My Father’s War–Part 1

Posted on 03. Jul, 2015 by in History, Italian Language

Il 10 giugno 1940, quando l’Italia ha dichiarato guerra all’Inghilterra, mio padre era un giovanotto di 19 anni appena compiuti e viveva con la sua famiglia a Bengasi, in Libia, che era colonia italiana dal 1911. Approfittando del fatto che papà in questo periodo abita con noi, gli ho chiesto di raccontarmi le sue esperienze […]

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A Bit More Italian Back-to-frontness

Posted on 01. Jul, 2015 by in Grammar

Now why on earth won’t my spell checker recognise the word back-to-frontness? It seems perfectly valid to me! In my last blog, Learning Italian: The Back To Front Language! I touched upon the seemingly superfluous articles il, la, i, and le, in phrases such as la mia bici (the my bike): Hai visto la mia […]

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Learning Italian: The Back To Front Language!

Posted on 29. Jun, 2015 by in Italian Language

My mother tongue being English, I can really empathise with the problems encountered by learners of la bella lingua. Let’s face it dear readers, Italian sounds divine … but it’s all back to front, upside down, and inside out, vero? Of course, if you already speak another Latin language your learning experience will probably be […]

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