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Italian Grammar: Mastering the Informal and Formal 'You'

Italian Grammar: Mastering the Informal and Formal 'You'

When it comes to Italian grammar, understanding the informal and formal 'you' can be very difficult. Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. shares some tips and tricks on how master this common Italian grammar conundrum... In the Italian language, there are three ways to say 'you'; tu (informal) Lei (formal) and Voi (plural). For beginner Italian students, it can be difficult to determine the correct form when speaking. After all, there's only one 'you' in the English language. Nonetheless, … Read More

Italian Grammar: Mastering the Informal and Formal 'You'
When it comes to Italian grammar, understanding the informal and formal 'you' can be very difficult. Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. shares some tips and tricks on how master this common Italian grammar conundrum... In the Italian language, there are three ways to say 'you'; tu (informal) Lei (formal) and Voi (plural). For beginner Italian students, it can be difficult to determine the correct form when speaking. After all, there's only one 'you' in the English language. Nonetheless,
How Long Does it Take to Learn Japanese? A Timeline for Beginners
How long does it take to learn how to speak Japanese? The answer can vary based on your objectives, learning style, and study methods. Learning a new language is a journey. When it comes to learning Japanese, you'll need patience, persistence, and a good work ethic. If you put in the time and effort, you can learn to speak Japanese fluently in no time! Which level of fluency are you hoping to achieve? Answering this question will give you some deeper insight into how long it will take
Spanish Classes vs. Private Tutoring: What Will Work for You?
Not sure whether Spanish classes or private tutoring will work best for your learning style? Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish tutor Joan B. shares her advice for making that decision...   When you’re exploring how to learn Spanish, it’s important to consider the various options, including Spanish classes and private tutoring. Consider your learning style, goals, needs, and abilities when making a decision as to whether Spanish classes or private tutoring will work best for you. First, re
Yikes! Don't Confuse These 7 Tricky Spanish Words
As a beginner learning Spanish, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by new vocabulary. How do you keep track of all of the Spanish words and meanings? Not to mention all the false cognates that are out there! Fortunately, with practice, Spanish words and phrases will become like second nature to you. Just watch out for the tricky word pairs! For a helpful lesson, our friends at Lingolistic recently shared an article with us with some words that are particularly confusing for beginners. Here are
Japanese Vocabulary: 11 Mealtime Words & Expressions
Food is an essential part of life and a central part of any culture. Japan is well known for its sushi, curries, soups, noodles, and more. Japan's penchant for courtesy and respect also plays a part in the country's mealtime expressions. Here are some Japanese vocabulary terms you can use during meal times. 1) Gohan (meal) hiragana: ??? kanji: ?? This term literally refers to the white rice that plays a big role in most meals. Over the years, it has become understood in context to refe

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