How to introduce yourself in Italian

Today you are going to discover how to introduce yourself in Italian. If you are learning Italian and are at a beginner level, these basic Italian phrases will be extremely helpful. So, have a look at our list below and try to memorise the most common words and phrases you can use during your first contact with Italian people.

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How to say I am sorry in Italian

Today we are going to explain how to say I am sorry in Italian. If you are learning Italian, it’s very important to know this phrase because you will probably need it in different situations. For example, if you want to say that you are sorry for something you have said or done, or if you want to show your empathy towards someone who is suffering.

How to say I am sorry in Italian

How to say I am sorry in Italian

Have you hurt someone’s feelings? Do you feel sorry for something you have said or done? Everybody knows that the best thing you can do is to apologise, since this is the first step to making peace with a friend, a relative, a colleague, etc. Continue reading

10 characteristics that best describe Italian people

Would you like to know more about Italians? Today we are going to give you a list of 10 characteristics that best describe Italian people. This list was written by some of our students who are currently living in Italy, and of course these are generalizations… not all Italian people are as described below. So, read our post with this in mind please.

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Italian Christmas vocabulary

Christmas is coming and if you are learning Italian, you may well wish to discover some Italian Christmas vocabulary to improve your Italian level and become even more fluent in Italian.

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Italian Christmas vocabulary translated into English

This Christmas impress your friends and family by using some Italian words and phrases. And if you want to know more about Italian culture and traditions, you can read our post about Italian Christmas traditions or watch this video. Continue reading

Black Friday Special Offer

Take advantage of our Black Friday Special Offer and get a discount on your next purchase! If you buy a pack of 5, 10 or 20 Italian lessons between the 23rd and the 26th of November, you will get a discount of £5, £10 or £20!!!

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With Parlando Italiano you can choose between face-to-face Italian lessons at your home in London and Italian lessons via Skype. Lessons are very flexible, we work every day from 9am to 9pm, and through our user-friendly online platform you will be able to schedule all your classes at your own convenience. Continue reading

Adjectives of nationality in Italian

Today we are going to show you the adjectives of nationality in Italian. Remember that Italian adjectives agree in gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural) with the nouns they modify. If you want to know more about it, you can read our post how to form adjectives in Italian.

adjectives of nationality in Italian

LIST OF ADJECTIVES OF NATIONALITY IN ITALIAN

Below you can find a list of adjectives of nationality in Italian with their English translation.

As you can see, some adjectives of nationality end in –o when they refer to a masculine name and in –a when they refer to a feminine name, as for example the Italian adjective americano: Paul è americanoKate è americana. Continue reading

Where to learn Italian in London

Whether you plan on visiting Italy or if you are simply interested in Italian, one of the questions that you need answered is where to learn Italian in London. The good news is there are many schools to learn Italian in London, but one place in particular stands out: Parlando Italiano. Here, you can learn Italian for traveling as well as for work and even for fun. After completing your Italian lessons, you can achieve a level of Italian that is suitable for all your needs.

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Learn anywhere – With Parlando Italiano you have the option of learning Italian in London at any place. If you want to hire a private Italian teacher and take lessons at your home, then you can do so. Continue reading

Should I learn Italian before going to Italy?

If you are planning to visit Italy, you may be wondering whether or not you need to learn Italian. After all, most Italians can understand some English and if you know a few well-chosen Italian words, then you may feel that is enough for you to get by in Italy. However, the truth is it pays to learn Italian before going to Italy. Studying Italian will help you take part in conversations and you can also become active rather than remain a passive visitor in Italy.

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Advantages of learning Italian before going to Italy

Keep in mind that when you know the language of the country you are visiting, you will feel more comfortable, everything will sound better to you and this will help you have a more rewarding experience. Continue reading

How to form adjectives in Italian

Do you know how to form adjectives in Italian? If you are learning Italian, you may probably already know that noun-adjective agreement is a very important aspect of the Italian grammar. First of all, what is an adjective? An adjective is a word we use to give more information about a noun.

Some examples of English adjectives are beautiful, ugly, nice, intelligent, sad, happy, etc. So, it’s very important to learn Italian adjectives, because we constantly use them to describe people, things, situations, and so on.

How to form adjectives in Italian

Today, we would like to help you learn how to form adjectives in Italian, and remember that if you want to discover more aspects of Italian grammar (prepositions, articles, verbs, etc.) you can visit our Italian blog.

How to form adjectives in Italian?

Italian adjectives agree in gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural) with the nouns they modify, for example: Continue reading

What are the most common Italian surnames?

If you like the Italian language, you may be wondering “what are the most common Italian surnames?”. So, have a look at our list below. Today we are going to tell you about the history of Italian surnames.

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How did the Italian surnames come into existence?

Italian surnames started to be used in Roman times. Before that, citizens were identified by their first names (in Latin praenomen) and their family names (in latin nomen). But when the population started to increase, some problems arose because many families had the same names. So, they decided to add surnames (in Latin cognomen) which derived from work activities, physical features, places of origin, and so on. Continue reading