Three Italian sentences about good luck and bad luck

Three Italian sentences about good luck and bad luck

The concepts of good luck and bad luck probably exist in every culture. In Italy we use Italian sentences related to good luck and bad luck quite often. When something goes bad for someone or when something goes well for someone, we immediately react by using words linked to good luck or bad luck. So, I think that knowing some of these Italian sentences can help you improve your Italian a little bit. Let’s start from Italian sentences related to good luck. GOOD LUCK There are many ways you can talk about good luck in Italian. You can read about…

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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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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 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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Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

I think in every country there are stories about folklore characters and Italy is no exception. In Italy, every region has some peculiar folklore characters. So, today I’m going to talk about one of these Italian folklore characters: Buffarello. Buffarello Buffarello is a character born in Val di Serchio, in Tuscany. He’s a naughty sprite, not very tall – usually he’s 50 cm tall – and usually dressed in red clothes and pointed shoes. His appearance changes from town to town. In fact, in some towns he’s described as a black and ugly animal, in others as a beardless child,…

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