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Dire and Parlare: The Difference

Dire and Parlare: The Difference

How do you say 'to talk' in Italian? Is it 'dire' or 'parlare'? Let's see. Dire and parlare are two Italian verbs frequently mistaken for each other, yet they have distinct meanings. In this post, I will go over the two words and provide you with a few examples of...

Italian Passato Prossimo

Italian Passato Prossimo

What is passato prossimo in Italian?  Passato prossimo is the main past tense in Italian and is used to express actions and events that occurred in the past.  Usually, it appears together with time expressions such as ieri - yesterday  stamattina - this...

Is Sicilian a Language? 

Is Sicilian a Language? 

If you are a passionate Italophile, the odds are you have been faced with the complex topic of "the languages and dialects of Italy." If you have ever traveled to Sicily or you are planning to, you might have wondered if Sicilian people will understand you or you...

Condizionale Presente: A Simple Guide

Condizionale Presente: A Simple Guide

The present conditional (condizionale presente) is a verb form that is the equivalent of the English pattern " would + any verb", when it’s used to express a wish or possibility. In other words, the conditional is used to express what you would do if, ask something...

15 Italian Tongue Twisters to Improve Your Pronunciation

15 Italian Tongue Twisters to Improve Your Pronunciation

Italian is generally straightforward to read, but there are certain sound clusters that can be challenging for non-native speakers. To help you practice some of the most difficult Italian sounds, such as the "r", the double consonants, the “z", and consonant clusters...

What’s The Difference Between ‘Dovevo’ and  ‘Ho Dovuto?’

What’s The Difference Between ‘Dovevo’ and ‘Ho Dovuto?’

If you ended up on this page, it's because you wonder if there is any difference between the use of ho dovuto and dovevo,ho voluto and volevo, sapevo or ho saputo. In other words, you might have realized that there's a difference in the meaning of certain verbs if...

46 Italian phrases related to Yoga

46 Italian phrases related to Yoga

If you like yoga and you are learning Italian, this list will come in handy when traveling to Italy. Joining a local yoga group or a yoga retreat in Italy is a beautiful experience to practice your Italian in a real-life situation while practicing one of your favorite...

How to Express Love and Affection in Italian

How to Express Love and Affection in Italian

If you don’t know it yet, the Italian Language makes a difference between loving someone and loving something or to do something. Making sure to learn this subtle difference, is the only way to avoid awkward moments with your Italian friends or lovers! Loving...

Mastering Italian: Most Common Phrases with the Verb ‘Fare’

Mastering Italian: Most Common Phrases with the Verb ‘Fare’

Besides being an irregular verb, the verb 'fare' is used in Italian in numerous useful expressions. Let's explore some of them: Fare i compiti: to do the homework Fare le pulizie: to do the chores Fare un biglietto: to buy a ticket Fare una passeggiata: to go for a...