Watch Peter Griffin (yes, from Family Guy) choose a mystery box instead of a boat. [all in Italian]
Looking for some classic Italian books to read? Mette from Italian Notes list ten of her favorites. [In English]
Have you ever made a grave mistake when speaking Italian to natives? It might not be worse than what this guy said to an entire Italian family on accident. [In English]
Remember Hermann Rorschach? He’s the inkblot guy. I read a fantastic post about him on Ilpost.it and had to share it with you. It’s great content for new vocabulary words, too! [In Italian]
Dying to know the difference between the past tense and the imperfect tense? This discussion on Italki will help you gain some clarification. [mostly in Italian]
Have you seen this side of Italy before? [In English]
How much time does Melissa Muldoon spend learning Italian and how much time should you spend learning it? [in English + Italian]
Which words do Italians rarely use when writing? [In Italian]
Want to use Twitter to learn Italian? Follow the twenty most followed Italians on this list. [In Italian]
What’s it really like to date an Italian man? Kylie from Romeing tells all, and I must say that I couldn’t agree more with her. [In English]
LOVE x15 this post by Dianne Hales about all of the little words that spice up the Italian language – the words that will make you sound more Italian. [In English]
Another gorgeous post from Dianne Hales – except this one is more about how the Italian language has created a certain gender structure in the country, and I think it’s fascinating. The feminist in me, you see. [In English]
Language Learning Mania
Have you tried any of these 5 language learning tools that Lifehacker featured? You might fall in love with one of them.
So I recently discovered this language tool called Bliu Bliu, and it’s cool because it literally takes passages from Italian newspapers and literature for your learning. I haven’t used it a ton yet, but I’m definitely going to give it another look.
Interested in teaching your child Italian right along with you as you learn? Check out Little Pim. They’re this really cool company that makes videos to help kids learn languages. Try the free trial and let me know what you think!
You might be making one of these ten common mistakes when it comes to learning Italian. Address it now so you can keep making progress!
Scott Young decided to go a full year without speaking his native language English. How did he do it?
Travel Happy Loveliness
Need an affordable way to travel? Outpost might make your entire trip to Italy cheaper.
When you travel, are you truly paying attention or are you just looking at the beautiful sites from behind a camera? Here’s a solution to being more present so you document and remember the most important pieces of your trip.
Not that there’s anything wrong with gold-topped churches, of course, but I ended up “capturing” the same Russia people can capture today. Now, when I go on trips, I try to listen to whatFuture Robert is trying to tell Present Robert to notice, to record, to remember.
Planning a trip to the beautiful Firenze? Check out these museums that enhance the beauty of Florence.
Still trying to figure out this whole Italian wine thing? (Yeah. Me too.) Read this post on Greco grapes + white wines to buff up your cocktail party facts about wine.
Ever heard of the game Bocce? I hadn’t either until Chuck (a lovely member of the community) sent this my way and enlightened me. Maybe you can start playing, too!
Geeky Linguistics Stuff <3
Learning dialect at all – and at a young age – shapes your brain. Brain exercise is awesome.
What mistakes do language learners make and how can teachers be most effective when teaching foreign language students? Find out here.
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