vale a dire

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression, vale a dire, which means that is to say or namely. See the expression used below in its context:

A partire dal prossimo mese, tutti i pagamenti dovranno essere fatti in via telematica, vale a dire che non potremo più accettare contanti per questo tipo di transazione.

Starting next month, all payments should be done electronically, that it to say that we will no longer accept cash for this type of transaction.

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News & Updates:

: Some users have emailed me about getting the book for their Nook. Unfortunately, B&N won’t approve my seller account, but they won’t say why. They haven’t responded to my emails in weeks so I will have to resolve this problem when I return to the United States in December when I can call them and deal with them more directly. In the meantime, you can get a copy of the EPUB via our store on or Google Play/Google Books — both are DRM free.

: A couple of users have asked me of is a safe site. I have done some research, and they have a good reputation and transactions are secure. However, they only accept Visa and Mastercard at this time (using PayPal costs extra). If you purchase the book via Selz and the file is updated, you will receive an email and a link to download the updated file. It is a good solution for those users who do not have Macs/iPads and do not use Google products.

: Starting this month, we will be publishing a monthly “bulletin” (Il Bollettino) of all the words/phrases published on Parola del Giorno the previous month. The price will range from $1.00-$2.00 depending on the content. September’s electronic issue is available from Google Play, our store on Selz, and the iBook Store!  October’s issue will be out the first week of November with practice readings, all of the words used, and a grammar lesson!

: Thanks for all the feedback regarding the recordings for “Il vero italiano” — the iPad/Mac version of the ebook has recordings embedded! We’ll be finishing the recordings this week and next. Get your copy of the book while the book is still on sale! iPhone users can get the EPUB  version here!