Why do Italians look skinny, even when their national dish is pizza?

Skinny Italians

It was only at the end of week one of my visit to Italy this September that I found myself refolding my jeans back in the suitcase. Horror. They didn’t fit me anymore! After only one week?!

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Improve your Italian accent

Masculine Feminine

Many Italian learners think it’s impossible to grasp the Italian pronunciation. Let’s simplify a thing or two. You might not know that in Italian vowels are actually more important than consonants.

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Random thoughts of an Italian teacher

No one learner is the same2

I often find myself online searching for Italian resources that are easy, enjoyable and effective. I do this to get ideas and inspiration. To see what might be already out there and how it is doing. To avoid what doesn’t look good or is confusing.

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It's raining - Piove


Today, it’s raining - oggi piove

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How to apply goal setting tips to learning Italian

Goal setting2

This morning I attended a motivational speech and at the end of it I was pumped. It goes without saying that in our lives we need a kick forward every now and then - ideally every day. This was one of those.

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How to roll the R in Italian - try these tips

If you have started learning Italian you might have met the friendly ‘r’. I know, I know. It's not that simple to roll it.

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How to say I'm sick in Italian (and get well soon)

How to say Im sick in Italian

This week  I have had some kind of potent cold (raffreddore). What a great opportunity to learn how to say I’m sick in Italian!

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Only 3 days in Rome? Here are my tips!

blog on rome

I was asked what to do in Rome in only 3 days! A challenge, indeed: how to cull all those things to do, see, taste and photograph in a mere 3 days ... In the end, I put together a list that looks like this.

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How to read an Italian menu

Although you might already know a few Italian dish names, looking at a Italian menu for the first time might feel a little daunting. Especially with no translation!

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How to say 'good luck' in Italian and what to answer

Learn these 3 simple ways to say GOOD LUCK in Italian (Buona fortuna!, In bocca al lupo! and in culo alla balena!)

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