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by rebeccawinke | Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:46
My sons have grown up in Italy but are completely bilingual in English (ahem, American English, that is) and Italian. When they were younger, this process of…
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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 rebeccawinke | Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:22
Usually, coming to the end of something is, if not sad, a bit bittersweet. But nothing has been usual about the past 12 months and I think we can all agree…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 02/04/2021 - 08:05
It’s Friday, so it must be time for a new government in Italy.  That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but Italy has had more than 60 changes of government (il…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:31
You may not know it, but you have almost certain spoken Venetian over the past few months. Any discussion of the current world health crisis inevitably circles…
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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,…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 02/27/2020 - 01:17
How can you say goodbye to your new Italian friends without using the word ‘ciao’? There are many options! Try one of these out and not only will you widen…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 02/06/2020 - 09:24
When we start learning a language, it’s not long before we learn days of the week and months of the year. In Italian, many of the words for months are similar…