Learn the Italian Days of the Week & Months of the Year

When travelling around Italy, it is extremely useful to know the days of the week (i giorni della settimana) and months of the year (i mesi dell’anno) in Italian. Even if your Italian is very basic, knowledge of these terms will help you to book appointments, organise outings, and have conversations about when events are …

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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

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

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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