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Italian words related to vacation

If you are going on vacation in Italy these Italian words related to vacation will help! From choosing your type of accommodation to requesting early or late check in and more are covered in the below video. This video is courtesy of Italian Made Easy. Manu Venditti, 100% born and bred Italian, polyglot is a real […]

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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 vs Sicilian Language

Italian vs Sicilian Language can be quite different and some people feel Sicilian is a complete departure from the Italian Language. There are different schools of thought as to whether Sicilian is a language or a dialect of Italian. Furthermore, just like there are different Italian dialects, there are also different Sicilian dialects. There are […]

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How to use Brutto and Cattivo in Italian

How to use Brutto and Cattivo in Italian When trying to say something is bad, the Italian words brutto and cattivo may come to mind.  However, the words are not interchangeable and are used when describing different things.  Brutto has to do with looks and Cattivo has to do with bad tasting or bad behavior. […]

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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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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 expressions

Italian expressions Italian expressions related to food are covered in this video. Here are 5 expressions in Italian, their English translations and explanation of how they are used in Italian.  Video courtesy of TheZpan

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