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Today we are going to learn more about the verb mangiare - „to eat‟

Mangiare (-are (1 st conjugation))

Come diresti (how would you say)

I eat

Io mangio

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You eat

Tu mangi

Come diresti

You (guys) eat

Voi mangiate

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I eat an apple

Mangio una mela oppure io mangio una mela

Come diresti

I eat pasta

Io mangio la pasta

Come diresti

I have eat few hours ago

Io ho mangiato poche ore fa

Come diresti

I eat pizza in Naples

Io mangio la pizza a Napoli

Come diresti

I eat with my friends

Io mangio con I miei amici

If you are talking about yourself, you can even imply Io - soggetto - since – “mangio la pasta” – is enough to understand that you are talking about yourself.

Come diresti

have you ever eat pizza?

Hai mai mangiato la pizza?

Come diresti

I eat pasta every day

Mangio la pasta ogni giorno

Come diresti

how many lentils do you eat?

Quante lenticchie mangi?

Quando non usiamo mangiare - When we don’t use “mangiare”

In italiano non usiamo mangiare la colazione - , oppure mangiare il pranzo - , oppure mangiare la

cena infatti, sostituiamo mangiare con fare colazione, pranzare oppure cenare, rispettivamente se


riferiamo alla colazione, al pranzo oppure alla cena.


italian we substitute mangiare with fare colazione (to have breakfast), pranzare (to have lunch) and

cenare (to have dinner) depending if we are referring to breakfast (colazione), lunch (pranzo) or dinner (cena).

Ad esempio potresti dire for example you could say

io pranzo con una mela i have lunch with an apple

That it means that you‟re eating just an apple for lunch


ceno a casa I have dinner at home


pranzo con i miei parenti I have lunch with my relatives


pranzo in giardino i have lunch in the garden


italiano esistono diversi modi di dire con il verbo mangiare.


italian there Are different common saying with the verb to eat.

Ad esempio

For example

Mangia o sarai mangiato – eat or you‟ll be eaten

Un altro esempio è another example is

“Mangiare come un bue”

that it means that you are eating like an ox

oppure “Mangiare come un uccellino” – That it means that you are eating like a little bird

In the first case you are eating too much In the second case you are eating too few

Alla fine, è meglio sentirsi dire che stai mangiando come un uccellino e non sentirsi dire che stai mangiando come un bue

At the end, is better to hear that you are eating as a little bird and not as an ox.

L‟ultimo modo di dire è The last common saying is

Mangiare come un re eat like a king

Ad esempio … oggi ho mangiato come un re

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