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Italian Language: Most Popular Articles

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100 Ways To Say 'I Love You' in Italian
Here's how to express your love, lust, like, or feigned interest to that certain someone, or how to tell your parents, family members, or friends 'I love you' in Italian.
Italian Verbs: Essere
Italian verb essere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Counting in Italian
How to count in Italian from one to one hundred. Includes a discussion of Italian cardinal numbers and links to workbook exercises.
Italian Verbs: Avere
Italian verb avere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Andare
Italian verb andare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Days of the Week - Italian Months -...
Italian days of the week, months, seasons, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Italian Numbers - Counting in Italian - Italian...
Italian numbers, counting in Italian, Italian cardinal numbers, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Volere
Italian verb volere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Fare
Italian verb fare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Potere
Italian verb potere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Venire
Italian verb venire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
1001 Italian Verbs
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs, as in most other languages, form the cornerstone of communication. You cannot write a complete sentence or express a complete thought without a verb. Therefore, conjugating Italian verbs like a native should be a primary goal of all students.
Mangia! Italian Sayings Using the Word Mangia
In Italian, there are a multitude of proverbs and terms that use the verb mangiare (to eat).
Italian Baby Names: Top 20
Guide the most common Italian baby names. Each entry contains a description with an account of the origins of the name and the English equivalent.
Slang Italian Words and Colloquial Expressions
Common slang words and colloquial expressions in Italian with definitions in English. Entries also identify the Italian word or phase by type.
Italian Verbs: Stare
Italian verb stare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Vocabulary Related to The Family - La...
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your Italian vocabulary! The Italian language audio phrasebook features Italian audio files and an English/Italian phrasebook.
Italian Verbs: Dovere
Italian verb dovere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Word of the Day
The Italian word of the day. Hear a new word every day in Italian and a phrase using the Italian word in an example.
What Italian Last Names Mean
The origins of Italian surnames vary. Many are derived from the names of people, places, professions, or nicknames, and most originated in the Middle Ages, when the practice largely started. Frequently, the geographical origin of a person can be deduced from his last name, since certain endings are characteristic of certain regions.
Italian Definite Article - Articolo Determinativo
Italian definite articles, gli articoli determinativi, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Italian Verbs: Vedere
Italian verb vedere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Mangiare
Italian verb mangiare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian For Beginners
Learn the Italian alphabet, review basic Italian grammar lessons, study Italian verbs, build your vocabulary, and practice with workbook exercises. Whether you're new to the Italian language, a former student who wants to review lessons, or a traveler to Italy, there are plenty of resources at the About.com Guide to Italian Language.
Italian Verbs: Dire
Italian verb dire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Adult Slang Index
Italian adult slang with translations in English. This is the Italian you were never taught in school, the Italian slang words and phrases not found in standard texts.
Italian Verbs: Sapere
Italian verb sapere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Language Lessons
Learn Italian with these free online Italian language lessons. Includes lessons on Italian grammar, lessons on Italian spelling and pronunciation, and lessons on Italian nouns, verbs, adverbs, objects, and other parts of speech.
Italian Verbs For Beginners
Reference guide to Italian verbs that provides an overview of Italian verb moods, tenses, usage, and how to conjugate Italian verbs.
Italian Verbs: Prendere
Italian verb prendere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Survival Phrases: Greetings
Essential words and phrases for visitors to Italy: greetings in Italian. With audio files.
Italian Verbs: Bere
Italian verb bere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
How to Say I Love You In Italian
Italian is the language for lovers and the mother tongue of that renowned seducer Casanova. Learn how to whisper sweet nothings to your sweetheart in Italian!
Italian Possessive Adjectives - Aggettivi...
Italian possessive adjectives, gli aggettivi possessivi, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Direct Object Pronouns - Pronomi Diretti
Italian direct object pronouns, i pronomi diretti, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Italian Calendar - Italian Months - Italian Days
Italian calendar, months of the year, and days of the week and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Dare
Italian verb dare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Future Tense - Futuro Semplice -...
The Italian future tense, il futuro semplice, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Uscire
Italian verb uscire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs - Table of Regular Italian Verb...
