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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How to say I love you in Italian

“How do you say I love you in Italian?” Apparently, this is one of the most googled questions. So, since Saint Valentine’s day is approaching, in today’s article, I’m going to answer this question. But before telling you how to say I love you in Italian, let’s see where the feast of Saint Valentine comes from. SAINT VALENTINE – ORIGINS Everyone knows that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers but few know that he’s also the patron saint of epileptics and beekeepers. But who was St. Valentine? It seems that Saint Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest.…

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Italian multiple meaning words

Italian multiple meaning words

In Italian there are many words that carry more than one meaning. You’ve already learnt some of these words in Six Italian double meaning words. Today, you’re going to learn 5 more Italian multiple meaning words. 1. CAMPO The word campo in Italian can have several meanings. Campo can indicate: a. An area of land, especially where crops are grown. Ex: Là c’è un campo di grano There is a field of wheat there b. An area for military drills, or where sports are played Ex: Questo è il nostro campo di calcio This is our soccer field Ex: In…

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How to get a haircut in Italy

How to get a haircut in Italy

If you live in Italy for a while, sooner or later, you’ll need a haircut. So, what are the steps to follow to get a haircut in Italy? And what are the main Italian words and sentences you need to know to survive at the hairdresser’s in Italy? PARRUCCHIERE OR BARBIERE? If you want to get a haircut in Italy, the first thing you need to know is the difference between parrucchiere and barbiere. The difference is pretty smple: parrucchiere is usually for both women and men, while barbiere is just for men. MAKING AN APPOINTMENT In some hair salons,…

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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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