What do you know about Sicilian?
What do you know about Sicilian? 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 will understand […]
9 smart ways to learn Italian vocabulary efficiently and fast
9 smart ways to learn Italian vocabulary efficiently and fast Learning a foreign language has never been easier than today. We can easily access dozens of languages, Apps, and flashcards, mostly for free. We are not at a loss for Italian language content or inputs to spend our evening on. But how much of this […]
Beato me! Beati lore! But.. what does it mean?
How to use the word “beato” in Italian What does the expression beato me or beato te mean? “Beato” is an adjective indicating a person that feels very happy about about herself or the good fortune of someone else. Beato lui che va ogni mese in vacanza! – How lucky he is to go on vacation every month! Massimo […]
EPISODIO #3: IL MOVIMENTO SLOW FOOD
7 minutes in Slow Italian – Season 1 EPISODIO #3 – IL MOVIMENTO SLOW FOOD Trascrizione Oggi vi parlo di Slow Food. Slow Food un movimento internazionale che si batte contro la cattiva alimentazione e il cibo spazzatura, incentivato dalla produzione industriale e dalle catene di fast food. Il movimento è nato nel Nord Italia, […]
My podcast: 7 minutes in slow Italian
I HAVE LAUNCHED A PODCAST SERIES FOR ITALIAN LEANERS! WHY I CREATED 7 MINUTES IN SLOW ITALIAN As a Language Coach, working with a large number of students, I have realized there is a shortage of content for listening comprehension for Italian beginners or intermediate learners. As an avid language learner, the biggest obstacle […]
6 Great Texbooks to expand your Italian Vocabulary
6 Great Textbooks to expand your Italian Vocabulary Have you ever wondered why building an extensive vocabulary is so important and which are the best vocabulary textbooks to improve your Italian vocabulary? Words are one of the most important tools to facilitate and empower communication. Since vocabulary is so important, it is wise to extend […]
The Italian connectors: how to learn them
The Italian connectors: how to learn them Italians are quite wordy and love stringing together long sentences. To put them together they use connectors (or conjugations) A connector in Italian is a small word that joins information together within a sentence. I am sure you have already eavesdropped on many of them without being too […]
12 Latin words (and expression) used in Italian
12 Latin sayings and expressions in Italian Of the Romance languages , Italian is the closest language to Latin. And so, it should not be surprising, that many Latin words or even entire Latin phrases have become so naturalized in Italian that we use them in full, without a second thought. No need to mention, […]