Here’s the fourth in our series of ‘Italian grammar listenings’, today Essere or Avere?
If you’re new to the series, or to our website, the ‘La grammatica ascoltata’ texts are not intended to be grammar exercises or explanations (you’ll find those elsewhere on OnlineItalianClub.com).
Instead the idea is to provide you with examples of Italian grammar in context, which you can listen to / read as often as you like, and which will hopefully allow you to better recognize the structures used.
So today, ‘to be’ or ‘to have’. Click here to listen / read.
Watch out for some of the differences between the Italian and English uses of these verbs – they do tend to catch people out!
You’ll find the first three in this series here.
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