Italian impersonal construction (Si impersonale)
Impersonal sentences are sentences without a determinate subject, but that are rather carried out by everyone, all, or someone or something non-specified.
Impersonal form with Si (One/You)
Si is used in Italian to form impersonal sentences.
It could be roughly translated as "One", "You" or "They"..
Impersonal form: Si + Verb + Rest of the sentence
|Sulla torre si sale a piedi.||You go on the top of the tower on foot.|
|Non si capisce niente.||One can't understand anything.|
|Si aggiungono farina e sale.||Add flour and salt.|
Merging of Si with the verb
Sometimes Si could also be attached after the main verb; this happens especially in advertising.
|Sul cartello c'è scritto Vendesi.||On the sign stands "For sale"|
|Affittasi spazioso appartamento.||Spacious flat for rent.|
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