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Pronomi personali with Emphatic and Idiomatic Pronominal Verbs

  1. Some verbs take on a more emphatic, idiomatic meaning when they are used with the pronouns la or ne, which attach to the infinitive forms. In their infinitive forms, these verbs end in -cela, -sela, or -sene, as well as in other ways. These are known as verbs with pronominal particles (particelle pronominali).

    Let’s look at the verbs andarsene and farcela. You can see the endings -sene and -cela in the infinitives. Observe how they are conjugated in the present indicative and the passato prossimo in the following table.

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