Italian

Italian Prepositions

What is a preposition? How many times have you come across very short Italian words like di, da and a and you weren’t sure what they were or how to…

Italian Verbs Grammar – Moods and Tenses

Italian verbs are conjugated into moods and tenses. As in most other romance languages such as French and Spanish, this means that there are different moods, and for each mood…

How to use the Italian word ‘Comunque’

As soon as you start chatting with native Italian speakers, you will hear the word comunque a lot. In fact, this is one of the most common Italian conjunctions. These…

Italian Exclamations

Just like Italian filler words, exclamations are an essential part of spoken languages. They are used to express a wide range of emotions, from happiness to disappointment. They often emphasise…

How to use the Italian word “insomma”

What does insomma mean? You may have already heard the word “insomma” several times. It is indeed one of the most used Italian filler words. It can have different meanings…

How to use Italian filler words

What is an Italian filler word? In linguistics, fillers are words or sounds that are prevalently used in spoken conversations. They are used by the person who is speaking to…

Hypothetical period in Italian

The Hypothetical Period in Italian

  The hypothetical period (periodo ipotetico) consists of two sentences (main clause and dependant clause) which express a type of ‘hypothesis/consequence’ situation. In English, an example of hypothetical period is:…

Figures of speech by Italian verb

Italian is a very inspired language: they always have the right word or figure of speech to express your ideas. In other words, if you can think of something, then…

Modal Verbs in Italian

What is a modal verb? In this article you’ll learn how to use 4 very important Italian verbs called verbi servili (modal verbs). Just like in English, Italian modal verbs…

How to flirt in Italian

Some people go on holiday to see the sights, some want to try the local food and wine, and then there’s people who go on holiday….to find love, OK, maybe…

The Italian Present Conditional

What is the Present Conditional and when should you use it in Italian? The condizionale presente is one of the most frequently used tenses in conversation, together with presente, passato…

How to order in Italian

When you’re on holiday in Italy, one of the first things you should learn is how to order food or drinks in Italian. If on the one hand asking for…

Present tense in Italian

The present simple (presente indicativo) is used to talk about events which are taking place in the present. Learning the present simple allows you to talk to people in most…

The Perfect Tense in Italian

When you want to talk about events in the past, there are 2 main tenses you should learn: the Perfect Tense (passato prossimo) and the Imperfect (imperfetto). The perfect tense in…

Imperfect tense in Italian

One of the most used past tenses in Italian is the so called ‘imperfect tense’ – or imperfetto. You’re supposed to use it whenever you talk about habitual ongoing events…

How to say ‘beautiful’ in Italian

When learning a new language, a useful trick to start talking straight away is to learn the most commonly used words, that way you’ll be able to say and ask…

Infinitive in Italian

Before we examine the Italian infinitive tense, let’s take a look at what infinitive means. The infinitive is the basic form of the verb (to go, to do, to see…

italian future tense

Future tense in Italian

What is the Future Tense and when should you use it? The future tense in Italian has 2 variations: simple future and future perfect. However, it’s the simple future that…

How to say ‘Thank You’ in Italian

If you are trying your best to learn Italian, you should never forget the importance of learning Italian customs. “Grazie” is a very important word. It can be used to express…

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