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In today's episode titled "Come rispondere a chi si rivolge a noi," I'll discuss various ways to respond to people who address us. I will list different responses ranging from the most polite ones to those that are more unkind and grouchy. Read the script here! __________________________ You can book a trial lesson with me by writing an email at: i…
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Silvio Berlusconi has been one of the most influential men in Italy. As both a politician and a businessman, he has had a meaningful impact on Italian life. I took the opportunity to talk about him because in a few days we’ll celebrate the anniversary of his death. So, if you are curious to know more about him, keep listening to this audio :) Read …
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Do you know that June 2nd is a very significant date for us Italians because on this day we celebrate Republic Day? If you want to learn when this holiday was established and what we do during this day, keep listening to this episode called "La Festa della Repubblica"! Read the script here! _______________________ You can book a trial lesson with m…
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Here we go, in 2024, the popular Rai turns 70. It's important to remember that this year marks a double anniversary: 70 years of Italian public television with its Rai and 100 years since the birth of radio. If you're curious about how Rai and Italian television have impacted Italian life, style, and culture, keep reading this article called "I 70 …
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In today's episode titled "Scusa o Mi dispiace?", I will discuss these common Italian expressions. I realize that discussing them might seem trivial, but I decided to write this article after a conversation with a student who was unsure how to translate "I am sorry" into Italian. Please listen to this audio as I share with you what I explained to h…
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In today's episode I am going to talk about April 25th, a crucial day for all Italians because we celebrate the Liberation of Italy from Fascism and Nazism. If you want to know more about this day and its celebrations, keep listening to this audio! Read the script here! _______________________ You can book a trial lesson with me by writing an email…
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In today's article, titled 'Bello e Buono,' I will discuss these Italian words not as adjectives but as intensifiers. Are you ready to learn about 'bello' and 'buono' in detail? :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2024/04/09/bello-e-buono-come-intensificatori/ ____________________ You can book a trial lesson with me by writing an email at: …
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In today's episode called "Il “pesce d’aprile”", I am going to talk about April 1st, with its April Fools' Day. During this day "joke" is the keyword. But what exactly happens, and what is the origin of this particular day? keep listening to this audio to find out more! :) Read the script here! _______________________ You can book a trial lesson wi…
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Since Easter is approaching, in today's episode called "5 Espressioni di Pasqua", I want to introduce you to some Easter-themed expressions, but usable every day of the year. So, if you're curious and want to deepen your knowledge of the Italian language, keep listening to this audio! Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2024/03/26/5-espression…
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In today’s article called “Bello e Buono”, I will talk about these common Italian words. I know that talking about them might seem something so trivial but, I decided to write this article after having a conversation with a student, whose level of Italian is very high. Since she had some questions and doubts regarding these two words I want to expl…
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Do you know the word Pure? Have you ever heard of it? In ththis audio called "Cosa significa Pure?", I will explain how to use this word and, to better understand its usage, I will provide several sentences and examples. Ready to start learning? Find the script here: https://ilazed.com/2024/02/18/cosa-significa-pure/ ____________________ You can bo…
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Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th, and it is universally considered the day of love. Why is that? What happened centuries ago, and who is Valentine? Listen to the audio of "La storia di San Valentino" to know more about this day and its history! :) Read the script here: ________________________ You might be interested in: Il vocabolari…
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In today's article called "Superiore e inferiore", I am going to explain how to use these words in Italian and also I'll tell you when is better to avoid these terms to sound kinder and polite! If you are curious, keep reading! :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2024/01/23/superiore-e-inferiore/ _________________________ You can book a tri…
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Quanto ne sapete sulla parola Quanto? In today's article, I'll explain the word quanto. It may seem an easy word because we often use it to ask questions, but today you'll also learn some hidden meanings that you might not have noticed! If you are curious and if you want to know more about this term, keep listening to this audio! Read the script he…
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In today's audio, I am going to share with you 8 Italian words that sound English even if they aren't! If you are curious to know more, keep lustening to this audio! :) Read the script: https://ilazed.com/2024/01/09/8-parole-italiane-che-sembrano-inglesi/ ________________ You can book a trial lesson with me by writing an email at: ilalazed@gmail.co…
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In today's episode called "Strutture italiane con gli Indefiniti", I will talk about specific Italian structures to use with indefinite pronouns. So if you want to speak like a native speaker don't miss this episode! :) Read the script: https://ilazed.com/2023/12/01/strutture-italiane-con-gli-indefiniti/ ________________ You can book a trial lesson…
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In today's episode called "Trucchi per padroneggiare l'italiano" I am going to talk about some tips and tricks that I hope will help you to manage the Italian language. So, if your goal is to be able to speak like an Italian native speaker, keep listening to this audio! :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/11/08/trucchi-per-padroneggiar…
