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Direct Object Pronouns in Italian: A Complete Guide to These Important Little Words


Venice has a lot of water.

The sky is blue.

You need to know Italian grammar in order to speak Italian confidently and fluently.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Grazie (thanks), Captain Obvious!”

But let me be direct here: …

It’s Party Time! Your Guide to the “Happy Birthday” Song in Italian

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You’ve been learning Italian for months—nay, years!

You mastered the alphabet and the numbers, and on your trip to Italy, you successfully used all the phrases you’ve been practicing.

Oh, and did I mention that Italian grammar seems

What Does the Italian Alphabet Look and Sound Like? A Pronunciation Guide


What was the first song you learned by heart?

Was it a killer rock song that you heard from your parents’ record collection?

Was it a popular song you heard on the radio or an alternative song that only you …

Learn Italian with Songs and Give Your Study Sesh a Soundtrack


Picture this:

You’re conversing with a friend and they say, “I heard this awesome new Italian song.” They toss you a pair of headphones and you plug in.

The music consumes you and transports you to the discoteche (night clubs)

How to Learn Italian Grammar: The Zen Guide to Serene Studies

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Dico (I say), dici (you say), dice (he/she says), diciamo (we say)…

These verb conjugations come from the verb dire (to say), a lawless, irregular verb that doesn’t seem to follow any established Italian grammar rules.

Don’t believe me? Well …

Enjoy Watching Videos? Immersive Italian Lessons Right from Your Screen


Have you ever dreamed of having a conversation in fluent Italian?

Maybe you’ve imagined yourself walking the streets of Italy to meet an Italian friend for coffee.

Better yet, maybe you envision yourself heading to an Italian university

Road Map to Success: 12 Italian Textbooks for Learners of Any Level

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Do you ever wish the road map for learning Italian was a little clearer?

It can be hard to choose the right option among the winding paths.

Should you start with vocabulary or basic grammatical structures?

Should you focus …