Learn Italian with Italian comics

Learn Italian with Italian comics

Learning Italian can be stressful, it’s true, but it should be an exciting and fun experience too. For example, you can learn Italian through conversation – which, trust me, it’s really funny and the perfect way to learn informal Italian expressions. You can learn Italian through songs – have a look at Learn to speak Italian with Italian songs for the benefits of songs on language learning. And you can also learn Italian with Italian comics. Even schools have started to use comics in the last few years as a teaching method. Now, you can even find comics that teach…

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Italian idioms for new year resolutions

Italian idioms for new year resolutions

This year is coming to an end and it’s time for us to think about new year resolutions. So, I thought it was a good idea to list some Italian idioms that can be related to new year resolutions someway. 1. CHI LA DURA LA VINCE This Italian idiom is perfect for people who tried to carry out a project or to reach a target during the year – i.e. passing Cils or Celi, or running 50 km a month – but despite all their efforts failed. Indeed, the Italian idiom chi la dura la vince helps us remember that…

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Six words that change meaning in informal Italian

Six words that change meaning in informal Italian

In Italian there are many common words that carry one meaning in standard Italian and another one in informal Italian. So, let’s see six words that change meaning in informal Italian. 1. PALLA Palla can have different meanings in standard Italian. However, one of the most common is ball. a. Giochiamo a palla Let’s paly ball Instead, in informal Italian palla can mean at least two things. It can mean boring, and it can mean lie. b. E’ davvero una palla! He’s really boring! c. Quindi Marco mi ha detto una palla. Non era a casa con l’influenza! So, Marco…

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Renting a car in Italy – Useful sentences

Renting a car in Italy

What if you are in Italy and decide to rent a car to visit small Italian villages? The majority of car rentals in big cities generally have employees who speak English. So you usually don’t need to worry about your knowledge of Italian when renting a car in Italy. However, just in case, I’m going to list here some of the most useful Italian sentences you can use when renting a car in Italy. ENTERING A CAR RENTAL IN ITALY When entering a car rental in Italy you usually get right to the point: Buongiorno, vorrei noleggiare una macchina Hello,…

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Let’s speak Italian at the supermarket

Italian at the supermarket

If you’ve spent a medium-long period of time in Italy, I’m pretty sure that you have entered a supermarket. If you don’t speak Italian very well, shopping in a supermarket in Italy can be scary. Indeed, everything in supermarkets is written in Italian and if you decide to ask for help, you’ll soon realize that the majority of people understand Italian only. However, with just a few tips you’ll start to speak Italian at the supermarket without any problem. So, today you’re going to learn some useful words and sentences so you can speak Italian at the supermarket without problems.…

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