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lei, Lei or..? Posted by on Jun 18, 2021

Ciao a tutti, Last week you read a professional and formal exchange between a real estate agent and a woman, and you may have noticed something strange: Professoressa Landini: Pronto, chiamo per un annuncio che ho visto sul vostro sito. (Hello, I am calling about an announcement that I saw on your website.) Agente immobiliare: Certo Signora…

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Real Estate Reading Posted by on Jun 11, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Last week we looked at some real estate vocabulary, so today I wanted to share some real estate reading practice from Transparent Language Online!  Numero 1: Meno conosciuta ma non meno affascinante di Roma, Napoli, Firenze e Venezia, Bologna è un vero paradiso per gli amanti della gastronomia italiana. Uno dei soprannomi…

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Affittasi – For Rent Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Below I have some typical affittasi advertisements for apartments in Italy, as well as some rental vocabulary. With summer travel possible this year, maybe you’d like to put this vocabulary to good use and find a summer (or permanent!) apartment online in il Bel Paese? Or we can sognare together… __________________________________________________________________________ Appartamento 1…

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Sanremo winners of 2021 Posted by on May 28, 2021

I vincitori di Sanremo 2021 – Sanremo winners of 2021 Ciao a tutti! In the past I have written about the history of the Sanremo festival. Earlier this month, the 71st edition of the festival took place and the three top winners are below (videos + lyrics). Write in the comments whether or not you…

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Talking about il tempo Posted by on May 20, 2021

Talking about il tempo, the weather Ciao a tutti! Finalmente fa bellissimo fuori, è davvero primavera. Hi everyone! Finally is is beautiful outside, it really is spring! Today I wanted to present some weather vocabulary to you, all of which come straight from our courses on Transparent Language Online. (Which, did you know your local…

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Il Futuro Anteriore – The Future Perfect Posted by on May 14, 2021

Ciao! Last week we talked about il futuro semplice and this week I’d like to discuss il futuro anteriore, or the future perfect in English. Take this example of the future perfect in English: In three years, I will have succeeded in learning Italian. Come possiamo dire questa frase in Italiano? How can we say this…

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Looking forward to il futuro (semplice) Posted by on May 7, 2021

Ciao, di nuovo!  We are all looking forward to il futuro so I thought today we would discuss how to form the future tense in italiano. In English we add an auxiliary verb to form the future: ‘will’. In Italian the endings simply change, similarly to other tenses. To make the future tense, follow these steps…

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