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Karen Marshall

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Seven years ago I spent three and a half months living in Siena attending language school and my Italian was great! In the years that followed I dabbled with studying and I still had an okay base knowledge of it. It was hard to stay focused though, speaking English all day. More recently I've fallen off the wagon completely with lessons which is sad, because I want to speak Italian fluently. So to supercharge my language learning for 100 days I'm going to undertake some form of Italian lesson for 30 minutes per day (be it online or reading aloud). I'll then pick one verb to write about in my summary.


Day 4

Day four on Duo Lingo began with prepositions (prepositions connect nouns or pronouns – i.e. the book ON the table). When prepositions are followed by a definite article they merge into a single word. The definite articles are: il, lo, la, l', i, gli, le. The prepositions are di (of), a (at), da (from), in (to/in), su (on). So adding su + il together gives ‘sul’. Example: sul tavolo (on the table).