I don’t know many people on this planet that wake up every single day excited about the prospect of improving their grammar.
However, I’m sure that four of five really do exist (as I am one of them).
For the rest of the population, grammar can be, simply put, a total drag.
And I’m here to give you a gift today that I hope you fully understand.
Grammar is important, but grammar is not everything when it comes to being conversational in a language.
Meaning, learn pronunciation and phrases first and grammar after.
This is because I actually want you to have a full, meaningful conversation with a fluent Italian speaker someday soon.
Hopefully while in a gondola in Venezia with a brand new lover and the most incredible Diane Von Furstenberg dress/Armani suit on.
And what you’ll find is that by starting with the phrases and pronunciation first, you’ll have a solid command of the accent and when you do tackle grammar you’ll have a ton more “ah-ha!” moments because you’ve used that phrase thirty times and now you understand why it works the way it does.
That, my friend, makes for some sticky grammar.
You’ll remember that and you’ll avoid the feeling of learning a lot of stuff and then forgetting it the next day.
That leads to unnecessary frustration.
There are ways to make a good time out of grammar, and I’ll do my best to present it to you in ways that make you smile.
Let me repeat myself for good measure.
Grammar IS important. (That’s why I gave you that guide that breaks down a huge chunk of Italian grammar.)
Pronunciation and phrases are more important.
Enjoy the process in ways that make sense to you because this is your journey.
Speak right away, as soon as you can, and don’t let the idea that you must understand the grammar hold you back from speaking this beautiful language from day one.
If you need some more encouragement to speak from day one, I’m sending you over to a trusted, influential, and totally awesome Irish blogger, Benny, who preaches this stuff like it’s life source.
Read this article from him first: How to speak a language pretty well starting from scratch in just two months
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