They say you can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. I tell you can’t become a fluent Italian speaker on weak foundations. That’s why I am gathering on this page my best articles for beginners learners of Italian (the page is not under construction yet).
Some students are scared by grammar.
Instead, I say to my students that knowing a little grammar can be a fantastic shortcut to optimal Italian fluency.
Why memorize words, sentences, or even whole dialogues if you can learn one rule and apply it endless times?
That’s all it takes to become undefended and smart Italian language learners.
How to say in Italian: “How long have you been doing something?” To ask how long someone has been doing something, Italian uses the present tense (and not the present perfect, […]
The Basics of Italian Sentence Structure and Word Order The Italian sentence structure is similar to English, but with a few key differences. The good news isItalian follows the same sentence […]
Masculine and Feminine Common Endings in Italian In Italian language, nouns, pronouns, and adjectives can be assigned one of two grammatical genders: masculine or feminine. The gender of a word […]
Conoscere and Sapere: The Difference Explained What’s the difference between “sapere” and “conoscere”? If you came across this page, it’s because you have been confused by using the Italian verbs […]
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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 […]
The Italian Reflexive Verbs: A Guide What’s a Reflexive Verb in Italian? Reflexive verbs are verbs that require a reflexive pronoun in their conjugation and their default form (the infinitive). […]
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How to Use the Definite Articles in Italian (articoli determinativi) Building solid foundations is key in every foreign language you learn. Mastering the nitty-gritty of the basics will be your […]