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La neve che mai si accumula – The snow that never drifts Posted by on Dec 10, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Although the winter solstice isn’t until December 21, the weather may have us thinking differently lately. As the season is right around the corner, I wanted to share a poem in both Italian and English – La neve che mai si accumula (The snow that never drifts) – Emily Dickinson. Tra le…

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I love you, I like you, in Italian Posted by on Dec 3, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Come state? How are you all? Today let’s look at home to express your feelings for that special someone in your life – in Italiano! Piacere – to like (to be pleasing to..) (Tu) mi piaci – I like you (lit. you are pleasing to me) ⚠ Piacere is conjugated much differently…

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La Festa del Ringraziamento – Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Tomorrow is La Festa del Ringraziamento! Of course, this is only celebrated in the USA, but many cultures have been celebrating harvests for centuries. Did you know that the Romans also celebrated a large annual harvest? This festival was called Cerelia, which honored Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, grain, and fertility. (And yes…

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Feeling sick (reading practice) Posted by on Nov 12, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Below you will find some reading practice and some vocabulary around feeling sick and speaking to a doctor/pharmacist. Buona lettura! _________________________________________________________________ Thomas si sente male ed entra in una farmacia. Dopo aver parlato con la farmacista, decide di chiamare l’ambulatorio medico e di prendere un appuntamento. Farmacista: Buongiorno, come posso aiutarLa? Thomas…

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Answers – Relative Pronouns Quiz Posted by on Nov 5, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Last week we saw a quiz about relative pronouns. Vediamo adesso le risposte – let’s see the answers now (translation is below): ____________________________________________ Conosci il signore che è entrato nel bar? Come si chiama l’aperitivo che avete ordinato? Quello che studi è difficile da imparare? Chi capisce i relativi è bravo! Non…

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Quiz on Relative Pronouns Posted by on Oct 29, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Relative pronouns (pronomi relativi) introduce a subordinate clause and represent persons or things mentioned previously. They can function as either subject or object pronouns. The most common relative pronouns are: che – who, that, which chi – who cui (with prepositions a cui, di cui, son cui… ecc) – whom, which quello…

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Alla Biblioteca Posted by on Sep 10, 2021

Alla Biblioteca – At the Library Ciao a tutti! This month it is Library Card Sign-up Month in the US! In celebration, I wanted to share some library themed reading practice and vocabulary. Before we jump into it, I just wanted to give a shout-out to your local library! Your library is the hub of…

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