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Archive for February, 2010

Do you need to learn Italian?

Posted by Monica Corrias on February 28, 2010

Are you planning to go to Italy? Do you like to learn Italian in Rome? Or do you love learning Italian overseas, but unfortunately you  don’t have the opportunity to spend an amount of time abroad?

Maybe I can help you!

If you really love to learn Italian, you have to know the main thing: you need an Italian teacher with “know how” and experience.  I teach on line, but unfortunately I know that on line lessons are no substitute for someone to talk and listen to you, because you need to speak with a native speaker in a natural way. As you probably know, I  teach in an Italian language school in Rome specialized in teaching Italian to foreigners and also I’m used teaching as freelance (at my home or walking around Rome, one of the most beautiful and ancient cities around the world). When I teach the lessons I’m used to speaking Italian with my students and we talk about things students are interested in and also we like to joke, therefore the lessons are fun and easy.

I use the Italian language to communicate with my students and vice versa because this forces the students to be resourceful to understand what I tell them. The purpose is to communicate, not just to do an academic exercise, so the students can improve them vocabulary and comprehension and it works for sure!

As you know I have created this blog to help students who cannot go to Italy, to enjoy their learning of Italian language online, so now I’ll give you some tips and links:

First of all, I suggest that you spend some time every day listening to Italian songs or podcast or videos to improve your listening skills and your confidence in Italian language. I am sure: slowly but definitely, your confidence will grow up.

Be quiet and do not  be distracted by only one part of the meaning (and therefore miss the important part): you have to try to understand the general meaning (and guess the other section).

In addition to this, when you are studying Italian avoid the temptation to make absolute comparisons to English or other different languages.

Look at these links:

ANSA

RAI

RADIO

Italian classes

Wordreference (thousands more terms that are not included in the main dictionary can be found in the WordReference Italian-English forum questions and answers. If you still can not find a term, then you can ask in the forums where many native English and Italian speakers from around the world love assisting others to find the right translation)

Youtube Italia

But remember: the main focus is “to practise“!

If you need an experienced Italian language teacher email me!

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Some Italian expressions to learn Italian

Posted by Monica Corrias on February 21, 2010

Some new Italian expressions to learn Italian easy, quickly and fun, teach by an experienced Italian language teacher.

Complete the sentences with one of the pics:

pasta frolla

spaghetti

rapa

zucca

pera

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– Luca è impazzito: è totalmente fuori di ________ !

– Oggi Laura ha i capelli  dritti come  ______ : non glieli ho mai visti così lisci!

– Quell’uomo è una testa di _________ : non capisce niente!

-Paolo ha le mani di __________ : tutto quello che prende in mano gli cade!

-Quel bambino è veramente brutto: poverino, non mai visto un bambino con una testa a _________ così!

[Per le soluzioni cliccate qui]

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Have a nice Sunday! – in Italian: Buona domenica!

Posted by Monica on February 14, 2010

Italian language teacher with many years of experience here for your one to one Italian lessons

An old Italian song to say you “Buona domenica” = Have a nice/good Sunday

Buona Domenica di Antonello Venditti

Buona domenica, passata in casa ad aspettare,
tanto il telefono non squilla più
e il tuo ragazzo ha preso il volo.
Buona domenica, tanto tua madre non capisce,
continua a dirti “Ma non esci mai?
Perché non provi a divertirti?”
Buona domenica, quando misuri la tua stanza,
finestra, letto e la tua radio che
continua a dirti che è domenica.
Ciao, ciao domenica, passata a piangere sui libri,
tanto lo sai che non ti interroga
e poi è domani, che ti frega.
Ciao, ciao buona domenica, davanti alla televisione,
con quegli idioti che ti guardano
e che continuano a giocare.
Ciao, ciao domenica, e tua sorella parla parla,
con quello sguardo da imbecille, poi
apre la porta la domenica.
Ciao, ciao domenica, passata a scrivere da sola,
venti minuti su una pagina
e proprio non ti puoi soffrire.
Ciao, ciao domenica, passata ad ascoltare dischi,
meno ti cerca e più ci stai a pensare
e questo tu lo chiami amore.
Ciao, ciao domenica, madonna non finisce mai,
sono le sei, c’è ancora il sole fuori,
nessuno a cui telefonare.
Ciao, ciao domenica, il tuo ragazzo non ti chiama,
tristezza nera nello stomaco,
e in testa voglia di morire.
Ma non morire di domenica, in questo giorno da buttare,
tutto va bene, guarda pure il sole,
aspetta ancora una domenica.

And a song about love

Carmen Consoli – L’ultimo bacio

Cerchi riparo fraterno conforto
tendi le braccia allo specchio
ti muovi a stento e con sguardo severo
biascichi un malinconico Modugno
Di quei violini suonati dal vento
l’ultimo bacio mia dolce bambina
brucia sul viso come gocce di limone
l’eroico coraggio di un feroce addio
ma sono lacrime mentre piove piove
mentre piove piove
mentre piove piove
Magica quiete velata indulgenza
dopo l’ingrata tempesta
riprendi fiato e con intenso trasporto
celebri un mite ed insolito risveglio
Mille violini suonati dal vento
l’ultimo abbraccio mia amata bambina
nel tenue ricordo di una pioggia d’argento
il senso spietato di un non ritorno
Di quei violini suonati dal vento
l’ultimo bacio mia dolce bambina
brucia sul viso come gocce di limone
l’eroico coraggio di un feroce addio
ma sono lacrime mentre piove piove
mentre piove piove
mentre piove piove

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