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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 …