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Let’s start with the basics. The word for summer in Italian is “estate”. Now, I know what you may be thinking – “That’s an English word!” Well, estate is actually a falso amico – false friend – meaning that it looks and sounds the same as in English but has a different meaning. Rather than […]
Today we are going to talk about summer… en français. I’ve been to France over the summer season two times thus far and there’s no way I would’ve survived without memorizing these vocabulary words first! Well, okay, that might be a tad bit extreme, but the list of words and phrases that I’m about to share […]
If someone were to ask me “How did you become fluent in English?”, I would simply answer “I started learning it one day and I never quit. I just kept going”. Persistence. That’s how it happened. I was persistent and I never gave up. I genuinely believe that motivation and persistence are the most important […]
‘Mamma’ is often the first word babies utter in Italian. It’s a simple, two-syllable word, with such a huge meaning. In fact, “la mamma” is probably the most important figure in the life of Italians, so much so that Italian men are famous all over the world for being “mammoni” – “mama’s boys”. “La mamma […]
“I Cento Pittori di Via Margutta” (One hundred Painters of Via Margutta) is an unmissable open-air art exhibition that takes place twice a year in Rome. It features artists from all walks of life and it’s free of charge for everyone. First, a little throwback for those of you who are not familiar with this […]
One thing you may have noticed about me is that I get ridiculously excited about holidays. I love holidays and traditions. Traditions are one of the reasons why foreign cultures intrigue me so much. I always ask myself: “What is it like to spend New Year’s Eve in Spain?” or “I eat Pandoro for Christmas, what […]