Italian EXPRESSIONS related to ANIMALS used to DESCRIBE People!

Animals are an integral part of life on earth and, whether wild or domestic, they are loved by many people. So, it isn’t strange to know that they are present in many Italian idiomatic expressions, proverbs and common sayings; to be more specific, the Italian language “exploits” the most well-known animal characteristics to describe certain behaviors of human beings and their personalities… and not always in a positive way! Stay with us to discover 16 expressions related to the animal world!

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TEST on the MEANINGS and USES of ITALIAN CONJUNCTIONS

When I asked you on Instagram for some advice on topics for new videos, I received may messages in which you asked me more videos on conjunctions and their use. On our channel you can already find some videos explaining conjunctions -such as concessive clauses– whereas in this article I decided to put you to the TEST: are you sure you know the right meanings and uses of Italian conjunctions? Let’s find out together!

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PUNCTUATION: MISTAKES to AVOID When Writing in ITALIAN!

Writing: an activity that some adore, that others hate but that we all need. After all, knowing how to write well is not only useful for school or for authors: we all need to write letters, e-mails, summaries, reports and so on and so forth. But very often both foreigners and Italians themselves have doubts about some rules of writing in Italian, especially those concerning punctuation – it is a very normal thing. After all, even Oscar Wilde said: “I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon taking it out”. In this article, I will show you all those punctuation mistakes you no longer must not make when you write in Italian!

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LA SPEZIA: What to DO, SEE and EAT!

Every year, many people visit Bel Paese, attracted by the historical and natural beauties that characterize it. However, if we talk about sea towns, tourists tend to visit the beautiful south of Italy, ignoring the small gems of the north – among these we find La Spezia, a port city located in the Liguria region, but just a few kilometers away from the border with the gorgeous Tuscany. So, we decided to dedicate today’s article to this (in our opinion) underestimated city precisely because it is relatively unknown to tourists.

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Discover ITALIAN CULTURE through the GAMES of The PAST

Everyone knows that nowadays we tend to spend a lot of time indoors, often in front of screens, and outdoors activities seem like just a childhood memory. Actually, I recently watched the Netflix series Squid Game – among other themes, it has that of children’s games. Of course, in the series these themes are taken to the extreme, but it’s the same starting point; so I thought I’d tell you about the most popular children’s games in Italy, or at least those played some time ago, when kids would play together, before the rise of technology and video games – in short, my generation’s childhood games…!

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