Matera

Discover Matera

The City of Rocks, “la Città dei Sassi“: this is how Matera is called. If you look at Matera, you understand why. The ancient city is literally carved in the rock, a beautiful art work originated by the natural caves lately shaped according to the population’s needs. The first settlement dates back to the Paleolithic: […]

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Discover Some Italian Easter Vocabulary

Have you found some Easter vocabulary during your Italian language course? Easter is only a few days away, so you might have already studied some related words in your Italian language course. However, there is a nice Easter vocabulary to discover. So many typical Easter traditions, customs and food to learn! In Italy there are some […]

Ordering Coffee In Italian

Italian Video Tutorial: Ordering Coffee In Italian

Ordering coffee in Italian is a good challenge! For Italian beginner students, ordering coffee in Italian is something really nice to learn. While in Italy for holiday or work, being able to speak Italian in a bar to order a coffee is one of the first ways to practice the language. In fact, bars are […]

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An Intriguing Spanish Easter Tradition

Learning Spanish for Beginners means discovering lovely customs and traditions! In this period of the year, learning Spanish for Beginner students is closely related to Easter (Pascua). It is nice to learn either some useful vocabulary and some nice customs to better understand how people live this important festivity. Going through the main celebrations it is possible […]

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La Semana Santa

One of the most known festivity in Spain is the “Semana Santa“, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. Spain is a very catholic country, and during this week all over Spain there are processions of believers and statues depicting Jesus and his mother Mary known as “Pasos“, carried by people of old brotherhoods (confràdias) that […]

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Traditional Easter Symbols

In most European languages, the word for Easter comes from the Hebrew Pesach.  European languages associate the word Pesach to the Jewish feast of Passover, which was a sort of preparation for the Easter events as mentioned on the Christian Gospels. The English word Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Eastre, a pagan goddess whose festivals (called […]

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What No Hay Color Means In Spanish

Have you heard someone saying “No hay color”? “No hay color” is a common Spanish idiom used in the spoken language. As for many other idiomatic expressions, its effect is to brighten the conversation up and stress our point of view. We do believe that learning this kind of expressions really makes the difference. So […]

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Italian and Spanish Coffee Meet Up London 8th June

  Looking for a nice Italian and Spanish Coffee Meet Up in London? Our lovely free Italian and Spanish Coffee Meet Up in London will take place on June 8th! Join us at Obicà in St.Paul’s from 4pm to 6pm. Obicà is an excellent Italian bar and restaurant in London. One of their venues is […]

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Let’s Prepare Gambas Al Ajillo

Are you enjoying your Spanish language course? If you want to practice the language during your Spanish language course, cooking a good Spanish dish is definitely a great idea! Obviously you need to make the effort to follow the instructions in Spanish. It is a fantastic exercise and will make you learn new vocabulary as […]

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What Arrampicarsi Sugli Specchi Means In Italian

“Arrampicarsi sugli specchi” is a lovely Italian Idiom to use! In Italian, we use the expression “Arrampicarsi sugli specchi” very often. Unlike other idioms, if you translate it you can catch its meaning quite well. In other cases, translating word by word is very confusing and doesn’t help understand it at all. What is the […]