Learn Italian without Studying Grammar with the IMITATION TECHNIQUE! #2

The first thing most of the people trying to learn a new language would do, is equipping themselves with a grammar book and a dictionary and start studying dozens of rules and hundreds of words and sentences. However, communicating is not just a matter of grammar and vocabulary. There are many other elements that come into play all at the same time during an act of communication, so we decided to reintroduce the imitation technique: the strategy that helped millions of people in the world learning foreign languages!

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Time Prepositions in Italian: TRA 3 anni or IN 3 anni? A 3 anni or PER 3 anni?

This is the video you didn’t know you needed, but that will help you, once and for all, understanding the meaning of all those time-related expressions in Italian. I’m talking about those usually made of a preposition and a specific temporal reference, that could be days, months, years… For example: a 3 anni, per 3 anni, da 3 anni, di 3 anni, tra/fra 3 anni, in 3 anni, 3 anni faentro 3 anni, fino a 3 anni, da 3 a 5 anni, con 3 anni.

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7 IMPOLITE Sentences NOT to USE in Italian (and their alternatives to speak politely)

In this video we will talk about a subject that I’m sure will greatly help you in your daily use of Italian! Have you ever said something but the other guy gave you the stink eye or, even worse, straight up turned around and went away? Most likely, if those weren’t the expected reactions, the words you used were wrong, or inappropriate, or a bit impolite. In this video I will show you 7 sentences that you should not say in a conversation in Italian, so to not risk sounding impolite or rude. I will give you polite alternatives that you can freely  use in any situation to replace each and every one of these sentences, so that nobody will give you the stink eye.

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Is it easy to LEARN Italian? The 9 Words and Expressions that EVERYONE gets wrong!

Is it easy to learn Italian? Not really! In this lesson we are going to talk to you about some Italian words or expressions that represent a real problem for foreign students! We have selected the 9 most complex words and expressions of the Italian language and we have decided to teach you how to use them correctly!

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Stop Saying Always: “SONO OCCUPATO” – Learn all the the Best Alternatives!

Oh, no I can’t make the video, i’m busy now… Just kidding! I’m here, but in this video I wanto to tell you about the phrase “SONO OCCUPATO/A” (I’m busy), which is often used and overused by those who learn Italian as a second language, even though it could sound a bit rude or unnatural and, when used in certain contexts, it will immediately reveal that Italian isn’t your first language. So I will teach you all the more natural, less boring and dfinitely more interesting ways to say that “you are busy” when you are asked to do something. While you are still free, let’s begin!

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