Italian Vocab

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In lesson 3.9 there are two different words for "today" Oggio and Stamattina. Is there a difference in the usage of these two words?

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - June 9, 2010


What would be the common phrase italian phrase for "have a great weekend"? Thanks!

2 replies - Last post by mspringer - April 25, 2010

It took me....

Ciao, Mi diga per favore come se dice in Italiano: IT TOOK ME.. Like to say "it took me 2 hours to go to sleep". Grazie, Edith

8 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - April 15, 2010

Mi piace, Ti piace, Ci piace, etc.

The part of the lesson where this was discussed was not clear to me. The lesson did not mention "vi piace" until the quiz. Can you clarify the different forms of "I like, you like, she likes, they like, etc? Grazie.

2 replies - Last post by karoz - April 14, 2010

There was, there were

Ciao, sono ancora io (??) We have learned how to say "There is", and "There are". But, how would you say "There was", or "There were"? Would it be something like this: Ce e essuto and ce sono essuto? Thanks, Edith

2 replies - Last post by dcnsanti - November 12, 2009


Hi I wonder can someone help me with the pronunciation of the Italian noun "la scelta" meaning mainly *choice* in English. The dictionary I am using seems to suggest it should be pronounced with an 'f' sound as if it was spelt __felta__. Is this...

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - September 7, 2009


On a trip to Rome last week, I was having a conversation with an Italian, trying to anyway. Each time this person became stuck in the conversation they used the phrase " allora". I took this to mean maybe, " um" or "hold on"...

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 22, 2009


What is the difference in the following Non capisco and Non ho capito. They supposedly both mean I dont understand and are there different ways to say I understand.

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 22, 2009


When does one use the term 'per favore' versus 'per piacere'?

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - June 8, 2009

Hotel vs albergo

What is the difference between a hotel and an Albergo?

1 reply - Last post by jimmywarren - December 14, 2008


Hi folks, In lesson 5.1 (Domestic), we are introduced to a new alternative word for cute or expensive: _caruccio_. Unfortunately it isn't listed in the transcripts, so I had to guess the spelling from Maria's pronunciation. Strangely, when I tried to lo...

1 reply - Last post by (deleted) - November 1, 2008



3 replies - Last post by azak1492 - September 17, 2008

greetings in italian

How can i greet my relatives in italy, using italian language?

1 reply - Last post by (deleted) - July 2, 2008


I know that the Italian word for "drunk" is ubriaco. I was wondering if anyone knew the word for "hungover" - or if there even is one. I have always been told that the Italian culture is much more mature when it comes to drinking, lik...

1 reply - Last post by martin - June 2, 2008

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