In two weeks will be February, the month of love and romance. Everybody knows that Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 14th February. Chocolates, greeting cards with cupidos, flowers and gifts, heart shaped goods are exchanged between lovers. Not too many know the origin
Chinese friends or Chinese speakers who are learning (or would like to learn) Italian, don’t worry! We’re working for you!
There is no doubt that consumerism has pervaded (with greater or lesser intensity depending on the economic circumstances of the moment) the last 40 years of the last century and continues into the current one.
Here are ten Latin expressions Italians use in everyday life, but not only Italians.
We have already explained how the definition of “dialect”, as widespread in Italy, lends itself to numerous misunderstandings: in fact it confuses the strictly linguistic and the sociological level.
When you think about Italy the first image that comes in mind is pizza, pastasciutta, art and culture in general. And how Italians speak aloud with voice and hands.In fact you can’t talk about Italian language without mentioning the common hand gestures culture that goes with it.
Let’s be clear since the beginning: were not the Chinese to invent pasta, hence it did not come to Italians thanks to Marco Polo. Instead, it was born in Arab Sicily, to then go up all over Italy. Passing through Naples and Genoa. This is the curious story of the dish symbolizing Italianness.
Italian is a Romance language based on the fourteenth-century idiom used in the city of Florence. The official language spoken today in the Italian Republic and in the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland is based on the Florentine literary used by the great writers Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio.