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learn Italian with proverbs

Posted by Monica on January 10, 2011

learn Italian language in Rome – Italian instruction – tutor online
Do you remember the article I posted some time ago? It’s a good proverb to start the 2011 in Italy!

– Tutte le strade portano a Roma 😉
– All roads lead to Rome
– Todos los caminos llevan a Roma
– Alle Wege führen nach Rom / Alle Straßen führen zum Bahnhof (= stazione)

Inserito originariamente da Italian Photo Album

and remember a good proverb right for all students:
– Chi semina, raccoglie
– As you sow, so you shall reap
– Man erntet, was man sät

Posted in Italian culture, Italian for foreigners, Italian instruction, Italian language, Italian proverbs, Italian teachers, Italian tuition, Italienische Sprache, learn Italian on line, Learning Italian, photos, Rome | 3 Comments »

I Wish you a New Year full of positive surprises … in Italy

Posted by Monica on December 31, 2010

Auguro a tutti voi

un Nuovo Anno pieno di

sorprese positive, di viaggi e di allegria.

Tanti Auguri!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted in happy new year in Italian, Italian classes, Italian culture, Italian holidays, Italian instruction, Italian native speaker, Italian tuition, learn Italian on line | 2 Comments »

Animals and Italian language expressions

Posted by Monica on December 12, 2010

I’m an experienced Italian language teacher and I’m available for Italian tuition in Rome.  Email me!

Today you can find out 5 new Italian language expressions to improve your Italian in an easy and fun way.  These expressions are really common:

Volpe

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Talpa

Mulo

Ghiro

Pavone

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Complete these sentences with the words of the pics above:

1. Luca è veramente ostinato: fa sempre le stesse cose anche se sbaglia. Non ho mai visto nessuno così testardo come un ___________________
2. Paolo è veramente furbo come una  __________________.
3. Marco è un _________________: non ho mai visto un narcisista come lui.
4. Lisa dorme come un  _________________ non si riesce a svegliarla!
5. Luca sbatte sempre dappertutto: è veramente cieco come una  ________________

Do you need some help? Here is it:

Furbo come una volpe = as sly as a fox
Cieco come una talpa = as blind as a bat  (but we say as a mole)
Testardo come un mulo = stubborn as a mule
Dormire come un ghiro = to slip as a log (but we say as a dormouse)
Vanitoso come un pavone = as vain as a peacock

Read more about

1. moods
2. people and food part A
3. people and food part B
4. people and food part C

Posted in Classes, Courses, Italian classes, Italian for foreigners, Italian Grammar, Italian instruction, Italian proverbs, Italian teachers, Italian tuition, Italienische Sprache, learn Italian on line, Learning Italian | 5 Comments »

Learn Italian subjunctive

Posted by Monica on November 18, 2010

How must I use  Italian subjunctive tenses  and how do subordinate (=dependent) clauses work?

A dependent clause is a clause which adds more information to a sentence and  in Italian usually is after the conjunction “che”

The subjunctive mood is generally used in subordinate clauses, when we don’t speak about real facts, but we express personal opinions, personal wishes, personal willingness or orders etc…

Which tense must I use?  It depends on the verb of the main (= independent) clause!

Have a look at these pages:

La concordanza dei tempi 1) e la concordanza dei tempi 2)

And have fun:

watch and listen to these videos (and read the lyrics)!

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learn Italian through songs

Posted by Monica Corrias on November 1, 2010

Un po’ di musica? 🙂 Listen many times to the song and try to sing the song. In this site you will find Italian Idioms, Italian songs (with the words) and some free Italian grammar lessons in order to help you learn Italian better. Click the categories you need and learn the right Italian for you. If you are in Rome, for any other Italian language instruction – tuition, email me!

Read the lyrics

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X SETTIMANA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA NEL MONDO

Posted by Monica on October 16, 2010

“Una lingua per amica: l’italiano, nostro e degli altri (18-24 ottobre 2010)”

Inizierà il 18 ottobre 2010 la X edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo, organizzata dalla Direzione Generale per la Promozione e la Cooperazione Culturale del Ministero degli Esteri, in collaborazione con l’Accademia della Crusca. Gli Istituti di Cultura, le Ambasciate e/o  i Consolati, i Lettorati universitari e le Scuole di italiano nel mondo,  hanno organizzato un ricco programma di iniziative, fra cui molti incontri con scrittori italiani e proiezioni di film legati al tema della Settimana [vedi l’articolo completo]

Tutti gli Istituti Italiani di Cultura organizzeranno alcune manifestazioni correlate. Collegatevi all’ IIC più vicino a voi e partecipate alle attività proposte. 

