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another two uses of ci

We saw last week that ci replaces preposition plus noun referring to place, or a + infinitive. Well it also replaces preposition + noun referring to things or ideas after certain verbs. The two most common verbs used with ci in this way are credere a (to believe in) and pensare a (to think about).

Credi agli UFO? - No, non ci credo. (= Non credo agli UFO.)
Do you believe in UFOs? - No I don't believe in them.

Pensi spesso al futuro? - Ma no, non ci penso mai! (= Non penso mai al futuro.)
Do you often think about the future? - No I never think about it!

There you have it - two more valuable uses of ci. Not bad for a two-letter word!

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    This is one year that China was not particularly interested in what was going down at the Oscars. And from scanning the headlines of China Daily, it\' pretty easy to see China\'s inferiority complex at work here. It would be great if China could give a tip of the hat to ...

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