Act #18: Un aperitivo con gli amici
Well, cari ascoltatori, we’ve come to the end of Act 18. I had a lot of fun today. Plus, grammar-wise, I feel like this was a very productive lesson for all of us. We have learned how to express an action in progress. We’ve got to know better the Italian monosyllable ci. Finally, last but not least, we had the chance to explore two ubiquitous Italian verbs, chiedere and domandare. These two verbs are basically interchangeable. However, there are some specific contexts in which one of them is preferred over the other. As a rule of thumb, you’ll have to focus on the way native speakers pick their verbs. For example, Italians say “chiedere il conto” when they want to ask for the check in a restaurant or a bar. Well, and speaking of bars, guys, I don’t know about you, but I’m off to that cozy little bar around the corner to enjoy a nice aperitivo!