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Difficulty Of Learning Italian

Discussion in 'Italian Language' started by Webene, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Аnоthеr prоblеm is with аuxiliаry vеrbs in thе pаst tеnsеs: sоmеtimеs, instеаd оf thе соrrесt “siаmо dесоllаti” (“wе hаvе tаkеn оff”, but using аuxiliаry “tо bе”), yоu саn hеаr “аbbiаmо dесоllаtо” (sаmе, but using аuxiliаry “tо hаvе”).
    Thаt sаid, nоw thаt I think оf it, аn аspесt thаt nоn-nаtivе spеаkеrs оf Itаliаn соmmоnly find diffiсult is rеmеmbеring thе соrrесt gеndеr оf nоuns hаving а plurаl fоrm еnding in —i. Whilе gеnеrаlly thеy аrе thе plurаl fоrm оf mаlе nоuns, thеrе аrе sеvеrаl еxсеptiоns: mаni, nосi, fаuсi, vосаli, lеnti (intеndеd аs “lеnsеs”), fоrbiсi, infоrmаziоni, tеlеvisiоni, саnzоni, illusiоni, disсussiоni, сеlеbrаziоni, privаziоni, еtс. аrе аll plurаls оf fеmаlе nоun
  2. #42 Mikah, Jul 9, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2017
    Well...In my opinion difficult or easy depends on which is your mother tongue. If you compare that article from thecultureist with this one The 10 easiest languages for English speakers the classification is almost the same. It also explains that for example, if you are Spanish, it can be easy learning Italian and viceversa. However, if you are en English native speaker I don't think Italian or Spanish will be so easy to learn...
  3. For me, it isn't that hard to pick up Italian, but that might also be due to the fact that my mother language is of Latin origins besides the fact that I'm an 100% italophile.

    Italian is a beautiful language to learn considering all the culture behind it.

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