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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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Il Nostro Giardino Alternativo Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

Con l’arrivo della bella stagione è arrivato anche il desiderio di dedicarci al giardinaggio, ma per quest’anno abbiamo pensato ad un giardino alternativo. Siccome il nostro terreno è molto argilloso e roccioso, e con il sole estivo diventa duro come la pietra, abbiamo deciso di  mettere le piante nei vasi e di usarli per decorare…

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Il Dottore Delle Bambole – Translation Posted by on Sep 14, 2018

Here’s my English translation for part 1 of Serena’s story: Il Dottore Delle Bambole Questa è la storia di una classica famiglia: mamma, papà e la figlioletta Gisella di otto anni. This is the story of a typical family: mum, dad, and their eight year old daughter Gisella. La bambina è molto intelligente e tranquilla…

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Alla Ricerca Della Freschezza – Part 1 Posted by on Aug 6, 2018

In autumn, winter, or spring I’m always pleased to see him … But now, in August, when he creeps round onto my patio, I don’t want him there. I wish he’d leave me in peace, and I retreat indoors to close him out. ‘He’ (‘Lui‘) is the sun (il sole), and right now he’s not…

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Who’s There? Posted by on May 23, 2018

Here’s chapter 5 of my detective story ‘The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body’. In this chapter we travel to a completely new location: the island of Montecristo. Chapter 1. The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Chapter 2. An Extremely Subjunctive Investigation Chapter 3. A Not So Perfect Witness Chapter 4. A Body Of…

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Speaking Italian … More Or Less Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

“Parli l’italiano?” (Do you speak Italian?), “Più o meno” (More or less). I guess that ‘più o meno’ is a reply that many of us might give to the question ‘parli l’italiano?’, vero? Well it’s probably one of the expressions that most students of Italian learn fairly early on. Because just for once in this…

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