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Category: Italian Language

Learn Italian in Orchard Road
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Learn Italian in Orchard Road

The Italian Language School offers a gateway to the captivating world of Italian language and culture, conveniently located amidst the bustling energy of Singapore's premier shopping district.

10 latin expressions used everyday
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10 latin expressions used everyday

Here are ten Latin expressions Italians use in everyday life, but not only Italians.
Following English, Spanish and Mandarin, Italian is the fourth most studied language around the world. Sometime, when you
start to learn a new language, learning by heart new words and new grammar rules may be frustrating. However, do not worry because you already know ten Italian expressions, that actually are Latin, that italians use in everyday life.

Mastering Italian Pronunciation: Tips and Tricks
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Mastering Italian Pronunciation: Tips and Tricks

Good pronunciation is an essential component of language learning, especially when it comes to speaking Italian. It not only helps
learners to communicate more effectively with native speakers, but it also enhances their overall understanding and appreciation of the language. Proper pronunciation enables learners to distinguish between similar sounding words, understand the nuances of intonation and stress, and convey their thoughts accurately. Moreover, good pronunciation can help learners to build confidence in their speaking abilities, which is particularly important in social and professional settings.

Chinese Speakers: 5 useful tips to enhance your Italian
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Chinese Speakers: 5 useful tips to enhance your Italian

Chinese friends or Chinese speakers who are learning (or would like to learn) Italian, don’t worry! We’re working for you!

We know that Mandarin Chinese and Italian are two very different and distant languages: one could say they are almost antipodes. And yet, Italian is a language that fascinates many synophone speakers because of its linguistic difference and its exotic character.

Italian is the language spoken by dubbers
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Italian is the language spoken by dubbers

Conventionally, we speak of “Italian language” to refer to the national language spoken in Italy, referring to the neo-Latin language based on the variety spoken in Florence, the cradle of Renaissance and Humanism of the Bel Paese. However, what is commonly called “Italian” is nothing but a terminological convention: no Italian citizen actually communicates orally in “standard Italian”.

Exploring Italian CILS Exam: Preparation and Tips
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Exploring Italian CILS Exam: Preparation and Tips

Embarking on the journey of preparing for the Italian CILS exams can be both exciting and challenging.

As the global demand for proficiency in the Italian language continues to rise, the significance of obtaining a CILS certification cannot be overstated. In this blog post, we'll delve into the utility of taking the CILS exams and explore how the Italian Language School in Singapore can be your trusted partner in this linguistic adventure.

Italian for Beginners: Courses and Tips
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Italian for Beginners: Courses and Tips

Whether you're drawn to the melodious cadence of the language or have a passion for Italian culture, taking the plunge into learning Italian can be a rewarding adventure. At the Italian Language School of Singapore, we understand the excitement and challenges that come with starting a new language, and we're here to guide you through the process.

The Importance Of Italian Language
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The Importance Of Italian Language

Good pronunciation is an essential component of language learning, especially when it comes to speaking Italian. It not only helps learners to communicate more effectively with native speakers, but it also enhances their overall understanding and appreciation of the language.

Italian Opera Origin
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Italian Opera Origin

Italian opera is a genre of vocal music that has its origins in the 18th century. Its origins can be traced back to the culture and society of the time, specifically the desire to create a national art form that represented Italy. The first example of Italian opera is considered to be “Dafne” by Jacopo Peri in 1598, but it was with Claudio Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” in 1607 that Italian opera began to develop as a distinct genre.

In Bocca al Lupo origins of the Famous Expression
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In Bocca al Lupo origins of the Famous Expression

If you've been hanging out with Italians, chances are you might have felt confused hearing the sentence 'In bocca al lupo!' thrown with enthusiasm among the other things they say at the end of a gathering. Literally meaning 'in the mouth of the wolf!', this popular colloquialism is just another way of wishing good luck to someone who is about to step into something new that might present a challenge—be it an exam, the beginning of a new job or project, or an adventurous trip.

Weekday names in Italian
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Weekday names in Italian

The names of the days of the week have ancient origins that stretch back through history. It all began with the Sumerians, who established the concept of time in months, based on the moon's full cycle around the Earth. The Babylonians took this concept and expanded it into weeks, with seven days each. But why seven days? The Babylonians noticed that seven days approximated the time between different moon phases and matched the number of visible planets in the sky known to humans at the time: the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the Sun.

The reasons behind the study of Italian language
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The reasons behind the study of Italian language

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.