28 April

Falso Amico: Italian-English False Friends Part 2

Italian and English possess are surprisingly-large number of cognates. Italian words such as farmacia (pharmacy), intelligente (intelligent), and necessario (necessary) mean exactly what a native English speaker would expect them …

14 June

Spanish Subjunctive Mood

The Spanish subjunctive mood is used to express doubt in whether an action will indeed take place. It can also express how a person feels about an action, a wish, …

11 April

Italian Definite Articles

English has only one definite article: the. However, the Italian l’articolo determinative takes many forms. Which form you should use depends on the number, gender, and first letter of the …

26 January

Commonly-Confused Spanish Words

This week we’re going to look at some easily-confused Spanish words. While Spanish doesn’t have as many of these types of words as English does, it does possess enough that …

13 November

French Present Participles

The French present participle is the French equivalent of the English present participle. Just as English present participles end in –ing, French present participles always end in –ant. French present …