The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

Ma che scherzi? Davvero non conosci la parola scherzare? That’s a pity because the Italian verb scherzare has many uses in Italian, and it’s one of the words Italians use pretty often. So, today I’m going to teach you the uses of the Italian verb scherzare. 1. To play cheerfully The first meaning of the Italian verb scherzare is to play cheerfully. Ex: I bambini scherzavano nel prato con il cane The children played with the dog in the lawn 2. To be kidding If you said something to someone just for fun and you didn’t really mean what you…

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Christmas in Italy. Five reasons why I love it

Christmas in Italy. Five reasons why I love it

Natale sta arrivando, Natale sta arrivando!!! Ok, ok, lo so, sono grande ormai, non dovrei eccitarmi come una bimba di sei anni, ma sai una cosa? Non m’interessa, sono superfelice! Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!!! Ok, ok, I know, I’m a grown-up, I shouldn’t be as excited as a six-year-old, but you know what? I don’t care, I am super happy. Il Natale è l’unico giorno dell’anno che mi fa quasi amare l’inverno, che mi fa quasi dimenticare quel tempaccio freddo di cui godiamo spesso nel nord Italia. Christmas is the only day in the whole year that makes…

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Four Italian words that carry opposite meanings

Four Italian words that carry opposite meanings

Did you know that in Italian there are some words that carry opposite meanings? It’s as if the same word could mean both black and white. Confusing? Well, not so much if you can grasp the right meaning from the context. Let’s see four Italian words that carry opposite meanings and some examples of their usage. 1. AVANTI Avanti is an Italian word that can mean two opposite things. In fact, avanti can indicate something that happens after a particular date, time, event, etc. Ex: D’ora in avanti niente più bugie From now on no more lies However, avanti can…

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Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

Anzi, appunto, comunque, incredibly common Italian words

When you want to master a language, it’s important that you start using words Italians use daily. So, I thought it was a good idea to list all the meanings of three incredibly common Italian words: anzi, appunto, comunque. 1. Anzi The incredibly common Italian word anzi has two main meanings as a conjunction. a. Anzi can be used to say that something is the opposite of what has just been stated, or that you feel or think the opposite of what has just been stated. Ex: No, non ho freddo, anzi, stranamente oggi sto morendo di caldo No, I’m…

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Italian words of the day – addirittura and appena

Italian words of the day – addirittura and appena

If you have one or more Italian friends, you have surely noticed that there are some Italian words that Italians use quite often. Sometimes understanding the meaning and use of these words is pretty simple, some others not so much. So, here are the Italian words of the day you should learn to use. 1. Addirittura The first of the two Italian words of the day you should learn is addirittura. Addirittura is one of those Italian words that can cause some problems at first because it can be translated in different ways in English according to the context in…

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