Learn the 8 Most Important Italian Question Words

Question words (or open question words) are an extremely important part of any language because they allow us to expand our knowledge about the things happening around us. Open questions differ from yes-no questions in that the possible ways of responding to them are limitless – or in other words, they must be answered with …

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Super Spooky Halloween Words in Italian for Kids!

Super Spooky Italian Halloween Vocabulary for Kids!

When I first moved to Italy back in 2008, one of the biggest culture shocks I experienced was the general apathy towards Halloween. I originally come from Canada, a country that like the USA enjoys celebrating Halloween as much as Christmas and Easter, so it was a surprise to see October 31st come and go …

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How to Use Anki Flashcards to Learn Italian Quickly

When I first started learning Italian over a decade ago, much of my studying was based on the traditional pen-and-paper format of writing down vocabulary and grammar in a notebook and trying to memorise everything by rote. Although this method worked better than simply twiddling my thumbs waiting for fluency to happen, it wasn’t without …

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10 Fun Italian Food Expressions You Have to Learn

fun italian food expressions

Food is an incredibly important part of Italian culture, so it is little wonder that so many of their most popular sayings and idioms contain words related to food and eating! In this article, I’ve come up with a list of ten of the best Italian sayings featuring food that I’ve encountered since I started …

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7 Ways to Say Gorgeous in Italian

Gorgeous is a popular adjective used to describe someone who is beautiful or something that is attractive or pleasant. It can also be used as a term of endearment to flatter someone. There isn’t a direct translation for gorgeous in Italian, but there are lots of words that express more or less the same thing, …

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Italian Words and Phrases from ‘Eat Pray Love’ (The Movie)

In the biographical romantic drama Eat Pray Love, unfulfilled business woman Elizabeth Gilbert – played by Julia Roberts – leaves behind her marriage, house and high-flying job in America to embark on a year-long spiritual journey of self-discovery in Italy, India and Indonesia. Her first stop is Rome where she spends four month stint learning …

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