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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QUALCOSA: Meaning and Most Common MISTAKES

In this lesson I would like to introduce you to a word that is surely one of the very first ones that you have learnt in Italian: I’m talking about QUALCOSA. I’ve hit it, haven’t I? In fact, it’s a word for beginners. However, from my own experience, I can tell you that it raises many doubts and confusion and sometimes, even among those people with an advanced level of Italian! So now I will show you the 5 most common mistakes concerning QUALCOSA that foreigners make. And again, do not think that this video-lesson is only meant for beginners!

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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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