No, I do not offer free lessons

My side job is doing a bit of freelance language tutoring online.

My site of choice is Italki (I have a brief review about it here) and I thoroughly enjoy it.

I sometimes get people asking me (either directly or indirectly) if I’d be willing to give any lessons for free, and the short answer is no.

I have a few reasons why: Continue reading “No, I do not offer free lessons”

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I can’t wait

I can’t wait is translated as Non vedo l’ora, which literally means “I can’t see the time”.

It’s used when you want to show that you’re looking forward to something, e.g.

Non vedo l’ora di andare al mare / I can’t wait to go to the beach

Non vediamo l’ora di andare fuori a cena! / We can’t wait to go out for dinner!

I, for one, can’t wait to go back to Italy!

Non vedo l’ora di ritornare in Italia!

A body of water

A part of my upcoming trip, I will be visiting Lake Garda, Italy’s largest body of water, i.e.

Il piu` grande (the largest) specchio d’acqua (body of water) in Italia.

Italian can be an extremely descriptive and emotional language, and I have always thought that phrases such as specchio d’acqua were always very evocative.

This is probably on of those random phrases you will rarely (if ever) get to use in real-life situations, but in my opinion is beautiful.