Italian phrases to use in a restaurant

So, you have decided to learn Italian and Parlando Italiano can certainly help you! Remember that learning new vocabulary is very important when you study a foreign language. Furthermore, you may go to Italy one day and need some basic Italian phrases to interact with the locals, so let’s learn some Italian phrases to use in a restaurant.

Italian phrases to use in a restaurant

The following Italian phrases will help you during your stay in Italy. If you want to discover more useful Italian words and phrases, have a look at our list of Italian phrases for travellers. Here are some Italian phrases to use in a restaurant.

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Italian house and home vocabulary

Today we are going to talk about Italian house and home vocabulary. It’s very important to learn these basic Italian words in order to improve your Italian level. Try to memorize new words and phrases in Italian every day and remember that if you want to practice them, you can do so with a native Italian teacher from Parlando Italiano. In this way you will improve very quickly, become more fluent, and be able to talk about different topics in Italian. Your teacher will give you the best tips for learning Italian!

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There are some memory techniques you can use to learn the Italian house and home vocabulary.  One of them is to write the different Italian words on some post-it notes and then put them on the furniture at home in order to read the words every time you see them. In this way you will learn easily and in a fun way.

So, have a look at our list of Italian words below. Continue reading

Italian animals list

Learning the animal names in Italian can be very easy. Have a look at our Italian animals list below, try to read the names out and repeat them again and again in order to improve your Italian vocabulary. If you like the Italian language and self-taught study, we also recommend that you visit the My Italian lessons YouTube channel every week in order to discover new Italian words, phrases and grammar rules. On the other hand, if you prefer learning with a private Italian teacher, remember that our school offers Italian lessons at home and Italian lessons by Skype.

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Studying the vocabulary is very useful when you are learning a foreign language because it will help you be more fluent and confident during your conversations about different topics. So, now that you have studied the Italian family vocabulary and the body parts in Italian, let’s continue learning new Italian words with our Italian animal list:

Agnello = Lamb
Anatra = Duck
Ape = Bee
Asino = Donkey
Bue = Ox Continue reading

Italian family vocabulary

The family is a very important topic in Italian culture, and for this reason learning the Italian family vocabulary may be very useful. Our main aim as Italian teachers is to help you improve your Italian level and fluency. We know that learning new words makes students feel more confident when they communicate in a new language, so let’s learn some Italian vocabulary.

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There are many words used to describe the different family members, especially if we also include the extended family. So, we suggest that you start by learning the first list of terms, and then memorize the other words little by little. Remember to also pay attention Continue reading

Body parts in Italian singular and plural

Learning Italian vocabulary is really important, not only for improving your Italian level, but also for expressing your ideas in a clear and concise manner. Today we present the body parts in Italian singular and plural. Bear in mind that these words sometimes have different genders (masculine or feminine) depending whether they are singular or plural. For example: the arm – il braccio (masculine); the arms – le braccia (feminine).

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Let’s see what the main human body parts in Italian are, and remember that if you want to discover more about the Italian language we offer Italian lessons with native and qualified tutors.

PARTS OF THE BODY

il collo (m sing) = the neck
la spalla (f sing) = the shoulder
le spalle (f plur) = the shoulders Continue reading

Traditional Italian food at Christmas

The traditional Italian food at Christmas is made of a great variety of recipes and it is an example of the irreplaceable traditional Italian cuisine. It is difficult to refer to a single culinary tradition in Italy because every family, city, and region has its own typical Christmas dishes. There are those who prefer to meet for dinner on December 24th and those who choose to have lunch on December 25th. However, it could be said that there is a main and unique characteristic of Italian food at Christmas: abundance.

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On the 24th, the Christmas Eve (la vigilia di natale) starts with the traditional cenoneliterally “the big dinner”. The Italian cenone has its rules, Continue reading

Best contemporary Italian writers

Reading the best contemporary Italian writers is a good idea if you are learning Italian. This will connect you with the Italian culture and some exquisite writings which if you are a more advanced student, will help you improve your Italian level.

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Some of the best contemporary Italian writers are listed below. Take a look at the list and get to know a bit about them. Continue reading

Italian colours and clothing vocabulary

Learning the Italian colours and clothing vocabulary can be a good strategy to improve your Italian level. Vocabulary is something you learn little by little and which is essential when you study a foreign language because it helps you make sentences, express your ideas and put the language into practice.

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As you know, vocabulary lists can be very long, so in order to avoid being overwhelmed, it is important to first start with basic lists. So, don’t complicate things too much. As soon as you start using the Italian language, new words will automatically be incorporated into your speech. Here are two basic lists: Continue reading

Italian courses online with certificate

Contemplating learning Italian on your own is one thing, but enrolling on Italian courses online with a certificate is even better. No one denies that learning is something valuable in itself. However, a certificate endorses the knowledge we have acquired and can be useful to:

  • Get a better job.
  • Advance more quickly if you have an exam deadline.
  • Have professional advantages over other candidates who may not be certified, even though they know the language.

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Enrolling on Italian courses online with a certificate shows a student’s motivation, because it is not only about learning Italian but also achieving a goal. The physical representation of that achievement is the certificate. It is the proof of all your effort. Continue reading

Italian-English False Friends List

No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student, every single day of the Italian learning process brings surprises. This time we want to give you an Italian-English false friends list in order to remind you that there are some Italian words that often cause confusion. The words we cite here are called false friends, so let’s explain what they are about.

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Italian and English have many words which are similar in the way they are written but have very different meanings. Therefore, a person who is learning Italian can become confused, and may use them incorrectly. In a way, this gives us an opportunity to really explore the nuances of the Italian language. So have a look at the following Italian-English false friends list to get a clearer picture of what they are. Continue reading