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The Italian Learner's Practical Guide to Subject Pronouns

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Pronouns are kind of like microchips.

Small, but complex.

This isn’t to say that they can’t be figured out, though.

Italian pronouns come in a number of varieties, and mastering each is vital to achieving fluency. Subject pronouns in particular …

Order Matters: Italian Adjectives and How to Fit Them into Sentences

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Imagine not being able to describe anything. Ever.

It would be a world devoid of colors and shapes, with no unique features.

Scary, right?

Okay, maybe more weird than scary, but it is still pretty bad.

You just imagined a …

5 Italian Translation Exercises That’ll Make You a Bilingual Baller

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Go on, show us whatcha got.

Let’s see which Italian words you know like the back of your hand.

Let’s see how well you can flip an English sentence into an Italian one.

Italian translation exercises will let you hone

Log Into Fluency with Italian Software Immersion: 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 software immersion programs. 

Keep It Casual with Informal Italian: How and When to Use It

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Take it easy!

Being formal all the time? That’s tiring.

It’s also not very fun, and it can be downright weird when you’re around people you’re already close to.

You’ve learned the formal constructs of Italian.

Now it’s time to …

Face-to-face: 6 Perfect Platforms for Italian Skype Lessons

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No more fluorescent lights and uncomfortable chairs.

There’s a whole new type of classroom thanks to Skype.

It’s wherever you want it to be.

Lying in bed with your laptop on your stomach. In PJs in your home office with …

Twice as Nice: 5 Bilingual Books in Italian and English

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Have you ever wanted to read the same thing over and over?

Your first answer is probably “um… no.”

But hear me out.

Reading is one of the most important keys to picking up a new language, Italian included. …