Table of Italian verb conjugations. Regular Italian verb endings in tablular format.
Italian Verbs: A
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter A.
Present Subjunctive Tense
The Italian present subjunctive tense (il congiuntivo) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on the present subjunctive tense with answer key.
Italian Verbs: Parlare
Italian verb parlare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
How to Decipher an Italian Last Name
Italian last names typically arose from geographic location, description, patronym, or trade. See a list of the top 20 Italian last names throughout Italy and an explanation of how Italian last names originated.
Italian Present Conditional Tense
The Italian present conditional tense (il condizionale presente) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on the present conditional tense with answer key.
Italian Verbs: Capire
Italian verb capire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Understanding the Italian Remote Past Tense
The Italian remote past tense (il passato remoto) with conjugation charts and grammar notes.
Italian Verbs: Leggere
Italian verb leggere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Commedia dell'Arte - Italian Comedy - Stock...
A brief history of Commedia dell'Arte, also known as Italian comedy, a humorous theatrical presentation performed by professional players who traveled in troupes throughout Italy in the 16th century. Also includes a discussion of Commedia's influence, physical theater, props, improvisation, stock characters, costumes, masks, and music.
Italian Verbs: Partire
Italian verb partire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Present Perfect Tense
The Italian present perfect tense (passato prossimo) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on the present perfect tense with answer key.
Italian Language Audio Lab
Italian word of the day, survival phrases, ABC's, numbers, conversation, and more. Listen to a native Italian speaker and treat your ears to la bella lingua on the About.com Guide to Italian Language.
Italian Audio Phrasebook
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your vocabulary. The Italian language audio phrasebook features audio files and an English-Italian phrasebook.
Italian Plural Nouns - Nomi Plurali
Italian plural nouns, i nomi plurali, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Survival Phrases
Essential words and phrases for visitors to Italy. With audio files.
Italian Past Perfect Tense
The Italian past perfect tense (trapassato prossimo) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on the past perfect tense with answer key.
Italian Verbs: Arrivare
Italian verb arrivare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Getting Limoncello
Enjoying her last night in Rome, Bonnie receives a compliment and makes a promise to return to Italy. Only next time maybe she'll stay a long, long time and finally become fluent.
Italian Indirect Object Pronouns - Pronomi...
Italian indirect object pronouns, i pronomi indiretti, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Petrarca: Love Sonnets in Italian and Love Poetry
Petrarca: Love sonnets to Laura and the Canzoniere, from one of the first Italian language poets.
Italian Alphabet
The Italian alphabet contains twenty-one letters. Five other letters are found in foreign words in Italian.
Italian Reflexive Verbs: Look in the Mirror
Understanding Italian reflexive verbs (verbi riflessivi) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on Italian reflexive verbs with answer key.
Fra Virgolette
Italian quotation marks are sometimes treated as an afterthought in the classroom and in textbooks, but they differ crucially in both appearance and usage.
Italian Adult Slang: Letter C
Italian adult slang starting with the letter C with translations in English.
Italian Past Participle
Choosing the Italian past participle (participio passato) when forming compound tenses. Includes workbook exercises on use of the Italian past participle with answer key.
Forming the Imperative with Italian Verbs
Forming the imperative with Italian verbs. Includes conjugation charts and grammatical notes.
Italian Verbs: Finire
Italian verb finire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Sicilian-English Dictionary
Sicilian-English dictionary with hundreds of Sicilian words translated into English.
Italian Workbook Exercises - Italian Worksheets...
Italian workbook exercises, worksheets, drills, and activities with emphasis on grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary, from your Italian Language SiteGuide at About.com.
Italian Verbs: P
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter P.
Telling Time In Italian - How to Tell Time in...
Italian telling time and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
The -Ing Form in Italian
The Italian gerund (il gerundio) with grammar notes. The -ing form in Italian.
How To Pronounce Italian Consonants
Italian pronunciation might pose some difficulties for the beginner. Yet it is very regular, and once the rules are understood it is easy to pronounce each word correctly. Here are a few basic pronunciation rules and quick, step-by-step instructions on how to pronounce Italian consonants.
