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Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Going Out to Eat

Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Going Out to Eat

Are you planning to learn Italian before your big trip? Below, Italian teacher Nadia B. shares some useful Italian phrases and etiquette tips for dining... Yum, la gastronomia italiana (Italian cuisine)--the heartbeat of Italian life occurs around the dinner table, and you won't want to miss out on all of the delicious foods and wines when visiting Italy. Keep reading to discover some useful Italian phrases for going out to eat. Learning how to order and converse with your waiter in It … Read More

Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Going Out to Eat
Are you planning to learn Italian before your big trip? Below, Italian teacher Nadia B. shares some useful Italian phrases and etiquette tips for dining... Yum, la gastronomia italiana (Italian cuisine)--the heartbeat of Italian life occurs around the dinner table, and you won't want to miss out on all of the delicious foods and wines when visiting Italy. Keep reading to discover some useful Italian phrases for going out to eat. Learning how to order and converse with your waiter in It
Believe it or Not: 16 Bizarre Japanese Superstitions
Every culture has its own set of legends, myths, and superstitions, and Japan is no exception. Japanese culture dates all the way back to 35,000 BC., and so do some Japanese urban legends. From good luck omens to supernatural animals, here are 16 bizarre Japanese superstitions. Inanimate Objects Have Spirits Japanese Buddhists believe that inanimate objects, like dolls, have spirits. There are a number of Japanese stories about dolls or other inanimate objects coming to life. Jap
5 French Speaking Countries You Can Visit Besides France
Ready to travel and kick your study of French into high gear? French tutor Jackie A. shares her suggestions for where to plan your next vacation... When you started learning French I'd bet your friends and family asked you “Why?!? You can't use that anywhere else besides France! When are you ever going to use that?!?” Well, I'm here to help you tell those not so blissfully ignorant loved ones just where you CAN use your French! 5. Canada As many Americans know, Quebec is the French spe
Face-Off: Google Translate vs. Human Spanish Translator
We rely on technology now more than ever, but when is it best to let a real-life human do the work? Check out the nifty infographic below from Verbal Ink to see what happens when Google Translate (Spanish to English) goes head-to-head with a professional translator in two rounds of a translation showdown. Are they worthy opponents, or will a clear front-runner claim the prize? It seems as though humans can still triumph over machine when it comes to language... at least for now! Hav
50 French Quotes to Inspire and Delight You
There are countless French quotes and sayings about life, love, and beauty that will delight any language lover. Keep reading and be inspired to study this beautiful language! Short French Quotes, Proverbs, and Famous Sayings About Life The French have a unique and lovely perspective on life. Even hard life lessons sound better in French! Here are 50 of the greatest, short and beautiful French sayings with English translations. 1. À vaillant coeur rien d’impossible. -Jacques Cœur “For a

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