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Italian speak with their hands
Wednesday, December 14TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
The Italian Way of Speaking: Communication through Gestures Every country has habits and distinct cultural elements that make it unique. It is these features that become a way to identify and differentiate cultures. Where Italy is concerned, cultural behavior varies based on territory. Italians are quite famous for being effusive talkers that use hand gestures to underline most statements, but even these can change depending on which part of the country we are in: accent, tone of voice and gestures can all vary depending on which part of Italy you're visiting. Italian Gestures & History...
  Study Italian and English Abroad  (Photo from <a href="http://www.studyabroadprograms.org">www.studyabroadprograms.org</a>)   Want to find out more about studying a second language? Namely taking a course in Italian in Italy or one in English in the United States? Read on...   Most people, especially in their younger years, have dreams about studying abroad or experiencing new cultures during their gap year. The idea of living in a foreign country, studying there and learning a new language can be very exciting, but one must keep in mind that different cultures mean...
Common Italian Words to Learn: "Greetings"
Friday, November 26TH, 2010 by Glauco
Helpful Italian Words to Know for Greetings     Good Morning "Buon Giorno" is the proper way to greet someone in the morning.  Usually used until the late morning hours and not after Noon.   Have a Good Day "Buona Giornata" is what Italians say when they wish each other a good day.   Good Evening "Buona Sera" is the way to say good evening. Even at very late hours the greeting remains "buona sera."   Good Night "Buona Notte" is exclusively used at night and always as a "leaving" greeting and never as an introduction.   Goodbye "Arrivederci," is the widely popular and ...
Think in Italian
Sunday, October 17TH, 2010 by Pola
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel When you start to learn a new language you are often confounded by seemingly trivial details. You would expect languages to be translatable word for word, and while this is often true, in some cases -- usually in the case of the simplest phrases -- it is not. Why is I'm hungry expressed in Italian with the phrase ho fame ("I have hunger")? Why don't they say sono affamato? Well, you could say sono affamato but it carries a different pragmatic meaning; it is much stronger and could be translated into I am starving. Is there any good explanation why...
Emotions and Italians
Monday, September 27TH, 2010 by Pola
Italians are said to be very passionate and as such very expressive in their speech. The first thing you notice when you arrive in the Eternal City is the spontaneous use of exclamations by everyone from toddlers to the elderly. If you head to other parts of Italy you'll discover that exclamations vary from region to region, just like the numerous dialects and accents of the Italian language. After almost a year in Italy, even when I talked to a Polish person I couldn't help but react spontaneously with Italian phrases such as 'ma dai!?' for disbelief, 'boh...' for feeling undecided or 'ahia...
Learning Italian
Tuesday, June 29TH, 2010 by admin
Mp3 Audio:  It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now.Frasi di aiuto - Help Learning Italian Imparare l' Italiano: Sai che studiare la lingua italiana è ideale per creare ed esprimere poesia, rime e melodie? Come è noto essa è portatrice di una ricchezza del lessico che ha superato tutte le latitudini ed i confini e detiene un record particolare al mondo:infatti tutti i suoi aggettivi, verbi, avverbi e sostantivi terminano per vocali. Da qui la melodia della lingua , che non è solo quella del...
Learning Italian
Thursday, February 11TH, 2010 by admin
Learning Italian The silence was killing me. I was mute, and it wasn't for lack of want. I found myself walking the streets of Milan not being able to greet anybody, or make sense of even a signpost, and it was beyond entertainingly humorous. My previous experience with the Italian language was non-existent. I had heard 'ciao' but didn't know if it was 'hello' or 'goodbye', and I had some inclination that 'grazie' could be a useful word. But beyond that, my ignorance was obvious. After the first month of living an isolated, solitary existence, my desire to...
A Kylie Minogue's song
Tuesday, January 05TH, 2010 by gorizia63
Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue - Love at first sight This Kylie Minogue's song offers hints to understand common English expressions, because it's nice to learn and to enjoy oneself.   Fill in the blanks with the words below. Thought that I was going crazy Pensavo che stessi ......... Just having one of those days, yeah Che stessi avendo uno di quei giorni, sì Didn't know what to do Non sapevo cosa fare Then there were you Quindi sei apparso tu And everything went from wrong to right E tutto ciò che andava storto si aggiustò And the stars came out and filled up the sky E...
Learning Italian: An Example
Thursday, September 17TH, 2009 by admin
It takes a metro ride to learn the Italian language...Italy is like a magnet that attracts people from all walks of life and backgrounds. It appeals to young and to those who already found their places in life.  At different stages in their lives and for different reasons people just fall in love with it. I wasn’t an exception when at the age of 6 in the cold and snowy Russian city of Yekaterinburg I discovered Italian opera and Italian language. I was captivated by it. It was just amazingly beautiful to me.Many years later I rode a metro to the center of Washington DC. A man who sat across...
Italian Lessons with Arnaldo
Thursday, June 25TH, 2009 by admin
Italian Language Lessons online with Arnaldo My name is Arnaldo and I am a professional Italian teacher, native speaker, currently living in Italy. I have been working since  2000 for one of the most important  language school in the world. This experience has given me the opportunity to develop my personal teaching method over the Internet. The aim I want to reach now, is to share my strong experience with everyone all over the world, offering high quality teaching services at reasonable prices. I  invite you to book a 25-minute FREE TRIAL LESSON to try the method personally. You will be...

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