Learn Italian Phrases to Use EVERY Day! Blog Series #19 – 28

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 19th through 28th blogs in this series are 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 theConversational Italian for Travelers books in PDF format on two electronic devices can also be obtained at Learn Travel Italian.com.

Conversational Italian for Travelers books are shown side by side, standing up with "Just the Verbs" on the left and "Just the Grammar" on the right
Conversational Italian for Travelers “Just the Grammar” and “Just the Verbs” books
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Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Benvenuto Natale!

This post is the 28th in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases” at Italian gatherings

start with the interjection “Benvenuto!”

See below for how this works and for some “Important Phrases”
to use at YOUR next Italian holiday party!

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Bello means “It’s nice!”

This post is the 27th in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases” in Italian

describe things that are “nice” or “beautiful”
with the adjective 
bello

and its variations – bel, bella, bei, belle, bell’

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Buono means “It’s good!”

This post is the 26th in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used” Italian phrases
and
many Italian greetings

describe things that are “good” with the adjective buono

and its variations 

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Italian Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs

This post is the 25th in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases”
that describe our interactions with “each other”
use

  Italian reciprocal reflexive verbs

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – How We Dress in Italian

This post is the 24th in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases” that describe what we are doing

are about
  “Putting on clothing…” or  “What we are wearing…”

 If I want to describe what we are wearing in Italian,

we must learn how to use the Italian verbs
Vestirsi, Mettersi, and Indossare

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – How to Say “Get” in Italian

This post is the 23rd in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases” that describe what we are doing

during the course of an ordinary day

use the words
  “Get…” or  “Got…”

 If I want to describe our day in Italian we must learn to use
Reflexive Verbs.

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – “You make me…” Fare Causitivo

This post is the 22nd in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases” start with the words
  “You make me…” or  “I make you…”

 If I want to use the English causative verb “make,”
in Italian I must use
the
 Fare Causativo

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – “Let me…” and “Let’s! Lasciare and Fare

This post is the 21st in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases” start with the phrase
 “Let me…” or “Let’s…”

 If we want someone to let us do something in Italian we must use the verbs Lasciare or Fare

And if we want to encourage someone else to do something, we must use
a verb in the noi command form 

To read the full blog, click HERE.


Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! – Pensare (Part 2) What I am thinking about…

This post is the 20th in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!” just click HERE

Many “commonly used phrases” that allow us to describe our thoughts
start with the phrase
 “I think …”

 If we think  about something, in Italian we must say
“I think that …” 

which will lead us to the Italian subjunctive mood.
See below for how this works.

To read the full blog, click HERE.


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

This post is the 19th in a series of Italian phrases we have been trying out in our Conversational Italian! Facebook group.  If you’d like to read the earlier posts in the series, “Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day!”  just click HERE.

Many “commonly used phrases” that will help us talk more easily describe
 “I love you…”

We will discuss the Italian expressions for those we love – our one true love, our family and our friends.
 See below for how this works.

To read the full blog, click HERE.



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