Best tips and tricks to learn Italian language.
Italian is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family. Italian is, by most measures and together with Sardinian, the closest language to Latin, from which it descends via Vulgar Latin. Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland (Ticino and the Grisons), San Marino, and Vatican City. It has official minority status in western Istria (Croatia and Slovenia). It formerly had official status in Albania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro (Kotor), Greece (Ionian Islands and Dodecanese) and is generally understood in Corsica by Corsican speakers (due to its close relation to this Tuscan-influenced language). It also used to be an official language in the former Italian East Africa and Italian North Africa, where it still plays a significant role in various sectors. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Italian is included under the languages covered by the European Charter for Regional or Minority languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Romania, although Italian is neither a co-official nor a protected language in these countries. Many speakers of Italian are native bilinguals of both Italian (either in its standard form or regional varieties) and other regional languages.
If you want to find the best way to learn Italian fast, immersion is the way to go. The most important thing that immersion provides is a constant stream of your target language. You will hear it all the time and read it everywhere.
Let's look at some proven tips and tricks that you could implement learning Italian smoothly in a short interval of time!
- Find Cognates (And Thank The French And The Romans)
- Start Loving Irregular Verbs.
- Understand The Secrets Of Proper Pronunciation.
- Prepare For Grammar That Isn’t In English.
- Say the doubles correctly
- Written and spoken Italian are not that different!
- The graphic accent in the Italian language is found only in the final word (città, virtù, perché). The intonation of severe and acute accent is not commonly reported, only practice can help.
- Apostrophe, in the case of elision (the vowel in front of a vowel) with all the female words, and not in case of truncation!
- Seek clarity in subjunctive and conditional tenses
- Don’t Forget Your Motivation.
- Read out loud. If you’re listening to a lesson and reading along, read out loud.
- Prepare things to say ahead of time. As you may know from experience, most learners run out of things to say.
- Listen to Italian Music
- Read Italian newspapers and magazines
- Read short stories in Italian
- Tune in to Italian radio, TV programs, series, and podcasts
- Watch Italian Movies
- Listen to Italian language courses such as Michel Thomas or coffeebreakacademy
- Use platforms such as Lang-8 to check your writing.
- Use sites and apps such as italki, Conversation Exchange, HelloTalk and Tandem that allow you to meet and talk with Italian speakers from around the world.
- Read up on your favourite Italian landmarks and cities
- Study the Italian culture! Looking into the historical and cultural contexts of words helps you understand the nuances of the language. Look through Roman life and Italy M
- Study the Small Stuff: Idioms, Slang and Filler Words.
- Try to gather vocabulary from the phrases that Italians use every day.
- If you want to check out some more of Italian’s linguistic quirks, take a look at Grand Voyage and Culture Discovery.
- Use programs like Memrise and Drops make this easy, providing you with free language lessons that have check-ins and daily goals built into the code to keep you motivated.
- Set realistic goals and stick to them.
- Order your food in Italian!
- Use shadowing (repeat the dialogues as you hear them).
- Review again and again.
- DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES! Identifying and correcting mistakes is how we learn.
As far as lessons go, shake things up whenever you feel yourself getting bored. Watch an Italian television show. Listen to some music. You can even bring out the kid in you with a cartoon. These little things add up to a load of learning, so let yourself have a little fun!
Learning Italian isn’t for the faint of heart. It is, however, a deeply fascinating and rewarding experience.
So be bold and keep learning!