Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!-The many uses of the Italian verb “Riuscire”

Colorful homes on a block in Burano with a garden and a park bench out front

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! The many uses of the Italian verb “Riuscire” – Riuscire, the  Italian verb that is commonly followed by “a” to mean “to be able to do something” is one of those verbs that is used in many ways in Italian and is important to “manage to learn” if one wants to use it correctly.

Learn Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! Blog Series #40 – 51

Conversational Italian for Travelers books are shown side by side, standing up with "Just the Verbs" on the left and "Just the Grammar" on the right

Learn Italian with “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – the blog series written by Kathryn Occhipinti, author of the “Conversational Italian for Travelers” series of books. The 40th through 51st blogs in this series are summarized here on this page. Just click on the link below each description to read the full blog. Buon divertimento!

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Past Tense Passato Prossimo – “Avere” or “Essere”?

Burano in Venice, Italy and Everyday Italian phrases

Learn Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! Past Tense Passato Prossimo – “Avere” or “Essere”? Every Italian student starts by speaking only in the present tense — that is, about what is happening in the “here and now.”  But what if we want to refer back to an event that has happened in the recent past, such as this morning, yesterday, or last year?  Well, then, will have to learn how to form the passato prossimo past tense!