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2016-09-27 Italian Language - Use of: "pescare" and "andare a pesca":

Dear Rich,    it is just correct to think that  “andare a pesca” is an intransitive verb with an indirect object meaning “to go fishing” and that “pescare” is a transitive verb that means “to fish” or

2016-09-26 Italian Language - phrases using "scimmia":

Dear Rich,    The Italian idiomatic expression “avere la scimmia” or “avere la scimmia sulla spalla” (literally meaning “to have a monkey on one's back”) denotes that somebody is a victim of a drug addiction

2016-09-22 Italian Language - pesce e pesci:

Dear Rich,    It is so: the singular noun  “pesce” can be used as either a count noun or as a non-count noun in some cases (view my previous answer),  and the plural noun “pesci” can only be used as a

2016-09-20 Italian Language - use of "gatto" and "gatta":

Dear Rich,    It is so: the terms  “gatto”  and “gatta”  are both commonly used in Italian.    Also, in a general conversation we mostly just say “gatto” without making the gender distinction, but  we

2016-09-19 Italian Language - "pesce" e/o "pesci":

Dear Rich,    In Italian the masculine singular noun “pesce”  begomes “pesci” in the plural as a “count-noun”, but it can also be used as a “non-count noun” in the following cases:    1)when we use “pesce”


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