Speak Italian with Arianna 13 – The family

In this tutorial I talk about the names for relatives (like mother, father, sister, brother etc.) in Italian. Hope you’ll enjoy, and please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials, and feel free to post comments and questions. Thanks for watching, ciao ciao!

Speak Italian with Arianna 12 – The weather

 

In this new tutorial I talk about how to describe the weather in Italian. Hope you’ll enjoy, and please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials, and feel free to post comments and questions. Thanks for watching, ciao ciao!

4 main problems to deal with when studying a language

Being interested in languages – and also as a teacher of my mother tongue, Italian – I decided to write about some difficulties you can encounter when you set off to study a language. Much of what I write is  based on my personal experience, both as a teacher and as a student, having learned a few languages (English, French, German, Spanish, modern Greek, Dutch) to various degrees. I hope you will enjoy reading this post and find it useful. Continue reading “4 main problems to deal with when studying a language”

Speak Italian with Arianna 11 – Pronunciation

In this tutorial I talk about how to pronounce the letters c and g, which have two ways to sound, and the letter groups gli, gn and sc. Hope you’ll enjoy, and please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials and want to learn how to speak Italian, and feel free to post comments and questions. Thanks for watching, ciao ciao!

Speak Italian with Arianna 10 – Telling time

A new Italian tutorial is now online! It is about how to ask and tell time in Italian. Hope you’ll enjoy, and please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials, and feel free to post comments and questions. Thanks for watching, ciao ciao!

 

Naples and The Netherlands – 6 striking differences

It’s two years that I’ve been living in the Netherlands. For the past year, I’ve been working on my PhD. I’ve (almost) got used to life here, but, as it always happens when you go to live in another country other than your own, the beginning wasn’t easy and there are some differences that, for better or for worse, I had to get used to. In a few words, today’s post will be about the six differences between Naples, where I was born and raised, and the Netherlands that I find striking.

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Speak Italian with Arianna 9 – Days and months

New Italian tutorial just published online! This one is on the names of days of the week and of the months of the year. Hope you’ll enjoy! Please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials, and feel free to post comments and questions! Ciao ciao!

Spaghetti alla carbonara

Today my post is inspired by a dish I cooked recently : spaghetti alla carbonara (and yes, it’s the one in the picture).

This dish is typical of Rome and its region (Lazio). It’s said to have been created by people working charcoal (carbonai in Italian and carbonari in the Roman dialect), who couldn’t leave the place where they worked and so needed to eat something made from ingredients that were easily available and preservable.

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