To joke or to play?

To joke or to play?

Let’s look at a few words that are similar in both languages but in fact have different meanings. To joke in Italian is fare degli…

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Sono al verde!

Sono al verde!

Green: the colour of hope, youth and nature… mostly… La città ha lasciato un’area verde dove è proibito costruire. The city set aside an urban…

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False friends - Part 1

False friends – Part 1

In this edition I’ll alert you to a couple of ‘false friends’ and include a couple of amusing words that are the product of a…

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Nero come...

Nero come…

NERO, un colore poco felice As you can see, black is not a cheerful colour Oggi sono d’umore nero. I’m in a very bad mood…

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Molto, tanto, poco, troppo!

Molto, tanto, poco, troppo!

The Italian words molto/tanto/troppo/poco can be used as adverbs (words that modify or limit a verb, eg ‘well’, ‘very’) or as adjectives (words that describe…

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