For the next few days, we are going to profile words in Italian that start with the letters sb-. These sounds can be difficult for students of Italian, so what better way to have a theme on them while building your vocabulary at the same time!

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb sbadigliare, which means to yawn. 

The past participle is sbadigliatoAvere is used in compound tenses.

See the verb used below:

Le lezioni della Professoressa Martini sono noiosissime! Lei non sopporta gli studenti che sbadigliano mentre parla ma quando comincia a parlare di argomenti banali ho solo voglia di dormire!

Professor Martini’s lesson is very, very boring! She can’t stand students who yawn while she talks, but when she begins talking about dull topics my only desire is to sleep.


2018 Calendar On Sale! 

Ciao, everyone! I received a dozen emails asking if there will be a 2018 calendar. My first instinct was to say no, but then I changed my mind after getting so much positive feedback.

I made a new calendar with new photos! Several of you asked that it be in Italian, and this year it is: days of the week, months, and holidays as well as the picture descriptions (I added descriptions under all the pictures this year) are all in Italian!

There are two ways you can order the calendar:

SLOWER WAY: You can get it from Selz at $16.00 plus $3.99 shipping (if you order on Selz, you only pay sales tax if you live in the state of New York or overseas, which is automatically calculated by the site); if you order on Selz, it will take about two weeks for me to process your order and get a calendar sent to you.

FASTER WAY: You can get it from the publisher for $16.34 + shipping and tax; this is the fastest method (you should have the calendar in 5-7 days); this could also be the cheapest since Lulu tends to offer coupons and sales each week. You can save an additional 20% using this coupon code: SAVETWENTY (valid until November 2 at 11:59pm)