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In our Spanish lessons for beginners, we often hear our course members using the word 'finito'.
Italian ice cream dates back to the 16th Century, but the history of ice cream goes back even further. It originated in Asia Minor and then eventually came to the rest of Europe via Sicily and Rome. The Sicilians discovered ‘sorbetto’ (sorbet)
To learn words faster you should use your knowledge of other languages. Try to make as many links as you can between Italian words and their equivalents in other languages.
In Dutch, all job titles are written with a small letter whether you’re a salesmanager, a butcher, a builder or a king.
Sooner or later, every expat in the Netherlands realizes that it would be wise to learn to communicate better in Dutch. It is never too late to learn Dutch, and everyone can learn to speak better Dutch. A course geared to business Dutch is definitely not an excessive luxury or expenditure for non-native speakers who operate in a business environment in the Netherlands.
Mr B departs for Italy —where he will be working for an Italian company— with absolutely no knowledge of the language; he had no time for a language course. Moreover, he is convinced that most Italians are able to speak a bit of English nowadays, especially considering the emails peppered with English words which he regularly receives from Italy.