How long does it take to learn Italian?

How long does it take to learn Italian?: the question may seem very easy to answer, but there are many different factors which you must take into account when you learn a foreign language.

How long does it take to learn Italian?

Generally, English speakers who start learning Italian from scratch need at least 40 – 60 one-to-one Italian lessons to be able to have basic conversations in Italian about family, work, travel, sports and so on. But remember, the time needed may vary depending on the student. Continue reading

Basic Italian hotel phrases

Summer is getting closer and Italy may well be your next holiday destination, so why don’t you learn some basic Italian hotel phrases to help you interact with the locals? Learning a few Italian words and phrases will be very useful during your journey.

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In Italy, most of the people who work in hotels, b&bs, restaurants, etc. speak English, but their English level is sometimes limited. For this reason, we recommend that you learn a bit of Italian in order to reduce the risk of misunderstandings.

So, have a look at our list of basic Italian hotel phrases below Continue reading

Learn italian pharmacy vocabulary

When we travel abroad, we need to be prepared for every eventuality.  So, today we are going to help you learn Italian pharmacy vocabulary. We hope that you won’t have to use these Italian words and phrases, but if you feel poorly or get injured, you may need to. So, let’s start.

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Italian pharmacy vocabulary

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Learn Italian professions vocabulary

One of the first questions Italian people ask when they meet someone for the first time is Che lavoro fai? (what is your job?), so have a look at our Italian professions list below, and learn Italian professions vocabulary in order to be ready for your next conversation in Italian.

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List of Italian flower names

When we study a foreign language, it’s very important to expand our vocabulary because if we know more words, we can speak more fluently. For this reason, today we are going to show you a list of Italian flower names and other words related to plants and gardening.

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Italian flower names

As you can see on our list below, most of the Italian flower names are very similar to the English ones: Continue reading

Useful Italian expressions you need to know

There are some useful Italian expressions you need to know if you are learning Italian and want to be more fluent when you speak. Today we are going to show you some of these expressions with their meanings so that you can become more familiar with the Italian language and culture.

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If you have already read our tips for learning Italian, you certainly know that it’s very important to study a little bit of Italian every day in order to improve your Italian level easily and quickly. So, let’s start practicing with these useful Italian expressions you need to know. Continue reading

List of Italian articulated prepositions

Italian prepositions are one of the main obstacles for our students, so today we would like to help you discover more about this topic with our list of Italian articulated prepositions. First of all, we recommend that you read our post about how to use Italian simple prepositions in order to understand what prepositions are.

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If you are wondering what articulated prepositions are, they are the result of the union of some of the simple Italian prepositions (di, a, da, in, con, su, per) with the different forms of the Italian definite article (il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le). So, have a look at our list of Italian articulated prepositions below, and try to memorise them: Continue reading

The best Apps to learn Italian online

Today we are going to give you some advice about the best Apps to learn Italian online. Remember that learning foreign languages is very useful because it will enable you to have a wider variety of job opportunities, to travel more, meet new people, and so on.

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Nowadays we use our smartphones to do many different things, like taking pictures, reading the newspapers, chatting with friends, etc., so why not think of them as our best allies to learn Italian? There is a huge selection of Apps online to choose from, so pick the one that suits you best, and you can learn Italian whenever you want!

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Tips to learn Italian vocabulary

We know that learning a foreign language can be quite tough, so today we are going to give you some useful tips to learn Italian vocabulary. In this way we are sure that you will learn Italian much faster!

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If you want to improve your Italian level in an effective way, read the following tips to learning Italian vocabulary and try to put them into practice every day, even 5 to 10 minutes can make a big difference! Continue reading

Learn Italian hand gestures with their meanings

If you are learning Italian, not only will you have to study the Italian grammar, but you will also need to learn Italian hand gestures with their meanings. Why? Because they are an important part of the Italian culture and discovering their meanings will help you understand Italians!

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Actually, Italians are famous in the world not only for their cuisine and culture, but also for their hand gestures. They usually gesticulate to pepper their conversations and very often a gesture can modify their sentences.

Why is learning Italian gestures so important?

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