How to speak Italian naturally: the verbs <i>prendere</i> and <i>comprare</i>

How to speak Italian naturally: the verbs prendere and comprare

I strongly believe that it is possible to speak Italian naturally from the very beginning. You don’t need to be learning for ages before you can start using some more conversational and colloquial expressions. Everything at the right time, of course, but sometimes you can start having fun right from day one. 🙂


So, the other day I had just come back from my grocery shopping and I stopped thinking about the verb comprare.


I remembered all the the conversations in my family when the topic was buying food.


I remembered my dad saying:


Vado a prendere la frutta.

I’m going to get fruit.


Vado a prendere il formaggio.

I’m going to get cheese.


Vado a prendere il latte.

I’m going to get milk.


What can we get out of this?


That my dad loves to go the grocery store. XD


No, just kidding. My point is, sometimes the most correct verb, or word, is not what we would use in everyday conversations.


So, here is a video about how and when to use the verb prendere instead of the verb comprare.


Enjoy, and don’t forget to play this video as much as you want, have fun with it and repeat thes phrases as much as you can. 🙂






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Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.