Italian superlative – superlativo relativo e assoluto


If you’re going to Italy this summer, you might want to know how to say in Italian sentences like: This pizza is very good You’re very beautiful You’re very elegant tonight And knowing how to form and use the Italian superlative can really come in handy. In Italian the superlative has two possible forms: superlativo relativo (superlative relative) and superlativo assoluto (absolute superlative). SUPERLATIVO RELATIVO It indicates that an object or a person has the greatest or least degree of a quality compared to that of other objects or people. FORMATION 1st TERM OF COMPARISON + VERB + ARTICLE +…

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Eight reasons to learn Italian

Learn Italian

In Six reasons to learn a foreign language I talked about some of the reasons why you should start learning a foreign language. Today, I want to share with you eight reasons why you should learn Italian. 1- If you plan to visit Italy, knowing Italian can come in handy. Indeed, not many Italians speak English fluently. And speaking Italian with locals might help you discover beautiful places to visit or good restaurants that tourists usually do not know. 2- Did you know that Italian derives from Latin? And that about 60% of the English vocabulary comes from Latin? Learning…

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How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – reading comprehension

Reading comprehension

In How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – listening, I gave you some tips to pass the listening section of CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams. Today, I want to focus on reading comprehension. Let’s start from the differences between CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams that are summed up in the table below – for this article I took as a reference the materials prepared for levels B1. To know where to find free samples of CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams, please refer to Certifications of Italian L2 (part 1 – CILS and CELI), and to Certifications of…

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What’s your learning style?

Learning styles

Each one of us has a preference for a learning style. For example, you may process and remember information better if you listen to them, while a friend of yours has to read them to get the same results. Researchers have come up with different models of learning styles. One of the most common is Neil Fleming’s model that divides learning styles into visual, auditory, kinesthetic and verbal. LEARNING STYLES – NEIL FLEMING’S MODEL VISUAL You find it easier to process information that you see such as graphs, pictures and tables. AUDITORY You find it easier to retain information through…

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Italian evil-eye


In many Italian regions bad luck and evil-eye are considered very important issues. I already talked about bad luck in this article: How to get rid of bad luck – Italian practices. Today I focus instead on evil-eye. Evil-eye is an old curse known in Italy by the name of malocchio or jettatura. Evil-eye is always caused by the jealousy or envy of someone who, just staring at people, can cast the curse. You may know this person or not, but s/he certainly knows you. The peculiarity of this curse is that it can be cast by a person both…

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