Literally translating across languages is usually not a good idea. In this lesson, we cover verbs that do not use prepositions in Italian, while they do require prepositions in English.

Two Main Takeaways

  • There are six commonly used verbs in Italian that do not use prepositions. For example: guardare, ascoltare, and cercare.
  • These verbs present a different construction compared to English. For this reason, we need to memorize how they are used in Italian.

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 #14: How to Conjugate Verbs in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #52: Modal Verbs in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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