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Although not my mother tongue, I have spoken Italian fluently for more than 12 years so I am very confident to answer any questions about the Italian language. I am also competent in Roman Dialect if there are any questions relating to this.

Experience in the area

MA Applied Linguistics First Class Honours in Modern Language Studies (Linguistics, Italian, Spanish) Received the top grade in the whole of UK for GCSE Italian, receiving a letter of congratulations from the Italian Consulate Completed my two-year A Level in 1 year with a grade A country. Carried out many translation jobs for a wide range of clients and topics including self-help, literature and exam papers. For personal reference, I have also translated Federico Moccia's Tre Metri Sopra Il Cielo and 2 of Francesco Totti's book.


El Pensador, University of Bristol


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Awards and Honors

Letter of recognition from the Italian consulate MA Applied Linguistics BA Hons Modern Language Studies CELTA qualified C1 CILS C2 DELE

Past/Present Clients

ZigZag Education Ultimate Lifestyle Project Victor Lujan

What do you like about this subject?

I love languages in general and find them totally fascinating

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To simply further my knowledge and to help as many people as possible with learning the language

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2017-03-01 Differences in phrases asking where are you guys from:

Hi Nicole,    Many thanks for your question. Yes, you are right, there is a small difference between the two phrases that you have given me. The first one 'voi dove vivete' means 'where do you guys live?

2017-01-07 Use and meaning of anchor:

Hi Mila,    Thanks for your question. In most cases, you will find that 'ancora' is used for still whereas giÓ is often used in the sense of yet. In the case of 'ancora' its position is flexible - it can

2016-08-08 vocative case in italian:

Hi Patrick,    Many thanks for your question. Yes, you are correct in what you said.    To clarify:  - The formation of the vocative in Italian follows a 'back-to-front' rule for the tu and Lei forms.

2015-09-07 volte-face:

Hi Dan,    Thanks for your question. The English volte-face does come from Italian but the original Italian is actually 'voltafaccia', English having translated the faccia to its counterpart 'face.'  

2015-09-05 derived adverbs:

Hi Rich,    Don't worry about the fact that not all avverbi derivati appear in an Italian dictionary. It is common for words that contain suffixes such as this to not all be included in the dictionary


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