The word of the day is: Squalo
The word for shark in Italian is squalo (masculine, plural: squali) – not to be confused with the adjective squallido which means run-down or sleazy! Like great deal of Italian words, it finds its origins in Latin (squalus)…
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The 10 Best Italian Children’s Songs on YouTube
One of the most effective ways of picking up a new language is through music and song. Not only does music make language learning more enjoyable, but it is also repetitive, allowing unfamiliar vocabulary and grammar patterns to sink in more quickly than if you heard them only a few times in conversation…
Ora vs Adesso: What’s the difference?
In Italian, there are two main ways you can translate the word now. One is ora and the second is adesso. For all intents and purposes, ora and adesso are synonyms in modern day Italian, and swapping one for the other will rarely sound strange to the native ear. Ora derives from the Latin …
Watch Movies and TV Series in Italian!
Films and TV shows can be a great way to learn a language. When I was a teenager living in Italia (my birth country), I started watching British and American productions in their original language with English subtitles to improve my level. The experiment proved really successful, so much that at some point …