The Definitive Guide to the Conjugation of “Dire” in Italian

Dire means “to say” or “to tell”, and it is a common verb in Italian. It is used in numerous situations, for example when reporting who said what, or to ask people to tell you something specific. It is important to know the conjugation of dire, as it will help you instantly recognize it and all the …

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9 Ways to Say Hello in Russian for Every Situation

Want to make friends in Russia or other Russian-speaking countries? Then master these nine ways to say hello in Russian to be ready for every situation: from a night out with friends (“What’s up, bro?”, “Heya!” – see привет and здорово) to meeting your girlfriend/boyfriend’s parents (“Hello, Mr. Ivanovich” – see здравствуйте below). But just …

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Going Places in Spanish: How to Understand the “Ir” Conjugation

Have you ever heard the Spanish expression “me voy a ir yendo”? This is a very common, perfectly grammatical statement with not one, not two, but three different forms of ir conjugation. If that doesn’t highlight to you the importance of this verb, I don’t know what to tell you. Ir, meaning “to go”, is one …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Conjugation of “Essere” in Italian

Learning the conjugation of the verb essere is fundamental if you want to learn Italian, as it is by far the most used verb of the language. Essere is an auxiliary verb, which means it is used to make other verbal tenses. Essere is also irregular, so you will have to learn all of its …

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How to Say “Happy Birthday” in Swedish (and Swedish Birthday Traditions)

Celebrations are like a window into the heart of a culture. Celebrations show what people value, how they relate to each other, and how they express themselves. Learning how to say “Happy Birthday” in Swedish means more than learning to pronounce a few key phrases. It means digging deeper into how to celebrate a Swedish …

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How to Say “Happy Birthday” in Spanish – Useful Phrases and Traditions

So that special day is coming up for that Spanish speaker you love, and you’re not quite sure of the best way to wish them a special day? Or is it that you will need to navigate having your birthday in a Spanish-speaking environment for the first time this year? Never fear, Clozemaster is here …

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All You Need to Know about the Swedish Alphabet

Perhaps Maria von Trapp said it best: “When you read you begin with A, B, C.” Learning to read and write in any language begins with the basic building blocks of letters and their sounds. English speakers learning Swedish will find that the Swedish alphabet contains many familiar, recognizable friends, three new acquaintances, and a …

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