Learning Italian

Happy New Year in Italian – Pronunciation, Variations, and Traditions

Ringing in the New Year is a huge celebration throughout Italy. December 31st is St. Silvester’s Night (La Notte di San Silvestro) and to celebrate we enjoy parties, concerts, fireworks, and festivals. We have our special New Year’s dishes and of course, we usually pop a bottle of prosecco or other Italian sparkling wine to …

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CHEERS In Italian – How We Say It, When To Say It, + Toasting Rules

Cheers in Italian – How we say ‘cheers’ in Italy, when we say it, and Italian toasting rules Let’s celebrate! In English we ‘toast’ or ‘raise our glasses’ (and later clink them gently together). This custom may come from the rite of drinking to the gods and to the dead in ancient Rome and Greece …

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