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9 Advanced Techniques to Take Your Italian to the Next Level

9 Advanced Techniques to Take Your Italian to the Next Level

Today I want to share with you some advanced Italian learning techniques that I have gathered to really take your Italian to the next level! These techniques have helped me not only learn the language, but to learn it well enough to be able to teach it to you. Not being a native speaker, it takes a little bit of extra effort to... 

Going to the Bar: Coffee in Italy

Going to the Bar: Coffee in Italy

So you stop by a café on your way to your morning escapades through Italy.Wait, it’s not called a café, it’s called a bar? And ordering a coffee gets you what? The smallest cup you’ve ever seen in your life filled with the strongest espresso you’ve ever smelled in your life, let alone tasted. What do you mean I’m not welcome to sit down, only to stand? I have to drink this stuff quickly? What happened to the calm, indie music and armchairs at Starbucks?

WHAT THE HECK IS "NE" IN ITALIAN?

WHAT THE HECK IS "NE" IN ITALIAN?

So I don't know about you, but there can be certain words in new languages that seem to make no sense or can be really hard to grasp. The word "ne" is no exception. I love Italian so much but it seems that this word just never really fit in or stuck with me. I figured since it wasn't the easiest thing for me to grasp, you might be having a similar experience.

WHAT IS "ANDARE A SPASSO" IN ITALIAN?

WHAT IS "ANDARE A SPASSO" IN ITALIAN?

How often do you go for a walk? A stroll? Wander around? I am sure you've said these different phrases when you are getting ready to head out for a stroll. It could've been when you wanted to take a walk around the block, or a stroll around the park, or even wander through a new city. 

Experience Italy: World Youth Day and Italians

Experience Italy: World Youth Day and Italians

I was lucky enough to visit Kraków, Poland this year for World Youth Day. If you don't know what WYD is, it's an event organized by the Catholic Church that happens every few years. It's an awesome event because millions of people from all around the world go...

Come si usa la frase "ci sta"

Come si usa la frase "ci sta"

The warm sun was gently hitting my face as the misty sea water lightly splashed along side me. I was looking out to the island of Capri as I sat back and enjoyed the view. Then the captain of the boat...

How to use "mi va" and "non mi va"

How to use "mi va" and "non mi va"

Ciao ragazzi! Oggi vi insegno una frase che si usa molto in Italia! La frase: "Mi va/Non mi va". This is the first of many videos where I will explain various words and phrases in Italian. There will be two videos to watch, one in Italian and the other in English.