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In banca – At the bank Posted by on Nov 19, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Big news: I’ve moved to Europe and so I’ve been spending a lot of time with some administrative tasks lately. One of which included opening a bank account, so let’s read about some banking vocabulary in Italy. La maggior parte delle banche chiede:  documento di identità codice fiscale  In alcuni casi può…

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Temporale Estivo Posted by on Aug 6, 2021

Ciao a tutti!  Seeing as summer is in full swing, I wanted to share a summer inspired poesia (poem): Temporale Estivo – “Summer Lightening Storm” written by Federigo Tozzi (1883-1920). Some of Federigo Tozzi’s background according to wikipedia: “Tozzi was the son of an innkeeper. He initially worked as a railway official, but took over…

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Penso che… Posted by on Jul 2, 2021

Ciao, di nuovo! Here are some synonyms for saying penso che… (I think that…): per me… – for me… credo che… – I believe that… è chiaro che… – it is clear that… direi che… – I would say that… ritengo che… – I hold to be true that.. suppongo che… – I suppose that……

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Giornata della terra Posted by on Apr 22, 2021

Giornata della terra – Earth Day Ciao a tutti! Oggi è la giornata della terra, il giorno in cui si celebra la salvaguardia del pianeta Terra. Today is Earth Day, the day that the preservation of planet Earth is celebrated. It has been recognized since April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans poured into the…

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Il nuovo vocabolario Posted by on Apr 15, 2021

Il nuovo vocabolario – New vocabulary Last week I posted part of the first chapter of Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and I suggested reading books that you have read in the past in order to help with your Italian reading comprehension.  When reading books whose story you already…

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I Social Media in Italia Posted by on Mar 19, 2021

I Social Media in Italia – Social Media in Italy Ciao a tutti bei lettori! Oggi, vorrei parlarvi di come usare i social media per migliorare il vostro italiano. Today, I’d like to talk to you about how to use social media to improve your Italian! Clubhouse For the last two weeks, I have been…

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L’odio, la rabbia, e le parolacce Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

Warning – this blog post will contain some harsh and foul language, as well as blasphemy. Please do not continue to read if this will offend you. Italians love to swear, though. It is very much a cultural difference!  The other week I wrote a blog post about love and admiration, well this will be…

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