Language Tip of the Week

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by rebeccawinke | Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:19
One of the pillars of daily Italian life can also be one of the most harrowing experiences for the uninitiated, a veritable minefield of potential cultural…
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by rebeccawinke | Wed, 03/17/2021 - 01:47
I have two teenagers in my house, so I hear slang (in both English and Italian) a lot and I won’t lie: I can’t keep up with most of it. Slang is the spice of…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 03/04/2021 - 00:50
Just like the umlaut (those two dots over some vowels) in German and the tilde (the squiggly line over the letter n) in Spanish, Italian has a couple of letter…
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by Alesha Allen | Wed, 12/30/2020 - 01:18
The new year is a great time to make some resolutions. I’d like to take some trips to Italy once it's safe to do so, spend more time with friends and family,…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:10
In a recent speech, Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza shared his belief that the first half of 2020 has been the most difficult in the history of the…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:58
Expressing a state of being is one of the most important and fundamental uses of language. How you are feeling in a specific moment (hungry, cold, sad) and…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 01/09/2020 - 16:13
A question my friends and I used to ask each other regularly when I lived in Italy was: what are you doing on Saturday evening? This would then spark a…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:40
When you start learning Italian, you’re taught that there are three conjugations to Italian verbs: -are, -ere and -ire. But have you ever come across any verbs…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 10/18/2019 - 03:37
Subject pronouns indicate the subject of a sentence, the person who is carrying out the verb. They take the place of nouns. You might refer to ‘my sister’ as ‘…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 10/10/2019 - 08:37
There are many types of pronouns in Italian, today we’re going to look at direct and indirect pronouns and how you can combine them. Let’s start with direct…