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How to express yourself in Italian without translating literally from English

How to express yourself in Italian without translating literally from English

The question “how old are you?” is the example I often use to try to stop my students translating everything they want to say very literally from English to Italian. The literal translation of “how old are you?” in Italian would be “quanto vecchio sei tu?” Here, we have two problems: first the position of the subject, verb and adjective,…

Journey to Italy: Italian vocabulary for transport and travel

Journey to Italy: Italian vocabulary for transport and travel

Learning how to speak Italian can be an amazingly satisfying and fun experience, provided you approach this wonderful language with the appropriate self-motivation and in the most favourable environment (such as an Italian language course at our Italian language school in Rome ? ). Studying Italian in Italy with a full immersion in the Italian culture is always the best way to learn Italian language, especially if you consider…

Reading activity: Cosa fare a Montepulciano in inverno

Reading activity: Cosa fare a Montepulciano in inverno

Un’attività di lettura e comprensione per i nostri studenti preparata dai colleghi della scuola ilsasso.com di Montepulciano. Buona lettura! Sostituisci le parole evidenziate con i sinonimi Comprare, pozione, grandissima, abitano, turisti, piccoli, opportunità, ferie, assistenti, camminare Livello a2/b1 Per fortuna, Montepulciano non è solo una città per l’estate, una di quelle località turistiche dove, alla fine di Ottobre, si chiude…

Learn Italian words: la pasta!

Learn Italian words: la pasta!

Know your pasta: easier said than done! Italians are so obsessed with their pasta that they actually created a chart to classify every type according to its structure, it’s lenght or its texture: it’s basically a pasta periodic table! That said, it is not surprising that many Italian language students have an hard time to recognize and name even the most…

Essere vs Stare: How to use

Essere vs Stare: How to use

Una domanda frequente degli studenti d’italiano è quando usare il verbo “essere” e quando usare il verbo “stare” . I due verbi sono verbi fondamentali della lingua italiana e sono molto utili per chi comincia a studiare italiano. Questi verbi sono molto usati nella conversazione, per esempio nella domanda “Come stai?” la risposta, naturalmente è “Sto bene” o ” Sto male”.…

Nouns & Adjectives: what is masculine or feminine, singular or plural

Nouns & Adjectives: what is masculine or feminine, singular or plural

In Italian every noun has a gender and number. A noun is used for describing a person, an animal, a place or an object. The endings change in the plural with few exceptions. Italian nouns and adjectives can be masculine and feminine, singular and plural. They change the ending vowel according to their gender (feminine or masculine) and number (singular or plural).…

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