Italian Lesson #57

PARLIAMO ITALIANO

Occhio! Past Rebels ahead…

 When forming the past in Italiano, you will need to remember some “Past Rebels,” for example “prendere” does not change to “prenduto,” instead the past participle is “preso.

 Ho preso un treno.
Avete preso tre martini.
Hai preso la borsa?.

 Here are some other important past rebels (irregular past participles):

mettere

 messo

chiudere

 chiuso

dire

 detto

scrivere

 scritto

leggere

 letto

 EXERCISE ONE 

Translate:

  1. Where did they put the car?
  2. When did you write the message?
  3. We closed yesterday.
  4. I read the book.
  5. They took the bus.

 A note on past participles:
Try to develop the habit of listing the past participle right next to the full verb (infinitive) in your notes, this will keep both your present tense and your past tense sharp, and it will keep your eyes open for “past rebels.”

 For example:

Guardare

guardato

Scrivere

scritto

Prendere

preso

Finire

 finito

LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS

recente

 ieri

intelligente

 abile

studente

 scuola

differente

 diverso

permanente  fisso

 



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