Viola D'Elia

Viola is an Italian native speaker who works as a language teacher and content writer. She has taught Italian and English in China. Outside the classroom, she likes to travel, try new food and learn Mandarin Chinese.

Viola D'Elia

Italian Prepositions: What You Need to Know to Use Them Correctly

Italian prepositions, just like prepositions in any other language, are tiny language blocks which are incredibly important to ensure you deliver the right meaning. You’ll find them in almost every sentence but there are significant differences with English. That’s why it’s important to spend some time learning which preposition to use and when. At the …

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All You Need to Know About the “Venire” Conjugation in Italian

The Italian venire conjugation is widely used to express movement. Venire is an irregular verb and is the equivalent of the English “to come”. It means to come from, to arrive, to occur, and is sometimes used in a welcoming tone too (e.g. Vieni! – Come on in!) Venire is an intransitive verb – therefore …

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“Hello” in Italian: A Complete Guide to Formal and Informal Greetings

Do you want to learn how to say “hello” in Italian? In this lesson we’ll see all the different greetings, so you will learn more than just a simple “ciao”! Italian people put a great emphasis on the so called “buone maniere”, the good manners. It is very important in Italy to address people with …

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A Complete Guide to “Fare” Conjugation in All Italian Tenses

The fare conjugation is very important and widely used in Italian. The verb fare means “to do”, “to make”. You can hear fare in many circumstances, such as when people ask and give information about one’s profession, leisure time and interests. Fare is an irregular verb that does not follow the general rules and doesn’t …

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