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Are you on holiday or on vacation?
What a strange question! If I’m on holiday then I’m also on vacation. They mean the same after all. But as a result of the economic crisis,…
Italian expressions - In vino veritas
Drinking good wine, within limits of course, is so much part of Italian culture that the language is peppered with sayings and expressions to do with wine. Here are five of them.
In Italian, what does the prefix ‘s’ do to the word?
Adding an ‘s’ to the beginning of an Italian word often creates the opposite, often negative meaning of the word.
Short refresher course in Italian
Earlier this year, Paul Luijten did a short training course at Regina Coeli to get his Italian back up to scratch. “Italians love it when you speak Italian with them but they won’t correct you. At Regina Coeli, they do!
Italian ice cream
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)
Learn Italian words faster!
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.