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mega_bread
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Ciao a tutti!

Post by mega_bread » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:35 pm

Per favore, presentarsi!

Mi chiamo Jeffrey. Sono Americano, ed io vivo in America. Mi piace giocare multi strumenti musicali, e scrivere racconti. Solo capisco un po' l'Italiano, pero sto studiando tutti a giorni. Effettivamente, cinque giorni di settimane.

Forse, parlami!

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Peter
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Re: Ciao a tutti!

Post by Peter » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:05 pm

mega_bread wrote:Per favore, presentarsi! [?]

Mi chiamo Jeffrey. Sono Americano, ed io vivo in America. Mi piace giocare molti strumenti musicali, e scrivere racconti. Solo capisco un po' d'Italiano, però lo studio tutti i giorni. Effettivamente, cinque giorni in settimana.

Forse, parlatemi!
Ciao Jeffrey benvenuto. Spero che gli studi vadano bene.

I have made one or two small corrections, plus a query re your first line.

Taking that first, it would be better to say vorrei presentarmi (I would like to introduce myself), or simply 'Ciao, sono Jeffrey'.

As you probably know, there is no need to use the personal pronouns when conjugating a verb - it is not wrong but unnecessary.

It is molto, not multo - no doubt a typing error there! :)

Solo here is an adverb and as such generally comes after the verb - capisco solo... You can read more about pronouns under Lezioni Gratuite.

When using un po' you need to add di - un po' d'italiano (a little (bit of) Italian).

I see you used the present continuous tense (sto studiando). You will find that that tense is used to describe something you are doing right now or were doing when something happened. More often, though, you need only use the present tense. So, I changed it to lo studio - I am studying it (lo again is a pronoun). And don't forget to include accents - it is però, not pero.

Finally, when saying how many times a week/month/year/whatever you use in - cinque volte in settimana.

Hope this helps. As well as pronouns there is plenty of information on other things such as adverbs, adjectives and so on.

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Re: Ciao a tutti!

Post by calum » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:41 pm

Hi Jeffrey, and welcome to Impariamo.

To Peter's corrections I would also add a note regarding your phrase:
Mi piace giocare molti strumenti musicali
In English we don't differentiate between playing an instrument and playing a game but the Italians do. For instruments you must use suonare and for games, sports, etc you use giocare.

Peter,
Finally, when saying how many times a week/month/year/whatever you use in - cinque volte in settimana.
I have always used a + il/la not in for this construction.
  • Tre volte alla settimana
    Due volte all'anno
    Una volta al giorno etc.
regards,
Calum

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Re: Ciao a tutti!

Post by Peter » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:46 pm

calum wrote:Peter,

Finally, when saying how many times a week/month/year/whatever you use in - cinque volte in settimana.

I have always used a + il/la not in for this construction.
  • Tre volte alla settimana
    Due volte all'anno
    Una volta al giorno etc.
Ah, what a silly billy I am! You are right, Calum.

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