Piacere: How Italians Say “I Liked It!”

Rome's via dei Fori Imperiali

“Piacere” is a very important verb for the Italian traveler to know in the past tense. Once we tap into the Italian way of thinking, and learn a few simple examples, it becomes easy to express how much we have liked what we have experienced in Italy!


Everyday Italian Phrases: What I Saw, What I See, What I Am Looking At…

Burano in Venice, Italy

Learn Italian with Italian phrases we use every day! Part 5: What I saw, what I see, and what I am looking at in Italian. In daily conversation we often describe what we saw, or what we see or are looking at. Several important Italian expressions also use the verb “to see” to describe the desire to meet someone or show someone something. Remember these commonly used phrases for your every day Italian conversations!

The Italian Subjunctive Mode Part 2: Easy to Conjugate but Tricky to Use!

Conversational Italian for Travelers Book Display

Visit the Learn Italian! blog from June 5, 2016 to read the entire article, and get started learning how to express yourself more naturally and fluently in Italian! To take that giant step from simple beginning sentences to more complex and fluid sentences in Italian using the subjunctive, in this segment, we will discuss phrases that take the subjunctive mode and use the verbs volere, desiderare, piacere, and dispiacere. We will also learn the conjugation of the subjunctive mode for the “-are, -ere, and -ire” verbs and the commonly used verbs andare, fare, and sapere. Example sentences to follow!