Tuesday, November 21, 2017

There Is & There Are

Day 73 of My Italian Learning Journal*

I was having some difficulty grasping the uses of C'è and Ci sono, and remembering the differences. Then the obvious occurred to me -- think location. Think adverb. Remember singular and plural. This will require some drill and repetition. I have written a few sentences for my practice and review.

  • C'è posta per te.
    There is mail for you. (Singular)
  • C'è il taxi.
    There is the taxi. (Singular)
  • C'è un cane nella casa.
    There is a dog in the house. 
  • Ci sono molti poliziotti.
    There are a lot of policemen. (Plural)
  • Ci sono barche a vela nella baia.
    There are sailboats in the bay. (Plural)
  • Ci sono i vostri strumenti.
    There are your tools. (Plural)

Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.


  1. Very good, great!

    Just one thing to fix, the "preposizione articolata" in the third sentence.
    - C'è un cane nella casa.
    "nella" is the articulated preposition "in+la".

    Or you can use a simple preposition
    - C'è un cane in casa
    "There is a dog in house"
    - C'è un cane a casa di Lucia
    "There is a dog at Lucia's home"


    1. Mikaela, you have a sharp eye for detail. Grazie. Hai un occhio acuto per i dettagli. (Sound right?) ~Ted

    2. Well, of course, I am a technician the details are my daily bread ;)


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