Saint Patrick’s Day

Italian vocabulary for St. Patrick's Day
Ireland’s national holiday is celebrated by Irish people all over the world. Saint Patrick’s Day is observed in more countries than any other national holiday, and is a multi-day festival in Ireland itself. Learn some Italian vocabulary related to this joyful celebration of Irish culture.

Adjective Position

Italian adjective positionItalian adjectives may be found before or after the nouns they modify, depending on various factors. Generally speaking, descriptive adjectives follow nouns, while limiting adjectives precede nouns.

   

Descriptions

Italian descriptions
Setting up an online dating profile, talking to friends about someone you met, bragging about a new baby, and telling the police about a suspect have one thing in common: physical descriptions. Learn all the Italian vocabulary you need to describe the most common physical characteristics.

   

   

Dare – to give

Dare - to giveDare – to give – is one of the most common Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.

   

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.