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In today's article called "4 Frasi da evitare in Italiano", I am going to list 4 sentences to avoid when you speak Italian. If you don't want to offend your interlocutor and if you don't want to say anything bad about you and other people you know, make sure to read the following sentences! :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/10/10/4-f…
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In today's episode called "Ilaria, ma tu correggi?", I am going to talk about a question/statement that often I hear from my students. It happened to me so often that I started indagating how it could be possible that a teacher (whatever he/she teaches) does not correct enough! And after the conversations I had, I decided to gather together my cons…
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In today's episode, I am going to talk about learning Italian with apps, in particular with an app called Glossika. If you want to know more about it, don't miss this audio, which will let you understand if Glossika can be the right tool to practice your Italian skills! :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/09/19/imparare-litaliano-con-l…
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In today's episode, called "I Verbi Sovrabbondanti", I am going to talk about particular Italian verbs that can have more forms. In fact the word "sovrabbondante" in Italian means overabundant. So, If you want to know more about these verbs keep listening to this audio! :) Read the script: https://ilazed.com/2023/09/05/i-verbi-sovrabbondanti/ _____…
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In today's episode called "Come si traduce Joke in Italiano?" I am going to talk about common mistakes in the translation of the word joke in Italian. Typically my students use the terms scherzo or gioco, but according to the cases, there are other translations possible. If you want to know the correct words to use, if you think to make the same mi…
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In today's episode, I am going to talk about one difficult Italian word with which my students often struggle: Anzi! If you don't know how to use it in a proper way, and you want to solve this mystery, don't miss out on this audio, where you can find a clear explanation with several examples! :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/08/08/a…
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In today's episode, I am going to talk about 6 Italian expressions that you can use when you want to talk about something trendy. I decided to talk about this topic thinking about the big success that the Barbie movie is having nowadays. So, if you want to learn new expressions, this is the right audio for you! :) Read the script here: https://ilaz…
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In today's episode called "Quanti pronomi ci sono in italiano?", I am going to recap for you the Italian pronouns. Also, I'll share with you some particular pronouns that are not so common in the spoken Italian. This is why it could be difficult for you to deeply understand them when you find those pronouns in a book or article. If you want to know…
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In today's episode called "5 parole italiane a cui fare attenzione" I'll talk about some Italian words that you might use wrongly. If you want to know which are these words and if you want to make sure to use them in a good way, keep reading the following words. Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/07/04/5-parole-italiane-a-cui-fare-attenz…
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Today, I will talk again about the Italian accent and pronunciation, but in this episode, I will focus on a specific mood, the imperative one. So, if you are struggling with Italian pronunciation and are having a hard time with the pronunciation that combines pronouns and verbs in the imperative mood, this is the right resource for you, so keep rea…
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In this episode, you'll find out how to use the words Coso and Cosa. I am sure you know how to use Cosa, but I doubt you are familiar with Coso. So, if you wish to speak Italian like a native speaker, don't miss out on this article. :) Find the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/06/05/cosa-e-coso/ _____________________________ You might find inte…
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In today's episode, called Alessandro Manzoni, I shortly talk about this Italian writer, pointing out how he influenced the Italian language through his masterpiece: I Promessi Sposi. Read the script: https://ilazed.com/2023/05/18/alessandro-manzoni/ ________________________________ Listen to the story of other great Italian characters: Il maestro …
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In today's episode called "Accento italiano", I am talking about one of the most difficult things my students come across. In fact, when it comes to read Italian or when they need to pronounce specific words they often struggle in understanding the right place of the words' accent. In this audio, I shared with you some rules/tips that I hope you'll…
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In today's episode, I'll talk about a day celebrated in Italy and in many other countries: May 1st, during which is celebrated the Labour Day, Festa Dei Lavoratori in Italian. If you want to know more about this day, keep listening to this audio! :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/05/02/il-primo-maggio-in-italia/ _____________________…
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In today's episode called "Lotta alle parole straniere", I am going to share with you a crazy initiative strongly wanted by Mussolini, to remove any foreign words from the Italian language. Listen to what happened through the decades and read the results of this initiative! :) Script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/04/19/lotta-alle-parole-straniere/ …
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In this episode called "È possibile fermare i forestierismi?", I'll talk about a draft law that will punish people who use foreign words in Italian, especially in public administration. Also, you'll find out what the famous Accademia Della Crusca thinks about it. If you are curious and want to know more, keep listening to it! :) Script here: https:…
