Learn Italian Phrases to use EVERY Day! Blog Series #1-11

Author Kathryn Occhipinti, MD
Kathryn Occhipinti, MD Author of Conversational Italian for Travelers

Learn Italian Phrases to use EVERY day! is a blog series written by Kathryn Occhipinti, author of the Conversational Italian for Travelers series of books.  In this series, she shares her insights and method into the best way to learn how to speak fluently in the Italian language.

The first 11 blogs in this series is summarized here on this page.  Just click on the links to read the full blog.
If you want, visit the associated website, Learn Travel Italian.com  for cultural notes about Italy and FREE audio dialogues that tell the story of Caterina, and American girl from Italy, who travels to Italy.

******And remember…

This blog series expands on basic Italian phrases and Italian grammar available in the Conversational Italian for Travelers series of books, including the take-along pocket book of Italian phrases from the series, “Just the Important Phrases.”   All books in this series can be found on amazon.com and Learn Travel Italian.com.

The rights to purchase the Conversational Italian for Travelers books in PDF format on two electronic devices can also be obtained at Learn Travel Italian.com.

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Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! 
What’s Happening?

This post is the 11th in a series that originates from our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. Our group has had a chance to use these phrases. Now I am posting them on this blog for everyone to try!  Click here to read the full blog.

A “commonly asked question” that will help us talk more easily is
 “What’s happening?”
We will discuss the Italian expressions used to ask this question,
which will lead to some answers such as:
“Everything is fine.” and “I understand.”   

 

 


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!  What I realized…

This post is the 10th in a series that originates in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. Our group has had a chance to use these phrases. Now I am posting them on this blog for everyone to try! Click here to read the full blog.

Another of our “commonly used phrases,” that will help us talk more easily is
“I realize..”

This will lead into:
“I realized,” “I notice” and “I noticed”

 

 


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!
Christmas Season Sounds and Scents

Every Sunday from Thanksgiving until the New Year, smells of the traditional Italian cookies that my mother, children, and I prepare as Christmas treats permeate the household.

So, for this month, I asked the Conversational Italian! Facebook group to describe the sounds and scents of the Christmas season in their households. We will use these examples for our last blog on “commonly used phrases” for this year in order to understand how to use the Italian verb “sentire.”

This post is the 9th in a series that originates in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. Our group has had a chance to use these phrases. Now I am posting them on this blog for everyone to try!  Click here to read the full blog.

Two more of our “commonly used phrases” are
“I hear…” and “I smell…”
We will discuss the Italian expressions for Christmas season experiences,

leading into
“What I heard…” and “Scents of Christmas…”
 

 

 


Italian Phrases We May Have to Use SOME Days!
I don’t feel well…

This post is the 8th in a series that originates in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. Our group has had a chance to use these phrases.  Now I am posting them on in this blog for everyone to try! Click here to read the full blog.

Another of our “commonly used phrases,” that will help us talk more easily is
 “I don’t feel well..”


This will lead us to discuss how to describe what is making us feel unwell,
using the verbs avere, essere and fare

 

 


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! How I Feel…

This post is the 7th in a series that originates in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. Our group has had a chance to use these phrases.  Now I am posting them on this blog for everyone to try! Click here to read the full blog.

Another of our “commonly used phrases,” that will help us talk more easily is
 “How I feel..”
We will discuss the Italian expressions for our everyday experiences and how they make us feel,

leading into
“How you feel…” and “How she/he feels…” 

 

 

 


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! What I Know…

This post is the 6th in a series that will originate in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. After our group has had a chance to use these phrases, I will post them on this blog for everyone to try.  Click here to read the full blog.

Another of our “commonly used phrases,” that will help us talk more easily is
 “What I know..”

leading into
“Do you / Does he/she know?”

 

 


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

This post is the fifth in a series that will originate in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. After our group has had a chance to use these phrases, I will post them on this blog for everyone to try. Click here to read the full blog.

Another of our “commonly used phrases” that will help us talk more easily is
“What I saw…”
 which reminds us of phrases that describe

“What I see…” and “What I am looking at…”

 

 

 


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! What I Saw…

This post is the fourth in a series that will originate in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. After our group has had a chance to use these phrases, I will post them on this blog for everyone to try. Click here to read the full blog.

Another of our “commonly used phrases,” that will help us talk more easily is
 “What I saw…”

leading into

“I saw him,” “I saw her,” or “I saw it.”

 

 


Italian Past Tense Verbs to Use EVERY Day! (Part 3)

This post is the third in a series that will originate in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. After our group has had a chance to use these phrases, I will post them on this blog for everyone to try. Click here to read the full blog.

Our third blog post in this series on “commonly used phrases” will help us talk more easily and will build on the phrase structure used at the conclusion of our first two blog posts.

“Mi ha…” meaning “He/she… to me.”

What other past tense verbs can we use in this way every day?

 

 


Everyday Italian Phrases: What I Asked (Part 2)

This post is the second in a series that will originate in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. After our group has had a chance to use these phrases, I will post them on this blog for everyone to try. Click here to read the full blog.

Our second “commonly used phrases,” that will help us talk more easily will focus on  What I asked…”

leading into
“I asked (to) you, (to) her, (to) him…” and so on. 

 

 


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! What I Said…

This post will be the first in a series that will originate in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group. After our group has had a chance to use these phrases, I will post them on this blog for everyone to try. Click here to read the full blog.

Our very first “commonly used phrases,” that will help us talk more easily will focus  on, “What I said…”
leading into “I said to you, to her, to him… etc. See below for how this works.

 

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