Mi piace – I like it
Piacere is a tricky verb. We will deal with it at various points in this BLOG. For now, just remember the following. To say you like something use mi piace + singular noun and mi piacciono + plural noun. You have already been doing it, remember?
|Mi piace il fiore. / I like the flower.||Mi piacciono i fiori. / I like the flowers.|
|Mi piace la lezione. / I like the class.||Mi piacciono le lezioni. I like the classes.|
Simple rule, isn’t it? Actually, the reason for this is that the Italian verb piacere a really translate to be pleasing to. So, the above sentences are really to be translated as The flower is pleasing to me, and so on.
To translate you like you will have to have the same kind of conversation in your mind. The pronoun in this case is ti:
|Ti piace il fiore. / You like the flower.||Ti piacciono i fiori. / You like the flowers.|
|Ti piace la lezione. / You like the class.||Ti piacciono le lezioni. You like the classes.|
Mi and ti are called indirect object pronouns. Let’s not worry about them now. We will deal with them a little later on this BLOG. They come in handy, though.
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