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  Buongiorno a tutti! Questa settimana ripassiamo i nostri “helper verbs” ed i nostri “full verbs” Our next helper verb is potere (to be able/can). Before you look at the chart you can probably guess that the “io” form will end in “o” (it always will). You could also guess that the “noi” form will end in “iamo” (it always will). Potere (to...

  Buongiorno a tutti. I hope that you have been practicing the helper verb dovere (to have to/to need/to “must”). Our next helper verb is volere (to want/desire). Volere (to want) I want (io)voglio  You (informal) want (tu) vuoi He, she, you [formal] want(s) (lui, lei, Lei) vuole  We want (noi) vogliamo You (plural) want (voi) volete They want (loro) vogliono Here are some more Full Verbs: aspettare = to...

Buongiorno a tutti! The first thing we will go over is an extremely useful shortcut to understanding and using verbs. Most of what we say in any language has to do with one of the following three situations: necessity, desire, permission/ability (dovere, volere, potere, respectively). We call these Helper Verbs because they help out so much of your expression. The first Helper...

FINALLY here's some news we all wanted to hear! Alcohol really can make you better at learning a foreign language. I mean, it really does make sense. Have you ever experienced being in a Parisian restaurant, attempting to practice your French, only to be stared down by a snooty waiter? All of the sudden, your tongue turns to mush and café and caca...

Millions of children around the world will be celebrating the globally recognized holiday, Halloween. From Mexico, to the United States, to Canada, to Ireland; each culture has found a unique way to celebrate this ancient holiday. Traditions vary in differing cultures, but a few things remain the same: pranks, games and costume parties. For this reason, Halloween is a great time to teach your...

It seems one can hardly mention the topic of language-learning without Rosetta Stone being brought to the forefront of the conversation. It's as if it somehow unlocked a major secret allowing anyone, anywhere, to master a language. But there are a few things you should be aware of before you go spending your money. Here are some pros and cons: Pros: Rosetta...

As summer comes to an end and the cold kicks in, we all have one thing in mind; it's time to reactivate those Netflix accounts. Those who insist that they have exhausted their Netflix options — fear no more! Here are 5 foreign film hidden gems currently available on Netflix today. City Of God                 City of God is a Brazilian crime drama film that was...

There is more to learning a language than semantics and phonetics. Becoming fluent in a language means becoming fluent in an entire culture. When it comes to cultural awareness, the surge in Internet developments has provided us with an overload of resources to take advantage of - with blogging at the epicenter of these resources. Sometimes it can be difficult to scour...

Do you have one of those friends who can just pick up and travel whenever he or she wants? How can they just take off of work at the drop of a dime and afford a life of traveling? SO jealous. With modern technology and the advances in the work field, this lifestyle is becoming increasingly easier to obtain. Here...

I don't know which of these is worse: being that guy with poor grammar, or being that guy correcting everyone with poor grammar. Either way, here are five common grammatical errors that nobody seems to get straight. 1. "You're" and "Your"           Really?! If you've graduated from the fifth grade, there is absolutely no excuse for this one. You're is the contracted form of...