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What does ora che mean in Italian? Before we start with today’s post, we recommend listening to this song to get in the mood: “Ora che ho te” by Claudio...
Understanding and Using “Da Quando Saremo Arrivati” in Italian In the Italian language, various expressions add color and depth to conversations. One such expression is “da quando saremo arrivati,” which...
What is the progressive tense? In Italian, how can you say that something is happening at the time you’re speaking? This idea can be described in English using the present...
Italian adverbs of time We, humans, like to think of everything in terms of space and time. We like to place moments on a timeline to organize events. We think...
How to use the more… the more… in Italian? This is certainly a good expression to add to your Italian repertoire if you want to sound like a native, and...
What does “tra” mean in Italian? In today’s grammar note, we’re going to focus on how to use tra, which is a very small but common word. It is very...
How to say each other in Italian? In a previous lesson, we’ve seen one way of saying each other: with reflexive verbs. L’uno and l’altro  pronouns, on their own, are...
How to say more and more in Italian? In English, these expressions are called double comparatives. To convey the meaning of “more and more” in Italian we use the following...
What pure means in Italian? Pure is a very common word among Italian speakers. It’s also a very interesting one because, like many other Italian words, it has different meanings...
What does così tanto che mean in Italian? If you’re wondering how to say so much that in Italian, you came to the right place. Keep on reading to figure...
What does mettersi mean in Italian? Mettersi is the reflexive form of mettere (to put), and it can be used combined with the Italian preposition a. First of all, let’s...
What does tanto mean in Italian? If you’ve been learning Italian for a while, you are probably already familiar with the word tanto, which can be used as both an adjective...
What do iniziare and cominciare mean in Italian? To say to start or to begin in Italian, we can use two verbs: iniziare and cominciare. These two verbs are interchangeable...
How to use non so se in Italian? If you’re wondering what non so se means in Italian and how to structure it, you’re in the right place. In English, non...
What does pretendere mean in Italian? First of all, the Italian verb pretendere is a false friend, which means it looks and sounds like the verb pretend in English, but...
What is non essere che in Italian? In today’s post, we’re going to focus on the expression: non essere che. Of course, the verb essere has to be conjugated depending...
What is the meaning of ci in Italian? In all languages, there are certain words that are tricky to fully understand. This is because they usually have many different meanings...
What is a pronoun? To get started with today’s lesson, have a look at the following sentences: Ho perso la mia borsa. Fammi sapere se la trovi. I lost my...
Why can che mean perché in Italian? Learning colloquial expressions in a foreign language is important because it’s the most practical and functional style of speech, other than being very...
What is the meaning of chi in Italian? Have you ever heard of the idiomatic expression Chi vivrà, vedrà? If not, try to think of what it means before you...
What does secondo me mean in Italian? When you want to express your own opinion and thoughts or convey those of others, in English, you can use the expression: in...
What is direct speech in Italian? Discorso indiretto (direct speech) is a spoken or written text that reports speech or thought in its original form phrased by the original speaker....
What da and per mean in Italian? Have a look at the examples below: Da quanto tempo vivi in Italia? How long have you been living in Italy? Oggi ho...
How to say "that", "which" and "who" in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
What are negative orders with pronouns in Italian? We have learned that in Italian, in the positive imperative pronouns join onto the end of the verb, forming a single word:...
How to give orders using a negative in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use "c'è" and "ce n'è" in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
What is the particle ne in Italian? First of all, we need to distinguish between né and ne. They might sound the same in spoken language, but that accent makes...
How to say "the best/worst of" in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to make comparisons in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to talk about means of transportation in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to say to be about to in Italian? To say that you are about to do something, or that something is about to happen in the near future, in...
How to say "as ... as possible" in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
What is the gerund in Italian? To convey a similar meaning to the English progressive tense with -ing (eating, sleeping, studying, etc.) in Italian we use the gerundio (gerund). Lucia...
Comparing When we compare, we usually say that something or someone is more or less (+ adjective, like intelligent, beautiful, etc.) compared to something or someone else. It’s the same...
How to use the superlative in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use the formal "lei" in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to give orders and instructions in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to make comparisons in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to say "some" in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use reported speech in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use the reflexive form in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use the future perfect in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
Some Italian reflexive verbs aren't really reflexive! Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use the past perfect in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to say "if anything" in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use reflexive verbs in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use prepositions in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use reflexive verbs in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use speravo che in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use transitive and intransitive verbs in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use "otherwise" (se no, altrimenti) in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use anzi in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to give orders and istructions in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How do you use parlare and dire in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to say someone, no one, something, nothing in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
In Italian grammar, we use the present conditional tense for an event that is possible or likely. Learn it with rules, conjugations, sentences, and exercises.
How to use essere abituato a (fare) qualcosa in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use portare in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
How to use prestare in Italian? Learn the grammar with simple rules and examples and practice with audio lessons.
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