appartenere

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Today’s Parola del Giorno is the intransitive verb appartenere (a + qualcosa/qualcuno), which means to belong (to + something)such as being the property someone. It can also mean mean to be a member (of something)such as a club or organization. The past participle is appartenutoessere is used in compound tenses. The verb is irregular and is conjugated like tenereSee the verb used below in its context:

Nello scantinato abbiamo trovato una vecchia scatola che apparteneva al primo proprietario della nostra casa. Dentro c’erano molte fotografie e lettere d’amore.

In the basement we found an old box that belonged to the first owner of our house. Inside there were many photographs and love letters.

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