Italian Language Study Guides (page: 2 of 3)

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  • Passato Remoto: Written Past Tense in Italian
    Now that we have gone over that passato prossimo and the imperfetto, let's go over that last type of Italian past tense. Learn the third past tense in Italian: passato remoto.
  • Italian Definite and Indefinite Articles
    Studying Italian grammar? The Italian language has different definite articles (the) and indefinite articles (a) for masculine and feminine nouns, and there are several for each gender based on what letter the word starts with. Learn the different definite and indefinite articles in Italian.
  • Italian Present Indicative: Regular, Irregular, Essere and Avere
    Are you studying the Italian present tense? Learn how to conjugate Italian verbs in the present indicative tense. Explains regular verb conjugation, irregular verb conjugation, as well as conjugating the verbs essere and avere.
  • Learn Some Basic Italian Phrases Before Going Abroad
    You booked your flight to Italy but you do not know how to speak Italian. What kind of situations might you come into and what phrases can help you out?
  • Learning Italian - Italian Subject Pronouns
    A brief look at Italian Subject Pronouns. We discuss the Italian subject pronouns for both formal and informal use, and when the pronouns can be left out of speech, because they are implicitly understood.
  • Learning Italian: Vocabulary, Art and Learning about the Italian Renaissance
    It would be almost a sacrilege to learn Italian without learning about the Italian Renaissance. Here is the vocabulary to let you describe this epoch in Western Art in its own language.
  • History of the Italian Language and Italian Alphabet
    The Italian language has evolved over the years and was not even a written language until the 10th century. Although the Tuscan dialect has become the official language of Italy, there are still many who speak their own regional dialects.
  • Review of Tomie dePaola’s “Strega Nona Takes a Vacation"
    Tomie dePaola has written for over 40 years about many characters, his most beloved being Strega Nona. dePaola has a knack for intertwining the Italian culture and language within the pages of his children's books, and this book introduces children and adults to the Italian culture and language.
  • Learning Italian Vocabulary: Seasons and the Weather
    Learning to discuss the seasons and the weather in Italian is a good idea if you plan to visit Italy. Knowing the words and phrases for weather and seasons will give you something to discuss with people, and will also help you to understand weather forecasts (important if you plan to tour outdoors!)
  • Determining Gender in Italian Language
    In Italian, words can be either masculine or feminine, grammatically speaking. Learn how to tell them apart and how to use them with the equivalent of "a" and "an" in English.
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