Category Archives: Italian

Italian V

Good morning! In this final installment of the Italian series, we will wrap up by revisiting our ten words and understanding why they are spelled the way they are.

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Italian IV

Happy Saturday…this week I will post the 21st video in the series! In this video we will finish up Italian consonants.  Some of the sounds have multiple spellings, but I have detailed how to figure out which one applies. Sometimes, there are rare spellings and the dictionary only has 5 to 10 entries for words using those spellings. In those cases, it would be best to just learn all the words that use the rare spellings. Enjoy.

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Italian III

Hello! Hope everyone had a good week. This week’s video covers some of the consonant sounds in Italian. Some of these consonant spellings are solely unique to Italian, so it is important to remember how they work.

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Italian II

Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well. This week’s post features the second video of Italian; we will cover the Italian vowels here. Italian vowels are pretty simple and consistent, which is great for us! Hope you enjoy.

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Italian I

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I’m excited to say we will be starting another gorgeous language this week: Italian! Italian is another one of the Romance languages, and is pretty similar to Spanish and French. It does have its own special sounds and spellings though. In this video, we’ll explore a brief background of Italian, look at 10 sample Italian words, and take a look at common Italian stems. Italian is a beautiful, consistent language, and we can definitely thank it for our wonderful words of music and food!

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