The two relative pronouns “che” and “chi” are often confused in Italian. They look very similar and they can both be used to refer to people, but they have different and specific uses.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The pronoun “che” is more specific than the pronoun “chi”, and it refers to both people and things.
  • The pronoun “chi” is more generic than the pronoun “che”, and it can only refer to people.

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #37: Verbs with Prepositions.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #21: How to Build Sentences in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Irregular Past Participles Learning Map, a guide summarizing the most common irregular past participles in Italian.

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