If, by any chance, you have an Italian boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife, or worse, Italian children…
Then you’ll need the grammar for phrases such as ‘Pick your dirty socks up off the floor’ or ‘Put the top back on the toothpaste tube!’
In which case, today’s exercise will be invaluable, as it covers the imperativo diretto, used for giving instructions of this kind.
Clicca qui (that’s an example of the imperativo diretto for you) to try it.
Have a good week!
Amazon we are not, but with your support we’ve come a long way in just a year or two!
Our first project was ‘The Tenses You Need To Speak Italian‘ from way back in 2013. Produced by innocent amateurs on an intern’s Mac, it boasts a horrible original cover design, but nevertheless seems to have picked up plenty of 5-star reviews!
Then there were the 5 volumes of our ‘Italian Workout!’ series, workbooks with audio that are designed to support your studies as you progress from level A1 (beginner) to the dizzy heights of C1/2 (Advanced).
Once we’d done with grammar, we turned our hands to easy Italian readers, of which we have now published 12 (with more on the way). The first was a very simplified version of Pirandello’s classic ‘Il fu Mattia Pascal‘, and the most recent, ‘Ciak si gira‘, which was published just a week or two ago.
Why so many readers? Partly because we believe that reading/listening to simplified stories in Italian is the absolute best thing that you can do to boost the effectiveness of your ‘normal’ Italian studies.
Also because it’s just so much fun! We get to search out enthusiastic young people with energy and ideas and live the whole process of taking a story idea, developing it into a simplified book, and publishing and marketing it.
Plus revenues from selling ebooks are reinvested to enable Italian teachers to produce new materials for this site (as well as covering hosting fees and so on.)
The greater our selection of readers, the better your Italian should get, and the more we will have to spend on new free materials for learning Italian that anyone, anywhere can use.
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