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Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly

Glossary of grammatical terms

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Calendar of Italian traditions, festivals, and holidays

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Useful Phrases in Italian

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Quote of the week

“Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.”

Joseph Conrad


Polish-born English novelist

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