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Ciao amici, The Italian social party is back on the 20th of June!

Let’s practice Italian together while enjoying a glass of wine with a slice of pizza and you can win a free Italian course at the Italian Cultural Institute!!!

Come along to our Italian social event in Goodge St, a wonderful opportunity to socialise with other Italian speakers.

There will be Italian music (pianist and Opera singer), games, food and wine.

Bring your friends (especially your Italian friends!) with you.

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a Free Italian Course at the Italian Cultural Institute or £ 50 voucher for Spaghetti House restaurants.

Italian social party

Spaghetti House

15 Goodge St W1T 2PQ

(nearest tube stations: Goodge st and Tottenham court Road)

Thursday June 20th from 7,30 pm

RSVP to Giuseppe by email: gamoroso77@gmail.com

Antonio: antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com

Entrance is £10, which includes a glass of wine and food

Cash Bar also available

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The Italians have their woolly scarves and quilted coats out and are rubbing their necks, complaining of my favourite mystery Italian malady “la cervicale”.

 

“Soffro di cervicale (I suffer from cervicale),” they tell me, making it sound particularly serious.

Most people over the age of 30 seem to have the condition, but I am still at a loss as to what exactly it is and how to translate it.

I have looked it up in the dictionary and found “cervical” – an adjective referring to the cervical vertebrae, those little bones in the back of your neck – but as an ailment, there is simply no English translation. We do not have it!

The British also do not seem to have the sort of exceptional knowledge of their own anatomy which Italians have.

Read more on BBC news

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