While Italian uses many of the same letters as English, the vowels may have little decorations that can make them look and sound very different. In Italian, accents are essential: they’re there for a reason, so you must include them when writing.
If you want to read and write in Italian, one of the first things you should learn is the Italian alphabet, which has 21 letters. You know them all from the English alphabet but they are pronounced differently, so take a moment to learn the Italian alphabet.
Andare – to go – is one of the most common irregular Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.
Dare – to go – is one of the most common Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.
The Italian definite article (il, lo, la, i, gli, le) indicates either a particular noun or, contrarily, the general sense of a noun.
Essere is the most common verb in the Italian language, used to describe many aspects of being.
Fare is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood.
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