Before you enjoy your Aperol Spritz or Prosecco in Italy, you might want to raise a toast.
Do you know how to say “cheers” in Italian?
There are two words you’ll hear all the time, and there’s a slight difference between them.
When you’re travelling around Italy, there are some words you’ll use all the time.
In nearly every sentence in fact!
Words like “to”, “in” and “on” are essential for talking about where you’re going and where things are.
But in Italian, they’re a
It’s hard to travel in Italy without saying dates.
You need them for the practical stuff, like booking transport and accommodation.
And the fun stuff, like telling Italians about your plans and meeting up with new Italian friends!
Gennaio, febbraio, marzo…
Notice how Italian months are quite similar to English?
That’s handy, because you’ll use them all the time in Italy, from reserving your hotel, to finding out which fruits are in season at the mercato.
But learning the
How do you say yes in Italian?
If you’re thinking “wait, isn't it just sì?”, then this lesson is for you.
Italians actually have a few different ways to say yes that they use all the time. It’s important to know them
So you want to know more about the word altrettanto in Italian. Excellent idea!
Most Italian courses overlook it, but this simple word is worth paying attention to, because it will help your Italian sound natural. And make your life much
Which words do Italians say most in conversation?
It’s probably prepositions – those little words like in, a, di and da. You need them to talk about everything, including the really simple stuff, like where you live and where you’re
Did you know that Italian has several ways to say “please”?
After a quick search you might be overwhelmed by the number of options. How can one English word be translated in so many ways?
Here though you’ll learn the 3 essential
Have you ever thought about learning Italian sayings?
There are loads of little expressions that Italians use all the time – whether you’re having a chat, feeling irritated, taking a little walk… there’s a saying you can use to talk
Italians use this word a lot - but what is the meaning of allora?
When you’re learning Italian, you’d be forgiven for thinking you can put it just about anywhere in a sentence.
But actually it sounds a little strange if you
Waking up, having un caffè, eating breakfast…
You can’t speak Italian for long without talking about the things you often do (or don’t do!)
To talk about your routine, you’ll need those ‘how often’ words - the ones that tell you how
How well do you know your Italian numbers?
Whether you’re learning them for the first time, or reviewing them for the 158th… they can be challenging!
Numbers feel like they should be easy, because we learn them so young in
Do you know how to order at an Italian restaurant?
More than just a practical skill, it helps you make meaningful connections with the locals.
Like our student Adam, who eats in little neighbourhood restaurants where no one speaks English
Are nerves stopping you from speaking Italian?
When you’re learning a foreign language, it’s normal to have a bit of a block when it comes to speaking.
In fact, when we asked our students about their biggest challenges when learning Italian,
By Katie Harris
So you want to learn Italian, but you’re not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve already started and you’re not as far along as you’d like.
You’re not alone. I had no idea how to learn
How do you say ‘August’ in Italian?
Wait for it… agosto!
You’d be forgiven for thinking ‘Easy, that’s basically the same as English’ and quickly moving on to learning the other months.
That’s exactly what Katie did. But then,
Learning Italian can be a bit tedious sometimes!
If you’re bored with verbs and vocabulary lists, why not try watching Italian TV shows?
There are some amazing series that can help you improve your Italian in a fun and relaxed
What is Italian for hotel?
There are so many different words flying around, referring to slightly different kinds of accommodation, it’s hard to know which one to use!
The short answer: it’s either hotel or albergo most of the time.
But what’s the
If you’ve ever paid for something in Italian, bravo!
You know your numbers and prices well enough to get the important stuff done. There’s just one small detail you might have missed…
Can you pronounce euro in Italian?
Imagine setting off for an exciting holiday - to Italy perhaps, to practise your Italian.
As you’re leaving, your friends and family might say bon voyage!
In English we borrow this French expression that literally means: “good trip”. But what’s