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Surnames and Their Origins

By On July 13, 2018

FEBO — This surname derives from the first name Febo, which derived from the Greek adjective “phoibòs,” meaning shining used for Apollo. It appears in the vital statistics records in 14 of… Read More

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How to Talk at Local Italian Festival This Summer

By On July 13, 2018

Summertime is fun time. Many of us try to get out of the fast lane and kick back at the beach or in the mountains. School children especially love to forget about… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins

By On June 21, 2018

FANI’ — This surname derives from the Arab word “faniqah” meaning bag, measure or possibly from the Byzantine “Phanòs” meaning light, fire. It is not among the most common names, but nonetheless… Read More

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How to Talk at an Italian Festival

By On June 21, 2018

Any foreign language you don’t practice, you slowly forget, and even the basics escape your mind. So, we thought it would be a good idea to do a refresher lesson on how… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins

By On May 8, 2017

Italian-American Herald This month our Italian surname feature will begin its coverage of surnames beginning with the letter “D.” In doing the research that is required to put this feature together, I… Read More

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Italian Made Fun & Simple

By On May 8, 2017

I thought it best that we review prepositions from the start given that we have been doing holiday lessons and that prepositions in Italian, as in English can be tricky. This is by… Read More

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Apre il primo museo del Fiore, è a Sanremo

By On May 8, 2017

SANREMO — Più di cento anni di floricoltura sanremese: dai primi brevetti in Italia, alle storiche immagini della vita nei campi, passando per i vecchi utensili di lavoro, i manuali e via… Read More

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Principessa d’Orleans apre villa Principe a Genova

By On May 8, 2017

GENOVA — Il Trust Floridi Doria Pamphilj apre al pubblico la parte più intima dell’appartamento della Principessa nella Villa del Principe a Genova: due stanze da letto, quella blu e quella verde,… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins

By On April 17, 2017

Italian-American Herald COSENZA — This surname derives from the name of the city of Cosenza in the Calabria region. From Calabria it spread to 18 other regions, the only one without this… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Italian Made Fun & Simple

By On April 17, 2017

In this month’s lesson, we’ll learn about Lent and Easter in Italy while building your Italian vocabulary with food names, greetings and religious words. We start off with the common vocabulary of… Read More