June 12, 2020

No subject? No problem! The verbs without person are used in the third person singular and plural.

It is normally used to express a generic or stereotypical information that doesn't need a subject.


Ex. (SINGULAR): Si + 3a persona singolare


In Italia si mangia bene e a lungo - In Italy one eats well and for a long time.

Si dice che Colombo sia nato a Genova -  Columbus is said to have been born in Genoa.

Si racconta che Marco Polo sia arrivato in Cina - It is said that Marco Polo has arrived to China.

A Roma si guida sempre nel traffico - In Rome you always drive in traffic.


Ex. (PLURAL): SI + 3a persona plurale 


Nel mondo si parlano tante lingue - Many languages are spoken in the world.

Gli spaghetti si mangiano con la forchetta - You eat spaghetti with the fork.

In questo palazzo si affittano tre camere - In this building you can rent three rooms.

In politica si fanno tante promesse -  You make a lot of promises in politics.



Conjugate the verbs in brackets to form the sentence, using the impersonal form:


1. In Giappone (mangiare)__________il sushi tutti i giorni.

2. In Germania (indossare)______________ molto i sandali.

3. In Francia (usare)_________________la moda dei baffi e del basco.

4. Negli Stati Uniti (guidare)___________le automobili di grossa cilindrata.

5. In Spagna (ballare)____________il flamenco anche in discoteca.

6. In Russia (bere)___________la vodka.

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