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Questions about comparing differences in usage and meaning of a word or phrase between Italian and English

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Use of the indefinite article in Italian vs. English

In English, we would say: I am a boy. We are boys. using the indefinite article in the singular case. Is this the case with Italian as well? In other words, would you translate the above ...
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Why is the double negation not an issue in the Italian language?

Why is the double negation not an issue in the Italian language? I ask because I heard that in English you cannot say "non guardo mai la televisione", but you have to say "I never watch at television"...
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What is the best English traslation of 'dai che ce dai'?

What is the best English translation of dai che ce dai? Here is the situation in which I encountered the expression. One of my Italian friends was trying to send a sport climbing route which turned ...