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A few masculine Italian nouns, that have the ending in ‘-o’, during the passage from the Latin language to what we today call “Italiano standard”, has preserved the original latin ending in ‘-a’ (used generally for feminine nouns) and at the same time they got the regular ending in ‘-i’. These names are called “sostantivi sovrabbondanti” or nouns with “plurali doppi”. […]

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Relative pronouns replace a name, as all pronouns do, and also relate the two prepositions, regent and relative, linking them in a single sentence. The most important italian relative pronoun is che. Che is invariable, that is, it never changes: it is used for the masculine and for the feminine, both in the singular and in the plural. Singular masculine  […]

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Italian is probably one of the most complicated and challenging languages to learn, but without any doubt also one of the most musical and fascinating. Thousands of foreigners decide each year, because of their love for the “Belpaese”, to approach this magnificent language. The results, however, are not always brilliant, mostly during the first ‘imprinting’. Let’s see together which are […]

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