The verb “stare” can be translated in many different ways, for example “to stay” and also “to be”. In this lesson, we learn ten expressions that use this common verb.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The verb “stare” is very popular in Italian and it’s used in many situations and expressions. Two common ones are: “Stare con le mani in mano” and “Stare zitto”.
  • Most of these expressions can’t be literally translated from Italian into English.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #62: How to Use the Verbs Essere and Stare.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #80: Fifteen Expressions with Mangiare.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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