When you answer the phone in America, you say, "Hello." But what do you say when an Italian calls?
As the title implies, this post may make you blush - but you will be grateful you learned about these tricky Italian/English false friends from a real friend before you accidentally say them yourself!
One would think that the hardest part about learning Italian would be mastering the grammar or verb conjugations. In my experience, it is actually the inability to fully express yourself and your personality like a native speaker would.
Sometimes the most common phrases can be the hardest ones to respond to when speaking Italian as your second language. Here's how to respond to three simple, everyday phrases without feeling silly (and without having to ask anyone else how to do it!).
Like a birthday, an onomastico is a day to make someone feel special. Find out what exactly it is, and if you have one yourself!
Need a good word to say when you burn your hand on the stove? Or something to yell at a guy who cuts you off in traffic? Here are some of the most-used Italian swearwords to help you on your expletive journey!