Accents

Italian accentsWhile Italian uses many of the same letters as English, the vowels may have little decorations that can make them look and sound very different. In Italian, accents are essential: they’re there for a reason, so you must include them when writing.

   

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.

   

Andare – to go

Andare - to goAndare – to go – is one of the most common irregular Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.

   

Calendar

Italian calendar
Knowing the Italian days of the week, months of the year, and seasons will come in handy when traveling, making plans with friends, talking about history, and lots more.

   

Dare – to give

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

   

Definite Article

Italian definite articlesThe Italian definite article (il, lo, la, i, gli, le) indicates either a particular noun or, contrarily, the general sense of a noun.

   

Essential Italian

Essential Italian phrases
Knowing just a few key words and phrases can be very helpful in your Italian classes, while traveling in Italy, and everywhere in between.

   

Essere – to be

Essere - Italian verbEssere is the most common verb in the Italian language, used to describe many aspects of being.

   

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.

   

FluentU – Italian Videos

FluentU Italian videosItalian videoItalian learners are always looking for new sources of Italian listening practice, and FluentU is one of the best. This subscription site offers videos for all levels of Italian, enhanced with quizzes, spaced repetition, and other tools to help you practice what you know and learn at your own pace.