Eccomi with another in our series of free online Italian lessons.
Today we’re doing ‘combined pronouns‘, which brings back some memories…
The only time I ever tried formal Italian lessons was back in about 2003 or 2004, with a private teacher, generously paid for by the British Council, where I then worked.
The teacher’s name was Giovanni (coincidentally, the author of this week’s Book Of The Week, see below), who took it into his head that what I really needed, above all else, was ‘pronomi combinati’ (combined pronouns.)
You know how they say that doctors make the worst patients? Well, it’s true for teachers, too. The lessons, as I remember them, were not a total success. But both I and Giovanni have no doubt learned a lot since then.
He’s probably more inclined to listen to his students’ preferences with regard to lesson content, while I’m willing to put my hand on my heart and swear that ‘combined pronouns’ are good for you!
If, like me, you’re not the most enthusiastic student of Italian grammar, you might want to look back at our previous lesson on pronouns before attempting today’s new topic…
And don’t forget this week’s Book Of The Week Offer: 50% OFF our easy reader, e-book version of I soliti ignoti!
Or if you’ve already read this one, check out the other easy reader e-books in the ‘Classic Italian Movie’ series
We’ve also done (in level order):
My favorites from this list are ‘Nuovo cinema paradiso’ and ‘Ladri di biclette’, because they remind me of when I first came to Italy back in the ‘nineties and thought that watching Italian films might help me magically pick up the language without having to study…
Mostly I didn’t understand a word of what I watched, but later I discovered that reading easy readers and listening to the cassette tapes that then came with them DID help.
Hence my enthusiasm for this type of material!
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