The word of the day is: Lista
At Christmastime, children all over the world are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus that include a list of presents they would like to receive – if they’ve been good, that is!
The phrase of the week is: Chissà!
Chissà is an interesting word in Italian because it is an abbreviation of chi lo sa (literally, who knows it). The accent on the à tells you that the stress falls on the final syllable…
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5 Ways to Say “Good job!” or “Well done!” in Italian
Paying compliments is a huge part of learning any language to proficiency. Using them properly can improve your relationships with other people, which is extremely important when making new friendships in a foreign country…
Giorno vs Giornata: what’s the difference?
In English, we have but one word for day but in Italian, there are two: giorno and giornata. Knowing which to use can be tricky if you’ve only just started learning the language, so here are some helpful tips to clear up the confusion! It takes 24 hours for the earth to rotate on its axis, and it is this specific astronomical time period that Italians refer to as …