Italian movies to watch while sipping hot chocolate

Italian movies to watch while sipping hot chocolate

I don’t know about you but I generally don’t like cold weather, so I don’t usually like Winter. When this season comes, the only thing I’d like to do is to sit on my couch covered in a duvet, and sip hot chocolate while watching a good comedy in a foreign language – usually English for me. So, today I thought it would be a good idea to give you the titles of two Italian comedies you can watch. 1. Ti presento Sofia Ti presento Sofia – let me introduce you to Sofia – is an Italian comedy I would…

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Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

When you want to master a language, it’s important that you start using words Italians use daily. So, I thought it was a good idea to list all the meanings of three incredibly common Italian words: anzi, appunto, comunque. 1. Anzi The incredibly common Italian word anzi has two main meanings as a conjunction. a. Anzi can be used to say that something is the opposite of what has just been stated, or that you feel or think the opposite of what has just been stated. Ex: No, non ho freddo, anzi, stranamente oggi sto morendo di caldo No, I’m…

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Five things about Italians that surprise first-time visitors

Five things about Italians that surprise first-time visitors

During my lessons I meet people from all over the world. Some of them have already visited Italy at least once, some others, instead, haven’t done it yet. People who did go to Italy, have usually different stories to tell. So, today I’ve decided to write about some of the aspects they didn’t expect to find in Italy. Here are five things about Italians that might suprise first-time visitors 1. Italians never go out with wet hair I was actually surprised to hear that someone, somewhere in the world – not in Italy, that’s for sure – is brave enough…

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Italian words of the day – addirittura and appena

Italian words of the day – addirittura and appena

If you have one or more Italian friends, you have surely noticed that there are some Italian words that Italians use quite often. Sometimes understanding the meaning and use of these words is pretty simple, some others not so much. So, here are the Italian words of the day you should learn to use. 1. Addirittura The first of the two Italian words of the day you should learn is addirittura. Addirittura is one of those Italian words that can cause some problems at first because it can be translated in different ways in English according to the context in…

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Italian events in November

Italian events in November

Did you know that every month there are special Italian events in every part of Italy? Isn’t it awesome? Let’s see some of the events you can join if you happen to be in Italy in November. 1. Barter week This is the first of the Italian events happening in November that is worth mentioning. The barter week happens every year in November since 2008 and offers you an incredible occasion: to stay in a B&B in Italy for free. It seems like a dream, isn’t it? But there’s a catch. In exchange for a free staying you have to…

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