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42 Can I say bravo to a female performer? 2014-04-13T11:35:45.157

33 Is there an Italian equivalent word for "cool"? 2013-11-12T14:14:50.850

32 What is the rule for adjective order? 2013-11-13T12:19:08.747

29 What are the rules for using an article with the name of a football team? 2013-11-05T20:22:07.323

25 When can 'ci' be used to mean 'it' 2013-11-06T01:16:42.467

25 Why do Italian road signs use the infinitive tense and not the imperative? 2013-11-10T19:23:31.753

23 Past participle and changing endings with auxiliary verb "avere" 2013-11-06T16:03:02.810

22 Why do Italians respond to 'grazie' with 'di niente'? 2013-11-11T20:13:52.640

22 How do you say "Good job!" in Italian? 2014-07-11T18:55:56.097

22 An Italian book suitable for a beginner 2015-06-20T08:12:44.123

21 How do English words change when plural in Italian? 2013-11-05T21:01:56.857

21 Usage of prepositions "a" and "in" in statements about places and directions 2013-11-11T21:01:13.340

21 Why translate cities and person names? 2013-12-14T23:35:30.787

21 What does "figurati" mean? 2014-08-06T20:13:31.577

20 Can a text in Latin be understood by an educated Italian who never had any formal teaching of that language? 2016-11-09T14:13:20.253

19 Tanto va la gatta al lardo 2013-11-05T20:46:59.993

19 Plural form of "olio" 2013-11-20T16:42:19.910

19 What is the difference between 'mucca' and 'vacca'? 2014-02-20T20:16:04.360

19 Are "che", "che cosa" and "cosa" interchangeable in simple "what questions"? 2014-05-20T06:48:28.353

19 Perché "vendesi" e non "si vende"? 2014-11-03T08:05:04.263

19 ‘Se mia nonna avesse le ruote, sarebbe una carriola’ 2015-02-24T10:58:50.827

18 On the pronunciation of gnocco and gnocchi 2015-02-24T22:02:19.950

18 “Fortemente voluto” 2015-11-16T11:02:44.653

17 Why was the Florentine Vulgar Latin chosen as the basis for standard Italian? 2013-11-16T14:36:12.560

17 Etymology of conjugation 2-person singular 2015-06-19T20:05:27.820

16 Are there rules for the positioning of clitic pronouns? 2013-11-05T21:57:56.813

16 What does "Boh!" mean, precisely? 2013-11-09T21:06:21.160

16 Is it a common Italian practice the use of definite article for feminine proper names, like in Veneto region? 2014-01-11T13:06:27.830

16 Differenza tra dispiace e spiace 2014-01-24T06:51:11.563

16 When does passato prossimo become passato remoto? 2014-08-20T06:06:02.457

16 How can I say "How are you?" in Italian? 2015-01-07T10:57:09.850

16 How can I translate the expression "Got it!" in Italian? 2015-01-26T16:17:40.787

16 Quando si deve togliere la "e" finale di un verbo all'infinito? 2015-02-12T08:33:06.297

15 Ironic constructions in Italian 2013-11-10T22:03:41.027

15 Does Italian allow "—" for parenthetical use? 2013-11-16T11:13:12.047

15 What form should be used when showing messages to a user on a computer screen in Italian? 2013-11-16T14:16:16.667

15 Can anyone help me with the proper pronunciation of the lateral palatal approximante (aka 'gli' trigraph)? 2013-11-21T23:16:50.950

15 Preposition "a" or "al"? 2015-02-11T18:07:47.803

15 What accents/dialects are considered "standard Italian"? 2015-05-15T19:34:18.987

15 “Ora” vs. “adesso”. What are the differences? 2016-04-26T09:15:47.263

14 What is the difference between «utènsile» and «utensìle»? 2013-11-06T10:20:24.500

14 Does Italian always use the infinitive where English uses the gerund? 2013-11-08T14:17:27.373

14 Why are 'di' and 'dal' interchangeable in some cases, while they aren't in others? 2013-11-24T10:02:27.870

14 "avrebbe potuto essere diverso" 2013-12-09T20:57:37.927

14 Is using "assai" in Italian considered vulgar language? 2013-12-15T17:39:53.017

14 How should I translate "mica" adverb into English? 2014-02-01T08:36:33.193

14 The origin of "in bocca al lupo" and its usage 2014-04-13T10:42:10.660

14 What's the difference between "cominciare" and "iniziare"? 2014-05-11T09:31:45.117

14 Come mai dal latino "ceresa" si è giunti all'italiano "ciliegia"? 2014-06-04T12:59:36.857

14 The use of ci when specifying locations 2015-04-03T20:18:29.020