Language Tip of the Week

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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 08/24/2018 - 04:42
The verb ‘fare’ literally translates as ‘to do’ or ‘to make’, but depending on the context it can also mean ‘to have’, ‘to take’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to let’.…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:21
Easter, Pasqua, is a great time to visit Italy and it is coming up on Sunday, April 21st. It is a very important religious event in Italy, and Easter week, La…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 08/11/2016 - 09:17
When asking how much something costs, you can use the following: Quanto costa? How much does it cost? Quanto costano? How much do they cost? Qual’è il prezzo?…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 08/04/2016 - 06:38
You can use i soldi (plural) or il denaro (singular) to speak about money in Italian I have a lot of money: Ho molti soldi / Ho molto denaro Other words to…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:28
There are many beautiful churches and cathedrals to go to in Italy, whether for worship or sightseeing. You may know the word la chiesa  to talk about a church…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:05
We will all be familiar with the Italian for ‘please’: per favore, but here are some other ways to say please in Italian:   per piacere per cortesia   But…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 06/02/2016 - 05:45
There are so many beautiful views to be seen in Italy - mountains, countryside, sea, rooftops, islands, monuments, cliffs - the list is never-ending! To speak…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:37
For many of us, Italy is a place where we can just sit back and relax. You can use the English word in Italian to refer to a state of relaxation - il relax. Ho…
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by Alesha Allen | Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:25
Here are a few words and expressions to help you out when travelling by train - in treno - in Italy. La stazione - Station Il binario - Platform L’orario -…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:18
When talking about the clocks going forward and backward, we can use the expressions: -  cambiare l’ora - change the clocks -  mettere un’ora in avanti/…