Italian Survival Phrases: Dining Out
Essential words and phrases for visitors to Italy. With audio files.
Imperfect Tense in the Language of Love
How to form the Italian imperfect tense (imperfetto). Includes workbook exercises on use of the Italian imperfect tense with answer key.
Think You Can't Learn Italian? 10 Reasons Why...
Do you want to learn Italian, or do you want to spend your time coming up with excuses for why you can't learn Italian? Like other self-improvement activities you can convince yourself with a multitude of excuses why you can't pronounce Italian words or conjugate Italian verbs, or you can use that time and energy to learn Italian.
Italian Adult Slang: Letter F
Italian adult slang starting with the letter F with translations in English.
Italian Prepositional Articles - Preposizioni...
Italian prepositional articles, le preposizioni articolate, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Rimanere
Italian verb rimanere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Scrivere
Italian verb scrivere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Vivere
Italian verb vivere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Adult Slang: Letter A
Italian adult slang starting with the letter A with translations in English.
Italian Numbers For Children: Number Two
Illustrated counting exercises in Italian for children. With audio!
Inferno - Canto I - Divine Comedy - Dante...
Inferno: Canto I - Italian-English translation of the Divine Comedy online, with an overview of the Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise and a brief history of Dante Alighieri.
How To Use Formal And Informal Italian Subject...
As if learning a new language weren't difficult enough, Romance languages such as Italian have separate forms of address in formal versus informal situations. This How-To has quick, step-by-step instructions on how to use the formal and informal subject pronouns tu, voi, lei, and loro.
Italian Verbs: Conoscere
Italian verb conoscere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Mettere
Italian verb mettere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Abitare
Italian verb abitare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Dormire
Italian verb dormire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Divertirsi
Italian verb divertirsi conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Giocare
Italian verb giocare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Numbers For Children: Number Three
Illustrated counting exercises in Italian for children. With audio!
Using Italian Hand Gestures
Italians use body language and hand gestures to punctuate an expression and give it a shading that the word or phrase itself lacks. The Italian hand gestures illustrated here are some of the more common gestures that are recognized in the country.
Italian Verbs: Lavorare
Italian verb lavorare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Sicilian Proverbs
Sicilian proverbs, Sicilian sayings, and Sicilan expressions with translation into English.
Italian Nouns: Gender and Number
Learn about Italian nouns, gender, and number.
Italian Verbs: Comprare
Italian verb comprare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: S
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter S.
Italian Proverbs: In Vino Veritas
Italian proverbs and sayings with English translations.
History of the Italian Language
History of the Italian Language: From a local Tuscan dialect to the language of a new nation. The origins, development, and adaptation of the Italian language.
Sicilian Phrasebook
Glossary of essential Sicilian terms. Topics include greetings, asking for directions, at the beach, shopping, and weather.
Italian Baby Names: L
Index of Italian baby names: L
How To Pronounce Italian Words
You love those melodious sounds at the opera, and listening to the voices of those Italian stars in foreign films is an aural thrill. These quick, step-by-step instructions on how to pronounce Italian words will help you to sound like you were born in «il bel paese».
The Best Way To Learn Italian
The secret to learning Italian? Practice, practice, practice. Any method is appropriate, whether it's reading an Italian textbook, taking a language course at a university or local language school, or conversing with a native Italian speaker.
Commedia dell'Arte - Italian Comedy
A brief history of Commedia dell'Arte, also known as Italian comedy, a humorous theatrical presentation performed by professional players who traveled in troupes throughout Italy in the 16th century. Also includes a discussion of Commedia's influence, physical theater, props, improvisation, stock characters, costumes, masks, and music.
Ten Ways to Speak Italian Quickly
Ten great ways to speak Italian quickly and effectively. With links to resources, Italian classes, and other ideas to improve your Italian.
Getting Beautiful
Emboldened by her language successes and shocked by her shaggy reflection in the salon window, Bonnie decides to brave a haircut. Will the hairdresser slip clients in front of her? Will she sit wet-headed forever?
