Titles

Titles - Italian vocabulary
Titles like signore and signorina are important in Italian, and they are used somewhat differently than their English counterparts.

   

Adjectives

Italian adjectivesOne of the eight parts of speech, adjectives are a type of modifier; that is, they modify or describe nouns in a certain way, letting you know the size, shape, weight, color, nationality, or any of a myriad other possible qualities of nouns.

   

   

Mardi Gras

Mardi gras vocabulary
Mardi Gras is an annual celebration of extravagance and (over)indulgence before Lent. Because Mardi Gras, literally “Fat Tuesday,” is tied to Easter, the date changes every year.

   

Potere – can, to be able

Potere - can - Italian verbPotere is a very common irregular Italian verb with an unusual relationship to some of its English equivalents. It generally means “can” or “to be able.”

   

Regular Feminine and Plural Nouns

Feminine and plural Italian nounsLike English nouns, most Italian nouns have singular and plural forms. In addition, Italian nouns referring to people and animals often have different masculine and feminine forms, which means that these nouns can have up to four forms.

   

   

   

Telling Time

Telling time in ItalianKnowing how to tell time is essential for traveling, meeting up with friends, making appointments, and getting to work or school on time. Once you learn these formulas, you’ll never have an excuse to be late again!