Do you get lost when someone speaks to you in Italian? Does it feel like words change one after the other too soon too fast? Like when you’ve finally caught a word, the other person has already moved on to a different subject?
Di cosa hai paura? (What are you afraid of?) – Has anyone ever asked you this question?
I have to confess that I hesitate quite a lot before answering. This is a really tough question, especially if you have to reply in a foreign language. Let’s see then how to say I’m afraid in Italian.
One common thing people make when they begin to learn Italian by themselves is to memorize word and verb lists. If you think about it it’s the easiest thing to do: you print your list from Google, you read it word by and word, your repeat it and that’s it. But what happens when you try to make sentences in Italian and have your first conversations?
I’m ready to speak Italian! This is what you say to yourself after memorizing the long list of sentences you’ve carefully written for your trip. You’ve spent the last weeks before your trip is due by planning and organizing everything .
“Is it easy to learn to speak Italian for beginners?” “What can I do to speak Italian?” “How can I speak Italian?” These are some of the questions I hear all the time from beginners starting to approach Italian.
When thinking of the term education, in Italy there is a particular image which comes to our mind: the polite manners we should all have when talking to other people.
Parlare e dire. Two verbs, one big dilemma: when and how to use them? I noticed during my classes that some people get confused over these two verbs, so the aim of this lesson is to clarify what they mean and when they should be used.