Trying to learn Italian? Here you will find a collection of study guides and speaking tips designed to help you learn both conversational and formal Italian, whether you are taking this Romance language in a classroom setting or in a self-pace language learning course.
Are you ready to see if you know Italian? By taking our quiz, you will be making the first step to learning the language. It is designed to prepare you whether you meet a romantic Italian or go to Italy and communicate with the locals.
Learn the second form of past tense in Italian, the imperfect form, which is used for past events that happened more than once. Includes how to conjugate regular verbs, irregular verbs, essere and avere in the Italian imperfect form.
Learn the first form of past tense in Italian, passato prossimo, which is used for events that happened once. Learn the formation of the Italian passato prossimo for both regular and irregular verbs. Also learn when essere or avere should be used.
Learn the different question words in Italian: there are different words for who and how, why and what, how many and where. We show which words to use for what questions, and differences in formation of the questions.
The Italian language has two sets of numbers: the numbers for counting and money, called cardinal numbers, and the numbers for first, second, etc, called ordinal numbers. Learn how to pronounce these different Italian numbers, form them and use them.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
Italian Steps, BBC’s online language-learning program, gives learners an excellent introduction to the Italian language and culture. Learners will navigate through twenty-four stages of lessons, activities, grammar lessons and cultural notes for a great start in speaking and understanding Italian.
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.
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.