan 17, 2020|
Lesson #069, Thursday
questo = this (masculine and singular)
Questo e' molto importante = This is very important.
questa = this (femine and singular)
Quella torta e' buona, ma questa e' cattiva. = That cake is good, but this one is bad.
questi = these (masculine and plural)
Compriamo questi. = Let's buy these.
queste = these (femine and plural)
Quelle mele sono buone, ma preferisco queste. = Those apples are good, but I prefer these.
quello = that (masculine and singular)
Questo ragazzo e' piu' intelligente di quello. = This boy is more intelligent than that one.
quella = that (femine and singular)
Quella e' una penna. = That is a pen.
quelli = those (masculine and plural)
Questi bambini sono piu' bravi di quelli? = Are these children better than those?
quelle = those (femine and plural)
Preferiamo quelle. = We prefer those.
|Jan 16, 2020|
Lesson #068, Wednesday
quel gatto = that cat
quelle banane = those bananas
quella cravatta = that tie
quei ragazzi = those boys
quel quaderno = that notebook
quell'uovo = that egg
quelle forchette = those forks
quegli specchi = those mirrors
quella bugia = that lie
quella musica = that music
quelle matite = those pencils
quello zoo = that zoo
quell'insalata = that salad
quel messaggio = that message
quegli orologi = those watches
quelle classi = those classes
|Jan 15, 2020|
Lesson #067, Tuesday
quel = comes before most masculine singular nouns that begin with a consonant. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.
Quel ragazzo viene sempre in ritardo. = That boy always comes late.
quello = comes before a masculine singular nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.
Compriamo quello specchio. = Let's buy that mirror.
quell' = comes before all masculine singular nouns beginning with a vowel.
Quell'uomo parla molto. = That man talks a lot.
quella = comes before all femine singular nouns that begin with a consonant.
Il presidente abita in quella casa. = The president lives in that house.
quell' = comes before all femine singular nouns that begin with a vowel.
Quell'arancia non e' buona. = That orange is not good.
quei = is the plural of quel and comes before most masculine plural nouns that begin with a consonant. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.
Quei treni vanno a Milano. = Those trains go to Milan.
quegli = is the plural of both quello and quell' and comes before all masculine plural nouns that begin with a vowel, or those that begin with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.
Quegli studenti sono bravi. = Those students are good.
quelle = is the plural of both quella and quell' and comes before any femine plural noun.
Quelle famiglie non capiscono italiano. = Those families do not understand Italian.
|Jan 14, 2020|
Lesson #066, Monday
questa domanda = this question
queste banane = these bananas
questa cravatta = this tie
questo gelato = this ice cream
questa musica = this music
queste scarpe = these shoes
questo studente = this student
questi studenti = these students
questi americani = these americans
questa madre = this mother
questo messaggio = this message
questi spaghetti = these spaghetti
queste lezioni = these lessons
questo problema = this problem
|Jan 13, 2020|
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|Jan 10, 2020|