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Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy - Italian...
Traditions, rituals, and customs practiced by Italians during the Christmas holidays.
Italian Verbs: Essere
Italian verb essere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy - Vocabulary...
Learn how to say Santa Claus or Merry Christmas in Italian, and find out more about the first Christmas carol.
Italian Verbs: Avere
Italian verb avere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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: Andare
Italian verb andare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy - Traditional...
Traditional Italian recipes for the Christmas holidays. With discussion about the various regional dishes of Italy, menu suggestions, and printable recipes.
Italian Verbs: Fare
Italian verb fare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Volere
Italian verb volere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Potere
Italian verb potere 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: Venire
Italian verb venire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Dovere
Italian verb dovere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Stare
Italian verb stare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Dire
Italian verb dire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Uscire
Italian verb uscire 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 Verbs: Dare
Italian verb dare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Sapere
Italian verb sapere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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.
Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy - Children's...
Wondering how to celebrate an Italian Christmas with your children this holiday? Here are some educational ideas that will keep them entertained and may be the start of new family traditions at the same time.
Italian Holidays
Italian holidays, festivals, and feast days reflect Italian culture, history, and religious practices. Some Italian holidays are similar to those celebrated throughout many other parts of the world, while others are unique to Italy.
Italian Verbs: Mangiare
Italian verb mangiare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Baby Names: Top 20
Guide to Italian baby names with over 1,000 of the most common Italian baby names. Each entry contains a description with an account of the historical origins of the Italian baby name, its significance, the English equivalent (if applicable), the name day, and other related Italian baby names and variations.
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 Verbs: Vedere
Italian verb vedere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Bere
Italian verb bere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Possessive Adjectives - Aggettivi...
Italian possessive adjectives, gli aggettivi possessivi, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
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: Prendere
Italian verb prendere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy - Origins in...
Find out how Christmas originated as a winter pagan celebration in Rome.
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.
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 Slang Dictionary
Common slang words and colloquial expressions in Italian with definitions in English. Entries also identify the Italian word or phase by type.
Italian Verbs: Conoscere
Italian verb conoscere 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 Definite Article - Articolo Determinativo
Italian definite articles, gli articoli determinativi, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Italian Verbs: Leggere
Italian verb leggere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Finire
Italian verb finire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Partire
Italian verb partire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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 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.
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 - Table of Regular Italian Verb...
Table of Italian verb conjugations. Regular Italian verb endings in tablular format.
Italian Verbs: Capire
Italian verb capire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Parlare
Italian verb parlare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Dormire
Italian verb dormire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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 Indirect Object Pronouns - Pronomi...
Italian indirect object pronouns, i pronomi indiretti, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Italian Verbs: Giocare
Italian verb giocare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Rimanere
Italian verb rimanere 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 Tense - Presente
conjugation verbs, italian language lessons, tense conjugation, italian verbs, singular plural, workbook exercises, italian verb, italian words, person plural, infinitive, mdash, iamo, last syllable, third person, italian grammar, ama, ami, spelling, stress, italian lessons
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 Verbs: Arrivare
Italian verb arrivare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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.
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.
Forming the Imperative with Italian Verbs
Forming the imperative with Italian verbs. Includes conjugation charts and grammatical notes.
Mangia! Italian Sayings Using the Word Mangia
In Italian, there are a multitude of proverbs and terms that use the verb mangiare (to eat).
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 Verbs: Scrivere
Italian verb scrivere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Preferire
Italian verb preferire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Mettere
Italian verb mettere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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 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.
Remote Past Tense
The Italian remote past tense (il passato remoto) with conjugation charts and grammar notes.
Italian Verbs: Vivere
Italian verb vivere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Prepositional Articles - Preposizioni...
Italian prepositional articles, le preposizioni articolate, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
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 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: Divertirsi
Italian verb divertirsi conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: A
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter A.
Italian Verbs: Pulire
Italian verb pulire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Abitare
Italian verb abitare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Chiedere
Italian verb chiedere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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.
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.
Italian Verbs: Lavorare
Italian verb lavorare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Simple Prepositions - Preposizioni...
Lesson on Italian simple prepositions (preposizioni semplici) with examples in Italian and English.
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 Survival Phrases: Greetings
Essential words and phrases for visitors to Italy: greetings in Italian. With audio files.
