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Italian Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs

Verbi Riflessivi Reciproci in Italian

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Romeo and Juliet meet, hug, kiss, and fall in love. They comfort each other, admire each other, and get married—but not without some help from reciprocal reflexive verbs (i verbi riflessivi reciproci)! These verbs express a reciprocal action that involves more than one person. The plural reflexive pronouns ci, vi, and si are used when conjugating reciprocal reflexive verbs:

Si abbracciarono affettuosamente. (They embraced each other affectionately.)
Ci scambiammo alcune informazione. (We exchanged some information.)
Vi scriveste frequentemente, dopo quell'estate. (You frequently wrote to each other after that summer.)

Other reciprocal verbs are listed in the table below.

COMMON ITALIAN RECIPROCAL VERBS

abbracciarsito embrace each other (one another)
aiutarsito help each other (one another)
amarsito love each other (one another)
ammirarsito admire each other (one another)
baciarsito kiss each other (one another)
conoscersito know each other (also: to meet)
consolarsito comfort each other (one another)
incontrarsito meet (each other)
innamorarsito fall in love (with each other)
insultarsito insult each other (one another)
riconoscersito recognize each other (one another)
rispettarsito respect each other (one another)
rivedersito see each other again (one another)
salutarsito greet each other (one another)
scriversito write to each other (one another)
sposarsito get married (to each other)
vedersito see each other (one another)
visitarsito visit each other (one another)
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