Malato - Ammalato

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  • La Bionda

    Senior Member
    German (Living in England)
    Ciao Toubar!

    Sono malato - I am ill.

    Mi ammalato - I feel ill (reflessivo).

    I think ammalato is more 'falling ill' and is reflessivo (ammalarsi). But best wait for the fluent and native speakers' opinion.

    Saluti!
    :)
     

    Alfry

    Senior Member
    Italian
    I think there would be no difference if you said:
    'sono malato' or 'sono ammalato',

    ammalarsi is the proper verb in this case (to fall ill, to be taken ill). As far as I know "malarsi" doesn't exist, so it would be incorrect. if you want to use malato to state that you are ill then say "essere malato".
     
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