Speaking without repeating: how to use CI in Italian

Speaking without repeating: how to use CI in Italian

There will come a point in your Italian learning journey where you come across the so-called particella CI. But what exactly this is and how can you use CI in Italian?


The particella CI can be used in different contexts, but in this lesson you’re going to learn how to use CI when referring to places.


Have a look at these examples:


Quando andiamo al cinema?

When are we going to the cinema?

Ci andiamo oggi.

We’re going today.


Conosci Milano?

Do you know Milan?

Sì, ci vado tutte le settimane.

Yes, I go there every week.


Andiamo in piscina oggi?

Are we going to the swimming pool today?

No, ci andiamo domani.

No, we’re going there tomorrow.


As you can see, here we have used CI to talk about places. But how does it exactly work?


This video will show you how to use CI in Italian when you don’t want to make too many repetitions.


Press play and don’t forget to play the game at the end. 🙂







Here you have a wheel of fortune with a few sentences about places. 🙂


How would you say these sentences with the particella CI in them?


Play and speak as much as you can and, most importantly, have fun. 😀



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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.