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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian, 3rd Edition by Gabrielle Euvino

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Chapter 7
Avventura Italiana: Regular Verbs
In This Chapter
♦ Subject pronouns
♦ Verb families and conjugation
♦ Common regular Italian verbs
♦ Taking conjugation a step further: asking questions
♦ Forming negative statements
You’re going to hear me talk a lot about i verbi. Verbs are where the action is, so study them closely. I verbi are the skeleton of la lingua. Without i verbi, nothing would exist, get done, or happen. Verbs are what move us, shape us, and allow us to convey messages. If you’re new to second language learning, then prepare yourself for your greatest, and most important, linguistic challenge: understanding verbs.
 
Remember that an infinitive verb is a verb in its unconjugated form, as in cucinare (to cook), mangiare (to eat), ...

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