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.

   

How are you? Fine.

How are you? Fine. Italian pleasantries
Before you dive into a conversation, it’s nice to exchange a few pleasantries. Greetings are first, of course, and then if you know the person, it’s typical to ask how they are.

   

   

New Year

Italian New Year's vocabulary
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are holidays in much of the world – here’s the Italian vocabulary you need to celebrate on December 31 and January 1st. Buon anno!

   

Parola del giorno

Italian word of the day
The Lawless Italian parola del giorno is available every day on social media. This simple daily posting features a beginning/intermediate Italian word with its translation and a link to a related vocabulary lesson.

   

Parting Words

Italian parting words
Every hello eventually leads to a good-bye. Here’s how to say good-bye at any time of day as well as mention when you’ll meet again.

   

Politeness

Italian politeness
After buongiorno, polite phrases like “please” and “thank you” are the most important Italian vocabulary you’ll ever learn. When you visit Italy, knowing just these few phrases will go a long way, even if the very next thing you say is Parla inglese?

   

Shopping

Italian shopping vocabulary
Learn some useful phrases related to shopping in Italian, including what’s your size, how much does it cost, and I’m just looking, thanks.