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Picking Up Italian Quickly

You'll find many ways that you can pick up Italian from everyday situations. Here are a few tips: [more…]

10 Common Italian Idioms

Italian idioms add color to a language and make you sound competent and comfortable. Using idioms (may) make Italians think you know more of their language than you actually do. That's good because it [more…]

5 Useful Italian Hand Gestures

Hand gestures, non-verbal Italian, are used a good deal — but you must be careful with them. Many Italian hand gestures can't be used in polite society. Here are five useful, everyday hand gestures to [more…]

4 Ways to Form Compound Verb Tenses in Italian

Of the fourteen verb tenses in Italian, four are compound. A compound verb tense means that more than one verb is involved: You form them with a helping verb [more…]

Quick Guide to Simple, Friendly Italian

Everyone knows at least one Italian word — apart from pizza, ravioli, and lasagna — and that word is ciao (hi, bye). You use it to say hello and good bye to friends and acquaintances. [more…]

Italian Grammar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Of all the vocabulary needed to speak a language, nothing is nearly as valuable as verbs. Without them, your language is stagnant and incapable of showing action. To make the most of Italian verbs, you [more…]

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