Beginners

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
    BUONGIORNO! - Good Morning/Good Afternoon "Buon Giorno" is the proper way to greet someone in the morning. Usually used until afternoon.     BUONA GIORNATA - Have a Good Day "Buona Giornata" is what Italians say when they wish each other a good day.     BUONA SERA - Good Evening "Buona Sera" is the way to say good evening. Even at very late hours the greeting remains "buona sera."     BUONA NOTTE - Good Night "Buona Notte" is
Friday, June 27th, 2014
It's summer and you may be planning your holidays: an Italian holiday would be all about good food and enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends. If you visit, then, you'll likely spend quite a bit of time in restaurants or eating, so you need to be prepared.  We've put together some helpful phrases to make your meal time a breeze.   After you are seated, the first thing you will be asked is if you want something to drink:    W: Vorrebbe ordinare da bere
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
When studying a foreign language, students are taught what is grammatically correct taking standard language as point of reference; however, there are some geographical influences that affect the way people speak including the field of pronunciation and making sometimes communication more difficult for non-native speakers.   Speaking and understanding Italian is not that difficult when it comes to Italian standard language pronunciation: the range of Italian sounds is closed and once you have
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
  When travelling to Italy and staying at a hotel, there is little risk that people will not understand English. Actually, every receptionist speaks at least one foreign language and English is always a must. It is likely that you will find staff that speak only Italian if you go to very little villages in remote corners of the country or family-run hotels. Nevertheless, nowadays people working in the field of tourism are required to have good knowledge of foreign languages, English in
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Learn Italian: Colors Mp3 Audio:  It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now.Frasi di aiuto - Help AudioPlayer.embed("mp3player_1", {soundFile: "../mp3/colors.mp3"}); Colors ( US English ) or Colours (UK English ) in Italian COLORS ( COLOURS ) / COLORI in ITALIANO   ENGLISH ITALIANO White Bianco Yellow
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Dante Alighieri Possessive adjectives refer to the following: My = il mio/la mia/i miei /le mie Your (talking to one person) = il tuo/la tua/i tuoi/le tue His = il suo/la sua/i suoi/le sue Her = il suo/la sua/i suoi/le sue Our = il nosotro/la nostra/i nostri/le nostre Your (talking to more than one person) = il vostro/la vostra/i vostri/le vostre Their = il loro/la loro/i loro/le loro In Italian the possessive adjectives are a bit more complicated than they are in English. As you can see
Friday, June 1st, 2012
If you're beginning to speak Italian, then it's important to learn the names and the words associated with the days of the week, months of the year and the ever-changing seasons. Not only will these words help when telling time and planning ahead with newfound friends, but they'll also help you to describe the weather. The Days of the Week Monday = lunedì Tuesday = martedì Wednesday = mercoledì Thursday = giovedì Friday = venerdì Saturday = sabato Sunday = domenica Take note that
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Numbers in Italian - Numeri in Italiano (he speaks) Mp3 Audio:  It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now.Frasi di aiuto - Help AudioPlayer.embed("mp3player_1", {soundFile: "../mp3/numbers.mp3"}); Numbers in Italian - Numeri in Italiano ( she speaks) Mp3 Audio:  It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Years and Centuries Italiano: 1 gennaio 2011 gg/mm/aa (d/m/y - North Americans generally place the month first) ° day wrote in Western numbers ° month expressed with letters or with numbers ° year, wrote in full length For example: 4.6.80 = 4 giugno 1980 = June 4th,1980 il 1 febbraio 1981 = February 1,1981 4.XI.72 = November 4, 1972 Italian requires the article, related to the word GIORNO ("day"). Another difference between English and Italian is that Italian date numbers are cardinal
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Mp3 Audio:  It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now. Frasi di aiuto - Help Learning Italian Italiano : Questa sezione di Learning Italian contiene varie espressioni idiomatiche, attraverso le quali potrete acquisire competenze linguistiche sufficienti per capire facilmente una conversazione e comunicare con altre persone in un paese di lingua italiana. Qui troverai facili vocaboli, idiomi e canzoni. Studiare con noi l’italiano sarà un’
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Classic Alphabet ( Pure Italian aphabet ) LettersPronunciation / Name of the letter a a b bi c ci d di e e f effe g gi h acca i i l elle m emme n enne o o p pi q cu r erre s esse t ti u u v vu z zeta The same way the English dictionary added Italian world like Pizza also the Italian dictionary added English world so if you pick up a recent Italian
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Don't panic, I don't want to teach you arithmetics! Instead, I'd like to help you learn how to talk about some of the easy arithmetical operations that apply in our daily life. Arithmetics is the oldest and simplest branch of mathematics, used by almost everyone. It is practiced daily by all for purposes as simple as counting objects to more advanced business and scientific calculations. For your time in Italy, it would be helpful to learn how to do some simple operations in Italian. Such as:
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  In Italy and forgot your watch back at the hotel? Need to know if you're on track to make it to the store or gallery before it closes? Here are some easy tips and phrases to make asking about the time easy during your stay in Italy. "Che ora è" is one of the most common phrases in Italian used to find out "What time is it?"  If you need to keep track of time in Italy you can also ask, "Ha l'ora," which means "Have you got the time?" or "Che hora fai?" which loosely translates as "What time
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italian for Beginners : Good news is that most Americans already know how to pronounce Italian sounds as there are many Italian words that are used in English language. Italian vowels contrary to English vovels are ALWAYS pronounced in the same way regardless their positions in the words. There are five written vowels in Italian language; they are a, e, i , o , u. Among these sounds there is no Italian sound that does not have an identical or fairly close English sound. Italian language does
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Quanto costa? "How much is it?". The most important sentence to learn in any language before going shopping. Just remember that, according to Italian law, all prices are supposed to be displayed on merchandise.   Sconto? "Sconto", discount is the word to obtain a great bargain and to negotiate a better price. It is common to do so in smaller stores rather than larger chains.   Accettate Carte di Credito? "Do you take credit cards". In most cases, when a store accepts
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Mp3 Audio:  It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now.Frasi di aiuto - Help AudioPlayer.embed("mp3player_1", {soundFile: "../mp3/find-the-missing-word.mp3"}); Below you'll find a popular Italian song: "Strani Amori", by Laura Pausini.The last word of every line of the song is missing. Find the right word with the help of the English translation of the song.     Answers and video are
Friday, June 1st, 2012
A Guide to Italian Pronunciation Italian spelling is highly phonetic. This means that letters and combinations of letters almost always represent the same sounds. In English, on the contrary, a single letter or combination of letters may well represent three, four or more sounds. For those studying Italian, this means there is quite a number of sounds to remember and learn how to pronounce, but also that, once this hard step is taken, speaking with correct phonetics will no longer difficult.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
In today's lesson you'll learn useful phrases for dealing with phone calls, so you can gain confidence with it. Public telephones are available throughout Italy and you can use phonecards which can be purchased at bars, post offices or tobacconists, even if the most part of the people use their  own mobile phone. Calling Italy from the USA : Italian country code (0039) + area code (dropping the initial zero) + phone number For instance,  If I call from New York City to Milan: 0039+(0)2+7129
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italian for Beginners: Consonant pronunciation Mp3 Audio:  It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now. Frasi di aiuto - Help AudioPlayer.embed("mp3player_1", {soundFile: "../mp3/consonants.mp3"}); Most Italian consonant sound the same as in English. However, there are a few spelling peculiarities you should take notice of: c before an e or an i is always pronounced soft ch is always pronounced hard, as in the letter k ca, co,