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Giugno 15, 2020
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Mancare and Piacere verbs

Many students often encounter difficulties when they have to build a sentence with the verb “mancare”, especially when it is used to communicate to someone we […]
Maggio 12, 2020
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7 interesting things about the Italian language that you do not know

Let’s get started right away! :)) 1 – Does the Italian language derive from Latin? Italian does not derive from the classical Latin that is studied […]
Marzo 15, 2020
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What does it mean “Essere un secchione”? Why do we use this expression?

Have you ever heard “Quel ragazzo è un secchione“?That boy is a big bucketDo you know why this expression is used in Italian? We say “secchione” […]
Gennaio 16, 2020
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Spelling in Italian language

If you are in Italy for work, to attend university or simply for a holiday, it can happen more times than you can imagine having to […]
Dicembre 18, 2019
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Difficult words: Mica

One of the most difficult words for a foreign student to understand and use is definitely the word “mica”. We Italians always use it, so I’m […]
Dicembre 8, 2019
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The use of congiuntivo in the Italian language

Before telling you about the use of the congiuntivo in Italian, I would like to remind you of some particularities, which you must remember: 1) the […]
Novembre 30, 2019
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Why is the shirt of the Italian soccer team blue?

In Italy, soccer is the national sport. A visceral love for our team binds us. Here is a curiosity about the Italian national team: why is […]
Novembre 23, 2019
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The most common mistakes in Italian

Today I want to talk about what are usually the most common mistakes that not only students but also native speakers commit when writing in Italian.Let’s […]
Novembre 17, 2019
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Why do we say:”Avere una spada di Damocle in testa!”?

Why do they say: “Have a sword of Damocles on the head”? “Having a sword of Damocles on the head” is an expression widely used in […]
Novembre 8, 2019
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Why do we say:”Ho le gambe che mi fanno Giacomo Giacomo!”?

Why do they say: “I have legs that make me Giacomo Giacomo”? Did you know that in different parts of Italy, it is common to say […]
Ottobre 27, 2019
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Why do foreigners say “Bravo” when they applaud?

Surely all Italians will have noticed that foreigners often shout “bravo” at the end of a concert or some show. And surely those who are not […]
Ottobre 16, 2019
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Italian language in the office: daily activities

Customers who work closely with Italians often ask me for advice on some verb related to office activities. Italiano in ufficio: attività quotidiane • Fissare / […]
Ottobre 4, 2019
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Provenance, origin: preposition DI or DA?

How many times have you felt confused when asked about your origin and did not know which preposition to choose? DI Londra or DA Londra? In […]
Settembre 25, 2019
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Use of the adjectives “Bello” and “Buono” in the Italian language

The use of bello (beautiful) and buono (good) Italian adjectives often creates confusion for those who study the Italian language. First of all, because they have […]
Settembre 19, 2019
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How to write a business letter in Italian

Business letters must be extraordinarily impersonal and devoid of any emotion. No doubt your first experience with Italian business letters will be stressful, but as you […]
Settembre 11, 2019
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Difficult words: magari

Today we see together an Italian word of difficult translation into other languages. One of the significant problems, when studying a foreign language, is to want […]
Settembre 4, 2019
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Uppercase or lowercase in Italian?

It can happen to everyone, from time to time, to have doubts about the use of small and capital letters when writing. For this reason, I […]
Agosto 28, 2019
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Sayings who have ancient origins (Part two)

The discovery of the Italian saying continues. Each has an ancient story to tell. Ready? Go! Perdere la Trebisonda Literally: “Lose the Trabzon.” It is an […]
Agosto 21, 2019
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Sayings who have ancient origins (Part one)

In Italy, we use to repeat several times a day many sayings when we talk with family and friends. You cannot avoid learning them if you […]
Agosto 14, 2019
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Test your Italian with these 5 tongue​ twisters

All languages have tongue twisters, and several studies have shown that they are a useful tool to learn to speak correctly and improve the pronunciation and […]
Agosto 7, 2019
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Why do we say “Cin Cin”?

Many of my students have asked me why, when we toast, the Italians say “cin cin.” It is actually a rather curious expression that has something […]
Agosto 1, 2019
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The food habits of the Italians

Today I want to talk about the eating habits of Italians, the rules for cooking like a real Italian and the things we never do, both […]
Luglio 23, 2019
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Improve the Italian vocabulary through reading

It is often believed that to improve one’s vocabulary and learn new words, it is enough to read a lot in Italian. In some ways, reading […]
Luglio 15, 2019
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10 Speaking expressions that all Italian​ students should know

If you want to integrate yourself in Italy you must know the expressions that I will describe in this article. Then you will thank me. 🙂 […]
Luglio 10, 2019
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Ti amo or ti voglio bene?

In most languages, there is no difference in how to express the feeling of love and that of friendship or affection. In English, for example, we […]
Giugno 26, 2019
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Why do we say “Pronto” to answer the phone?

Have you ever wondered where the habit of saying “Pronto=Ready?” comes from when we answer the phone? It is an expression that we only use in […]
Giugno 19, 2019
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Why is it said In Bocca al lupo?

Do you know that when we want to wish “good luck” to someone, in Italian we use the expression “in bocca al lupo”? Many have wondered […]
Giugno 12, 2019
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Italian language certification: what and how many?

Do you want to take an exam that can issue you a certificate of participation that certifies your level of Italian? I have two good news […]
Giugno 5, 2019
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Greeting in Italian

How do Italians greet each other? In everyday language, the most common friendly greeting formula is CIAO, which is used at the beginning and at the […]
Aprile 26, 2017
Italian through the history of art | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

Italian through the history of art

Marzo 20, 2019

Italian through the cuisine

Marzo 20, 2019
The history of Italy | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

The history of Italy

Marzo 20, 2019
Italian literature | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

Italian literature

Marzo 20, 2019
Inferno – Dante | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

Inferno – Dante

Marzo 20, 2019
Italian through the reading of Pinocchio | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

Italian through the reading of Pinocchio

Marzo 20, 2019
The feminist movement in Italy | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

The feminist movement in Italy. Experiences, stories, memories.

Marzo 20, 2019
Homosexuals battles in Italy 1971-1981 | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

Homosexuals battles in Italy 1971-1981

Marzo 20, 2019
Private lessons | Italianly | Learn Italian as you like

Private lessons: individuals or in group