Posted in italialainen, Italian, Italian culture, Italien, Italienisch, Italienische Sprache, learn Italian, learn Italian on line, movie, music, School | Leave a Comment »

Improve your Italian with fun

Posted by Monica on October 10, 2010

An Italian song to improve your Italian listening and pronunciation skills:

Click on the youtube link:

The grammar you can see here is the Italian present continuous + simple present tense and second conditional (= Italian periodo ipotetico di secondo tipo)

After watching this video do the exercise to improve your skills [click here]

Posted in Italian, Italian classes, Italian for beginners, Italian for foreigners, Italian language, Italian native speaker, italian songs, Italian teachers, Italian tuition, Italienische Sprache, learn Italian on line, Learning Italian, Lingua e cultura, video | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Italian imperative and pronouns

Posted by Monica on September 19, 2010

Italian Courses in Italy – Italian language in Rome – Italian instruction – tutor online

Last week Gareth said:   “Nice site!
After 6 months studying Italian on my own, I’m just going through ci/ne (and the conditional). But there is one use of ci that throws me, and I can’t find any reference to it in any grammar book. E.g. “A Roma, anche a me piacerebbe ritornarci.” I have thought that in a sentence like “Forse, ma pensaci un po’” it is an imperative – “think about it!” In the first case I thought one might also alternatively have: “A Roma, anche a me piacerebbe ci ritornare.” What is happening with the use of ci in “ritornarci”? Any advice gladly accepted! Thanks!”

I replied: “Ciao Gareth, ti rispondo in italiano perché studi da sei mesi.

1) Nella frase “A Roma, anche a me piacerebbe ritornarci” il CI è un “locativo“, cioè il ci sostituisce ed enfatizza “a Roma“. Il CI è messo alla fine del verbo ritornare (che è un infinito), perché “ritornare + ci” = “ritornarci”. Ricorda che dopo il verbo piacere usiamo un verbo all’infinito o un nome.

2) La soluzione che tu proponi (“a me piacerebbe ci tornare“) non è possibile, perché la regola non ammette la separazione del verbo piacere e dell’infinito, anche in caso di verbo riflessivo, per esempio: a noi piacerebbe svegliarci tardi 😉 ”

Per leggere l’intero scambio di commenti potete vedere qui [click here]

Per completare la mia risposta a Gareth ho preparato questa scheda sulla posizione dei pronomi con l’imperativo, ma date un’occhiata anche alla posizione dei pronomi con altri verbi.

Spero che queste schede possano essere utile a tutti!

Ask your question about the Italian grammar and I will answer you.   The answers will be in Italian.

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Some functions of communication in Italian

Posted by Monica Corrias on June 20, 2010

Hi everyone,

it’s time you learn some more Italian online!

I was very busy last three weeks, so I couldn’t write new posts or piece of grammar information on my blog “learn Italian language”: I’m sorry for that!  But now I’m here with a new nice exercise on Italian interpersonal functions of communication ( expressing regrets; give directions and instructions;  etc.)

This exercise (+ solution), is for students of a language level B1, so it’s totally in Italian. I hope you’ll preaches it 🙂

Have a good day!

Exercise: Griglia funzioni comunicative-elementi grammaticali

Remember: the friendliest way to improve your language skills is practice it with a mothertongue teacher in a friendly conversation about current affairs, life in Italy and Rome, and many other topics you like. I can give you Italian instruction: this is an opportunity to ask a native speaker (and experienced teacher = me) about the language problems you can have.

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Italian song by Max Gazzè

Posted by Monica on May 30, 2010

Vi piace Max Gazzè? Questa canzone fa parte del suo ultimo CD:

“Mentre dormi”

Posted in Italian instruction, Italian language, Italian native speaker, italian songs, Italian teachers, Italian tuition, Italienische Sprache, learn Italian on line, Lingua e cultura, video | 4 Comments »

 
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