andare + participio passato

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression andare + participio passato, which translates to must be. It is synonymous with the passive construction using dovere + essere + participio passato.

Don’t forgetthe past participle must agree in gender and number with subject of the sentence!

See the expression used below:

Durante la preparazione e dopo la cena di compleanno di mio nonno, mia zia continuava a ripetere che tutto il cibo che stava preparando andava mangiato: “Non voglio avanzi nel frigo!! Mangiate, mangiate!”

During the preparation of Grandfather’s birthday dinner and after, my aunt continued to say that all of the food she was preparing must be eaten: “I don’t want leftovers in the fridge! Eat, eat!”

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