Have you ever been inside an Italian home? Well, it is probably pretty much like yours, except everything is in Italian!
As usual, we’re here to help: check out our new infographic about Italian words for rooms, forniture and all the thing you can find inside a proper house!
Family, in Italy, is a big deal: we all know that. This is why, for an Italian language student, wading through Italian kinship terms can be really challenging. But hey, that’s exactly the reason why we’re here!
Check out this brand new infographic about Italian kinship terms and learn how to properly address your nonna in Italian (getting some treat in return!). 🙂
Hello everybody, it’s time for a new infographic to learn Italian words!
Animal names in a foreign language might not be that obvious and are actually one of the most problematic section of the Italian vocabulary for many Italian language students. Many of these names are actually used in common Italian idioms and sayings. A few examples:
- Il lupo perde il pelo ma non il vizio (the wolf changes its fur, but never changes its behavior)
- Can che abbaia non morde (barking dog doesn’t bite)
- A caval donato non si guarda in bocca (don’t look a gift horse in the mouth)
- Essere una pecora nera (to be a black sheep)
- Avere occhi di falco (to have hawk’s eyes)
- Ripetere a pappagallo (to repeat like a parrot)
Here you’ll find some animal names in Italian divided into categories: pets, farm animals, forest animals, mountain animals and a selection of birds.
Our glorious season of infographics about the Italian language couldn’t be complete without presenting at least some of the most used Italian words regarding winter holidays and Christmas!
Enjoy and… buone feste da Kappa Language School!
As a beginner in the Italian language, it can be hard to make conversations with locals. However, since I am a hopeless shopping addicted, I tried to speak to Italian shopkeepers as soon as I arrived in Rome. Guess what? They didn’t understand nothing! That’s why I decided to learn some useful Italian words and sentences about shopping that I wish to share with you today with a full article and an infographic… you will thank me later 🙂 Let’s start!
The Italian word for “store” is Negozio, it is used for every kind of store for example Negozio di scarpe (but also Calzature) which is the Italian translation for “shoe store”. When a store is open you will find the sign Aperto on the door, although when a store is closed you will find the sign Chiuso.
In some periods there are big sales in Italy, and this period is called Saldi.
Well, now that you got all the major signs, let’s take a look inside the shop for the most common Italian words for clothes and accessories.
La borsa = the bag
Il vestito = the dress
Le scarpe = the shoes
Il cappotto = the coat
La maglietta = the t-shirt
La cintura = the belt
Il maglione = the sweater
I pantaloni = the pants
La gonna = the skirt
Let’s make it a little bit more difficult with some useful phrases during shopping.
- When you want to know where the city center is: “Dov’è il centro?”
- When you want to say that you would like to have something you start your sentence with the polite form “Vorrei…”
- When you want to try something on and take a look at yourself in the mirror: “Posso provare…?”
- When you want to ask the price for something: “Quanto costa?”
- When you want to know if you can pay by card: “Posso pagare con il bancomat?”
Practice your Italian in the stores of Rome now and don’t forget to join on of our Italian Language Courses to learn more practical words for shopping in Italy!
We at Kappa Language School always encourage healthy diet, and this is why we designed this infographic for all you fellas who like to eat green! Here you find all the Italian words for fruits and vegetables and, of course, their weight and quantity.
Have fun, go veg and learn Italian!