In this episode for beginners, we learn how to use “c’è” and “ci sono” in Italian. In English, there is a direct translation. “C’è” means “there is”, while “ci sono” means “there are”.

Two Main Takeaways

  • We use “c’è” with the meaning of “there is”, when we are talking about the presence of one thing.
  • We use “ci sono” with the meaning of “there are”, when we are talking about the presence of more than one thing.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
  • Download this episode’s printable guide. You can find it here.
  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #99: Stress Position in Italian Words.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #106: How to Use the Word Anche.
  • 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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