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Italian Vocabulary – Il Lungo Viaggio [Part 2]

Here is the second set of words from Leonardo Sciascia’s short story Il Lungo Viaggio. In the same way as I did in the previous post, I will present a list of 20 words and follow with example sentences for several of them. (part 1 part 3)     Riuscire a Sono...

Italian Vocabulary – Il Lungo Viaggio

Chi ha lingua passa il mare ‘With a tongue in your head you can travel the world’ The idiomatic phrase above, which has no direct English equivalent (that I have been able to find), holds an idea that I believe will resonate with many language learners. The English translation...

Italian Vocabulary – Alice in Wonderland

In a previous post I wrote about how I am reading Alice nel paese delle meraviglie (Alice in Wonderland). Although the text is quite challenging, I’m having a lot of fun reading this novel in Italian and thought I would share some of the vocabulary I have come across so...

The Correct Usage of PIACERE

How many times a day do you use the verb to like? Quite a few times I’m sure. It is a very common verb and of course language learners are keen to learn its usage as soon as possible. However, it is not only for this reason that I have...