Tag Archives: Italian

Dante Alighieri’s Way with Words

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In our final look at language maestros, we are heading back to the Middle Ages to discover the works, and impacts, of Dante. Dante’s depictions of hell, purgatory, and heaven make an episode of Supernatural seem like going on a teacup ride at The Magic Kingdom. Or perhaps we are just easily scared… let’s take(…)


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

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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(…)


The 5 Hardest Things About Learning Italian

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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(…)


4 Reasons Why Italian Isn’t So Hard To Learn

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Learning a new language is no easy feat — it takes a lot of memorization, critical thinking, and good old-fashioned hard work. At first, learning Italian, with its numerous conjugations and complicated tense structure, might seem like a daunting task, but with a little determination and a good Italian language teacher, achieving fluency in Italian(…)


Oh Mio Dio! Phrases and Gestures to Avoid Using in Italy.

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Italy is an amazing country to explore and visit, especially if you’re learning the language. You’ll have more than enough opportunities to practice a few key phrases while drinking a caffé or chowing down on some delicious antipasti. Coming from North America, you may find some cultural differences in Italy that are hard to adjust(…)


3 Unique Spots in Rome – For The Curious Tourist

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We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of pictures of Rome, maybe you’ve seen a few movies set in the beautiful and ancient city…but have you seen the crypts? Have you heard about the spectacular view through a keyhole? No? Well be prepared to learn a little something about Roma’s more interesting and unique travel spots. Rome(…)


Study Abroad in Italy: Top 3 Universities

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Italy is a country rich in history, culture and beauty. It’s easy to see why someone would want to live there, although many people often overlook how prestigious it can be to study in Italy. The oldest University in the Western world is the University of Bologna, which was founded in 1088, and still stands(…)


Italy on a Budget: Top 5 Hostels For a Great Night’s Sleep

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Incredible food. Stunning architecture. Friendly people. All of these are likely to come to mind when you think about some of the highlights of an Italian vacation. But the one thing you probably won’t look forward to is footing the bill for decent accommodations. Do yourself a favor and check into these hostels if you’re(…)


8 Places to Visit with Children in Rome

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If you’re going on holiday to Rome, and are seeking the best places to visit with your children, then look no further, as we’ve compiled a list of the best family-friendly activities. With a massive range of fun activities available, you’ll be sure to find plenty to do with the kids to keep them happy(…)