MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

372 views

What are reflexive verbs in Italian?

A verb is called reflexive when the subject performs an action on the same subject. For example, ‘I wash myself’ (in Italian ‘Mi lavo’) is reflexive because ‘I’ is both the subject and the object of the verb ‘wash’.

In order to make an Italian verb reflexive, you put a reflexive pronoun before it. Reflexive pronouns in Italian are:

Mi                      Myself

Ti                       Yourself

Si                       Himself/Herself/Itself

Ci                       Ourselves

Vi                       Yourselves

Si                       Themselves

Reflexive verbs are more common in Italian than in English. Many verbs need the reflexive form in Italian, even if they don’t in English. Some of the most common ones are:

Alzarsi ‘to get up’

Ex: Mi alzo alle sette di mattina  ‘I get up at 7am’

Dimenticarsi ‘to forget’

Ex: Anna si dimentica sempre il mio nome ‘Anna always forgets my name’

Sedersi ’to sit down’

Ex: Ci sediamo sul divano ‘We sit on the sofa’

Lavinia M. GCSE French tutor, A Level French tutor, GCSE Classical Ci...

9 months ago

Answered by Lavinia, an A Level Italian tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

26 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Emma G.

Degree: Combined Honours in Social Sciences (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Italian, Latin+ 2 more

Italian
Latin
History of Art
Government and Politics

“I am a Italian native speaker, now half way through my Bachelor in Social Sciences at Durham University. I am a very friendly and enthusiastic person and I truly enjoy tutoring. My passion for teaching started a few years ago, when I ...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Anna L.

Degree: PhD Translation and Intercultural Studies (Doctorate) - Manchester University

Subjects offered: Italian, -Personal Statements-

Italian
-Personal Statements-

“Something About Me I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester, researching on translation and book history. I am a patient and friendly person and I have been tutoring Italian and Latin since 2009 at both secondary and univers...”

MyTutor guarantee

£26 /hr

Flaminia I.

Degree: International Relations and Political Theory (Doctorate) - St. Andrews University

Subjects offered: Italian, Spanish+ 4 more

Italian
Spanish
Politics
Philosophy and Ethics
-Personal Statements-

“Hello! I am an MLitt Philosophy student at the University of St. Andrews and I fell in love with philosophy in the first year of IB. I am delighted to help with political philsophy, ethics, moral philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, ...”

About the author

Lavinia M.

Currently unavailable: for new students

Degree: Classics (Bachelors) - Cambridge alumni University

Subjects offered: Italian, French+ 1 more

Italian
French
-Personal Statements-

“ABOUT ME I am a Cambridge graduate in Classics, currently on a Screenwriting MA at Scotland Screen Academy. I have also studied Comparative Literature at Sorbonne University in Paris. Learning languages and writing are my passions, an...”

You may also like...

Posts by Lavinia

How do I sell myself without bragging?

What are reflexive verbs in Italian?

Other A Level Italian questions

How can I construct the 'periodo ipotetico'?

How can I prepare for my Italian oral exam?

AS and A2 level oral and written Italian capabilities

What are relative pronouns and how do I use them in Italian?

View A Level Italian tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok