It’s time for a new round of English-Italian false friends.
As I told you in my previous post about English-Italian false friends, there are so many of them that I had to split the topic in two to avoid writing an incredibly long post.
You may study a certain language for ages and even feel quite confident but the real test is when you visit the country where such language is spoken.
This is the type of post you usually find on language learning blogs, right? Well, when I came up with the idea of writing a blog post about English-Italian false friends, I first thought that this was a very ordinary idea. But I keep on seeing my students making little mistakes due to these tricky words and I’ve decided to give it a go.
The air is getting chillier and everybody is getting ready for a new school season, you can really feel it in the air even if you have no kids. It’s that time of the year when you wish your only thought was to go to the nearest stationery store and buy all you need for the new year.
If you are not a native Italian speaker or if you haven’t been living in Italy for a while, you may hear and understand them, but you may lose some of its meaning.
As a matter of fact, most of my students are English speakers and after working with them for a while, I noticed that most of them show the same weaknesses and struggle with the same topics, when it comes to speaking Italian: one of them is undoubtedly the word time.
Probably you are doing it to reconnect with your roots and ancestors, maybe you are doing it because you came to Italy once and fell in love with the country or maybe just because you think that Italian is a wonderful language and you want to be able to say something more than “Buongiorno!“, when you visit Italy.
I have been working on a few different new products and ideas lately, but this one came to my mind all of a sudden. As soon as I had the idea, I liked it so much that I wanted to launch it straight away.
I was having a Chiacchieriamo session with a lovely lady I get to catch with every morning at breakfast time. She has been living in Italy for a few years now and has a very good command of the language but is still struggling with some very simple things.
Every year the birthday of my business arrives without me thinking about it. It is always a surprise but also a time to look back and reflect on my work. I always take this moment as an opportunity to think about what I have done, what I could have done better, what was good and what not and to see how can I improve and do better in the future.