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Italian Music for Learners: A Playlist of the Best Italian Songs

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Listening to Italian songs is a great way to improve your language skills, learn new words and phrases, and get to grips with some elements of Italian culture.  Here is a list of songs to help you improve your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. The songs are divided into levels–beginner, intermediate, or advanced. You can also […]

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How to Ask Questions in Italian

A question is a sentence used to find out information, as opposed to sentences that make a statement, express an exclamation or deliver a command. Asking questions in Italian is simpler than in English and it is just a matter of intonation. In this lesson, we will show you how to ask questions in Italian. Ready? […]

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Words of Wisdom: 35 Italian Proverbs to Live By

The poetic Italian language is loaded with proverbs, sayings and colorful ways to express a point. There is an Italian proverb for any situation. Whether they originated centuries ago or only recently, proverbs reflect our culture and history. They are a beautiful part of the language and help you understand the Italian culture on a deeper […]

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Commonly Used Italian Curse Words and Insults

Italy and swearing just belong together. When it comes to curse words (parolacce) and insults, no one does it quite like the Italians. One of the most fascinating things about swearing in Italian is that the vocabulary is so vast, rich and colorful.Here is a guide to the insults and bad words you will need when […]

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How to Order Coffee in Italy like a Real Italian

If coffee has a spiritual home, this is Italy, viewed by many as the world capital of coffee. Wherever you turn, you see a café serving espresso, cappuccino or caffè macchiato. The café is the heart and soul of Italian daily life. It’s a slice of true Italian culture as genuine as a British pub.There […]

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How to Talk About the Past in Italian: A Guide to the Passato Remoto

When you are first learning a foreign language that has different past tenses like Italian, it can be easy to get them all mixed up. In this lesson, we will show you how to use the Italian remote past tense (passato remoto), which refers to events far in the past. You will mostly come across […]

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15 Absolutely Must-try Italian Dishes Besides Pizza and Pasta

Synonymous with good food, sun-kissed Italy is a sweet spot that deserves to be on every foodie’s bucket list.While you should definitely indulge in classic Italian dishes like pasta and Neapolitan pizza during your stay in the Belpaese, it would be an absolute crime to limit yourself to them. Broaden your horizons, and sample some Italian […]

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How to Talk About the Future in Italian: A Guide to the Futuro Semplice

In Italian, the simple future tense (futuro semplice) refers to actions which have yet to happen. Fortunately, it is much simpler than the present and the past, and both its use and conjugations are pretty straightforward. In this lesson we will show you how to conjugate and use the futuro semplice. It is not a hard […]

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The Italian Conditional Mood: a Guide to the Condizionale Presente

One of the four finite moods in Italian, the conditional refers to hypothetical events. The Italian present conditional tense (condizionale presente) expresses what would happen under certain conditions, and roughly corresponds to “would” in English. Would you like to master the condizionale presente and express yourself in a more fluid and flexible way? Here is your guide. Let’s […]

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How do Italians celebrate Christmas and New Year?

The Christmas holiday season is a special time to take some rest and spend quality time with friends and family. Christmas in Italy is just magical. As far as I remember, I’ve always loved the beginning of December, when the holiday vibration is perceived, with all its decorations, lights and carousels. The Christmas season is much anticipated as […]

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