Italian Quiz

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Italian Quiz

An Italian says “Non vedo l’ora”. What does that mean?

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Non vedo l’ora

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“Non vedo l’ora” is used when:

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The average score is 81%

An Italian says “Sei fuori?”. What does that mean?

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Sei fuori?

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“Sei fuori” is used when:

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The average score is 52%

An Italian responds by saying “Boh”. What does that mean? means?

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Boh!

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“Boh” as answer means

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The average score is 70%

“Chiodo scaccia chiodo” is a very common Italian saying. Do you know what it means?

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Chiodo scaccia chiodo

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“Chiodo scaccia chiodo” is used when

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The average score is 70%

“Avere le mani in pasta”. Do you know what that means?

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Avere le mani in pasta

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“Avere le mani in pasta”. Is used when:

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The average score is 40%

Another very common Italian saying: “In bocca al lupo”. Do you know its meaning?

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In bocca al lupo

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“in bocca al lupo” is used when:

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The average score is 58%

A very common Italian expression: “A occhio e croce”. What does that mean? How and when is it used?

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Occhio e croce

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“A occhio e croce” is used when:

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The average score is 18%

Another very common Italian saying: “Avere la faccia tosta”. Do you know what that means?

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Avere la faccia tosta

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“Avere la faccia tosta” is used when:

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The average score is 36%

Let’s look at a very common Italian saying: “Piove sul bagnato”. Do you know what that means?

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Piove sul bagnato

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“Piove sul bagnato” is used when:

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The average score is 18%

Another Italian expression that you can hear. “Che macello!” But what does it mean?

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Che macello!

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“Che Macello!” is used when:

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The average score is 65%

The past participle is used in compound verbs such as the present near, future, compound conditional etc…
> Verbs in -are have the past participle in -ato: for example: parlare → parlato
> Verbs in -ere have the past participle in -uto: ex: sapere → saputo
> Verbs in -ire have the past participle in -ito: ex: gestire → gestito
But is it always like this?

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Participio Passato

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Qual é o particípio passado do verbo “scrivere”

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Qual é o particípio passado do verbo “scegliere”

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Qual é o particípio passado do verbo “vivere”

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What is the past participle of the verb “correre”

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What is the past participle of the verb “cuocere”

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The average score is 53%

There are Italian expressions that are very typical, and you hear them all the time in colloquial Italian. “Uffa” is one of those but do you know what it means?

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Uffa!

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“Uffa” means:

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The average score is 67%

In Italian, it is often possible to omit the article before the name. Do you want to try?

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Articolo sì o no?

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Mia madre cucina benissimo

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Milano è una città europea e moderna

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Liguria si mangia la focaccia

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Lunedi vado sempre a cena al ristorante

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Genova è una città bellissima.

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The average score is 66%

“Piuttosto che” is a conjunctive phrase in the Italian language. It has a specific use, but it is often misused. Let’s see how well you know her?

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Piuttosto che

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How can the sentence below also be expressed?

Piuttosto che studiare, mio figlio sarebbe disposto a lavare i piatti tutti i giorni

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The average score is 50%

Regarding formality, in Italian you can use “Lei” when addressing people older than you. “Lei” is also part of the feminine personal pronouns. But what happens if we talk to a man?

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Diamoci del lei

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When we call a man “Lei”, does the adjective mean masculine or feminine? Which of the two forms is correct?

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The average score is 63%

Prepositions are invariant words used to connect the constituents of a sentence.

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Insert prepositions (simple or complex) in the following sentences.

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Sono stanco_____ lavorare.

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Avete voglia ____ venire ____ stadio_____ me?

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Questo è il libro _____ cui hanno discusso ieri ____ tutta la sera.

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_____ tutti questi piatti non so quale scegliere ____ stasera.

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The average score is 69%

Italian words with doubles are more frequent than you might think. Can you tell them apart?

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So many doubles!

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What is the correct translation into Italian of the words crocodile, passenger, doctor, mozzarella?

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The average score is 33%

“Permesso?” how to use this verb

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Permesso?

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What is the correct form in Italian?
Come si è permesso a fare una cosa del genere?
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Come si è permesso di fare una cosa del genere?

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The average score is 44%

What color are your pants?

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Pants color!

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Calzoni grigio chiaro; – calzoni grigi chiari; – calzoni grigio chiari. Of the three, which is the correct form in Italian?

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The average score is 33%

Plural of Italian words that end in -gia and -cia

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Plural of -gia e -cia

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What is the plural of the Italian words “ciliegia” and “guancia”

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The average score is 47%

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