Office

Italian office vocabulary
Whether you commute to a traditional 9 to 5 desk job or work at home with a computer and a cat on your lap, this Italian vocabulary will help you set up, navigate, and talk about your office.

   

Adverbs

Italian adverbsAn adverb is an invariable word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs can provide additional information about manner, quantity, frequency, time, or place – they explain when, how, where, how often, or to what degree something is done.

   

Cars and Driving

Cars and driving in Italian
Driving comes with a whole mess of rules (that I can’t help you with) as well as some specialized Italian vocabulary (which I can). Learn how to drive in Italian with this vocab list.

   

Future Tense

Italian future tenseIn English, we use the modal “will” plus a verb to talk about actions that will take place in the future, but in Italian there’s a future tense with a full set of conjugations for every verb. The uses of these two constructions are very similar.

   

AP Italian Listening Skills

Italian AP testAP Italian listeningIf you or your students are planning to take the AP Italian exam, this article can help: it explains the different components of the test, with a particular emphasis on strategies for improving Italian listening comprehension.

   

H

Italian alphabetThe letter H is silent in Italian and is rarely found on its own. Its main purpose is to make the pronunciation of C and G hard in front of soft vowels.

   

Easter

Italian Easter vocabulary
Easter occurs every year somewhere between 22 March and 25 April, and the week immediately preceding it (Sunday to Saturday) is called Holy Week. Here’s all the Italian vocabulary you need to celebrate this Christian period of renewal.

   

Passover

Passover in Italian
The Jewish festival of Passover lasts for seven or eight days sometime in March or April. It begins on the 15th of Nisan, the first month in the Hebrew calendar.

   

Dire – to say, to tell

Dire - say, tellDire is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations. It literally means “to say” or “to tell.”

   

Ramadan

Italian Ramadan vocabulary
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this holy month, nearly all Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset).