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Understanding verbs: dare

The verb dare means to give. It is an irregular verb in the present tense and is used in a variety of idiomatic expressions. Dare can be seen below in the present tense:         Dare…

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Some Rules Regarding Numbers

In our book, Il vero italiano: Your Guide To Speaking “Real” Italian, we look at some useful rules about using numbers (p. 103-107). Let’s review some important rules about numbers: Remember that cento (100) and mille (1,000) do not drop their…


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Double Plurals

Ciao a tutti! Today we are going to talk about double plurals in Italian. These are nouns that have two plural forms. Generally, the masculine plural indicates an abstract or subjective meaning, while the feminine…


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Il vero italiano 2: Practice Makes Perfect

Ciao a tutti! Our second book, Il vero italiano 2: Practice Makes Perfect, is a companion to our first book, Il vero italiano: Your Guide To Speaking “Real” Italian. It is a collection of exercises, some grammar…


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Our eBook

Parola del Giorno is now a publisher of ebooks on the Italian language! Check out our first endeavour, Il vero italiano: your guide to speaking “real” Italian. This 221 page guide explores the various parts of speech in…