Ciao a tutti! Sorry for the long absence, but I have been so busy with teaching and my studies!! Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is here, I am doing to devote a couple of days to updating the site.

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb sburocratizzare, which means to streamline bureaucratic procedures.

Anyone who has ever lived (or even traveled to Italy) knows that dealing with Italian ‘red-tape’ can be daunting for those who are not used to the complexity! See the verb used below:

Gli italiani ridono quando gli americani si lamentano della burocrazia italiana. Sembra che ogni americano abbia un’idea brillante per sburocratizzare il Bel Paese ma la realtà è diversa!

Italians laugh when Americans complain about the Italian bureaucracy. It seems every American has some brilliant idea to streamline bureaucratic procedures in Italy, but reality is different!


2018 Wall Calendar — On Sale Again!

Ciao a tutti! Our wall calendar has been selling well — we have sold over 40 so far! They make great office gifts and also go far in helping Parola del Giorno sustain itself. You can order our calendar from Lulu (get free shipping and 10% off using coupon code BOOKSHIP17 — valid until 11:59pm EST on November 20) or purchase the calendar directly from us on Selz.

Alternatively, you can make $22 donation to us via PayPal (just click the “Donate” button on our web site), and we will ship the calendar to you (be sure to include your address in the comments field)! Those who live outside the United States are kindly asked to add an additional $3.00 to help cover postage costs!