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Affittasi – For Rent Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

Ciao a tutti! Below I have some typical affittasi advertisements for apartments in Italy, as well as some rental vocabulary. With summer travel possible this year, maybe you’d like to put this vocabulary to good use and find a summer (or permanent!) apartment online in il Bel Paese? Or we can sognare together… __________________________________________________________________________ Appartamento 1…

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Sanremo winners of 2021 Posted by on May 28, 2021

I vincitori di Sanremo 2021 – Sanremo winners of 2021 Ciao a tutti! In the past I have written about the history of the Sanremo festival. Earlier this month, the 71st edition of the festival took place and the three top winners are below (videos + lyrics). Write in the comments whether or not you…

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Talking about il tempo Posted by on May 20, 2021

Talking about il tempo, the weather Ciao a tutti! Finalmente fa bellissimo fuori, è davvero primavera. Hi everyone! Finally is is beautiful outside, it really is spring! Today I wanted to present some weather vocabulary to you, all of which come straight from our courses on Transparent Language Online. (Which, did you know your local…

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Il Futuro Anteriore – The Future Perfect Posted by on May 14, 2021

Ciao! Last week we talked about il futuro semplice and this week I’d like to discuss il futuro anteriore, or the future perfect in English. Take this example of the future perfect in English: In three years, I will have succeeded in learning Italian. Come possiamo dire questa frase in Italiano? How can we say this…

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Looking forward to il futuro (semplice) Posted by on May 7, 2021

Ciao, di nuovo!  We are all looking forward to il futuro so I thought today we would discuss how to form the future tense in italiano. In English we add an auxiliary verb to form the future: ‘will’. In Italian the endings simply change, similarly to other tenses. To make the future tense, follow these steps…

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Idiomatic Expressions with Colors Posted by on Apr 30, 2021

Le espressioni idiomatiche con i colori – Idiomatic expressions with colors  Ciao a tutti! We all know how important idiomatic expressions are when learning a language, for comprehension as well as to sound more like a native speaker. Here’s a list of some idiomatic expressions specifically with color. Passare la notte in bianco Translation: to…

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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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