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Surprise trip to Italy!

Articles of clothing? Check.

Indefinite supply of sunglasses? Check!

And what about brushing up on those travel phrases? Double check!

But wait! While you’re reviewing those travel phrases, why not review some Italian, too? I’m …

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We do a lot more “staying” than you’d think.

We stay home. We stay still. We stay online to read really cool language learning blogs (wink, nudge).

The point is, on the surface, knowing how to use the verb “stay” …

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No one wants to be rude.

At least, we hope.

Talking to others with proper manners is an important part of getting along in any language and Italian is no exception.

In fact, Italian has its own rules for what …

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When you first hear the term “auxiliary verb” you might think “whoa, that sounds complicated!”

But fear not, because they’re actually super simple to use.

And, odds are, you already know what the Italian auxiliary verbs are. You just don’t …

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“Ask for help, and early and often… Don’t do this in isolation. College wasn’t meant to be alone.” — Michelle Obama

For many, Italian is an essential college course.

You might need to learn Italian for the credits or to …

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Martin Scorsese once said: “If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?”

But not everyone has an Italian mother—so not every table is laden with delicious, home-cooked Italian food.

And while cooking can, of …

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“Anche in paradiso non è bello essere soli.” (“Even in paradise it’s not good to be alone.”)

This quaint proverb is actually the Italian view on love. And to most Italians—and certainly many visitors—Italy is a paradise on earth.…

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Ever wondered what daily feeding time would sound like if Noah (of Noah’s Ark, that is) were Italian?

You’d certainly hear screams of “Pesce! Pesce!” (“Fish! Fish!”) or “Pollo! Pollo!” (“Chicken! Chicken!”).

Yep, it’d sound exactly like your Italian …

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Let’s face it: We live in expensive times.

Just grabbing a morning cup of coffee on the way to work can set you back.

And there’s a reason so many of us brown bag our lunch a few days a …

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“You can’t take a crash course in serenity.” — Shirley Maclaine

It seems unlikely that anyone would easily crash into a zen-like state.

But you can certainly crash into Italian!

And that little fact—that it’s possible to speed-learn Italian—is sure …

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