Learn how to introduce yourself and others with this lesson and sound files.
– to go – is one of the most common irregular Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.
Before you dive into a conversation, it’s nice to exchange a few pleasantries. Greetings are first, of course, and then if you know the person, it’s typical to ask how they are.
Knowing just a few key words and phrases can be very helpful in your Italian classes, while traveling in Italy, and everywhere in between.
is a song about empty words, performed by Mina and Italian actor Alberto Lupo.
Knowing the Italian days of the week, months of the year, and seasons will come in handy when traveling, making plans with friends, talking about history, and lots more.
The aptly named indefinite article (
un, uno, una, dei, degli, delle
) indicates an unspecific or unidentified noun.
The distinction between
is one of the most confounding aspects of Italian, and one of the most basic. The influence it has on verb conjugations and pronouns is considerable, but more than that, the choice of
is a matter of etiquette.
is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood.
Listen to Mina sing her heart out in this 1966 video of
Mi sei scoppiato dentro il cuore