Impersonal verbs are used when the subject is unspecified, and only in the third person singular. There are two main categories of impersonal verbs: weather verbs, and necessity and occurrence verbs.

Two Main Takeaways

  • Weather verbs like “piovere” in English “to rain”, and “nevicare” in English “to snow” are impersonal verbs since the subject is unspecified.
  • Other impersonal verbs indicate necessity and occurrence, for example: “accadere” in English “to happen”, and “sembrare” in English “to seem”.

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #33: Reflexive Verbs in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #14: How to Conjugate Verbs in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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