Gazzetta Italia: The rise of Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull reports on Jannik Sinner – the first Italian man to win a major tennis title since Adriano Panatta in 1976 Featured image © Shaun Botterill / Staff via Getty Images Words by Tom Alberto Bull KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases to add to […]

Gazzetta Italia: Getting married in Italy

Couple getting married in Italy in front of Rome's Trevi Fountain

Thinking of getting married in Italy? In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull looks at the increasing popularity of locations in Italy as wedding venues for Americans and Brits… Featured image © BGStock72 via Adobe Stock Words by Tom Alberto Bull KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases related to getting Married […]

Gazzetta Italia: Title win sparks joy in Naples

maradona mural

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull reflects on SSC Napoli’s first Scudetto since the days of Diego Maradona… KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases to add to your vocabulary Il lutto collettivo Collective mourning Il mitico giocatore The legendary player In tutta la città All over the city Il modo […]

Gazetta Italia: Love your leftovers

leftovers in fridge

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull looks at how Italians are saving money by turning to old techniques for leftovers in the kitchen. KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases to add to your vocabulary. Il aumento dei costi Rising costs Dove possibile Where possible I metodi tradizionali Traditional methods Il […]

Italian word for the week: Boh!

Learn the root and meaning of the Italian word ‘boh’, and how to use it… If you’ve spent time in Italy, you’ve probably heard a casual “boh” used on many occasions. It’s a versatile sound, capable of adding that Italian flair to statements of indifference or uncertainty. On the surface, the Italian word “boh” means […]

Gazzetta Italia: A tale of two women

Pedestrians look at a mural painting made by Italian artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo, depicting Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (R) and Democratic Party (PD) Secretary Elly Schlein (L) naked and pregnant in reference to the ongoing debate over surrogacy in the country

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull reports on the two women who now face each other in the Italian parliament KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases to add to your vocabulary. Anni di turbolenza Years of turbulence Una fase nuova A new era Una vittoria travolgente A landslide victory Già […]

Italian word for the week: Passeggiata

Couple walking in plaza in Siena with gelato

Learn the root and meaning of the Italian word ‘passeggiata’, and how the locals really use it… The Italian word ‘Passeggiata’ (from passo – to step, or pace) literally means ‘a walk’. As a verb, ‘to walk’, we use ‘passeggiare’. Present, past, and future tense: Oggi passaggio nel parco. Today, I walk in the park. […]

Italian word for the week: Abbiocco

couple experiencing 'abbiocco' after big meal

In Italy, food is at the heart and soul of every gathering, and sharing a meal with loved ones is an art form. But how can you describe the feeling afterwards? This word will help… Picture this: you’ve just devoured a hearty, Italian meal that leaves you feeling as lazy and content as a cat […]

Speak Italia: Foreign athletes living ‘the good life’

Chris Smalling playing football

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull looks at the current crop of foreign sports stars enjoying their new lives in Italy… KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases to add to your vocabulary Cibo meraviglioso Wonderful food Clima caldo Warm climate Gente simpatica Friendly people Imparare la lingua To learn the […]

Italian word for the week: Menefreghismo

Young group in cinema being annoyed by woman on her phone

Learn about the meaning and origin of the Italian word ‘menefreghismo‘, if you can be bothered… Menefreghista, or someone with menefreghismo, describes a couldn’t-care-less attitude. But it doesn’t just mean someone is laid back. It suggests a mindset of complete apathy or disinterest towards the concerns or opinions of others, skewing a little more negatively […]