LearnItalianwith Us!

Start Learning!

Italian Language Blog

Archive for March, 2010

La Primavera di Vivaldi Posted by on Mar 29, 2010

È giunta la Primavera (spring is upon us), and to celebrate her arrival what  better way than by listening to Vivaldi’s Le Quattro Stagioni (the Four Season). A few days ago we had the pleasure of going to a great performance of this famous piece of music at Il Teatro della Rosa, a beautiful little…

Continue reading

Italian Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Mar 27, 2010

I have had a couple of requests recently for a quick and easy list of numeri Italiani (Italian numbers) from one to one hundred. You can now learn to count in Italian. Allora, eccola (so, here it is): 1 uno 2 due 3 tre 4 quattro 5 cinque 6 sei 7 sette 8 otto 9 nove 10…

Continue reading

Gesti Universali Posted by on Mar 23, 2010

To complement my series of blogs about Italian body language I thought it might be useful to take a look at a few universal gestures. Here are several that we all use: Fare segno, or fare cenno means ‘to make a sign’, and from this comes the expression ‘fare cenno di sì con la testa’…

Continue reading

Cantanti Italiani – Sergio Cammariere Posted by on Mar 20, 2010

I first discovered the music of Sergio Cammariere about three years ago when a friend lent me his album ‘Dalla Pace del Mare Lontano’ (2002). I was immediately captured by his melodies and his wonderful improvisational piano work. Cammariere mixes the tradition of the Italian ‘Cantautore’ (singer songwriter) with Classical, Jazz, and Latin American influences.…

Continue reading

Gesture of the day – part 3 Posted by on Mar 17, 2010

It’s time to interpret yet another of those intriguing gestures that we Italians use, and today I’m going to look at one that my uncle Luciano, who is originally from Rome, uses a lot. But before I describe the gesture I need to give you a bit of background information. Fregarsene The verb fregarsene means…

Continue reading

Older posts