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Did You Spot The Mistakes? Posted by on Nov 28, 2014

In our post ‘Spot The Mistakes’ we asked you to identify the grammatical errors in each of the translated sentences. How did you get on? Let’s find out. Errors are marked in RED, the corrections in GREEN, and notes in BLUE Rosanna gave me several kilos of peaches, so I’m going to make some peach…

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Useful Household Vocabulary Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

Last week, in response to our post Helpful Labels – The Kitchen a reader asked me: “how would you express that you are cleaning/tidying up? I believe that in Italian, it is expressed as putting things in order, or in their place? Also, what is the difference in saying that you are baking cookies vs…

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Spot The Mistakes Posted by on Nov 24, 2014

Here are some short sentences in English translated into Italian … but each of them contains a grammatical error. Can you spot and correct the mistakes? Please give us your answers in a comment. Buon divertimento! Rosanna gave me several kilos of peaches, so I’m going to make some peach jam Rosanna mi ha dato…

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Famous Italians – the Answers Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

Here are the answers to Monday’s quiz, Famous Italians. If you haven’t already had a go at it, you can find it HERE. I’ve added a few interesting facts about each of them which you may not already know. 1. Ennio Morricone, born in Rome in 1928, he has written music for more than 500…

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Helpful Labels – The Bathroom Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

Here’s the second part of our ‘Helpful Labels’ series. If you missed part 1 ‘The Kitchen’ you can find it HERE. The bathroom is very interesting from the point of view of the actions described on the labels as the majority of them, being actions that we carry out on ourselves, are reflexive. Istruzioni per…

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Famous Italians – a Quiz Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve had a quiz. So before you all go into letargo (hibernation) for the winter we thought we’d give you a bit of brain exercise to do. In this quiz you need to identify the twelve famous Italians described below. We’ve tried to make the quiz accessible to everyone by…

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Helpful Labels – The Kitchen Posted by on Nov 13, 2014

Almost exactly five years ago we began a series of blogs aimed at reinforcing Italian vocabulary through the use of contextual labels. We began the series with this blog: La Cucina (The Kitchen) Today I’d like to suggest a more advanced version of contextual labelling that involves short phrases. But firstly let me just reiterate…

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