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English words that mean something else in Italian – Part 1

There are some English words that mean something else in Italian. These are sometimes called false friends. When learning a new language, it is easy to be fooled into thinking you know the meaning of a word because it sounds or means something in your mother tongue language. However, be careful! There are a number […]

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Round 2 – Italian Slang words

Here is Round 2 of Italian Slang words! Italian Slang words are not always easy to understand but are commonly used in the real world of using the Italian language. Although not usually covered in formal Italian classes, this video by Italian for Americans has got you covered so you know the meaning when you hear these […]

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Italian Elective Residence Visa

An Italian Elective Residence Visa is a visa for foreigners including those who are retired or with high self-sustaining incomes and financial assets. These people have chosen Italy as the country of permanent residence and are able to support themselves autonomously. This means without having to rely on employment while in Italy, whether as dependent […]

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Must try foods of Tuscany

There are loads of delicious foods in Tuscany but here are 6 authentic must try foods of Tuscany you can’t miss for a classic taste of this region. Pappardelle with wild boar ragu This dish consists of wide ribbons of pasta in a meaty tomato sauce. It is a staple in Tuscany and found in […]

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5 Italian Customs that Americans Have Trouble Understanding

This video by Italian for Americans covers 5 Italian Customs Americans have trouble understanding. Coffee – Americans tend to drink large coffees and take their time drinking them sitting at a table while Italians drink their small coffees fast and often standing up at a bar. Rules at restaurants – Italian follow an order of […]

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17 ITALIAN BRAND NAMES YOU ARE MISPRONOUNCING!

Popular Italian brand names are commonly used but are you pronouncing them correctly? This comical video by Italian for Americans shows the common mispronunciation as well as the proper pronunciation. The proper pronunciation is said a few times to give you a chance to practice pronounce it correctly. This video covers the following Italian brand […]

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5 Common Pronunciation Mistakes in Italian

Pronunciation mistakes when speaking Italian will easily give you up as a non native speaker. If you are trying to learn Italian, it is important to learn proper pronunciation. In this video by Italian for Americans, 5 common pronunciation mistakes are covered. Pronunciation Mistakes Single r and Double rr sounds such as in the words […]

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5 ITALIAN SLANG WORDS that You Need To Know!

Italian Slang words are useful to know for every day life in Italy. Whether you are learning Italian, visiting or living in Italy, you are bound to often hear the following words. Slang is not always covered in formal Italian classes but is important to know so you don’t miss out either understanding or using […]

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Italian words and phrases related to shopping

Everyone does a little shopping while in Italy. Whether you are shopping for clothes or food, these Italian words and phrases will come in handy. Video courtesy of Italian Made Easy. Manu Venditti, 100% born and bred Italian, polyglot is a real Italian teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching Italian to English speakers. […]

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GRANDMA’S COOKING

Here is a funny bit by Sebastian Maniscalco about Grandma’s cooking in an Italian family. In this stand up act, Sebastian remembers his grandmother’s cooking and what it was like growing up in an Italian family. For more funny videos by Sebastian Maniscalco talking about his Italian family click here.

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