Italian Lessons

Language
by rebeccawinke | Thu, 09/17/2020 - 06:53
There is something almost Buddhist about beginning to speak a second language. With a limited grasp of verb tenses, you are neither caught in the past nor…
Language
by Georgette Jupe | Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:29
For many of us in lockdown, it was a time to reflect on how we might better spend our time. How to finally tackle that passion that isn’t work-related and that…
Language
by rebeccawinke | Thu, 06/04/2020 - 05:54
As lockdown measures begin to ease in Italy and across much of the world, we are all starting to break out of the live-in-the-moment constricts of quarantine…
Language
by rebeccawinke | Thu, 05/14/2020 - 07:51
Earlier this month Italy celebrated ‘La Festa dei Lavoratori’, or International Workers’ Day. Known colloquially as ‘Il Primo Maggio’, or the First of May,…
Language
by rebeccawinke | Thu, 04/30/2020 - 04:30
It’s always best in any language to be as precise as you can, using words that denote a concept with certainty and decisiveness. If there is one thing that…
Life + Style
by Francesca Maggi | Tue, 04/28/2020 - 04:07
I fill my tall shaker with cubes of ice for my morning caffè shakerato – A heady jolt of caffeine, melted ice and luscious foam. Now inhabiting my great-aunt’s…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Wed, 04/15/2020 - 11:26
Today we’re going to look at different ways to say ‘I think so’ in Italian. You can’t translate this expression literally, so there are a few options you can…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:05
If you’re planning on cooking some delicious Italian food at home this week, what Italian expressions could you use to describe your food? ‘Che buono!’, which…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:50
Spring is officially here! That beautiful time of year when the flowers bloom, the birds sing and the evenings are lighter. Let’s look at how we can talk about…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Fri, 03/20/2020 - 06:25
When asking a friend what time you should meet for lunch, she may say ‘a mezzogiorno’ – at midday, at noon, or at 12pm.  However, when Italians use the word ‘…