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Italian model verb tables

Get to grips with some of the most common irregular verbs in Italian.

Italian link words and expressions

Explore some useful Italian link words and expressions shown in context to help you with writing in Italian.

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Cita de la semana

“Poetry belongs to those who use it, not those who write it!”

Antonio Skarmeta

(1940– )

Chilean novelist

A guide to Italian pronunciation

Learn how to bridge the gap between the sound systems of English and Italian.

About the Italian language

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