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Sapere quando e come chiedere è molto importante nella vita.

Un bel gioco è fare la stessa domanda a varie persone e sentire quante risposte diverse ricevi. Hai mai provato?

 

Sai fare domande in italiano?

Knowing how and when to ask is very important in life.

A nice game is to ask the same question to several people and to check how many different answers you get. Have you ever tried?

 

Can you ask questions in Italian?

 

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Can you ask questions in Italian?

 

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Tricks to ask questions in Italian

Un buon trucco per fare domande in italiano è usare la giusta intonazione.

 

La domanda viene espressa con un'intonazione in crescendo, come nell'audio seguente: Pinocchio è italiano?

A good trick to ask questions in Italian is to use the right intonation.

 

A question is expressed with a rising intonation, as in the following audio: "Pinocchio è italiano?" - Is Pinocchio Italian?

 

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La tavola seguente mostra le parole più comuni usate per fare domande.

The following table shows the most common words used to ask questions.

 

DOMANDE:  
-Perché mangi adesso? Why do you eat now?
-Perché mai mangi adesso? Why do you eat now?
-Come mai mangi adesso? Why do you eat now?
   
-Cosa è? What is it?
-Che cosa è? What is it?
-Che è? What is it?
-Cosa desideri? What do you wish?
-Che cosa desideri? What do you wish?
   
-Chi è? Who is it?
-Chi viene al cinema con me? Who is coming to the movie with me?
   
-Quale mela preferisci, la rossa o la gialla? Which apple do you prefer, the red or the yellow one?
-Che mela preferisci, la rossa o la gialla? Which apple do you prefer, the red or the yellow one?
   
-Qual è il tuo numero di telefono? What is your phone number?
   
-Che ore sono? What time is it?
   
-Quando partiamo? When do we leave?
   
-A che ora usciamo? At what time do we go out?
   
-Quanto costa? How much does it cost?
-Quanti anni hai? How old are you (lit. How many years do you have?)
   
-Come viaggiamo? How do we travel?
-Come ti chiami? What is your name (lit. How are you called?)

 

On a piece of paper, write the following sentences again and insert the correct question-word. Esempio: ................. stai? = COME stai? (Please note, some sentences might have multiple correct answers.)

If you need use the online dictionary.

  1. Tu _____________ mangi?
  2. _____________ prepara il pranzo oggi?
  3. _____________ vuoi?
  4. _____________ è? _____________ costa?
  5. _____________ oggi sei triste?
  6. _____________ desideri bere?
  7. _____________ film preferisci vedere?
  8. _____________ fratelli hai?
  9. _____________ si chiama il tuo cane?
  10. _____________ torni?

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