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15 Strange Italian Traditions and Superstitions Explained

15 Strange Italian Traditions and Superstitions Explained

Did you know that in Brazil its bad luck to let your wallet or purse hit the floor, as it means you’ll lose money? Or that in France it’s actually good luck to step in dog poop with your left foot? Like many countries, Italy has its fair share of wacky traditions and superstitions. In fact, Italy is said to be one of the most superstitious countries in the world. Below, we explore the 15 strangest Italian traditions and superstitions. Review this list before traveling to Italy to make … Read More

15 Strange Italian Traditions and Superstitions Explained
Did you know that in Brazil its bad luck to let your wallet or purse hit the floor, as it means you’ll lose money? Or that in France it’s actually good luck to step in dog poop with your left foot? Like many countries, Italy has its fair share of wacky traditions and superstitions. In fact, Italy is said to be one of the most superstitious countries in the world. Below, we explore the 15 strangest Italian traditions and superstitions. Review this list before traveling to Italy to make
French Grammar Rules: How to Conjugate Common Irregular Verbs
Last week, French tutor Carol Beth L. treated us to a great lesson on conjugating regular verbs. This week, we look at conjugating common irregular French verbs... French grammar is full of irregularities and exceptions. They make sense when you understand the phonetic and grammatical in's and out's of the language, but can still be difficult to navigate – especially at the beginning. Covering every single irregular French verb out there, therefore, is a difficult task to tackle in just one b
Traveling Abroad? 7 Spanish Phrases You Need to Know
Before you visit a Spanish-speaking destination, you'll need to know some basic Spanish phrases to help you get around. Honolulu tutor Jinan B. rounds up seven phrases to know in this guest post...   Ready to visit a Spanish-speaking country and communicate with the locals? Try the following essential Spanish phrases to get around as you see the sights, try the food, and explore! While the most useful phrase might be inquiring about the location of the bathroom, the first phrase t
5 Amazing Benefits of Learning to Speak French
Speaking a foreign language can lead the way to great experiences in your work, education, and travel. As an official language of 29 countries across the globe, French is one of the top choices for language learners, and its many unique benefits could make it the right choice for you. If you are considering learning French but are still unsure, we have five great reasons that will convince you to start taking French lessons aujourd'hui. 1. Improve Your Career Options Whatever your indus
The Best Way to Learn Spanish Formal Commands
  Not sure when to use formal or informal commands in Spanish? Here, language teacher Jason N. shares his tips to help you understand the different types of commands, and the easy way to change Spanish verbs to commands...   When you're studying Spanish you will learn about the different types of commands. Commands in Spanish aren't as easy as they are in English. In English, there's no distinction between formal and informal commands. For example, to make the verb "to run

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