Language corner - L’angolo della lingua

Language corner – L’angolo della lingua

Here are four ‘false friends’ ie words that look similar in Italian and English but in fact have different meanings. It’s easy to get them…

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Sayings - Modi di dire

Sayings – Modi di dire

Hanno lavorato così tanto per poi vedere tutto andare in malora. They worked so hard and then saw everything going down the drain. Mi dispiace…

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Espressioni idiomatiche

Espressioni idiomatiche

Here are three idiomatic expressions and a false friend. Prendersela – [composed of the verb prendere in the reflexive form + la meaning for/about it]…

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Language Corner

Language Corner

In this edition I will focus on a single verb that’s used in so many contexts: mancare. The more common English equivalents are to miss,…

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