Intermediate to Advanced Italian ✓

has been restored to simplified testing: no strict typing, no obstructing commas or brackets - just type out the answer in Italian (ie, Memrise pre-November). Thanks to @sandslane for his help in restoring this. Thank you for your patience, and for users of ‘Reading Italian Newspapers’. Users of that course might have noticed that I’m about half way through restoring that.


I’ve not done that much! Been away for a few days so my memrise activity has been curtailed.

@sandslane - as you will see, I’ve added some typing levels today. Since your Italian is more advanced than mine, feel free to add alternative word order or tense to the answers. Cheers! Pat

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I’m not so sure about my Italian being more advanced - but thanks for having confidence in it! What a good idea to add levels on individual words with various meanings. As I’ve been reading novels I’ve been pondering for some time on doing a course for writing/reading with levels in sections like words describing how people speak, time connectives, conjunctions etc. I thought there would be a place for sections for example on quanto, quando and niente as you just have to add a preposition or other word and the meaning changes. I’m always looking them up. There are numerous ways to say suddenly/ all of a sudden etc. It’s great that you have done it for anche, ancora and proprio. Really useful. Actually putting them in a course must also help to cement the various meanings in your mind.

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Cheers, if you think of any words, let me know. It doesn’t help that ‘even’ is a tricky word in English as well, too.

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hi patrizioso, i have been pondering the effect that the changes memrise made some time ago to this course (and others). When they introduced the colour change if you get the answer correct it only works if the answer is exact - capitals, commas etc. So it makes you doubt whether you have it correct if it doesn’t change. The ones I am thinking of answers ending in e where in brackets after there is (m) (f). It does accept the answer without the extras or without capitals for example. However you have to have confidence that you are correct or have a viable alternative. I notice the colour doesn’t change if you write a correct alternative either. I’ve got several wrong because I’ve thought I must have it wrong when i haven’t and changed the answer. There isn’t a gender column in your course so you can’t put it there. I wondered if the gender note could be removed and maybe put in a visible alternative instead. Similarly there are some sentences starting with capitals and finish with fullstops and some don’t. Would it be easier if there were no capitals or fullstops in the main answer. Some courses (not yours) have two answers divided by commas and there’s no way you can remember both correctly and the right way round and they haven’t even got them singly as alternatives. In short duo’s idea which might seem good as you can have more than one go to get the correct word when there are possible synonyms, can also prove difficult. What do you think?