10 Unusual and Unique Italian Words You Won’t Find in Your Textbook

If there is one thing Italy is known for, besides its amazing food and rich cultural heritage of course, it is the language. Melodic and tuneful, this Latin-based tongue is currently the fourth most studied in the world and continues to rise in popularity. While many Italian words are similar to their English equivalents in …

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How to Make Italian Words Plural

Italian is a language of fascinating nuances, one of which is the way it pluralises words. While it may seem like simply changing the final vowel is all there is to it, there is so much more to discover. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the different ways to make Italian …

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10 Italian Football (Soccer) Phrases & Sayings

As in many other countries around the world, football (or soccer as it is known in the States) is the most popular sport in Italy, and more than others, it is loaded with symbolic meanings that, for better or for worse, go beyond the sporting context. The widespread popularity of football, as we all know, …

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The Best Italian Novels: The books you shouldn’t miss

I migliori romanzi italiani: i libri da non perdere Looking for a list of the best Italian novels of all time? Although it’s hard to pick favourites from all the fantastic works produced in Italian literature, fear not! I’ve put together a personal list of some must-read Italian classics to add to your bookshelf. From …

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20 Words & Expressions to Help You Speak Italian Like a Native

One of the questions we often get asked is “How can I speak Italian like a native?” In addition to obvious methods such as improving your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, the best way to learn how to sound like a native Italian speaker is to focus on learning specific words and expressions to add that …

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5 Things to Do in Florence (Italy) on a Rainy Day

5 cose da fare a Firenze quando piove Rain happens. Especially in the spring and fall seasons in Florence, Italy. But don’t let the inevitable rainfall ruin your dream vacation to Tuscany! You may not want to go on long strolls while white-knuckle gripping umbrellas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have other Italian experiences. …

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