Tag Archives: Italian

Celebrating Venetian New Year, 1st March

Bon Cao de Ano a tuti i me amighi Venessiani!  Happy New Year to all my Venetian friends! Yep, you read that right and no I haven’t gone mad – March 1st is New Year’s Day for in Venice. And in … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione has Edinburgh retrospective

As a painter Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione was groundbreaking, inventing new techniques still in use today, 250 years after his death. As a man, he seems to have been hard to live or work with, having a particular reputation for angry outbursts … Continue reading

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Giornata internazionale della Multilingual Blogging 2014

Oggi e il giorno internazionale della “multilingual blogging” e quindi, dopo aver studiato l’italiano per 6 anni, ho deciso di scrivere questo blog post in italiano invece di inglese!! Spero che andrà bene!! Vedremo! Allora, studiando una lingua non è … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to ask Do you speak English?

Travelling can be disorientating. Different cultures, new foods, incomprehensible languages. So, even though we all try to learn at least a bit of the local language before we arrive, the fall-back phrase when we get stuck is often Do you speak … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say please, thank you and you’re welcome in Italian

Good manners are extremely important in Italy. Its all part of the “bella figura” or making a good impression. Italians put great emphasis on using please and thank you – they’ll even thank you for thanking them! So if you’re … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say hello in Italian

September 26th is the European Day of Languages celebrating the rich diversity across Europe and promoting learning. And few countries have more dialects to celebrate than Italy where each town and village has its own particular language. So, as the … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Happy Birthday!

Need to know how to say happy birthday in Italian? You’ve come to the right place! Continue reading

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