Give it to me. I’ll buy it for you. To say these sentences in Italian, you need a “double object pronoun”. Find out what they are and how to use them in episode 62 of 5 Minute Italian. To remember what you learnt in today’s
Gli, le, mi, ti…. These little words are everywhere in Italian and they can be a bit tricky – it’s not always easy to know what they mean and how to use them. Today’s lesson will clear up the mystery so that you can understand
Having a conversation in Spanish can feel scary at first. There are so many things that could go wrong! You forget a word or some grammar mid-sentence. You don’t understand what they said to you. They reply in English! You’re not sure what to say.
You know those “Giovanni checks into a hotel” style dialogues you find in most Italian textbooks? They’re ok if you want to pick up a few polite phrases for travelling. But not so great if you want to actually have conversations with Italians. Why? Firstly, they’re
Buon Anno! Happy New Year! Are you feeling ready to learn Italian this year? If so, this episode is for you. We’ve got a special extended interview with Italian teacher and language expert Stefano, who will give you tips on how to learn Italian, including
A few months ago, I decided to try and become fluent in Mandarin Chinese. I made a plan. Looking at people who’d already done it, I worked out that it’d probably take me around 1500 hours. If I wanted to do it in 2 years,
Ask to her! Listen me! Sounds a bit funny in English, doesn’t it? But that’s how they say it in Italian. Learn more expressions like this, and how to use them correctly in episode 59 of five minute Italian. To help you remember what you
Have you ever noticed how cheesy the dialogues in French textbooks sound? They use the same words and grammar as French people do in real life, but something doesn’t sound quite right. One of the reasons is that textbook dialogues forget to include a few
Lots of people say they speak a foreign language better after a drink or two. It seems logical. One of the trickiest things about speaking a language is the nerves and alcohol lowers inhibitions. But does drinking really help you speak a foreign language better?
Recently Matteo’s sister, la sorella di Matteo has just moved to Milan, and is living with us while she finds a flat. Like most brothers and sisters, they have a love – hate relationship! Find out more, and learn how to use the word “le”