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How to Talk About the Weather in Italian (with 16 Phrases for Making Small Talk)

How to talk about the rain, shine, snow, humid or any other weather in Italian. Great for making conversation if you can't think of anything else to say!

Direct download: ICE_Ep148.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT

What It's Like to Start Over in Italy (An Interview with Jasmine C. Mah)

Hear Jasmine Mah (the mind behind the blog Questa Dolce Vita) explain her experience with the Italian language and what it's like to move to Italy and plan a wedding in a new country.

Direct download: ICE_Ep_147.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:55pm PDT

How to Use the Trapassato Prossimo in Italian (or How to Talk About Things that Happened in the Past)

How and when to use the trapassato prossimo in Italian in order to talk about things that have happened in the past. 

Direct download: ICE_Ep146.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT

Italian Word Speed Dates: Bastare, Mancare and Piacere

When and how to use the Italian verbs bastare, mancare and piacere.

Direct download: ICE_EP145.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT

13 Expressions to Keep Conversation Flowing in Italian When You Forget a Word, a Phrase or a Conjugation

Expressions to use if you're not sure what to say during an Italian conversation.

Direct download: ICE_Ep144_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:18am PDT

[IN ITALIAN] In this quick clip, Carmine Caruso tells how Italians typically celebrate Christmas.

Direct download: Christmas_Episode_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

How to be enthusiastic in a more Italian way and grow your vocabulary with 15 ways to express your excitement in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep142_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

Once you visit southern Italy, you feel like you've seen an entirely different world while in the same country, which is what I imagine Cherrye Moore experienced upon moving to Calabria with her native Italian husband.

Cherrye's story, like many expats, is full of ups and downs with the language and the culture.

What I think is most special about our chat is her favorite parts of Italy, one of which makes you feel so at home even if you were never born there, which for many of us without any native Italian blood is one of the greatest gifts Italy has to give.

Direct download: Cherrye_Moore_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

The way you think about yourself as a language learner can get in the way of how well you learn the language. Here's how to put your doubts about yourself to sleep.

Direct download: ICE_Ep140_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Learn how to say descriptions for hair color, eye color, height, weight, and nationality in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_EP139_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:22am PDT