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Old Aug 22nd 2018, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Seldomseenkid View Post
I think tecchnically it is a domiciliazione bancaria
That question was asked almost a whole year ago.
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Originally Posted by jonwel View Post
Well, "alibi" is just Latin for "elsewhere". If you were elsewhere you couldn't have committed the crime. Has that changed?
"Democracy" comes from the Greek "rule by the people". Everyone has their own interpretation of how exactly the people rule! If the parties had a democratic internal regime and were responsive to what people around them wanted, we might say that partitocracy and democracy were the same thing... some hope!
You obviously don't follow Italian politics................
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I do like the way English can be incorporated into Italian as in this example in a local paper today:
Qualcuno ha bypassato il comitato ...
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Nowadays the extent to which English is incorporated into Italian goes welw beyond bypassare....
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Old Sep 15th 2020, 12:34 pm
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If "I'm looking forward to x" is "non vedo l'ora di x" how does one say "I'm not looking forward to x"? Surely not "vedo l'ora..."?!!
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The non has to be always there. You can make it a negative by changing the intonation but the non stays put.
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OK thanks
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Originally Posted by heritagestanley View Post
If "I'm looking forward to x" is "non vedo l'ora di x" how does one say "I'm not looking forward to x"? Surely not "vedo l'ora..."?!!
If somebody asked me a question like, "are you excited about Simon's wedding?" I think you can reply ----- ma no che non vedo l'ora, but it's just easier and simpler to say,

non ho nessuna voglia di fare .......................
non ho proprio voglia di andare ..................... etc.
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Thanks Lorna.
Can I try another question? As I understand it, "mi faccio vivo" means something like "I'll let you know". So if I ask somebody to let me know e.g. when they're able to come, can I say "ti fai vivo quando puoi venire"?
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Hi
Is there any easy way of forming the imperativo in Italian or is just a case of learning each of the different forms depending on the verb group?
I am happy with the negative form
Thank you in advance
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Originally Posted by heritagestanley View Post
Thanks Lorna.
Can I try another question? As I understand it, "mi faccio vivo" means something like "I'll let you know". So if I ask somebody to let me know e.g. when they're able to come, can I say "ti fai vivo quando puoi venire"?
Mi faccio vivo is more like -------------- I'll be in touch, so it would be ------- fatti vivo. I'd probably say, fatti vivo se hai intemzione di venire or fammi sapere se puoi venire.
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Old Sep 18th 2020, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by Listen Very Carefully View Post
Hi
Is there any easy way of forming the imperativo in Italian or is just a case of learning each of the different forms depending on the verb group?
I am happy with the negative form
Thank you in advance
As far as I know, there is no easy way of learning any Italian verbs and all their endings. Even kids at school spend hours and hours on this and then promptly forget it all when they leave school, especially up here in the Veneto where the present tense seems to be used for almost everything when folks are not speaking in strong dialect. Some satirical TV programmes have also laughed at presenters or commentators that have used the wrong verb tense or the wrong ending.

The only helpful thing is that most verbs finish in the same way for each person:

Tu) mangia (Noi) mangiamo (Voi) mangiate

(Tu) credi (Noi) crediamo (Voi) credete

(Tu) parti (Noi) partiamo ( Voi) partite


The negative is easier because it isn't formed with the imperative but the infinitive so it's simply: non mangiare. Non partire. Non andare. Non parlare. Non pagare.
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Old Sep 18th 2020, 11:12 am
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Thank you for the prompt reply I am happy with Italian verbs generally and most of the tenses it is just the imperative that seems so complicated I suppose I could just stop going around telling people what to do
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Old Sep 18th 2020, 12:18 pm
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Easier to tell them what not to do
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