Italian nouns: gender and number

In Italian every noun has a gender (masculine or feminine) and a number (singular or plural). Almost every Italian noun ends with a vowel except some nouns, which come from other languages, and can finish with a consonant. Usually: Nouns ending in -o are masculine (m.): prosciutto (ham), ragazzo (boy), armadio (wardrobe), treno (train), tavoloContinue reading “Italian nouns: gender and number”

Saying of the day – Il proverbio del giorno

Prima Pensa, Poi Parla, Perché Parole Poco Pensate Portano Pena. Lit. “Think first, then speak. Because little-thought words bring pain”. This saying is known as la regola delle 10 P ( the rule of the 10 Ps) and it derives from the Ancient Greek times when an Athenian offended a soldier and was killed becauseContinue reading “Saying of the day – Il proverbio del giorno”

Italian vocabulary: all the expressions you need to know to wish your friends an amazing birthday!

Do you have an Italian friend and don’t know how to wish him/her a happy birthday? Well. just keep reading, I have put together some good expressions for you 🙂 compleanno, il giorno del tuo compleanno ( = birthday, the day of your birthday); compiere gli anni ( = have a birthday, turn a certainContinue reading “Italian vocabulary: all the expressions you need to know to wish your friends an amazing birthday!”

Saying of the day – Il proverbio del giorno

Buon tempo e mal tempo non dura tutto il tempo Lit. “Good times and bad times don’t last all the time” What does it mean? Happiness and sadness don’t last forever. So never let yourself down or think you can’t be won. It is also used when talking about the weather as tempo in ItalianContinue reading “Saying of the day – Il proverbio del giorno”