Easy Learning Italian Grammar (Collins Easy Learning Italian)

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HarperCollins UK, Oct 31, 2011 - Foreign Language Study - 320 pages

Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of Italian.

Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar has been designed for all those learning Italian at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology.

Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar also provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. An index contains over a thousand verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model.

• Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar explains the essential points of Italian grammar using simple language throughout.

• Hundreds of examples of real Italian illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made.

• Specially designed for eReaders, including iPad, with a clear, colour layout.

Many other titles in the Easy Learning Italian range are available in ePub, including Collins Easy Learning Italian Verbs, Collins Easy Learning Italian Words and Collins Easy Learning Italian Conversation.


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cercare to look for
chiudere to close
cominciare to start
compiere to complete
confondere to mix up
correre to run
credere to believe
crescere to grow

Demonstrative adjectives
Interrogative adjectives
Adjectives used in exclamations
Possessive adjectives
How to use possessive adjectives
Indefinite adjectives
Subject pronouns
Object pronouns
Possessive pronouns
ne and ci
Indefinite pronouns
Relative pronouns
Interrogative pronouns
Demonstrative pronouns
Overview of verbs
The present tenses
The present simple tense
essere and stare
The present continuous tense
The imperative
Reflexive verbs
The future tense
The conditional
The imperfect tense
The perfect tense
The past historic
The pluperfect or past perfect tense
The passive
The gerund
Impersonal verbs
The subjunctive
The Infinitive
Prepositions after verbs
Verbal Idioms
2Other negative phrases
Different types of questions
Question words
How adverbs are used
How to form adverbs
Making comparisons using adverbs
Some common adverbs
Where to put adverbs
Using prepositions
a di da in su and per
Some other common prepositions
e ma anche o perché che and se
Some other common conjunctions
Split conjunctions
1How to spell words that have a hard k or g sound
2How to pronounce c + a vowel
5How to spell plurals of nouns and adjectives ending in ca or ga
6How to spell plurals of nouns and adjectives ending incoorgo
7How to spell plurals of nouns ending inio
9How to use accents
Which syllable to stress
1uno un or una?
2Which numbers have plurals?
3Full stop or comma?
accorgersi to realize
addormentarsi to go to sleep
andare to go
apparire to appear
aprire to open
arrivare to arrive
assumere to take on to employ
avere to have
bere to drink
cadere to fall
cambiare to change
capire to understand
cucire to sew
cuocere to cook
dare to give
dire to say
dirigere to direct
discutere to discuss
distinguere to see
dormire to sleep
dovere to have to
esigere to require
esistere to exist
espellere to expel
esprimere to express
essere to be
fare to do make
fuggire to run away
immergere to immerse
invecchiare to get old
inviare to send
lasciare to leave
leggere to read
mangiare to eat
mettere to put
morire to die
muovere to move
nascere to be born
pagare to pay
parere to appear
parlare to speak
pescare to fish
piacere to be pleasing
piovere to rain
potere to be able
prendere to take
procedere to move along
produrre to produce
proporre to suggest
raggiungere to reach
restare to stay
riempire to fill
riflettere to think
rimanere to stay
risolvere to solve
rispondere to answer
rompere to break
salire to go up
sapere to know
sbagliare to make a mistake
sciare to ski
scrivere to write
scuotere to shake
sedere to sit
soddisfare to satisfy
sognare to dream
sparire to disappear
spegnere to put out
sporgersi to lean out
stare to be
stringere to tighten
succedere to happen
tenere to hold
togliere to take off
trarre to draw
uscire to go out
valere to be worth
vedere to see
venire to come
vincere to defeat
vivere to live
volere to want
How to use the Verb Index

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information