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Italian Grammer Help Please

 
 
luukas
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2004 06:11 am
This is really a tough question.

Have a look at this other topic and this page.
Sorry for being so lazy Smile
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Polarbear
 
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Reply Mon 6 Sep, 2004 04:22 am
Thanks again!
*studies some more*
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nresp3
 
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Reply Thu 7 Apr, 2016 06:32 am
@Polarbear,
You are correct with sono and ed. Sono is used with the pronoun io and the pronoun loro. Ed is used in place of e (and) when a word follows it that begins with a vowel.
You should use Gli specchi and Gli Zii not i. Smile
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Raphillon
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 06:53 am
@Polarbear,
"stare" is more physical, we use it to answer (and make) questions like:
How are you? (asking the physical state) - Come stai?
I'm fine - Sto bene

"Come sei", on the other hand would ask the essence of the person, the meaning is more like "describe yourself" than anything else.

"Stare" is time related, as you ask "come stai" you mean how are you now. in this moment, when you ask "come sei" you mean in general, not relate to time, "How are you build"

The difference becomes less significant when we talk about places. You can ask "Dove sei" or "dove stai" with very close meanings.
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