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Talk to my face

April 12th, 2016 nicole Buongiorno a tutti! I have been asked by my students to put together some helpful tricks on pronunciation so they can better understand what NOT TO SOUND when they speak Italian. So, I will do my best to make it concise and entertaining and reach all of you, even if you are not a student
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November 26th, 2015 Federica As a first blog, I have been asked to write something about coffee, Italian coffee, Italians’ relationship with coffee, Italians without their Italian coffee and South Africans playing the Italians why they are having coffee. It is going to be a fun task indeed! First of all I need to warn all of you Capetonians
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Un caffè per favore

November 26th, 2015 Federica Ciao ragazzi, I hope my coffee blog was informative and that you are clearing your mind from those ridiculous, made up CHINO coffee recipes, which are preventing you from being considered as a true Italian. In case you are debating whether the “skinny latte” or a “flat white” are also allowed in Italy, I have
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Il Giornalaio

November 22nd, 2015 Federica The Italian Newsagent It all started during one of my “Tuesday with Enrico” evenings, when my Italian friend Enrico and I meet up for dinner and take turns to cook, while we laugh about life. This Tuesday’s deep analysis of IL GIORNALAIO, also known as EDICOLANTE was exceptionally funny. The English word for it sounds
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La Mamma

November 15th, 2015 Federica Ciao a tutti, Sooner or later I would have ended up talking about one of the most iconic characters of our country: LA MAMMA, a woman who should be a politician, run the government and look after her children very well. Before I even start talking about who the typical Italian MAMMA is, I need
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Il Mangiar bene

November 1st, 2015 Federica Today’s blog is about FOOD! Shall we start by saying that when one looks for the word FOOD in a dictionary, the first translation, which comes out is: CIBO or ALIMENTI or NUTRIMENTO and of course, they are the last words an Italian would use to refer to food. When I personally use CIBO, my
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