ALTERNATIVE Ways to say “HO FAME” in ITALIAN

Out of all the useful expressions, “HO FAME” (I’m hungry) is one of the most simple and direct ones to express the desire or need to eat something: if I say “I’m hungry”, the message can hardly be misunderstood! However, the Italian language has the characteristic of having many analogous expressions, meaning that they express the same concept but with different nuances – if you want to become fluent, it is only good that you know and learn them… not to be repetitive! So, in this article I decided to show you 10 alternative expressions to say “ho fame”!

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ALTERNATIVE ways to say “SONO TRISTE” in ITALIAN

The Italian language has many words and synonyms to express many different concepts, even emotions. If you think about it, it makes sense that there are many synonyms to express joy, because it’s the most common one… but what about sadness? I mean, how do you put into words that simple sentiment, other than the usual “SONO TRISTE” (I am sad)? I know, it’s really hard to think about it on the spot… and this is why I wrote this article and put together a list of 11 expressions to express this feeling!

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Alternative expressions to «HO SONNO» in Italian

Sleep is one of the main physiological needs of human beings, with which we can recover the energy lost during the day. In Italian, when we feel the need to sleep, we say «Ho sonno!». Are there, however, other ways of saying it so as not to be repetitive? Absolutely! We’ll see them in this video! In addition, I’ll also give you more formal alternatives to use when you are with someone you don’t know well. It would indeed be quite rude in these contexts if you suddenly said «Ho sonno!» and walked away.

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The Most LOVED Italian ATHLETES Of The Last Years

The role of sport is becoming increasingly more important in our lives. It’s not by chance that it is one of the main topics of conversation (and discussion, sometimes) among friends, family members and acquaintances! Here in Italy, the most popular sport is probably calcio (football), but Italians are rather good at other sports too. If you don’t believe me, read this article in which I talk about eight of the best and most loved Italian athletes of the last years…I promise you will change your mind!

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TRATTARSI DI: Meaning and Common MISTAKES

How many times have you heard someone using the Italian expression “si tratta di…“? I am sure it has happened more than just a couple of times – after all, the verb trattare has several different meanings and uses! This is precisely the reason why, once you reach an intermediate level in your study of the Italian language, it’s advisable that you introduce it in your personal vocabulary, and do not forget to use it from time to time! I know that it’s not easy, but that’s why I am here: in this article we will try and understand together the meaning of this verb, how it’s used and what are the most common mistakes made by foreigners who try to use it.

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