Latin lover- can Ancient Latin teach you Italian?
I love the Ancient Latin language - Many Italian words, expressions and verbs originated from Ancient Latin. I fondly remember the days at school when we had to translate many a passage from Latin into comprehensible Italian sentences: terrifying, challenging and yet thrilling when those sentences finally made sense.
Going to Italy: do I need to learn Italian?
A friend of mine is going to Italy in 4 weeks. So his question is: do I bother learning some Italian or will I just wing it with my English? After all, most Italians understand English.
8 tips for choosing an Italian ONLINE course
Want to learn Italian ONLINE? Unsure about what course is right for you?
Explain to me the difference between arrivederci and arrivederla?
Arrivederci and arrivederla...I know that many of you find that these two words cause a little bit of confusion. As always, let's break things up a little to make them more digestible.
I’m lost - Mi sono persa
Getting lost in Italy, lost as in … you don’t know where you are, is not that impossible.
“Un sacco di roba” (a bag of stuff) is the best way to say "I'm busy" in Italian
Sono occupatissima (I am very busy), Sono piena di lavoro (I have a lot of work to do), Ho tanto da fare (I have a lot to do)... these are ok and common ways to say that you are busy, but they are not as good as this next expression:
Italian song of the month - Vasco Rossi "C'e` chi dice no"
Vasco Rossi. A name that means a lot to Italians.
Cortona - flat shoes, chocolate festival and a rich cultural centre
Cortona was founded between the 700 and 600 BC. That is more than 2000 years ago.