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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What’s your learning style?

What's your learning style?

According to the educational theorist Neil Fleming, everyone of us has a preference for a specific learning style. Learning to use learning techniques related to our specific learning style would allow us to learn faster and better. Fleming created the VARK model. The VARK model divides learners into four groups, according to their “preferred” learning style. The four learning styles are: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. VISUAL LEARNERS Visual learners have a preference for learning by observing. They can learn from images, diagrams, schemes.  AUDITORY LEARNERS Auditory learners learn better when listening to new information. For example, they prefer listening…

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Seven Italian body idioms

Seven Italian body idioms

Italian is a language full of idioms, and many of them are commonly used in everyday situations. This is the case of many Italian body idioms, for example. So, today you’re going to learn seven Italian body idioms. 1. COSTARE UN OCCHIO DELLA TESTA Costare un occhio della testa is the first of the Italian body idioms you’re going to learn today. This expression is used to say that something is extremely expensive. Ex: Che bell’anello! Ti sarà costato un occhio della testa! What a nice ring! It might have cost you an arm and a leg! 2. NON AVERE…

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How to start thinking in Italian

How to start thinking in Italian

How do I start thinking in Italian? This is one of the questions Italian learners sooner or later will ask themselves. Indeed, if you’re or have been a language learner, you have surely noticed that thinking directly in another language can be pretty difficult, especially in the beginning. The most natural and common practice, in fact, is that of translating sentences from your native language to the language you’re learning, not thinking directly in another language. So, how do you start thinking in Italian? Here are some steps that can help you start thinking in Italian. 1. Learn words in…

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Six Italian words with opposite meanings

Six Italian words with opposite meanings

How proficient are you in Italian? Did you know that there are some Italian words with opposite meanings? Nope? Well, today you’ll learn six Italian words with opposite meanings. 1. TIRARE Tirare is a very common Italian verb that carries two opposite meanings. Indeed, tirare can mean both to exert force to move something toward yourself, and to exert force to move something away from yourself. Examples: Se continui a tirare la maniglia, si staccherà If you keep pulling the door handle, it will come off Lucia ha tirato un sasso alla finestra Lucia threw a stone at the window…

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