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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Italian CAR Vocabulary: Words and Verbs to talk about CARS in Italian!

Whether you know it by the name macchina, automobile or simply auto, I am sure that you all know this means of transport on four wheels. But unless you are particularly interested in cars, I doubt you know every single part that make up cars, especially in Italian! Even if you already know the main components of cars, are you sure you know them all? Either way, in this lesson I will teach you all those words and verbs that have to do with cars: we will see all the parts of a car, but also all those verbs that can come in handy when talking about how it works, and how to drive it!

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How to HURRY Someone UP in ITALIAN: Expressions & Words to Say «MUOVITI!»

If you haven’t been living in Italy for a long time, and you are not used to living among Italians, you might have noticed that some stereotypes are not that far from reality. For instance, we are often portrayed as latecomers, and it’s kind of true. But what would you do if you had to go out with some Italian friends and you need to tell them to get a move on? What would you say to hurry them? Obviously, there are plenty of useful expressions that convey this intention, but they could be not too known to those who study Italian but have never lived in Italy – they tend to be quite informal. Keep reading if you are interested to know what we say to hurry the latecomers!

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How to KEEP STUDYING a LANGUAGE When You are NOT MOTIVATED

How many times have you said, “I should start that course… but not today, it’s been a hard week and I need at least two days off!“, or “Between work, family, and social life I really can’t study…” ? Well, these are excuses because we all have busy lives and many things to do, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t dedicate a few minutes a day to the study of a foreign language! Of course, during such a learning process you always reach a moment where you lose your motivation… and start to procrastinate… but don’t worry, I’m here to help you! In this article, I will give you 6 helpful tips to keep studying Italian -or any other foreign language- even when you really don’t feel like doing it!

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