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.
Have you ever tried to improve your Italian listening skills on your own? How did it go? Most importantly, how did you feel?
We learn pretty soon that forming the past participles in Italian can be easy and intuitive. However, we forget that there are some verbs with an irregular past participle. So, the question is: how do we form these irregular past participles in Italian?