Let’s learn Italian slang

Let’s learn Italian slang

On books you usually learn standard Italian, it’s easier and it allows you to talk with everyone in Italy without problems. However, if you’ve visited Italy often, you may have noticed that in every Italian region you go, slang is also used. Italian slang can be difficult even for Italians because it can change from region to region. So, knowing Italian slang can be useful if you decide to spend more than a month in Italy. Today you’re going to learn Italian slang, just a few words, don’t worry. 1. Bordello If in standard Italian bordello means brothel, in Italian…

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New Italian books to read this summer

New Italian books to read this summer

I don’t know about you but during summer I like to read books while I’m on holiday. I read them before breakfast, after breakfast while liying on the beach in the afternoon and also before going to sleep. Reading is actually one of the major activities I do while I’m on holiday. If you’re a little be like me and are searching for new Italian books to read, here are my suggestions. 1. Lena e la tempesta Lena e la tempesta is a book by Alessia Gazzola. Gazzola wrote also a book called L’Allieva, that has been adapted as an…

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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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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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