Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb, sfracellarsi, which means to crash. See the verb used below in its context:
Ieri c’è stato un incidente terribile qui vicino: una macchina che correva ad alta velocità si è sfracellata contro la scogliera. Fortunatamente il guidatore è rimasto illeso ma la macchina è distrutta.
Yesterday there was a terrible accident near here: a car that was speeding crashed against the cliff. Fortunately, the driver was unharmed, but the car was totaled.
: Remember that in compound tenses, as in our example above, the past participle agrees in gender and number with the subject (in this case, la macchina)
: Lastly, all reflexive verbs take essere in compound tenses!
: Don’t forget about the reflexive pronoun — it comes before the verb and after the subject!