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Buon Natale e Benvenuti all'antico dibattito che spesso divide le famiglie italiane. Di che cosa sto parlando? Il dibattito tra servire Panettone o Pandoro a Natale.

Happy Holidays! Welcome to the age-old debate that often splits Italian families. What am I talking about? The debate between serving Panettone or Pandoro during the holidays of course!

For a transcription of this podcast visit http://www.studentessamatta.com/christmas-cake-battles-panettone-versus-pandoro/

Buone feste!

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 12:23pm PDT

Sometimes a trip to Italy is like stepping into the past. For me, that is part of the charm of Italy. Recently I had the impression of passing through a portal back to medieval times. It happened during my stay in Arezzo last September when I witnessed the Giostra del Saracino - The Joust of the of the Saracens. Practice your Italian language skills by listening to this podcast! You can find a transcript and translations on www.studentessamatta.com 

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Today we are going to the Arezzo’s Saturday market. There you can buy lots of things. The best would be the fresh food that you can buy there. There are so many things…peppers, squash blossoms, mushrooms, fruit and various kinds of meat and cheeses…but especially the porchetta. Come with us!

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 6:31pm PDT

Today I am here to tell you about a fantastic new mobile app called “FlashAcademy”. It is the idea of the company behind FlashSticks – the company that created the app to learn a foreign language using the Post-it Notes. Now the app has a new interface and new images. Now it focuses on the progress of the student towards graduation from Flash Academy. Each lesson moves the student forward! The learning curve is fast paced with new interactive lessons.

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 6:13pm PDT

My first novel “Dreaming Sophia” is here! I am thrilled and happy to share Sophia’s journey with my readers. The book is now available in print and e-pub versions for Kindle and iBook. You can find the book on Amazon and through many other distributors as well. The e-pub version of the book has links to the “Dreaming Sophia” website and Pinterest site, so that you can experience the book visually – see the art and images and videos – referred to in the book, as well as listen to the music.

To win a copy of the book visit the Studentessa Matta website: http://www.studentessamatta.com/dreaming-sophia-book-give-away

The book is available on Amazon and on itunes.



visit the Dreaming Sophia website: www.DreamingSophiaBook.com

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT

In this Podcast I am talking about Italian words for joking and playing around...Scioglilingua, Giochi di Parole, Barzellette, Scherzi, Idiomi...Podcast can also be viewed on YouTube to see the visuals that accompany the text.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrRccsRyt2g

Visit the Matta Blog for text in English and Italian

For transcripts for this Video follow this link: http://wp.me/p22bKE-3vi


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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Happy Easter! They say in Italian…Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want! Today I am going to talk a little about Easter and some of the sweets that Italians eat at this time of year. I’m going to especially talk about Baci chocolates

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT

Questo mese festeggiamo la giornata internazionale della donna…anche semplicemente detta "festa della donna". Ricorre l’otto marzo di ogni anno per ricordare sia le conquiste sociali, politiche ed economiche delle donne, sia le discriminazioni e la violenza che le donne ancora oggi subiscono in tutto il mondo.

This month we celebrate International Women’s Day - or simply the la festa della donna. It falls on the 8th of March each year and commemorates both the social achievements, political and economic conditions of women, as well as the brings in evidence the discrimination and violence which women are subjected to still in all parts of the world.

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT

Hi guys! I’m Melissa la studentessa Matta! Welcome back to my channel! Are you ready to take a little stroll into history with me…and Dante and Beatrice?

Visit Matta Website for Translations: English & Italian http://www.studentessamatta.com 

For translations for this Video click this link: http://wp.me/p22bKE-3t0

To learn more about Matta Italian Language Workshops in Italy http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-trips/

Visit the Matta Facebook page for learning tips and language fun: http://www.studentessamatta.com/learning-tips/

Find me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/studentessamatta

Today I want to tell you about a painting…Botticelli's Birth of Venus - La nascita di Venere. Visit Matta Website for Translations: English & Italian https://www.youtube.com/c/StudentessaMatta_MelissaMuldoon

To learn more about Matta Italian Language Workshops http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-trips/

Visit the Matta Facebook page for learning tips and language fun: http://www.studentessamatta.com/about/

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Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 4:31pm PDT