How to Say

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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 02/21/2020 - 03:35
Carnival season can be a wonderful time to visit the cities, towns and villages all over Italy. With processions, masks, colours, music, dancing and special…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:10
It’s the time of year when even the healthiest of us can get struck down with a seasonal illness. If this happens when you’re in Italy, it can be helpful to…
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by Alesha Allen | Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:53
Being by the sea in Italy often give us an opportunity to try new and delicious fish dishes. When you look at the menu in a restaurant along the Italian coast…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:39
The month of August is traditionally when Italians take their summer holidays. Many businesses close for two weeks around Ferragosto on 15th August, an Italian…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:48
If you’ve just ordered a delicious-looking and really very large coppa di gelato (ice cream cup) on a sunny summer afternoon in Italy, you may be tempted to…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:04
One of my students recently asked me the difference between ‘lasciare’ and ‘uscire’ as when she looked them up in the dictionary, they both said ‘to leave’. I’…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:02
Body parts may not come up much in general Italian conversation, but they’re important to know. Besides a visit to the pharmacy or doctor’s, you’ll find body…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:38
In this language lesson we are going to learn how to say ‘some’ or ‘any’ in Italian. Imagine you’re sitting in a beautiful rooftop bar in Italy, and you want…
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by Alesha Allen | Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:37
The next verb in my ongoing irregular present tense verb series is the verb ‘dire’. This verb often means ‘to say’, but it can also mean ‘to tell’’. A verb can…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:09
I recently wrote a language piece on how to say ‘a lot’ in Italian, today we are going to look at the opposite - how to say ‘a little’, ‘a bit’ and ‘a few’ in…