Spelling Change Verbs -care -cire -gare

Italian spelling change verbsItalian verbs that end in –care, –gare, and –cire require a small spelling change in certain conjugations. For the most part, these verbs are conjugated just like regular –are verbs, other than a little problem in some conjugations that must be corrected for reasons of pronunciation. It’s easy enough to do, once you understand why and how.

   

Airport

Italian airport terms
If there’s anything worse than having to spend time at the airport, it’s having to spend time at the airport when you don’t speak the local language. Sure, most airport employees speak another language or two, but you’ll still be better off if you have these key Italian words and phrases in your pocket. Buon viaggio!

   

Online Teaching

Teaching Italian onlineItalian teachers can benefit from specialized tools to help them assign and grade homework, track students’ progress, assess classes, and more. Here are my favorite online learning sites that offer dedicated tools and spaces for teachers.

Hotels and Lodging

Hotels, lodging - travel Italian
One of the most important things to think about when traveling is where you’re going to sleep. From 5-star hotels to tents pitched on a beach, this lesson has all the Italian vocabulary you need to enjoy your stay.

   

Tu vs Lei

You in ItalianThe distinction between tu and Lei 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 tu or Lei is a matter of etiquette.

   

Music

Italian music terms
Music is a language unto itself, and yet we need our own language to talk about it. The Italian names for musical genres are often the same as in English, but there’s still plenty of Italian vocabulary to be learned.