Italian Adjectives & Expressions to talk about someone’s Personality
Italian Adjectives & Expressions to Describe Someone’s Personality Describing someone’s personality in one’s native language is difficult enough, let alone in a language we don’t know well. Adjectives are commonly used to describe someone’s personality. I’ve created a list of some of the most basic Italian adjectives to use when discussing personality, as well as some […]
What verbs use the subjunctive in Italian?
The Italian Present Subjunctive: when and how to use it When learning Italian, you’ll surely come across a few challenging topics. Among these, one of the most notorious is the Italian subjunctive mode. Rest assured. Although it might seem difficult to grasp, it’s easier than you think. What is the subjunctive in Italian? The subjunctive is an Italian […]
Lì and là? Qui and qua? Is there any difference between them?
What is the difference between lì and là or qui or qua? If you have ever felt confused about whether to use lì or là or qui or qua when speaking in Italian, this post is for you. Let’s get straight to the point… Your question may be whether there is really any significant […]
mentre and durante
Mentre vs. Durante: the difference explained MENTRE Mentre is a conjugation that is always followed by a verb. In English, the equivalent of mentre is “while.” This word always requires the use of a verb conjugated in the present, past, or future. Mentre and the past A note goes to the use of the past […]
Prendere and Portare: The Difference
Prendo or Porto: What’s the difference? When it comes to describing movement, the difference between prendere and portare is not obvious to native English speakers. In my private classes, students frequently default to prendere when they should be using portare. Why is this the case? Because both the Italian verbs prendere and portare are frequently […]
How to use ECCO
How to use the adverb ECCO Ecco is an invariable Italian adverb that can be used in a variety of meanings. Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones in the form of sample sentences that you can easily insert into your flaschards sets. Here is / Here are Ecco is an […]
How to use”Ancora” in Italian
How to Use “Ancora” in Italian Ancora is one of those words used in a number of different ways in Italian—and it’s very common. As always, when learning something new, it’s paramount to consider the context and the sentence in which the word is used. In the case of ancora, I recommend memorizing a few […]
5 Italian Sayings on love
5 Italian sayings on love 1. L’amore non è bello, se non è litigarello There is no equivalent in English, although searching, I came across a quote by Shakespeare that sums up the meaning of the Italian provarb above. “The course of true love never runs smooth.” When do Italians say “l’amore non è bello se non è litigarello?” […]