Essere and Avere: How to Use These Two Crucial Little Words

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“Mamma? Papà?”

There are just some moments in life when we want to run back to our mothers and fathers.

Maybe you have experienced this in your quest to learn Italian. Sometimes it can all be so overwhelming!

But what …

From Fantastic to Fantastico: 60 Italian Cognates to Quickly Grow Your Vocabulary

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the magic show.

With nothing up my sleeves and no trick panels, I’m about to astound you by revealing 60 Italian words you didn’t even realize you already know.

How? With the magic power of

Master Italian Word Order to Sound Like You Were Born Living La Dolce Vita!

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“Conosco i miei polli.” (“I know my chickens.”)

This fun Italian saying has nothing to do with chickens. Or turkeys. No fowl at all, actually.

What the often-spoken adage means is: “I know what I’m talking about.”

Knowing a subject—like …

Learn It! Master Italian Pronouns with This Essential Beginner’s Guide

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Leonardo da Vinci, arguably the most famous Italian ever, once said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

But what does simplicity really mean?

In the case of Italian nouns, it means replacing those long and sometimes arduous words with …

Rain or Shine: Over 20 Italian Weather Expressions for Every Occasion

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We all do it.

“Nice weather we’re having, isn’t it?”

Yep, I’m talking about small talk.

The fluff of conversations.

Topics—usually sports, food or the weather—that we can discuss with anyone, including random strangers.

They’re safe topics no matter where …

Learn Italian with YouTube: Over a Dozen Cooking Videos to Tantalize Your Taste Buds

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Shush! Did you hear that?

No, not outside. It’s coming from in here. It sounds like… growling?

Oh, wait—it’s just your stomach.

I think it’s time for you to put your grammar exercises down and grab something to eat.…

Log In to Italian Immersion Software with 6 Irreplaceable Programs

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Wouldn’t it be cool if you could put on a special helmet and just download a new language into your mind?

Unfortunately, the technology is just not there yet.

But we have the next best thing: language immersion programs. 

Not …