Boost your confidence in speaking Italian in 30 minutes or less with the 30 Minute Italian Podcast. We cover expressions, sometimes sexy grammar, and culture through personal travel stories and detailed examples.
A robust tutorial to help you navigate dinner conversation with native Italian speakers and with your fellow Italian language learners.
(Native Italian Recording) Making Plans
Ciao mia cara,
Come stai? È veramente un sacco che non ci sentiamo. Senti, mi sei venuta in mente perché ho sentito che hanno aperto un nuovo locale che sembra molto carino vicino Piazza della Repubblica e che stanno facendo degli aperitivi promozionali. Insomma si prende un drink, si mangia qualcosa, e costa sette euro ma mi hanno detto che il cibo è molto buono.
Sexy Phrases to Seduce Your Italian Lover
All in all, we’ve really done a thorough job of covering love. But, love being how it is, there is always more to say about it.
So, this time around, we (that is, Rachel, Carlotta & I) thought we would make this list a little steamier.
False Friends in Italian
There have been many a time where I’ve guessed a word relying solely on English and have added an Italian ending… and I’ve been right.
And there have been many other times where I’ve guessed based solely on my English and have been very, sometimes embarrassingly, wrong.
I’m guessing I’m not the only one. That’s why I put together an episode of some of the most common false friends in Italian - the words that seem friendly because they’re so close to English but then turn around and tri
Italian Insults That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
There is something so satisfying about learning swear words in another language.
After Rachel wrote this article with 8 swear words to add sass to your Italian vocabulary, we thought it would only be fair to follow up with another list of insults.
They range from affectionately rude (like to tease your friends) all the way to when you’re really angry, or when you’re incazzato nero (totally pissed off).
How to Order Pizza and Gelato in Italian
I really like pasta (cacio e pepe is my favorite), gelato (fragola, every day all day), and cheese (pecorino forever and ever), but pizza? I love pizza.
For the first few weeks that I lived in Rome, the only people I knew were the ones who sold pizza. (If you’re ever in Monteverde in Rome, my favorite pizza al taglio shop is the one on Viale Villa Pamphili.)