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Surnames and Their Origins – October 2021

By On October 1, 2021

This month’s surname column features surnames that start with the letter C, and for a special reason. Since October is the month that Italian-Americans celebrate Columbus Day and it is the month… Read More

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Italian Lesson – October 2021

By On October 1, 2021

As in past October issues, the Herald will dedicate this issue’s lesson to Halloween. Halloween has become a big celebration in Italy. Although it is regarded by some as another invasion of… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – September 2021

By On September 1, 2021

PALMIERI – This surname derives from the old French first name Palmiere, which in turn derives from Palma, a nickname given during the Middle Ages to the pilgrims to the Holy Land.… Read More

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Italian Lesson – September 2021

By On September 1, 2021

This month’s lesson is talking about weather in Italian.The most used expressions to ask for information about weather in Italian are: Quali sono le previsioni del tempo per oggi / domani /… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – August 2021

By On August 1, 2021

A reader recently asked, “Do all Italian surnames end in a vowel, and what is the most common Italian surname?” The idea that all Italian words end in vowels is an age-old… Read More

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Italian Lesson – August 2021

By On August 1, 2021

Here are some situations where choosing between “avere” and “tenere” might be tricky. Physical Possession 1.) To have/keep an item Ho una mela, ma voglio mangiare un’arancia.I have an apple, but I… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – July 2021

By On July 6, 2021

This month we are deviating from our traditional surname format to answer two questions that have been posed to us by some of our readers. The first and most often asked is… Read More

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Italian Lesson – July 2021

By On July 5, 2021

The lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. So, we thought rather than a lesson requiring deep thought and time to study, we make it informative, easy to absorb yet a… Read More

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Italian Lesson – June 2021

By On May 30, 2021

The previous lesson covered two verbs, avere and tenere. In that lesson, we learned the conjugations and how their usages are often used incorrectly. This sequel will stress the main usage of… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – June 2021

By On May 30, 2021

With this issue we continue with surnames starting with the letter P. PALMIERI – This surname derives from the old French first name Palmiere, derived from Palma; nickname given during the Middle… Read More