Poetry corner - Cattafi

Poetry corner – Cattafi

Bartolo Cattafi was born in 1922 and died in 1979. He graduated in law but worked in advertising in Milan. He published numerous poetry collections;…

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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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Not so black and white!

Not so black and white!

After white we move to black. Note what happens when we put them together. Not so black and white! Per un paio di settimane dopo…

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