Daily Verb Lesson: Italian for lower (oneself) is abbassarsi
The Italian verb for lower (oneself) is the reflexive -ARE verb abbassarsi.
... imagine you LOWER A BASS guitar! Abbassarsi can also mean: to go down, to drop; to decrease, to weaken. Related words include:
- abbassare (v) : to lower, to dip (ie headlights); to turn down (ie radio).
- l'abbassamento (di) (nm) : drop (ie temperature); dimming, lowering; reduction.
- l'abbassalingua (nm) : tongue spatula/depressor. / abbassato (adj/pp) : lowered.
The meaning of verbs can change when in the Reflexive. They often show action done to oneself or between each other, and use the Reflexive Pronoun (mi, ti, si, ci, vi, si). Reflexive verbs also take essere in the compound tenses and the Past Participle agrees in number and gender with the subject.
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to lower (oneself) : abbassarsi
Imagine you lowerA BASS guitar!
✔ Abbassarsi is a regular, reflexive -ARE verb. ✔
Learn abbassarsi and it will reinforce the pattern for many other -ARE verbs. ✔
Do the daily verb every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the -ARE verbs' conjugation patterns. Each month a new family of verbs is featured.
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