March 20th 2020 is the spring equinox in Italy and the northern hemisphere, marking the start of longer days, warmer weather and the appearance of new life. If you're learning Italian, you may want to increase your spring vocabulary so that you can talk to your friends and family about this time of year. This is why we've put together this article with twenty important words related to the … [Read more...] about 20 Useful Spring Words in Italian (Parole della Primavera)
If there is one thing Italy is renowned for besides vespas, classic art and hand gestures, it is the delicious yet extraordinarily simple cuisine. From the various pasta dishes to the much-loved pizza, there is little that won't send your tastebuds into overdrive. Being able to paint a picture of these mouth-watering dishes with a variety of expressions is key to sounding like a native … [Read more...] about 10 Italian Words and Phrases to Describe Good Food
In Italian, there are a number of different ways you can translate the word "please" depending on what you are asking, who you are addressing and the level of formality the situation requires. Expressions range from the semi-casual to the very formal, while others still are mostly reserved for writing. Below you can find the seven most common you'll encounter when learning and interacting in … [Read more...] about 7 Different Ways to Say “Please” in Italian
Fare (to do or to make) is one of the most frequently used verbs in Italian along with avere (to have) and essere (to be), so it shouldn't come as a great surprise that it appears within a plethora of idiomatic expressions. In this article, you'll find 15 of the most commonly used idioms with fare in Italian. All of them can be heard in daily conversation and will help you sound like a fluent … [Read more...] about 15 Italian Idiomatic Expressions with ‘Fare’ (to do / make)
Life can be a struggle at times but with the help of comforting words of encouragement from a friend or family member, and a little perseverance and patience, it is possible to overcome even the most daunting of challenges. The important thing is keep going, even when you feel that the easiest option would be to give up. If one of your Italian friends is going through a difficult time or has … [Read more...] about 10 Italian Words and Phrases of Encouragement (Plus 5 Popular Quotes)
The festival of Carnevale, known as Carnival or Mardi Gras in English, takes place in February or early March in Italy. A time of festivities, parades, parties and entertainment, it can be considered the big celebration before the fasting of Lent and the pious restrictions of Easter. The most well-known Carnival celebrations take place in Venezia, Viareggio, Ivrea and Cento but celebrations … [Read more...] about Carnival Vocabulary in Italian: 10 Words You Need to Know!