Christmas

Italian Christmas vocabulary
Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world, though the exact traditions and foods vary greatly. To help you celebrate, wherever you may be, here are some general Italian Christmas terms. Buon Natale!

Alphabet

Italian alphabetIf you want to read and write in Italian, one of the first things you should learn is the Italian alphabet, which has 21 letters. You know them all from the English alphabet but they are pronounced differently, so take a moment to learn the Italian alphabet.

   

Hanukkah

Italian Hanukkah vocabulary
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah lasts for eight days sometime between late November and the end of each year. The dates vary because they are not based on the Gregorian calendar, aka solar calendar. Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev, the ninth month in the Hebrew calendar.

Fare – to do, to make

Fare - to make, to doFare is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood.

   

Gifts for Italian Lovers

Gifts for Italian loversWondering what to buy for the Italian learner on your list? Check out these ideas ranging from fanciful to practical – at least one is sure to thrill your favorite Italian lover.

   

Soccer

Italian soccer terms
World Cup, European Championship, Saturday morning at the park … whenever and wherever you watch or play soccer / football, this Italian vocab can help you out.

Thanksgiving

Italian Thanksgiving vocabulary
Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but there’s no reason you can’t talk about it in Italian – once you learn the relevant vocabulary with this lesson.

C’è | Ci sono

C'è ci sono
There are few expressions more useful than c’è and ci sono, the Italian equivalents of “there is” and “there are.”

   

And + Or

And or in ItalianThe words "and" and "or" are coordinating conjunctions. In Italian, there are two different forms for each of these two words depending on the word that follows them.