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In today's audio called "Conversazione in italiano", you'll find out how to have an informal and natural conversation with family and friends. If you want to know more, keep listening! :) Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2023/03/08/conversazione-in-italiano/ _____________________________ You might be interested in: 7 tips consigli per non f…
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In this episode, called “5 parole italiane Particolari" I am sharing with you 5 particular Italian words. They are particular because they can change their meaning according to the article (masculine or feminine) used with them! So, if you want to find out these words, keep listening to this audio! :) Read the script here: _________________________…
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In today's episode, I am going to explain how to use some particular words and expressions related to relationships and love. I decided to talk about this because Valentine's day is getting closer and closer and, I want you to be ready to speak of love with your special one in Italian! If you want to know more, keep listening to this episode! :) Re…
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In this episode called “Parole femminili che terminano con -o”, I am sharing with you common Italian words. I am sure you know them, but they are particular because they end in a letter -o, but they are feminine! So, if you want to know if you correctly use these words, please keep reading the following lines! Read the text here: https://ilazed.com…
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In this episode called "Il FantaSanremo", I talk about the trend of the moment: more and more Italians are getting into this virtual game, called FantaSanremo, indeed. If you want to know more about it, keep listening to this article! :) If you need the script click here: https://ilazed.com/2023/01/23/il-fantasanremo/ You might be interested in: Il…
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Do you know how to translate more and anymore in Italian? I think so. The translation is Più, but in today's episode called "Più in Italiano", I would like to talk about a structure you need to pay attention to when you use this specific word. If you want to know more, keep listening! :) If you need the script click here: https://ilazed.com/2023/01…
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For many students, one of the most difficult topics in Italian is how to use verbs. I understand why. There are so many tenses in Italian: verbs having many meanings according to the contexts and, last but not least particular verbs that lack in verbal forms or tenses. In today's episode called "Verbi Italiani Particolari: Verbi Difettivi" I talk a…
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Do you know Panettone and Pandoro? They are two Italian desserts typical of Christmas. Every year they can’t miss on Italian tables, and often there is a debate on which one is the better sweet. If you want to know more about these desserts listen to this episode. If you need the script click here: You might be interested in: Natale in Italia: - au…
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In today's episode, I am talking about a simple method to learn Italian words starting from English. I highlighted some groups of English letters that In Italian are always translated in the same way. By learning this you'll be quickly able to increase your Italian vocabulary! Curious to know more about this? Listen to it! :) If you need the script…
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In today's episode, I talk about Italian articles. Don't worry, though... This is not a lesson for beginners because, in the following lines, you'll know this language deeply. In particular, you'll learn how to use articles with first names, last names, and company names. Ready to start learning? If you need the script, click here: https://ilazed.c…
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Are you ready to learn 10 "spine-tingling" Italian expressions? Because Halloween is getting closer, I have prepared some phrases that could be perfect for it. Attention, I am not saying this because they are really Halloween-related. But I am just saying that you can identify words that'll make you think about death, such as blood, corpse, skeleto…
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Do you study a foreign language and are you always looking for a new method for learning new words? Don’t miss this new episode in which you’ll find two interesting ways to improve your vocabulary. Read the script here: https://ilazed.com/2022/10/11/come-imparare-nuove-parole/ ________________________________________ You might be interested in: Tec…
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Do you know how to use this, these, that, and those in Italian? If you are struggling with those words, don't worry, you are not alone! I noticed over time that many of my students have the same problem, even those who speak Italian well. But as usual, I have the solution for you: a new episode called "Come si usano questo e quello?" with a simple …
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Do you know the words Riconoscimento and Rievocazione? They are mechanisms that we put in place to remember what we have memorized. If you want to know about them, keep listening to this episode! :) Read the script: https://ilazed.com/?p=28465 ________________________________________ You might be interested in: Tecniche per aumentare il vocabolario…
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In today’s episode, I am going to talk about Addirittura, another of those strange words that are difficult to translate into the other language. If you are curious to know more about it, keep listening! :) Read the script here: - Ita: https://ilazed.com/2022/05/10/cosa-significa-addirittura/ - Eng: https://ilazed.com/2022/05/11/what-does-addirittu…
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In today’s episode, called What in Italian, I am going to tell you how to translate this English word into Italian. You’ll learn how to translate what in affirmative and Interrogative form, and By the end of this article, you’ll understand how to choose the right term when you speak Italian! If you are curious and you want to know more, keep listen…
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In today's episode called "Speak Italian with ilazed", I am going to talk about a new podcast created for you to help you to improve your spoken Italian. Ready to finally start speaking Italian? :) If you need the script click here: If you want to listen to the first episode of Speak Italian with ilazed: - audio: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/48…
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