L'Italiano Porticando

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Thu, 09/16/2021 - 02:25
When you just start learning a new language, you can be easily intimidated by the number of rules that you need to keep in mind. Speaking about the It…
Wed, 09/08/2021 - 10:29
The first thing that comes to mind when someone talks about Italy is typically food. The rich gastronomic tradition is a huge part of the Italian heri…
Thu, 08/26/2021 - 04:20
In one of our previous articles, we got to know the direct object pronouns in Italian and learned how to use them correctly. As you may remember, dire…
Wed, 08/18/2021 - 05:47
Do you have a special evening coming up in Italy but a day at the beach has made your hair a mess? Unless “beachy waves” are your beauty goal, you may…
Thu, 07/29/2021 - 02:42
Imagine that your dream has finally come true and you’re now the owner of a home in Italy. You’ve cleared the hurdles of bureaucratic nightmares and t…
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 05:45
In our previous articles, we’ve learned how to conjugate Italian verbs ending in –are and ending in –ere, and have reviewed their regular and irregula…
Thu, 07/15/2021 - 07:07
It’s not your first time in Italy; you’ve traveled the whole country and have seen everything. It seems like you know “Il Bel Paese” (the beautiful co…
Thu, 07/01/2021 - 04:40
The choice to learn Italian usually comes from a sense of romance or passion for the country and its people. Yet, those who stick with their studies o…
Fri, 06/25/2021 - 05:24
“Verbs are the backbone of the language” said a wonderful teacher once and it’s true! We can’t pretend that you can manage to speak or understand with…
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 04:32
After such a difficult period of uncertainty, we all want to get back to our normal lives and enjoy our summer vacation in peace. Now that the borders…
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:13
When approaching a foreign language, we all tend to apply the grammar rules of our mother tongue at the beginning. So it’s common that English speaker…
Thu, 06/03/2021 - 03:32
I’m sure that you’ve sometimes found when traveling or living abroad that social interaction can be really challenging. Of course, speaking the langua…
Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:14
Italian is considered one of the most beautiful and melodic languages in the world—the language of music—but how difficult it is to pronounce sometime…
Wed, 05/05/2021 - 09:33
No matter if you have visited Italy many times before or if it’s your first time, it’s always important to know the rules of politeness and remember t…
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 18:43
Are you living in Italy and are tired of dealing with everyday stress and paperwork? Or are you just visiting Italy and having a cultural overload whi…
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 06:30
Despite how popular Italian food has become worldwide, it’s surprising to see that there are still plenty of words that are routinely mispronounced. I…
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:56
As we have already seen, direct object pronouns in Italian substitute direct objects (the “sufferer” of the action) in the sentence while indirect obj…
Thu, 11/04/2010 - 05:52
Italian grammar can sometimes seem quite complicated to an English speaker, as there are a few grammar rules that are simply not applicable to your fi…
Thu, 06/03/2010 - 09:32
We have seen recently that Italian verbs and their multiple forms are nothing to be afraid of! Regular verbs ending in –are follow a pattern, so once…