When you use the verb “piacere” you need the indirect pronoun before the verb. Learn how to use mi piace VS A me piace – Verb PIACERE with preposition A.
Example: mi piace
What are the Indirect Pronouns?
Indirect object pronouns replace indirect object nouns. In Italian, they answer the question a chi?
Indirect object pronouns are identical in form to direct object pronouns, except for the third person singular gli – le and plural gli.
They precede, like direct object pronouns, a conjugated verb and they do not agree in gender and number with the past participle.
The third singular form le – gli never elide in front of verbs beginning with h– or vowel.
In Italian, you can choose between two different indirect pronouns: ATONI and TONICI
If you choose “atoni” you say mi piace.
If you choose “tonici” you say a me piace.
There is a little difference, just more emphasis with “tonici”.
It’s WRONG to say: a me mi piace.
1 person ➡️ mi = a me
2 person ➡️ ti = a me
3 person ➡️ gli = a lui
3 person ➡️ le = a lei
1 person ➡️ ci = a noi
2 person ➡️ vi = a voi
3 person ➡️ gli = a loro
3 person ➡️ le = a loro
When the person who likes something is not a pronoun but a noun, the noun must be preceded by the preposition A – Mi piace VS A me piace – Verb PIACERE with preposition A
Example –> A Maria non piace la pizza.
|A Claudia non piace andare a scuola||Claudia doesn’t like going to school.|
|Allo zio Davide piace la musica classica.||Uncle Davide likes classical music.|
|A Piera non piacciono questi/queste.||Piera doesn’t like these.|
|Ai miei nonni piace dormire.||My grandparents like sleeping.|
|A Franco e Luisa piace viaggiare.||Franco and Luisa like travelling.|
|A Sara non piace il caffè||Sara doesn’t like coffee|
Learn more about TONICI vs ATONI
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