Monday, 20 October 2008

Falsi amici - Succedere

Succedere means “to happen”, “to occur”, never “to succeed”

Use of Succedere

“Succed” in Italian translates as “Avere successo”, though RIUSCIRE tends to be used more often. For instance, a simple sentence such as:

He succeded in getting a job

translates as:

È riuscito ad ottenere il lavoro

Riuscire is one of those verbs that students don't use very often. It’s a shame as it’s very often used in Italian. For instance:

I can’t open the window:

Non riesco ad aprire la finestra

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