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Your Survival Guide to Italian When in Italy

  Maybe you’re planning a trip to Italy or you’ve met an attractive Italian-speaking someone and you want to sweep them off their feet. Perhaps you have an amazing restaurant in Little Italy you want to visit or your Nona is visiting from the old country and you can’t speak a word to her. Regardless(…)


“Basta” with Formal Speech: Top 10 Italian Slang Terms

Slang as a part of any language can be quite fascinating. Not only does it hold valuable cultural material, but it also preserves language in its most vulgar (raw) state. Slang is used in every language around the world and learning even just the very basics makes it an essential part of participating in any(…)


Italy’s Top 5 Foodie Favorites

Italy, the long boot-shaped European peninsula has a rich language, culture, and history. It is a stunningly beautiful and exciting vacationing spot, full of notable landmarks. For foodie fans in particular, the famous Italian cuisine is one of the many traditional aspects of its culture that must be explored when visiting the country. Listed below(…)


The 5 Hardest Things About Learning Italian

Italian is one of the most-studied foreign languages in the world, with nearly 64 million native speakers. But as anyone who’s learned Italian can tell you, it’s no walk in the park. From complicated conjugations to tongue-twisting pronunciations, the Italian language is full of challenges that often give learners a headache. Here are some of(…)


Words the Internet gave English

This is a fun article, identifying new words that have come from the Internet and the stories behind them. A personal favourite that I find very useful is number 8: Meh There’s a special place in my heart for the supremely useful three letters of “meh”, which express an almost infinitely flexible contemporary species of(…)


Go watch a movie!

When you’re learning a new language, it’s a good idea to try and immerse yourself in it as much as possible. If you can’t move to the country of your target language, perhaps try supplementing the Italian classes you’re taking in New York with some movies. There’s a huge range of movies out there in(…)


Elephant learns Korean

Elephants are pretty great. They’re cute, they have long memories… and one of them can speak Korean. An elephant in Korea has started to speak the language by imitating his keeper. Koshik is 22, and scientists think he may have started imitating human speech because he is lonely. Take a look at the video of(…)