Mi piacciono la pizza e la pasta OR Mi piace la pizza e la pasta

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yaishtar
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Mi piacciono la pizza e la pasta OR Mi piace la pizza e la pasta

Postby yaishtar » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:08 am

Ciao tutti.

I think I almost have it with 'piacere' but am stumped with this one: Mi piacciono la pizza e la pasta OR Mi piace la pizza e la pasta.

So far I have...

piace - singular nouns & infinitives

piacciono - plural nouns

Because there are two things - pizza and pasta - I'm not sure whether to use the singular or plural.

Thanks :)

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Peter
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Re: Mi piacciono la pizza e la pasta OR Mi piace la pizza e la pasta

Postby Peter » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:41 pm

Ciao yaishtar and welcome.

Where you have two nouns, you should use the plural form of the verb. So, mi piacciono is correct; both the pizza and the pasta are pleasing to you.

Hope this helps
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Re: Mi piacciono la pizza e la pasta OR Mi piace la pizza e la pasta

Postby Dylan Thomas » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:00 pm

Peter is correct.
If you want to keep the verb singular, you could say, "Mi piace mangiare la pizza e la pasta", or "Mi piace mangiare sia la pizza sia (che) la pasta."

DT


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