Going to Italy: do I need to learn Italian?

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.

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8 tips for choosing an Italian ONLINE course

Tips for choosing Italian online course

Want to learn Italian ONLINE? Unsure about what course is right for you?

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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.

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I’m lost - Mi sono persa

Im lost

Getting lost in Italy, lost as in … you don’t know where you are, is not that impossible.

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“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:

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Italian song of the month - Vasco Rossi "C'e` chi dice no"


Vasco Rossi. A name that means a lot to Italians.

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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.

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4 free ways to increase your Italian vocabulary

4 ways to increase your Italian vocabulary

Here are four super cool and FREE ideas for expanding your Italian vocabulary. Try one or all of them and see how much progress you can make in little time!

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