Over the course of this lesson we will delve deeper into the scope and semantic nature of two monosyllables which we have already come to know in our previous lessons: che
. Despite their formal simplicity, these are complex, multifaceted elements of speech which can play a variety of syntactic roles in a sentence. Outlined below is a comprehensive overview:
declarative che - that
|Gli dirò che ho cambiato idea.|
I’ll tell him I changed my mind.
causative che (informal) - since
|Prendi le chiavi della macchina che andiamo a fare un giro.|
Get your car keys, we’re going for a ride.
(Get your car keys since we’re going for a ride).
purpose-oriented che (informal) - that
|Fai attenzione che il vaso non cada.|
Be careful that the vase does not fall over.