Italian is one of the most interesting languages of the world. In this article we are going to discover some curiosities about Italian language and about Italian culture. We have already talked about Italian flag, now we can explain other curiosities of Italian language. In this article we are also going to discover the best way to learn this language or to improve language skills.
The letters of Italian alphabet
The first curiosity of Italian language is that about Italian alphabet. This alphabet has only 21 letters, because the letters J, K, W, X and Y are not Italian. These letters cannot be found in Italian words, even if nowadays Italians use a lot of foreign words and so these letters have become part of the daily life of Italians.
How many people speak Italian?
Another interesting curiosity is that about the number of people who speak Italian. According to some studies, there are about 63 millions of people who speak Italian as their first language. At these people we have to add about 3 millions who speak Italian as second language. We have to remember that now Italian is the fourth most studied language.
Which is the longest Italian word?
Italian language has a lot of words and it is interesting to know the longest Italian word. The longest word of this language is psiconeuroendocrinoimmunologia, which is a medical term that can be translated with Psycho Neuro Endrocrino Immunology. Actually this word is not used during everyday dialogues, because it is a scientific word.
The word America is an Italian word
Do you know Amerigo Vespucci? The word America comes from him, who was the first to understand that America was another continent and not part of Asia. So we can say that America is an Italian word and this is a curiosity that everyone who study Italian has to know.
Which is the best way to learn Italian?
The best way to learn Italian is joining an Italian language course. Clidante, offers you courses at our school in Rome or online classes. You can choose the course that you prefer since at Clidante we have courses for any Italian language levels.
Are you trying to get ready for language exam ? We have special courses and private classes to help you with the language exam preparations.