There’s no let up from OnlineItalianClub, despite it being Christmas Eve.
While universities around the world have temporarily emptied of young people studying Italian, with a consequent drop in traffic to our site, you regulars are still interested, still faithfully opening each email!
Anyway, today’s ‘grammar listening’ deals with the causative verb form – in English that would be ‘have a pizza delivered’, ‘get your nose pierced’, and so on – verbs that you ’cause’ to be carried out by others.
Italian isn’t much different in terms of the form – to see how it works, check out today’s text on the topic of military service.
(And if you’d rather by studying Italian than eating turkey over the next few days, catch up with the rest of the current series here.)
Three items of ‘any other business’ for you today…
1. Between Christmas and New Year, please be aware of possible disruption to OnlineItalianClub.com’s usual schedule of emailing on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
This is due to my wife and kids dragging me off on holiday for a few days. We’ll be heading up from Bologna to Trieste, then on to Slovenia, Hungary/Budapest, Austria/Vienna, New Year’s Eve in Germany/Munich, and finally back to BO via Bolzano… I’m hoping most places will have WiFi, but you never know…
2. Our sponsor school’s 20% discount offer ends at midnight tomorrow – Christmas day. Given that they pay OnlineItalianClub’s hosting bills, and my salary, you’ll forgive me giving them another plug:
Madrelingua‘s a great school, in a great city, with great teachers. And with 20% off, you’ll be getting a great deal!
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3. Finally, here’s a ‘heads up’ for OnlineItalianClub’s very own seasonal offer, which I’d scheduled to start on ‘Santo Stefano’ (what they call Boxing Day here in Italy).
Unfortunately the family holiday plans are going to put the kibosh on that, so look out instead for a special discount on everything in our shop at the beginning of 2015. Details will, of course, follow.