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Teacher’s Guide: 10 Italian Books for Beginners

Feeling overwhelmed with your Italian studies? Books can provide the structure you need without breaking the bank! However, don't expect a book to work magic on its own. To make real progress, it's best to work with a tutor or attend a language school. In my school,...

How to Read a Book in Italian

How to Read a Book in Italian

Did you know that reading in one's first language accounts for 70% of a literate person's vocabulary? As a consequence, applying the same basic concept to your Italian study plan will undoubtedly accelerate your language learning process. Reading in Italian is not...

Beato me! Beati loro! But.. what does it mean?

Beato me! Beati loro! But.. what does it mean?

How to use the word "beato" in Italian The word 'Beato' is an adjective indicating a person who feels very happy about themselves or the good fortune of someone else. It can be translated into English as 'lucky' or, even more accurately, 'very lucky'. Beato lui...

Giorno and Giornata: the Difference Explained

Giorno and Giornata: the Difference Explained

What's the difference between giorno and giornata?  Today I thought about writing about of the most frequent questions I got from students of Italian.  Is there any difference between 'giorno' and 'giornata'?" Yes, there is. And it is not a small...

Mastering Italian: Fa Bene/Fa male

Mastering Italian: Fa Bene/Fa male

This article will explain the meaning and use of two common Italian expressions using the verb fare.  Fare bene vs. fare male These two often appear in colloquial Italian with different meanings.  The most common ones are to show approval or...

Trovare and trovarsi. The difference.

Trovare and trovarsi. The difference.

Trovare and trovarsi: what's the difference? Whether you have just started your Italian learning journey or you are already a fluent Italian speaker. The moment you land in Italy, you will surely hear the Italian verb "trovare" in an array of different meanings and...

Vocabulary to Rent an Apartment in Italy

Vocabulary to Rent an Apartment in Italy

Renting an apartment in Italy can be challenging, particularly in popular tourist destinations such as Roma, Palermo, and Firenze, where short-term rentals have become popular. Everything is possible with a little patience and a lot of Italian.  This post is the...