Let’s speak Italian at the supermarket

Italian at the supermarket

If you’ve spent a medium-long period of time in Italy, I’m pretty sure that you have entered a supermarket. If you don’t speak Italian very well, shopping in a supermarket in Italy can be scary. Indeed, everything in supermarkets is written in Italian and if you decide to ask for help, you’ll soon realize that the majority of people understand Italian only. However, with just a few tips you’ll start to speak Italian at the supermarket without any problem. So, today you’re going to learn some useful words and sentences so you can speak Italian at the supermarket without problems.…

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Typical Italian chocolates

Typical Italian chocolates

Chocolate is one of the things I love most. Especially dark chocolate. It satisfies my brain in a way no other food does. If you too are a chocolate addict lover, there are good news. Indeed, research has found out that thanks to the high number of flavonoids dark chocolate contains, it helps reducing the risk of both irregular heartbeat and diabetes. Dark chocolate, however, seems to have good effects also on our brain. Indeed, it enhances neuroplasticity and helps memorizing new things. However, research found out that to see such effects, we should eat chocolate that contains at least…

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Three expressions to talk about fear in Italian

Three expressions to talk about fear in Italian

Halloween is a very famous celebration in the U.S.A. Traditionally, people dress up as creatures they use(d) to fear to make fun of them. Here’s the word I’d like to focus my attention on in this article, fear. Everyone fears something, it can be an illness, an animal, close spaces, mistakes, etc. Personally, I’ve got a repulsion for spiders and bedbugs. About spiders, I remember that one summer my husband and I were on holiday in Spain and decided to go and visit a natural park. We walked for some kilometers and then, at one point, I don’t know why,…

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Playing outside – Italian games for children (Part 1)

Italian games

If you move to Italy and have children, sooner or later you’ll see them playing with some Italian children. Playing outside is very important for children. It promotes physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being. Indeed, playing outside allows children to exercise, reducing the risk of obesity. It also allows children to socialize with other children, so they can learn to share, cooperate and solve conflicts. Moreover, playing outside, promotes creativity since children always find a way to create new games. Finally, playing outside is also a way to take risks and enjoy the nature. I know what you’re thinking: Taking…

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Let’s learn Italian soccer words

Let's learn Italian soccer words

Benefits of physical activity on learning abilities are widely known. Memory boost and better concentration are only two of the many benefits you can get with some physical activity – Have a look at Learn languages faster for more info. And if you’re thinking “No thanks, I’m lazy, physical activity is not really my thing” maybe you should think about physical activity in a different way. Don’t think about it as something tiring but as something that can be fun. And it can! Think about a walk with your best friends. You walk and chat, you chat and walk and…

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