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.

   

   

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.

   

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.

   

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!

   

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.

   

Avere – to have

Avere - to have - Italian verbAvere is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Avere literally means “to have,” but also serves an an auxiliary verb and is found in many idiomatic expressions.