Italian Baby Names: A
Index of Italian baby names: A
Italian Pronunciation For Beginners
Reference guide to Italian pronunciation with an overview of how to pronounce Italian consonants, vowels, and words. Listen to native Italians pronouncing Italian words and phrases and learn which syllables to stress.
Types of Coffee Served in Italy
Espresso, caffe normale, cappuccino; sometimes it seems as if there are as many types of coffee in Italy as there are pastas.
Italian Verbs: Pulire
Italian verb pulire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Sentire
Italian verb sentire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: D
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter D.
Italian Simple Prepositions - Preposizioni...
Lesson on Italian simple prepositions (preposizioni semplici) with examples in Italian and English.
Understanding the Italian Imperfect Subjunctive...
The Italian imperfect subjunctive tense (il congiuntivo imperfetto) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on the imperfect subjunctive tense with answer key.
Italian Verbs: V
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter V.
Italian Verbs: Chiedere
Italian verb chiedere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
To Be, or Not To Be (Essere, That Is)?
Grammar notes on the Italian verb essere. Includes workbook exercises on use of the Italian verb essere with answer key.
Italian Adult Slang: Letter B
Italian adult slang starting with the letter B with translations in English.
Italian Verbs: Guardare
Italian verb guardare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Language Dictionary Letter A - Italian...
Bilingual Italian-English dictionary organized by letter. Reference thousands of Italian words, each with the English translation.
Italian Present Tense - Presente
Italian Language Lessons Grammar, spelling, and usage Italian Present Tense Workbook Exercises About
Italian Word of the Day: Salute
The Italian Word of the Day: Hear a new word every day spoken in Italian by a native speaker and a phrase using the word in an example. Includes translation in English.
Italian Word of the Day Index: July
The Italian Word of the Day Index - July
Italian Baby Names: M
Index of Italian baby names: M
Italian Verbs: Studiare
Italian verb studiare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Trovare
Italian verb trovare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Preferire
Italian verb preferire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Uh-TAL-yun pruh-NUN-see-AY-shuhn
Pronunciation respelling is a notation sometimes used to convey the pronunciation of Italian words. Often found in menus or newspaper articles, stress or syllabication is indicated using typeface, punctuation, or letter case.
Italian Verbs: C
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter C.
Italian Sayings Starting With The Letter A -...
Italian proverbs and sayings starting with the letter A. With English translations.
Italian Adult Slang: Letter P
Italian adult slang starting with the letter P with translations in English.
Sicilian For Beginners
Sicilian is the oldest of the Romance languages derived from Latin and is spoken in Sicily and in parts of southern Italy such as Reggio di Calabria and southern Puglia.
Italian Word of the Day: Nonna
The Italian Word of the Day: Hear a new word every day spoken in Italian by a native speaker and a phrase using the word in an example. Includes translation in English.
Italian Partitive Article - Articolo Partitivo
Italian partitive article, l'articolo partitivo, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Tornare
Italian verb tornare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
The Most Common Words in Italian (Not Just...
What are the 100 most commonly used Italian words? It's a frequently asked question, usually under the assumption that learning those words first will enable one to begin conversing more quickly in Italian.
Italian Verbs: Pagare
Italian verb pagare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
How To Read an Italian Menu
These quick, step-by-step instructions will help you read from an Italian menu and order like a native when traveling to Italy.
Italian Baby Names: G
Index of Italian baby names: G
Italian Verbs: Pensare
Italian verb pensare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Portare
Italian verb portare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Viaggiare
Italian verb viaggiare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Ordinal Numbers
The Italian ordinal numbers correspond to English first, second, third, fourth, and so on. Italian ordinal numbers show the place in a sequence or in a numbered series.
Italian Indefinite Articles - Articoli...
Italian indefinite articles, gli articoli indeterminativi, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Italian Verbs: Cercare
Italian verb cercare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Choosing The Auxiliary Verb in Italian
Choosing the auxiliary verb (i verbi ausiliari) in Italian. Includes workbook exercises with answer key.
Italian Verbs: Visitare
Italian verb visitare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Aprire
Italian verb aprire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Salire
Italian verb salire conjugated in all tenses in table format.

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