Italian for game
Is it a joke?
“This game is no JOKE, OH no!”
says English soccer star JOE COLE. (m)
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Il gioco is a masculine noun. Native speakers know the genders instinctively, but learners of the language need to remember these as they are grammatically very important.
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il gioco - Italian for game
Can also mean: play (ie children's); joke/trick; gambling.
gioco di bambini = children's play
gioco elettronico = computer game
gioco di parole = play on words
gioco di società = board game
giochi online (pl) = online gaming
essere in gioco = to be at stake
giocare (v) = to play, to play games, to have fun
giocare a calico = to play football
giocare a pallacanestro = to play basketball
giocare d’astuzia = to be crafty, cunning
giocare in Borsa = to speculate on the Stock Exchange
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Ti piacciono i giochi di società? = Do you like board games?
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Present Tense - Regular -ARE verbs
|Infinitive: giocare = to play
||you (inf.sing) play
||he/she plays, You (form) play
||you, You (pl) play
These are all regular endings, but verbs ending in -care or -gare add h before an ending beginning with i.
e.g.giocare and spiegare (to explain).
tu giochi = you (inf.sing) play
noi giochiamo = we play
tu spieghi = you (inf.sing) explain
noi spieghiamo = we explain
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