Learning Italian

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Comparison of difficulty of different languages
When people start thinking about learning a language like Russian or Chinese, one of the first thoughts that spring to mind is that it (...)
Duolingo number of users per language statistics
Duolingo is a platform where you can learn many different foreign languages for free. It’s a great way to start learning a language you (...)
Special characters (diacritics) used in European languages
The “Basic Latin Alphabet”, as defined by ISO, consists of the following 26 letters and their uppercase variants (and is identical to the (...)
February 21, 2017 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish

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‘February’ in European languages
The English word “February” comes from Latin februarius, which means “of purification”. The corresponding names for the second month of (...)
Christmas Gift-Bringers of Europe
Christmas gift-bringers of Europe
Find out who brings Christmas gifts in France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries by looking at this neatly coloured map. (...)
December 11, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
Stress position and accents in Italian
Stress placement in Italian is variable, just like in English (the stressed syllable changes from word to word). However, Italian has (...)
September 4, 2016 – Riccardo Cava  and  Jakub MarianItalian
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Difference between a dialect and a language
Whenever I publish a language map, such as the one of the languages of Europe, I get comments claiming that “Xyz is not a language”. For (...)
August 16, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Names of Germany in European languages
Germany is an unusual country, not only because of its renowned engineering and a large variety of beer but also because of its name. Most (...)
August 7, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
Double letters in Italian
It is very common to find double consonants in Italian. They have a different pronunciation than single consonants and usually change the (...)
July 7, 2016 – Riccardo Cava  and  Jakub MarianItalian
Italian Alphabet with Pronunciation
The Italian alphabet has 21 letters (when not counting letters with diacritical marks), out of which 5 are vowels and 16 consonants. As (...)
June 26, 2016 – Riccardo Cava  and  Jakub MarianItalian