Learning a foreign language can mean having to get to grips with grammatical terminology.
Which can be intimidating, if you’re not familiar with it.
For example, today’s two free Italian exercises cover possessive adjectives and reflexive verbs.
Possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, etc.) need to agree with the noun in Italian, rather than with the subject as in English.
That means that you need to know whether the noun is singular or plural, masculine or feminine, and choose the possessive adjective accordingly. For example:
mia madre, i suoi genitori
my mother, his/her parents
That can be confusing at first.
Reflexive verbs are much the same in English and Italian. Good news!
It’s just that plenty of verbs which AREN’T reflexive in English ARE reflexive in Italian. For example:
mi riposo, ti svegli
I rest, you wake up
So both of these areas can cause problems when you’re starting out.
As you’ll need to tackle these topics sooner or later, acquiring a bit of grammar terminology will at least give a name to the problem.
And knowing what you’re looking for is obviously essential when searching out suitable new practice materials.
But anyway, here are the links to today’s two new (actually old, but now tidied up) exercises.
You’ll also find masses more free material on many Italian grammar topics on our website onlineitalianclub.com.
But don’t focus entirely on grammar.
It’s also important to work on your skills, for example listening.
There’s an index of free listening materials here.
And don’t forget the forty-odd free listening texts at learnitalian4free.com, which I linked to a couple of months ago. Those are well worth doing.
Need help with the grammar, or just some speaking practice?
Online Italian lessons with an experienced native-speaker Italian teacher might be the answer, and surely cost less than you would think.