Parola del Giorno

La parola del giorno di oggi


Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb appropriarsi, which means to appropriate. See the verb used below: Quando vivevo in Canada, ridevo sempre quando vedevo qualche piatto con un po’ di mozzarella che veniva venduto subito come un piatto italiano. Come amano appropriarsi delle tradizioni altrui i nordamericani! When I was living in Canada, I used to laugh when I would see some

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Surprising Words

Surprising Words: belga

The adjective belga can be confusing because it is a bit different from other words used to describe one’s nationality, such as: italiano, italiana / italiani,

Suprising Words: il maglione

In Italian, words that typically end in –ione are considered feminine: l’abbreviazione l’alluvione la religione la stagione la vocazione BE CAREFUL THOUGH: The noun il maglione is masculine. The

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Paperback of Ripassiamo! is now available!

Ciao a tutti! When I first envisioned Piccole Guide, I did not intend for them to be in paperback version. Many of you had sent emails asking that I please make them available for purchase since many of you prefer paperbacks to ebooks! Both volumes 1 and 2 and the exercise guide for volume 1 are available from Lulu. Our latest guida, Ripassiamo!,

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Radio Arlecchino

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a wonderful group of Italian lessons as podcasts called Radio Arlecchino.