Partitive articles (Gli articoli partitivi) are formed by combining the preposition di (of) with a definite article.
They are usually followed by an indefinite name, and translate as "some" or "any" in English.
Del (Di + Il)
|Plural||Dei (Di + I)|
Degli (Di + Gli)
Delle (Di + Le)
Partitive articles are used to refer to an unspecified quantity, as in the following categories:
|C'è del pesce in vendita al mercato.||There is some fish on sale at the market.|
|Vorrei dello zucchero, per favore.||I would like some sugar, please.|
|Giovanni sta avendo dei problemi con il suo lavoro.||Giovanni is having some problems with his job.|
|Oggi ho visto degli strani ragazzi in città.||I have seen some strange guys in town today.|
|Sto andando a tagliare della legna.||I am going to cut down some timber.|
|In questo ristorante fanno delle ottime pizze.||They make some great pizzas in this restaurant.|
Mistaking a partitive article for an articulated preposition is easy, so make sure to analize carefully the sentence and the context.
|Partitive articles||Articulated preposition|
|Vorrei del gelato. (I would like some ice-cream.)||Il furgone del gelato. (The ice-cream truck)|
|I tuoi amici sono delle persone divertenti. (Your friends are interesting people)||Il nuovo sindaco è molto attento ai bisogni delle persone. (The new mayor really pays attention to the people's needs.|
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My name is Alice and I was born and raised in a small village in the North of Italy, near Venice. My passion for languages started at high school, when I learned English, French and Spanish. Then I decided to focus on my second passion, that is literature, so I got a bachelor degree in Italian Literature. After my degree I moved to Berlin, where I learned German for a year. In Berlin I also understood that I wanted to become an Italian teacher, in order to combine my passion for languages with my interest for literature!So I moved back to Venice and now I’m attending a master degree in language sciences with a focus on language teaching, but I’m first of all myself a language learner, as I study German, which I can speak quite fluently now.
If you are looking for a friendly and calm teacher that knows the struggle of communicating in a foreign language, you have found the right person! During my carrier as a language learner, I have acquired some skills that I can teach you, with a focus on overcoming the fear of speaking in a foreign language and I can also help you feel more confident when interacting with Italian native speakers.
I can deal with different topics, but my main interests remain culture, literature, dialects and, naturally!, food.
After a first free trial lesson, in which we would get to know each other, I can offer you a structured learning path, according to your needs, interests, learning objectives and learning style. The lessons will be mainly in Italian, but if some more explanations are needed, I can speak English, German and Spanish as well.
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Federico is a certified teacher with lots of experience who is well-structured and passionate about teaching English.
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My work as Italian tutor started with my love for languages and for travels. I experienced that learning a new language is a way to know a new culture and to enrich your knowledge of the world.
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I am qualified Italian teacher.
I love teaching and my lessons are always tailored on your goals. During the first lesson, we will identify what you want to learn or to improve and I will design your lessons.
My approach is largely conversational: that is role-plays, informal conversation or other activites to help you. I welcome beginners right up to proficient speakers.
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I got Master Degree in Law in 2010. In the last 6 years I have worked with languages, as a tour guide in Spain and Ireland and as a student support in a English Academy in Dublin. Also, I've been teaching Italian giving private classes to students and refugees for over ten years.
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We can also have some spanish or english classes if you are starting to get into the language and you want to improve your language skills.
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-What I offer-
We will spend the full hour talking in Italian about topics of our interest (sports, arts, traveling, culture, food, relations..) and I will make you speak as much as you can.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT YOU SPEAK AS MUCH YOU CAN?
Because our brain need some time to make us fluent and to feel confident speaking in another language.
Furthermore, I consider creativity is an essential aspect of speaking. It makes the class much more interesting and inspiring. For that reason I encourage my students to use their creativity and to express themselves with no filter.Ci vediamo presto! L’Italiano ti aspetta!
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