Frozen: All’alba sorger√≤

Ieri I went to see il film Frozen! It was AMAZING!!! I have been wanting to see it ever since I found out there was a principessa Anna in it! Now that I’m seen it in English though, I really want to see it in italian! I found this little clip from the italian version! ūüôā

Ciao a tutti

Ciao a tutti,

Allora il mio italiano √® coming along quite well as it happens! Sono trying to use it quite often now around Matteo, e con il mango languages course it is coming along abbastanza buona.¬†My vocabulary is definitely improving. The only problems I tend to come up with is that boy does it give me a mouth workout when it comes to saying le parole out loud! Penso in¬†inglese¬†we are quite lazy, with the way we say out vowels, there is about 20-30 different ways to say all of the vowels, where as in italian there is only 7 ways to say them. So when it comes to saying ee, and eh, and ah, and ooh and oh all the time, after a while it just feels like my mouth and lips are hurting because I’m not used to having it in those positions for such a long time!

Penso¬†when I meet italians, or recognise other italians around, I always end up getting to shy to try speaking it in front of them, i’m always worried of looking like an idiota! Lo odio! Ahhhhhhh!!! I wish that I could get past the shyness of failure, and just go for it! Although I think every time Parlo con Matteo¬†he gets pleasantly surprised with how much I now seem to know! And it makes him very happy with how much I now actually know. Hopefully soon I will get over this, i’m sure everyone much experience it at some stage giusto?¬†I mean I’m going to italy soon so I actually HAVE to get over it! Because otherwise I can’t communicate with anyone!¬†

Allora it is coming up to Natale again, this time I will be having an Natale inglese con italiano elements! I have created il menu con un antipasti, un primo, un secondo e un dolce. With a real italian antipasti for the starter, pizza for the 1st course, and an english roast dinner for our secondo, con pollo, roast pumpkin, sweet potato (I call it kumara), potatoes and cauliflower and broccoli with salsa di formaggio! Then mini pavlovas for dessert with brandy snaps and pannatone! Sounds buono no? 

Well this is where I’m at so far with mio italiano! ūüôā

Ciao amici 


Un abbraccio



Photo credit: Me – Matteo by the Spanish Steps, Mid Dec 2012 ūüôā


Ciao a tutti!

Ciao a tutti! 

Mi dispiace quello I have not been on here for a while. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t been doing il mio italiano!¬†I have had some amazing¬†benedizioni¬†on that part.¬†

Tempo tempo tempo,¬†what we all never have enough off, and as we get closer to Natale, it feels as though we have even less. I was feeling a bit down on my italian for a little bit, and I was re going through that mango languages passport journey won that ho vinto¬†from doing the 31 day italian challenge with I really am finding it very amazing. I think I could work in un ristorante in italy now! haha! But i was going through it again for like the 3rd time, and it is sticking in my brain, but doing the same thing over and over again just gets a bit disheartening. As I’m sure a few of you would know that feeling. But then out of the blue, I got another email from Cher, after she had sent an email to her contacts at Mango Languages after I told her how amazing I was finding it, and they gave me a promo code for Journeys 2 and 3! That totally uplifted my spirits to continue on down this amazing yet frustrating path that comes with learning a new language. I have only just started the journey 2, and it is getting harder, but rather than all the other online courses that I’d done, that got you to translate italian to english far more often, this makes you translate english to italian, and it has little grammar notes or cultural notes all throughout the lessons. It makes you understand why everything is said or why they do things the way that do, and it just makes it so much more amazing. I think that when I do go back to italia¬†in febbraio¬†I will be able to somewhat piano¬†actually communicate. I’m sure it will be a lot of¬†puoi ripetere pi√Ļ lentamente per favore¬†which is what of the sentences I learnt from the course. But now I can also say come si dici questa parola in italiano?¬†or Cosa¬†significa?¬†It’s even coming handy now when I try to practise what I have learnt on Matteo. He seems pleasantly surprised at how far I am getting, and it has now la mia pronuncia √® abbastanza buona! And Matteo can actually understand 80% of what I’m saying, rather than the 40% it was about un mese ago.

I will now try make more of an effort to at least post on blog a week. I at least finisce lavorano in 2 weeks so I will have a bit more time! Am really looking forward to a mixture of an italian/english Natale this year! 

Ciao i miei amici

Anna x