Today’s free Italian exercise is on piace/piacciono, the verb used to say “I like” in Italian.
I’m ashamed to say that I still get this wrong, even though I’ve been learning the language for over 15 years…
If you’re also having difficulty, think of it like this: the verb actually means ‘to please’ not ‘to like’.
So, IT pleaseS me.
But THEY please me.
Hence the 3rd person singular form ‘piace’ (it pleases).
And the 3rd person plural ‘piacciono’ (they please).
Easy to explain. Then it’s just a question of practice.
For which, click here for today’s free Italian exercise.
(We recently did a listening on this topic, so for some extra practice on this, go here.)
Or browse all of our free materials for learning Italian, roughly organised by level, on our Free Italian Exercises page.
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Which reminds me – you’ll have heard about the problems of the eurozone, and in particular its currency, now further weakened by the election result in Greece (the radical left won…)
The result is that the euro has slid in value against the US dollar, the British pound, the Australian dollar, and so on…
Check out, for example, the ECB (European Central Bank) 12-month chart for the euro/dollar exchange rate.
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That it’s bargain time!
At least until our European politicians can get themselves sorted out.
Don’t hold your breath for that, though.
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