Piacere: How Italians Say “I like it!”

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“Piacere” is a very important verb for the Italian traveler to know, since there are so many people, places and things “to like”in Italy! Once we tap into the Italian way of thinking, and learn a few simple examples, it becomes easy to express how much we like things in Italian!

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Let’s Talk About… TV and the Movies in Italian

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Learn Italian: Let’s talk about movies and TV in Italian. One of the most common topics people discuss is what they have watched lately on their TV. But whether the discussion is about a made-for-TV series or a classic movie, the conversation usually revolves around the same topics: our likes and dislikes, intriguing points in the plot, and, of course, those fabulous actors.

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Past Tense Passato Prossimo – “Avere” or “Essere”?

Burano in Venice, Italy and Everyday Italian phrases

Learn Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! Past Tense Passato Prossimo – “Avere” or “Essere”? Every Italian student starts by speaking only in the present tense — that is, about what is happening in the “here and now.”  But what if we want to refer back to an event that has happened in the recent past, such as this morning, yesterday, or last year?  Well, then, will have to learn how to form the passato prossimo past tense!

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Benvenuto Natale!

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Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Benvenuto Natale! With the Italian interjection “Benvenuto!” or “Welcome!” we will be conversing in Italian with family and friends for the holidays, just as we do in our native language! Of course, we also need to learn the variations of  benvenuto in order to greet each individual or group correctly, just as we have previously how to address those we are talking to with the correct masculine and feminine endings. Remember how to use the interjection Benvenuto! and I guarantee you will be able to easily add many more interjections to your daily Italian conversations!

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! You Make Me… “Fare Causativo”

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Learn Italian – Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! You Make Me… “Fare Causativo.” Catchy tunes like, “You Make Me Feel Brand New,”  sung by the Stylistics, or “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Women,” sung by Aretha Franklin are two examples that come to mind, of this concept, although there are many more.Use this method and you will be able to form sentences about what other people make you do  or how other people make you feel – just as your native language!

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – How to say, “I love you” in Italian!

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Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! How do I say, “I love you?” in Italian?  Let me count the ways…

For Valentine’s Day this year, let’s learn how to greet all of  our loved ones warmly by saying, “I love you!” in Italian, using the correct phrases for our one true romantic love and for our family and friends. Let’s learn how to use the Italian verb “amare” in Italian for our true love and, “Ti voglio bene” for our family and friends.