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Your Italian Blog Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

Ciao! As the manager of social media for Transparent Language, and on behalf of Geoff and Serena, I’d like to thank you for your tremendous showing of love and support for the two of them and their terrific blog. I have been a fan of this page for a long time and it’s nice to…

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Beginner’s Guide to Italian Posted by on Aug 30, 2016

If you’re a fan of this blog, you’ll love our new Beginner’s Guide to Italian.   Here on the Italian blog, Serena and Geoff post a variety of content for learners of all levels. For the beginners among us who haven’t combed through the archives, you may be missing some of our older, but extremely…

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Do More with the Italian Word of the Day Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

How many of you subscribe to our Italian Word of the Day? (If you’re not subscribed—don’t miss out!) How many of you open the email religiously, read and listen to the new word and phrase, then close the email and forget all about it? We’re not judging—you’re not the only one! That minute or two of…

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Italian Numbers 1 – 20 Posted by on Oct 23, 2012

photo by See-Ming Lee via flickr

Below is a simple table of Italian numbers from 1 to 20 for students just starting out in Italian. We’ve also included a video with voice pronunciation. Listen to it a few times, and make sure to practice saying the words out loud too; it can be the hardest part of language learning, but this will really help…

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“Lei” – who in the world is she? Posted by on Sep 2, 2008

I hope I lured you in with the post about Venice. Now it is time to discuss some grammar. I know not everybody loves it, but it is, of course, impossible to totally avoid grammar in a language blog. However, I do not want to explain things that no one cares for. So I would…

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Venice: “magical” or “no big deal”? Posted by on Aug 19, 2008

Ciao tutti! Welcome to the Italian blog! I want to warn you right away that I am not planning to be the permanent writer of this blog. However, I will write it until I find a good replacement. So, if you know a candidate who can take my place, please let me know. In the…

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