How to sound like a native using allora and dai

How to sound like a native using allora and dai

Who, among language learners, doesn’t want to sound like a native? One of the ways to do this is to start using words and expressions Italians use everyday. Allora and dai are two Italian words that are widely used in Italy. So, learning how to use them properly can help you sound like a native. DAI I’m sure you’ve already seen this Italian word somewhere in your Italian books. One of the first things you learn about the word dai is that it’s the second singular person of the present tense of the verb dare – to give. Ex: Mamma,…

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Difference between bene and buono in Italian

Difference between bene and buono in Italian

Many people who learn Italian are usually confused about the use, and meaning, of the Italian words bene and buono. So, today I’m going to explain to you when and how to used bene and buono. BENE Let’s start with some grammar. What? You already see a headache coming? I know, Italian grammar can be complicated but just give me a minute and you’ll se that, in this case, it’s easier than you thought. Bene in Italian is an adverb. This means that it says something about a verb, describing actions and states. Let’s look at two examples: a. In…

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Italian connecting words – Dunque, quindi, and perciò

Italian connecting words

Knowing how to use the right linking word in Italian can help you both speak and write more easily, and organize your conversations logically. Some time ago, I talked about how to use the Italian connecting words insomma, and allora. Today, I’d like to explain how the Italian connecting words dunque, quindi, and perciò are used. DUNQUE Dunque can be used in many different ways in Italian. 1. Dunque can be used to express a consequence, a deduction or a conclusion. Ex: Questa casa è enorme e dunque è più adatta a una famiglia This house is huge, so it’s…

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Basic Italian travel phrases

Basic Italian travel phrases

Everyone who’s come to Italy once in his life, has surely noticed that many Italians don’t have a good command of English. So, knowing and understanding at least some basic Italian travel phrases might be very useful for you if you ever decide to come and visit Italy. For this reason, today I’m going to list some very basic Italian travel phrases that you can use during your staying in Italy. ASKING FOR EXPLANATIONS These simple sentences are very useful when you don’t understand immediately what an Italian is saying. You can use different types of sentences. The choice is…

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The meanings of the Italian words magari and infatti

Magari and infatti are two common Italian words that Italians use daily. But these two words do not have only one meaning and can be used in different ways. Do you think you know all the meanings of these two Italian words and how to use them? If not, keep reading because today you’ll learn how to use magari and infatti. MAGARI Magari can have different meanings in Italian. In course books some of these meanings are taught sooner, some others, instead, are taugth at intermediate or advanced levels. However, if you happen to have an Italian language partner, you’ll…

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