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A Grand Tour of Italian-speaking Countries: From Italy to the World

italian speaking countries

Let me play psychic for a moment.

You’re here not just because you want to know which countries speak Italian.

More importantly, you want to know “if it’s worth it…”

You know, the question every Italian language learner asks …

150+ Italian Nouns for Beginners: An Essential List and Grammar Guide


I’m about to say something fascinating, so pay attention. Are you ready? Here it comes:


What, aren’t you fascinated?

Okay, the concept of nouns may seem pretty boring on its surface. But nouns themselves? They can represent beautiful things. …

Italian Verb Conjugation Made Easy: The Essential Guide


Yup, this is “the topic.”

This is “that part” in the course.

If you ask former language students where they gave up on learning Italian, or where they thought the end of the road was, it’s here: Italian verb conjugations

Get Some Powerful Italian Listening Practice with 7 Types of Content

Italian listening practice

Do you hear voices in your head?

No? Nada? Zilch?

Oooh. That’s not normal, at least in this case. So let’s change that, shall we?

In this post, we’ll go through seven different types of audio content that you …

Cinema Study: 4 Italian Movies on Hulu Every Learner Needs to Watch


Are you one of the lucky 28 million?

That’s the number of subscribers Hulu is said to have as of 2019.

If you’re a Hulu subscriber and an Italian language learner, that’s even better!

You’re about to

Learn Animals in Italian: 25 Vocabulary Words with Some Cool Cultural Context


Ever wondered what daily feeding time would sound like if Noah (of Noah’s Ark, that is) were Italian?

You’d certainly hear screams of“Pesce!Pesce! (“Fish! Fish!”) or “Pollo! Pollo!” (“Chicken! Chicken!”).

Yep, it’d sound …

A Big, Happy Family: 18 Italian Family Words to Make Your Nonna Proud


La famiglia (the family) is embedded deep in the Italian psyche.

If you’re learning the Italian language, you’re also learning the culture behind it, and family is a very important aspect of Italian culture.

In this post, we’re going …