Discover the Longest Italian Words (and the Runners-up!)

We all know that the Italian language is abundant in rich, complicated and, at times, convoluted words. Among them are also some very long words, the most difficult to memorise, although they are helped by a pleasant and fun melody. What is the longest Italian word you know? It might be a word such as: …

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36 Similar Words You Don’t Want to Confuse in Italian

words you don't want to confuse in italian

Even though Italian and English share many similarities, there are plenty of words that trip up Italian students repeatedly – and not all of them are false friends! One of the biggest headaches for learners is the double consonant, which is pronounced differently to a single consonant in that the sound is lengthened and more …

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The Most Common Italian Adjectives to Describe a Person

In all languages, including Italian, we can describe a person in two different ways. On one hand, we can describe their physical appearance and on the other, their character. Let’s take a look at how we can do this in Italian using the most common adjectives to describe a person. Describing a person with adjectives: …

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Italian Vowels – What are they and how are they pronounced?

There are two basic types of sounds in Italian, and any language for that matter – vowels and consonants. Consonants are created when you use different parts of your mouth, such as your lips, tongue or palate, to obstruct the airflow. Vowels, on the other hand, are produced when you allow air to flow unobstructed. …

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