The Italian verb, piacere, literally means to be pleasing. It is, however, better translated as to like. This verb has some special features and uses, which are detailed below.
- Piacere is used with either an indirect object pronoun (pronomi personali indiretti atoni) or an emphasized subject pronoun (pronomi personali indiretti tonici). When the indirect object is a stated person, that person’s name or title must be preceded with the preposition a.