essere un dongiovanni

Our latest book — Il perfetto congiuntivo — is now available in the iBook Store!

Buon lunedì a tutti! Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression essere un dongiovanni, which means to be a Don Juan or to be a philanderer. See the expression used below:

Mio zio si vanta di essere stato un dongiovanni strepitoso da ragazzo e che tutte le ragazze impazzivano per lui. Mia zia dice che non è vero e che lui era timido e imbranato quando era giovane. A chi devo credere?

My uncle is proud of having been an extraordinary philanderer as a kid and that all the girls went crazy for him. My aunt says it is not true and that he was shy and awkward when he was young. Whom should I believe?

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Our Newest Publication:

Our latest book is now available: Il perfetto congiuntivo: Everything You Need To Know About The Italian Subjunctive. Francesco and I spent all weekend editing and correcting the beta version of our ebooks! If you downloaded the book from Google Play or the iBook Store, please update your copy!

This book is also available from Scribd and soon – hopefully later this week – on our storefront on Selz!

The book is also available on for the Kindle in two formats:

1) it is now available as a print replica for $4.99. This is a basically copy of the print version of the book and can be purchased and read for your computer via the PC or Mac app, your smartphone or tablet or Kindle Fire.

2) In Aprile, it will be available for all other Kindle reader devices (such as the Paperwhite). It requires re-vamping the file a bit, and this will take me some time. You can pre-order a copy for $4.99.

I had wanted to sell my ebooks for the Nook, but I can’t get Barnes and Noble to approve my seller account. I am still working on it. As soon as I resolve the problem, I will let everyone know.

Some other updates:

I created print replicas of the other two ebooks, Il vero italiano and Il vero italiano 2, for the Kindle apps and Kindle Fire tablets. You can see all of our books for sale on by going to my author page.

If you purchased a copy of Il vero italiano 2Practice Makes Perfect on Google Play, there is a problem with downloading the PDF. A user alerted me this weekend. I contacted Google, and there is a problem with the PDF conversion that they did on my file. I emailed them the original, and they are going to fix it in the next 24-48 hours. I apologize for this. This book should display normally on a tablet or online (at least it does for me).

Also, don’t forget that paperback copies of our ebooks are available from (our publisher and printer). The paperback edition of Il perfetto congiuntivo will be available later this week!

Our next publication:

Daniele and I are working on an ebook/book for beginners. It will be a 20 chapter introductory guide to learning Italian that will focus on the basics. Our first release will be for the iPad/Mac and will have some interactive features, such as videos and audio. I am looking at getting a paperback edition with a CD insert or a possible downloadable audio/video packet.

The apps:

I haven’t forgotten about the apps for the iPhone/iPad and Android! They are in the works! I thank everyone for their patience while I juggle everything.