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Lo Spazio e ‘Percy’ Posted by on Feb 19, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Il rover Perseverance (soprannome ‘Percy’) della NASA è arrivato su Marte! E da lì ha inviato le sue prime immagini. “Ciao mondo, il primo sguardo a quella che sarà per sempre la mia casa”, si legge sul profilo Twitter del rover. The NASA rover Perseverance (nickname ‘Percy’) arrived on Mars! From there…

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La Festa Degli Innamorati Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

Ciao! Did you know that La Festa di San Valentino or La Festa Degli Innamorati  (Valentine’s Day) is a tradition with roots in the Roman Empire? Taking place from February 13-15, Lupercalia, or dies Februatus, celebrates health and fertility and the Queen of Roman gods and goddesses – Juno, the Goddess of Women and Marriage. The name…

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Il Corpo in Italiano pt. 2 Posted by on Feb 5, 2021

Il corpo, i movimenti, e qualche espressione pt. 2 – The body, the movements, and some expressions pt. 2 A continuation from last week… please add any verbs, expressions or more body parts in the comments. Of course this isn’t an exhaustive list. 🙂 _________________________________________________________________________________ Il petto – chest  tossire – to cough dolore al…

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Il Corpo in Italiano pt. 1 Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

Il corpo, i verbi, e qualche espressione – The body, verbs, and some expressions Some body vocabulary, as well as some verbs and expressions associated with that body part. If you know of any other vocabulary words, comment them below!   la testa – head annuire – to nod/shake girare – to turn riempire la testa…

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Units of Measurement Posted by on Jan 22, 2021

Oggi, una richiesta da un lettore! Grazie mille! Today, a request from a reader! Thanks a lot! Le unità di misura in Italia – Units of measurement in Italy Praticamente tutte le unità di misura sono differenti in Italia rispetto a quelle utilizzate negli Stati Uniti. Noi americani non ci siamo adeguati al sistema metrico decimale… e…

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Let’s Rrrroll our R’s! Posted by on Jan 15, 2021

Ciao a tutti! I have never talked about la pronuncia italiana with all of you, so I thought it could be fun to discover together how to pronounce a trilled ‘R’, or if you want to get really tecnico  – a voiced alveolar trill.    If you have been struggling with this, just know that it doesn’t…

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The Feast of the Epiphany and the Befana Posted by on Jan 6, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Buon anno 2021! Oggi è il 6 gennaio, quindi è l’Epifania! Today is January 6th, so it is the Epiphany! Last year I shared a post about the history of the Epiphany and the Befana that I have linked down below in case you would like to read it and brush up…

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