Very soon Italians will exchange Christmas wishes saying “buon Natale” to each other. Many wishes are similar to this one: “buon viaggio” (have a good trip!), “buon appetito” (enjoy your food!), buono studio (have a good day of study!)…. But
Linguistic and grammar curiosities, Gestures, proverbs and idioms: discover the curiosities related to a harmonious language, rich in nuances and words like few others in the world. Considered the language of culture, characterized by melodious sounds, Italian is a lively and expressive language.
First time I have heard that British people throw glazed almonds to the bride and the groom after their wedding I must admit that I was a little puzzled but after a while I discovered that I was mistaken.
An italian proverb: literally “You cannot have a drunk wife and a full barrel”. However why is it desirable to have a drunk wife?
“Leggo un giallo”, “guardo un giallo”; literally I read a yellow!, I watch a yellow! If you are in Italy and you listen to this, don’t worry, they are not going mad!
Italians have good reputation for fashion and love to use phrases involving clothing. Today I am talking you through some of them
Usually Italians don’t eat much in the morning Many do not eat anything at home and stop at a cafe on the way to work. Traditionally Italians stand at the counter and they have a coffee or a cappuccino and
In the Italian language there are two accents, the grave and the acute one that respectively indicate a closed or open sound of the vowel.
Some words accented on the same syllable change meaning depending on whether the pronunciation of the E or O is either open or closed.
When pronouncing a word, the tone of the voice falls on a particular syllable, called precisely tonic. It is simply said that the accent “falls” on that syllable.