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17 Italian Quotes by Italian Authors

17 Italian Quotes by Italian Authors

Italian quotes are an easy and interesting way to learn and retain Italian vocabulary. Why? Quotes are like songs, they pass on meaningful messages to us, that our minds can quickly absorb and make ours. Your mind works in a way that better retain what can provoke an...

Best Italian Shows on Netflix

Best Italian Shows on Netflix

Non mentire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkO9nzThVDQ Non mentire is a TV series that originally aired in Italy and is now available on Netflix. The story revolves around a school teacher who is asked out by a charming and respected surgeon. After their first date,...

How To Use ‘CI’ and ‘NE’ in Italian

How To Use ‘CI’ and ‘NE’ in Italian

Have you been learning Italian for a while? Then, I am sure you have been faced with the quirky usage of the Italian particles ci and ne (also known as particelle pronominali, in Italian).  And you've been wondering dozens of times what...

Italian Indirect Object Pronouns: A Simple Guide  

Italian Indirect Object Pronouns: A Simple Guide  

Yes, pronouns are not easy to grasp, but they're worth mastering. Why? It's simple. We use them all the time. We use them to avoid repeating things and be concise, typically in a conversation. It's the same in English and in many other languages. Knowing the Italian...

11 Short Stories in Italian For Intermediate Learners

11 Short Stories in Italian For Intermediate Learners

If reading in Italian has become too challenging for you, you might not have been using the right content and should consider making a change. There are countless ways to learn new vocabulary and grammar at an intermediate level of Italian, but the most important...

7 Great Italian Textbooks to Expand your Vocabulary

7 Great Italian Textbooks to Expand your Vocabulary

Having a good vocabulary in Italian is a strong indicator of your ability to comprehend new material or listen to Italian conversations. That's why, based on my over 10 years of experience as an instructor of Italian as a foreign language, I have compiled the...

Mastering Italian: Comprehensive Guide to Conjunctions

Mastering Italian: Comprehensive Guide to Conjunctions

Italians are quite wordy and love stringing together long sentences.   To put them together they use conjugations (or connectors) A conjunction in Italian is a small word that joins information together within a sentence. I am sure you have already...

Teacher’s Guide: Find the Best Italian Language App

Teacher’s Guide: Find the Best Italian Language App

The use of apps for learning Italian is on the rise. It isn't easy to pick just one Italian language app. Each App takes a different approach to learning and may be better suited to one type of student over another. Learning a language, especially as an adult, is a...

What does “Stare per” mean in Italian?

What does “Stare per” mean in Italian?

What does "Stare per" Mean in Italian? The phrase "stare per + infinitive" is used in Italian to indicate that an action is about to happen or is imminent.  The verb stare means "to stand" or "to be," and when it is combined with the preposition per and...