Tag: expressions

11 Italian Expressions You Won’t Find in a Phrase Book

You know how to cook a mean spaghetti carbonara, can put an Italian-born sommelier to shame, and you know everything there is to know about Julius Caesar that you feel as if you were actually born in Ancient Rome. The only thing missing is…you don’t speak a word of Italian. You could buy yourself a phrase book Read More

How to Speak Irish English

If you’re visiting Ireland this Paddy’s Day (or maybe just your local Irish pub!) then be prepared; the craic will be 90, everyone will be throwing shapes and make sure you don’t act the maggot or else you’ll just make a hames of the night. Still following? No? Thank goodness you found us then! For such Read More

10 French Expressions You Won’t Find in a Phrase Book

A French phrase book can teach you how to order a croissant or find your way to ‘la gare’ (the train station) but it’s only by talking to locals that you’ll learn how people really express themselves. Prepare for your upcoming trip to France by hosting a French guest and practicing some of these phrases Read More

10 German Expressions You Won’t Find in a Phrase Book

In every language you’ll find a few expressions that native speakers are used to but sound a little bit odd to other people. The German language can sometimes be seen as a bit rude, but after reading these phrases you’ll realise how funny the German language can be! Surely a few of these will make you smile. Here are 10 Read More