Italian Grammer

Italian Grammer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... (a) Here I am, here it is, etc., are eccomi, eccolo, etc. 85. Most adverbs of manner are formed by adding--mente to the feminine singular of the corresponding adjective. Adjectives in--1e and--re drop their final e in forming the adverb. See 35, a. frfinco, frank. francamente, frankly. felice, happy. felicemente, happily. piacevole, pleasant. piacevolmente, pleasantly. (a) S0 meaning it is translated 10: Lo faccio. I do so. Lo crede. He thinks so. L0 dicono. They say so. INDEFINITE PRONOUNS 86. One, people, we, you, they, used in an indefinite sense, are rendered in Italian by the reflexive construction with-si (see 55). Si canta bene in Italia. They sing well in Italy. Si fa cosi. You do this way. Se ne parla. People speak of it. Si fanno spesso queste cosc. One often does these things. The adjective all, the whole is tfitto followed by the definite article. 88. Any, when it really adds nothing to the sense, is omitted: Non ha libri. He hasn't (any) books. Volete vino? Do you want (any) wine? When, however, this redundant any might be replaced by any of the, it is translated by the partitive construction (see 12, a): Volete del vino? ' Do you want any (of the) wine? Any used substantively in the sense of any of it, any of them is ne (see 47, 3): Non ne ho.-I haven't any. Non ne ha pin. He hasn't any more. Ne avete? Have you any? Any used adjectively and meaning any whatsoever is quaIfmque: Lo fa meglio di qualfinque He does it better than any other altra persona. person. 89. Some, when it adds nothing to the sense, is omitted or rendered by the partitive construction: Volete burro or volete del Will you have some butter? bfirro? Some...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757718
  • 9781236757715