In this intermediate lesson, we cover modal verbs. These verbs work differently compared to traditional verbs. In most cases, modal verbs are followed by an infinitive.

Two Main Takeaways

  • There are three modal verbs in Italian: volere (to want), potere (to be able to), and dovere (to have to).
  • In compound tenses, like passato prossimo, modal verbs take the auxiliary of the verb that follows.

Three Action Steps

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #21: How to Build Sentences in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #14: How to Conjugate Verbs in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the guide: 5 Fail-Proof Strategies to Speak Italian with Confidence.

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