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Own It! How to Use Italian Possessive Pronouns Like They’re Yours

Italian possessive pronouns

The cat is hers and the dogs are his.

The car is ours.

It’s mine!

No, it’s theirs.

These are all examples of sentences that include possessive pronouns.

It seems that you can’t get through the day without using them!…

Food for Thought: 15 Wise Quotes in Italian About Food and Life

quotes in italian

Let the octopus cook in its own juice.

Every pan has its own cover.

You don’t get old at the table.

While these phrases may seem unrelated (and even nonsensical), they have two things in common.

They’re wise old Italian …

7 Italian “Word of the Day” Services to Expand Your Vocabulary Every Single Day


You can’t make a cake without the ingredients, no matter how shiny your whisk is.

In the same way, memorizing vocabulary is absolutely necessary for full mastery of Italian.

You may be able to conjugate irregular verbs or correctly use …

How to Say Thank You in Italian: Gratitude Is the Best Attitude

thank you in Italian

“Grazie mille (Thanks a million),” you exclaim to your best friend for helping you move.

“Molte grazie (Thank you so much),” your grandmother expresses after you give her flowers for her birthday.

If you’re studying Italian, you’ll quickly realize that …

How to Say Goodbye in Italian: 10 Phrases for a Graceful Exit


If you have ever been to an Italian gathering, you know that saying goodbye is no small feat.

Kisses, back pats, cheek squeezes and a tumble of earnest evocations may pour forth:

“A presto!” (See you soon!)

“Ci vediamo

Sorry Not Sorry! How to Apologize in Italian Like a Pro


“My condolences!” you exclaim, as your suitcase clips another traveler at the airport.

“Please forgive me…” you mutter, as you push past somebody in a crowded store.

“Excuse me, pardon me,” you say to the friend whose birthday you just …