Speak Italian with Arianna 46 – Passato prossimo

In this tutorial I talk abut the Passato prossimo, one of the past tenses used in the Italian language. In this video I mention the videos on the pronomi diretti, on the pronomi indiretti, on the pronomi combinati, on the reflexive verbs. If you want, you can also refresh your memory of the presents of […]

Speak Italian with Arianna 45 – Furniture of the living room

This tutorial is about the Italian words for the furniture you find in a living room. Here you can find my video on the Italian words for the rooms of the house, and here you can find my video on the Italian words for the furniture of the bedroom, both mentioned in the new tutorial. […]

5 ways to remember new words

Learning words is part of the process of learning a new language. Building up your vocabulary is one of the more important things to achieve, because to speak you need to know the words that express your ideas, and to be fluent in a language means also to know exactly the words needed. But this […]

Speak Italian with Arianna 42 – Verbi riflessivi

This video is about the reflexive verbs in Italian and how to conjugate them in the present. If you want to quickly recall how to conjugate  the regular verbs in the present, you can find my tutorial here. I hope you enjoy it, and to see you soon on this blog. Ciao ciao!

Speak Italian with Arianna 41 – Presente indicativo

Here I talk about how to conjugate the verbs in the present tense in Italian. Here you can find my video with the introduction to verb conjugation, which can be useful to watch before this new tutorial. Here you can find my video on pronunciation rules, mentioned in this new tutorial. I hope you enjoy […]

Italian poetry with Arianna – S’ode ancora il mare

In this video I talk about the poem S’ode ancora il mare (You can still hear the sea), by Salvatore Quasimodo. Here’s the text: Già da più notti s’ode ancora il mare, lieve, su e giù, lungo le sabbie lisce. Eco d’una voce chiusa nella mente che risale dal tempo; ed anche questo lamento assiduo […]

Speak Italian with Arianna 34 – Pronomi indiretti

This video is about the Pronomi personali complemento indiretto (personal pronouns for answering the question to whom?). Here you can find my video on Pronomi personali complemento diretto. I hope you enjoy it, and to see you soon on this blog. Ciao ciao!

Italian poetry with Arianna – Donna

In this video I talk about the poem Donna (Woman), by Umberto Saba. Here’s the text: Quand’eri giovinetta pungevi come una mora di macchia. Anche il piede t’era un’arma, o selvaggia. Eri difficile a prendere. Ancora giovane, ancora sei bella. I segni degli anni, quelli del dolore, legano l’anime nostre, una ne fanno. E dietro […]