Tag Archives: Italian

Italian Lentil Soup

Italian Lentil Soup Italian Lentil soup is a great dish at any time but during New Year’s celebration, lentils or lenticchie in Italian are served.  Lentils are thought to bring good luck and prosperity so it is an Italian custom to eat lentils at New Year’s. Here’s a lentil soup with sausage recipe that is […]

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Italian summer words

Italian summer words Learning Italian?  Practice with the below short clip. Here’s a video with photos to help you learn some Italian words related to summer.  At the end of the video, there will be a review to test your memory.  Words include: Ice cream, Shorts, Beach, Sun, Hot, t-shirt, Sandals, Watermelon, Bathing suit and Fishing.  Video from youtube courtesy of ItalianPod101.com “Italy […]

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Italian Phrases Tourists Should Never Use

Italian Phrases Tourists Should Never Use Here are the top 10 Italian phrases that tourists should not use while vacationing in Italy or in fact anywhere.  Some of these statements are just offensive and aren’t even nice for anyone to say even if not a tourist.  Although one’s first reaction might be to use common […]

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Pizza Hut went to Sorrento, Italy, to have local Italians try its different pizzas served at Pizza Hut.  What happens when the old fashioned Italians tasted it?  Well, you can probably guess…..  Here’s a funny commercial created by Pizza Hut to promote their food.  However, I’m not too sure it did a good […]

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Italian Greetings

Italian Greetings There are many Italian greetings which can be used but they vary depending upon the time of day and who you are greeting.  For example, a greeting used when entering or leaving a store is different from how you may say hello to a friend or to someone in a very formal situation. […]

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Italian traits

Italian traits  Italian Culture can be very different from English speaking cultures.  This video lists 5 Italian traits and explains how they are different from English speaking cultures.  The Italian traits covered in this video include directness, rule bending spontaneity, liberal and family bonds.  Video from youtube  

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WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE?

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE? There are many things that can describe the Italian culture.  It is commonly associated with family, food, wine, art and much more.  Here’s a quick video celebrating the Italian culture.  Video from youtube

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20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted..

20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted.. There are many words in languages that may look or sound similar to a word in a different language.  This causes confusion because one might think they know the meaning but it is quite different in the other language. Do you know the real meaning of the […]

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New Year’s Resolutions in Italian

New Year’s Resolutions in Italian New Year’s resolutions are made all over the world.  This video lists common resolutions made in Italy and their English translations.  Take a look at the video to see how similar the resolutions made in Italy are to your resolutions made at the beginning of each year. Video from youtube […]

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Italian Expressions related to EYES

Italian Expressions related to EYES Italian has many expressions that are different than English expressions.  Some may be funny or confusing to an English speaker. Here are some Italian expressions related to eyes and the meanings explained.  Are you familiar with any of these? Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for […]

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