Panettone origin

Panettone is the typical Christmas dessert in Italy. However, since its beginning, it quickly became known worldwide.  Panettone is a type of sweet bread loaf with raisins and candied fruits. Milan pioneered baking panettone, and thus, it is one of the city symbols. Panettone origin The Panettone origin is still not clear. But it seems…

Bravo in Italian

All Italians have noticed that foreigners (especially English, Americans, French, and Spaniards) often shout bravo at the end of a concert or a show. If you are not Italian, this is a question for you. Did you know that this word is a loan from the Italian language? And have you ever wondered why people say bravo when applauding…

10 Common Italian expressions you should know!

If your dream is to speak Italian like a native speaker, you must understand and even use their expressions! It will separate you from others wanting to learn Italian! Here are ten common Italian expressions that every Italian learner should know. 1. A buon mercato – At a good market When someone tells you that they bought…

10 Italian Tongue Twisters for Perfect Pronunciation

All languages have their tongue twisters. Several studies have shown that they are a helpful tool for learning to speak correctly. They can also aid us in improving the pronunciation and intonation of words. What are tongue twisters? Tongue twisters are phrases or texts that combine phonemes, rhymes, and repetitions. They help develop an agile…

5 expressions to show happiness in Italian

Do you know how to express happiness in Italian? Happiness is an abstract concept, subjective, and often hard to communicate. It is precisely for this reason that we are writing this article. Every language has unique words and expressions, often full of cultural connotations, that give different nuances to this state of mind. Today I…