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Live Streaming: A Chat With Franco Arminio – 7th May 7pm (Italy time)

Ready for our live streaming with Franco Arminio on the 7th May? Franco Arminio is an Italian poet and paesologist: if you have never heard this word before is because he introduced it a while ago referring to a new discipline, called “paesology”, which is based on observing and studying the deepest soul of towns. […]

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El Día Del Trabajador: How People Celebrate May Day in Spain

What is the “día del trabajador” in Spain? May Day in Spain is known as El día del trabajador or Primero de Mayo and was celebrated for the first time in 1889: its origin is the same as the International Labour Day, the worker revolt in Chicago in 1886. For the first Labor Day celebration, socialists […]

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What Restare A Bocca Asciutta Means In Italian

What do Italians mean with “restare a bocca asciutta“? “Restare a bocca asciutta” is a nice Italian idiomatic expression that you can hear while you speak with Italian natives. The meaning is not straight forward, so you might need to work on it a little bit: as often happens, idioms might be unclear until you […]

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Liberation Day 2021: How To Celebrate

Ready to celebrate the Italian Liberation Day 2021 on April 25? The Liberation Day 2021 will mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Italy from the nazi-fascism: on the 25th April 1945, the partisans’fight and a huge popular insurrection made it possible, ending 20 years of fascism and a terrible war which had lasted […]

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What No Pegar Ojo Means In Spanish

“No pegar ojo” is a lovely Spanish idiom: do you know it? We do love Spanish idiomatic expressions and “no pegar ojo” is a really lovely one! When you learn a language, one of the most difficult things to go through are idioms: sometimes the meaning is really hard to catch if you just translate […]

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Hache: A Spanish Netflix Series

Have you already watched the Spanish TV series Hache on Netflix? The TV series Hache includes two seasons and 14 episodes in total. It’s set in the 60s in Barcelona and the drug trafficking story will make you hold your breath until the end! If you want to improve your Spanish, watching it is a […]

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Inspector Montalbano: “Il Metodo Catalanotti”

Have you already watched the last episode of Inspector Montalbano? Inspector Montalbano is definitely one of the most famous fictional characters in Italy, created by Andrea Camilleri. Thanks to the masterful TV serie directed by Alberto Sironi, Montalbano became incredibly popular in Italy and abroad. If you want to read more about this TV serie […]