How to use the particle NE in Italian for quantities

How to use the particle NE in Italian for quantities

You’ve surely heard of the particle ne in Italian. You’ve tried to understand how it works, but you’re still not sure of how to use it.

Ne has got different uses, and in this video lesson we’re going to see how to use it when talking about quantities.

Since we cannot use the same word twice in a short period of time, ne is going to help us avoid these repetitions, sound smoother, and truly speak like an Italian.

And yes, you can do it even when you’re starting out.

So, are you ready to take this step?

Press play, watch the video lesson and play the game at the end. 🙂

 

HOW TO USE NE IN ITALIAN FOR QUANTITIES

 

 

Here are the examples we saw in the video:

 

1)

Quanta pasta prendiamo? (How much pasta shall we get?)

Ne prendiamo due pacchetti. (We’re getting two packages.)

 

2)

Quante mele vuole? (How many apples do you want?)

Ne vorrei sei. (I would like six of them.)

 

3)

Quanto latte bevi? (How much milk do you drink?)

Ne bevo una tazza tutte le mattine. (I drink a cup every morning.)

 

4)

Quanto vino vuoi? (How much wine do you want?)

Ne prendo solo un bicchiere. (I’ll just have a glass.)

 

5)

Quanti anni ha Luca? (How old is Luca? – Literally, “how many years does Luca have?)

Ne ha cinque. (He’s five. Literally, “he’s got five.)

 

6)

Prendi un caffè? (Are you having a coffee?)

Ne prendo due. Oggi ho molto sonno. (I’ll have two. I’m really sleepy today.)

 

LET’S PLAY

Here you have a few sentences. How would you transform it by using ne? Find the correct answer.

Have fun and don’t forget to play as much as you want.

 

 

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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.