Italian Phrases

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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 ‘…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 03/13/2020 - 05:53
In our opinion, every connection in Italy can be fantastic, full of new experiences. It can be helpful to know how to express your emotions in Italian, so you…
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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, 12/12/2019 - 05:38
If you’ve ever been to Italy over Christmas, you’ll have no doubt seen il presepe. This is the traditional Italian nativity scene and can be seen in churches…
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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 | Fri, 11/15/2019 - 01:18
As the temperatures start to cool in many places in Italy, it can be useful to have the right vocabulary to talk about the change in weather. Italians love to…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 10/25/2019 - 05:33
There are two Italian public and religious holidays around this time of year celebrating the spirit world and those that have departed: November 1st– La Festa…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 09/20/2019 - 02:49
When messaging in Italian, there are lots of abbreviations you may come across. And unfortunately, you won’t find any of them in your trusty Italian dictionary…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 08/29/2019 - 07:08
In Piazza della Minerva, a square near the Pantheon in Rome, there’s a famous sculpture. It was overseen by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:23
The hottest temperatures ever recorded in Italy have taken place in Sicily, where the thermometer has risen to an impressive 48.5 degrees Celsius or 119…