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Italian Comparatives Posted by on Sep 25, 2020

Ciao a tutti!  Un po’ di grammatica italiana oggi, i comparativi in italiano!  There are two types of comparatives: comparativi di uguaglianza (equality) and comparativi di disuguaglianza (inequality). Let’s take a closer look at both: Comparativi di uguaglianza This type of comparative is used when comparing two things with similar qualities. In English, some examples would be…

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Il Siciliano Posted by on Sep 19, 2020

Ciao di nuovo!  Today, I want to talk about the language of Sicily: u sicilianu. Some people would simply say it is a dialect of Italian, some an accent, but really – it is a language itself that is now actually recognized by UNESCO. Like perhaps some of you, the first time I went to…

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Un incubo tutto italiano: la burocrazia Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

An Italian nightmare: bureaucracy   Se siete stati in Italia, in fila ad un qualche ufficio postale, o comunale (che significa del Comune) vi sarà certamente capitato di avere davanti a voi un qualche cittadino, spesso anziano, lamentarsi della fila, e più in generale della “burocrazia italiana”. If you have ever been to Italy, in line at some…

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La Scuola in Italia – pt. 2 Posted by on Sep 4, 2020

Ciao, di nuovo!  Continuiamo la conversazione della scuola in Italia e alcune differenze tra i due paesi. Let’s continue the conversation about school in Italy and some differences between the two countries. 1. Gli insegnanti si spostano tra le classi  Teachers, not students, move between classrooms. Typically there are 20-30 students in one classroom, and they stay…

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