Italian Indefinite Articles - Articoli...
Italian indefinite articles, gli articoli indeterminativi, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary
Telling Time In Italian - How to Tell Time in...
Italian telling time and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Svegliarsi
Italian verb svegliarsi conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Aprire
Italian verb aprire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Tornare
Italian verb tornare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Comprare
Italian verb comprare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Studiare
Italian verb studiare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Proverbs: In Vino Veritas
Italian proverbs and sayings with English translations.
Italian Imperfect Subjunctive Tense
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: Alzarsi
Italian verb alzarsi conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Plural Nouns - Nomi Plurali
Italian plural nouns, i nomi plurali, and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
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.
Italian Verbs: Pagare
Italian verb pagare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Guardare
Italian verb guardare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
The Meaning and Origins of Italian Last Names
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 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 Verbs: Cominciare
Italian verb cominciare 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 Alphabet
The Italian alphabet contains twenty-one letters. Five other letters are found in foreign words in Italian.
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: P
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter P.
Italian Adult Slang: Letter F
Italian adult slang starting with the letter F with translations in English.
Italian Verbs: Cercare
Italian verb cercare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Nascere
Italian verb nascere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy - Italian Jokes...
Italians enjoy humor in all its forms, and Christmas-themed diversions are no different. Here are several jokes in Italian to brighten the holiday spirit.
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 Verbs: Portare
Italian verb portare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Sentire
Italian verb sentire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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: Correre
Italian verb correre conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Trovare
Italian verb trovare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Combining Direct and Indirect Italian Pronouns...
Combining direct and indirect italian pronouns and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Prepositions
In Italian grammar a preposition (preposizione) is an invariable part of speech that links words and phrases.
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.
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: Salire
Italian verb salire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Perdere
Italian verb perdere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Sayings Starting With The Letter A -...
Italian proverbs and sayings starting with the letter A. With English translations.
Italian Verbs: Morire
Italian verb morire conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Chiamarsi
Italian verb chiamarsi conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Passare
Italian verb passare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Rispondere
Italian verb rispondere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Conditional Perfect Tense
The Italian conditional perfect tense (il condizionale passato) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on the conditional perfect tense with answer key.
Italian Verbs: Mettersi
Italian verb mettersi conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Numbers For Children: Number Three
Illustrated counting exercises in Italian for children. With audio!
Italian Verbs: Vestirsi
Italian verb vestirsi conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Decidere
Italian verb decidere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Nouns: Gender and Number
Learn about Italian nouns, gender, and number.: masculine nouns notte arte amico treno nouns ending in o gender workbook
Italian Adult Slang: Letter C
Italian adult slang starting with the letter C with translations in English.
Italian Verbs: S
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter S.
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: Ascoltare
Italian verb ascoltare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Incontrare
Italian verb incontrare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
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.
R as in Roma: The Italian Phonetic Alphabet
The Italian phonetic alphabet is used to sound out the spelling of a word in Italian. By convention there are certain cities (or alternate terms) that are most commonly used to refer to each letter of the Italian alphabet.
Il Presepe: The Tradition of Creches - Nativity...
Il Presepe: The history and tradition of creches and nativities in Naples, Italy.
Italian Verbs: Diventare
Italian verb diventare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs - Italian Verb Conjugations -...
Italian verb formation, mood, tenses, and table of Italian verb conjugations, from your Italian Language SiteGuide at About.com.
Sicilian-English Dictionary
Sicilian-English dictionary with hundreds of Sicilian words translated into English.
Italian Present Tense - Presente - Understandin...
Italian present tense and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Scegliere
Italian verb scegliere conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: Viaggiare
Italian verb viaggiare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy - Visit Italy...
Is there a better way to experience Christmas Italian-style than to visit il Bel Paese during the holidays? Here are a few of the many traditional festivals, events, and religious celebrations that take place in Italy during the Christmas holidays.
Italian Imperative - Forming the Italian...
Italian imperative and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Italian Verbs: Pensare
Italian verb pensare conjugated in all tenses in table format.
Italian Verbs: C
1001 Italian verbs conjugated in all tenses in table format. Italian verbs starting with the letter C.
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.
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 Verb Piacere
Grammar notes on the Italian verb piacere. Includes workbook exercises on use of the Italian verb piacere with answer key.
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