— Ci vogliono trenta minuti per andare da casa mia al centro.
When discussing whether long distance can work, he said: Ci vuole coraggio. Use this one when the following word is plural, like minutes or hours.
When you put “ci” before a direct object, like “lo”, it changes to “ce”. It will also change when combined with our first speed date “ne”. — Di solito ci vogliono due ore per andare da Viterbo a Roma, ma ieri mattina, ci sono voluti novanta minuti.
So when you see the direct object pronouns (lo, la, le, li) next to “ci”, just remember that “ci” will change its personality, or its spelling, to adapt. – It takes thirty minutes for going from my house to the center of the city.
Most likely you’ve seen and used it a lot with the phrase: — Ci sono – There are What you might not have noticed is that you always use it when you use the phrase: — C’è – There is You can’t tell that it’s “ci” because it’s been shortened and pushed into the verb “è”. To give you an overview, here are the definitions: — There — It — Here — Us Let’s look at the last one on that list first.
The girls stayed in their seats and the guys moved from one to the other for three-and-a-half speed dates.
When we arrived, we were whisked to the centre of Venice for a beautiful five-course lunch at the canal-side Splendid Hotel Venice.
You see this come out with the phrase: “Ci sentiamo”, meaning “We’ll talk to each other” or “We’ll be in touch”.
That last example is a perfect segue into the next way to use “ne”, which is with verbs like “pensare di”. ” you can simply point and say: — “What did you think of it? This is because you’ll typically see it with reflexive verbs, or the verbs that talk about actions you do to yourself, like washing yourself. Click here: Present Tense Reflexive Verbs in Italian (or the verb tense that’s all about you) An example of this comes from the reflexive verb “sentirsi” meaning “to have communication between people”.
For example, I have never skied but would love to go and Olly was telling me about his skiing trips and giving me information on where to go.