10 Popular Italian Nursery Rhymes (Lyrics & English Translations)

In the months leading up to my son’s birth, I made the decision to raise him in Italian, despite being an English mother-tongue who learned Italian as an adult. The desire stemmed mostly from the fact that my husband is part-Italian, but I also wanted to make sure that he had an opportunity I never …

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How to Say “I’m Hungry!” in Italian: 8 Different Ways

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If you’re planning on visiting Italy, there are a few basic needs you will want to express in Italian. Most importantly (or perhaps second only to finding the public facilities), you need to know how to go about filling your empty stomach up with food. The first step? To tell someone that you’re hungry! In …

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5 Ways to Say “Congratulations!” in Italian

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If you are looking for a way to congratulate someone, such as a friend, family member or colleague, on an important life event or a significant achievement, look no further: here you’ll find five possible translations for the expression “Congratulations!” in Italian! 1. Congratulazioni! Let’s begin with the expression that most closely resembles the English …

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LingQ Review: The best Italian language app?

As a self-proclaimed language geek, I am constantly on the lookout for new and innovative methods to improve my language skills, especially those that allow me to save oodles of time and streamline the learning process. I first discovered LingQ (pronounced ‘link’) while watching an episode of Podcast Italiano in which the host, Davide, interviews …

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French vs Italian Language: 5 Similarities & 5 Differences

If you are learning Italian and thinking of studying another language at the same time, one of the easiest you can choose is French. Although they share many similar characteristics due to their shared Latin heritage, there is enough that sets them apart to keep you entertained and challenged. Here are just a handful of …

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How to Say “Good Morning!” in Italian: 5 Different Ways!

If you are planning to travel to Italy, it is a good idea to learn the language, even if it is just a few basic phrases to help you navigate day-to-day life. One of the best places to start is with greetings, such as learning how to say Good morning! in Italian. Note: In Italian, …

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