Having just moved of course I packed at least 1000 boxes and during this process I discovered one of my favorite Italian words was “soggiorno” which means living room. I guess there is something about the double “g’s.”… Read More
This past weekend and maybe the upcoming weekend (for rebels looking to vacation right up until the last-minute), is known as the “rientro.” When using this word as it relates to vacation, it would mean, “returning home” or… Read More
Fall is here – and I admit (to every Italian’s horror) that it is my favorite time of year. Maybe it has something to do with growing up in Texas where boiling hot summers lasts for at LEAST five… Read More
This seems like an easy lesson right? And it is, but keep in mind that Italians typically express time using the 24 hour clock (military time) as opposed to a 12 hour clock. Let’s begin with some standard… Read More
There has been a lot of weather talk going on in my family lately. There is my sister in NYC, us here, another sis in Dubai and yet another sis deep in the heart of Texas 🙂 Oddly… Read More
False friends within languages happen when words from two languages seem the same but have different meanings. Sometimes the confusion can be a little embarrassing.
Every Monday (lunedi’) I will offer a short lesson in Italian. (*Italians do not capitalize the days of the week) Italian is a phonetic language, meaning you pronounce the letters as you see them. Of course there are… Read More