Category Archives: Italian 101

Italian 101 – How to say Good Luck in Italian

Italians are a superstitious lot. Many carry lucky charms or touch iron to ward off bad luck (touching wood in Italy will get you nowhere by the way!) Whilst others faithfully follow their horoscopes or call on the saints to … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to ask where is the toilet?

Whether you call it the restroom, toilet, loo, WC, lavatory, throne, ladies room, commode, lav or bathroom, few phrases are as essential as knowing how to ask where the bathroom facilities are when you’re travelling!   And as public facilities are … Continue reading

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Learning Italian in Venice is easy!

Ever thought of learning Italian? You’re in good company! Over 200,000 people around the world take it up every year making it the fourth most studied language. And not only do language skills help when travelling, they can also improve … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Happy Easter

Easter, or Pasqua, is a big deal for Italians, a very big deal. As big, if not bigger than Christmas. So as Lent, or La Quaresima, has drawn to a close, Good Friday is over and the bakeries and patisseries … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say I love you!

With just a few days to go to Valentine’s Day I’ve been looking at how to say I love you in Italian, just in case I meet the love of my life in the streets of Venice! Magari! (If only!) And … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

As the countdown to Christmas is now well under way it got me thinking (again!) – how do we wish someone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year in Italian? If you ask the Google Translate boffins they … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say congratulations on your engagement

It’s wonderful when two people find love together. And it’s a great excuse to celebrate when an engagement is announced. So how do you congratulate the happy couple in Italian? Fortunately its actually quite straight forward, you just need to … Continue reading

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