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Category Archives for Vocabulary and Expressions

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 Describe a Person in Italian

Buongiorno to all our readers! Today, we’ll be talking about how to describe a person in Italian. People’s differences are something to celebrate – but it does make our lives a little more difficult when learning a foreign language!From physical appearance and personality traits to professions and nationalities, we’ve got you covered. Being able to describe somebody […]

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Numbers in Italian: Everything You Need to Know

Welcome back to another one of our Italian lessons! Today we’re looking at something that seems so simple, but is actually one of the most important aspects of learning a language: nailing your numbers. Whether you’re counting to ten, asking for the time or writing the date, we’ve got you covered!Learning your numbers in Italian […]

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50 Helpful Italian Essay Phrases to Make Writing a Breeze

Writing an essay can be nerve-racking. But doing it in a foreign language like Italian? Well, hello anxiety! But you don’t need to worry too much because here in this article, we’ve compiled some of the most useful Italian essay phrases to help you. Try sprucing up your essays with these phrases and take it […]

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102 Common Italian Adjectives

Looking for a list of common Italian adjectives? This article has got you covered! We’ve listed down 102 useful adjectives that you can use to to boost your vocabulary for your everyday conversations.Take note that this article covers the commonly used Italian adjectives only. Other topics about Italian adjectives will be a lesson for another […]

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Christmas in Italy: Italian Vocabulary and Traditions for the Holiday Season

Christmas is definitely a big deal in Italy, so if you’re learning Italian or simply want to know how to greet your Italian friends on Christmas, this article is for you. Here we’ll talk about Italian Christmas and New Year words and phrases, and we’ll go through a little bit of Italian Christmas traditions. Let’s start! What’s […]

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Italian Vocabulary: Words and Phrases to Talk About the Weather

Don’t know how to get a conversation rolling? Or stuck in awkward silence with an Italian person? Easy! Start talking about the weather! This article will help you talk about the weather with ease with a list of Italian words and phrases about the weather. Knowing how to discuss the weather can also be quite helpful […]

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Italian Restaurant Vocabulary: Essential Italian Words and Phrases for Dining Out

When you’re in Italy, a huge part of your trip (or should we say, most of it?) would be spent enjoying food! Here in this article, we’ll help you do just that by giving you a list of Italian restaurant vocabulary. Learn Italian words and phrases that you can use when you’re dining out–from what to […]

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