In this episode, we cover ten expressions that use the verb “dare”, in English “to give”. Many of these are fixed expressions and can’t be literally translated into English.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The verb “dare” is commonly used in the expressions: “dare fastidio” and “dare sui nervi”. The first one means “to bother”, while the second one means “to irritate”.
  • It’s also used in the expression “dare i numeri”, which means “to go crazy”.

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 #18: The Verb “Fare”: Meaning and Uses.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #25: How to Use “Potere”, “Riuscire”, and “Sapere”.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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