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The Rosetta Stone difference.
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Rosetta Stone was founded on two concepts. The first is that learning a language
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Learn more about Italian

Italian is the official language of Italy and is spoken by about 85 million people worldwide. It's also the official language of San Marino and one of the four official languages of Switzerland. In addition, there are an estimated 125 million people who speak Italian as a foreign language.

There are more than 500 different varieties of Italian pasta. Many were named for the objects they resemble: Penne means pens (after quill pens); linguine means little tongues; farfalle means butterflies; and orecchiette means little ears. Learn More

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Why should you

learn
Italian?

 

Learn Italian and experience la dolce vita, literally meaning "the sweet life," but used commonly to refer to the good life, full of indulgence and pleasure—and to the Italians' love of food, culture, and their rich history.

The Italian language is internationally known as the language of music; words such as prima donna, mezzosoprano, opera, and piano have become part of the vernacular for musicians and music lovers across the globe. Food lovers are also, perhaps unwittingly, familiar with Italian words. Can you say café latté, pasta, or pizza? In 1889, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita went to Naples. The best pizzaiolo (pizza-maker) at the time was asked to make pizza for the visiting royals. He prepared his creation with foods that represented the Italian flag: green basil, white mozzarella, and red tomato sauce. The queen liked it so much that she thanked him in writing, after which the pizza was named Pizza Margherita.

Speaking of vernacular, the Italian language originated from what's known as Vulgar Latin; which in this case refers to the spoken vernacular of the people in the Latin-speaking Rome of the 7th and 8th centuries. It was this "vulgar language" and its gradual spread through Europe along with the Roman Empire that lead to the creation of all Romance languages we know and love today, including French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Ever wanted to learn Italian? Have you started with basic phrases but fear they just won't be enough when you reach your destination? Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can start speaking Italian today! Download Rosetta Stone® Italian and set the wheels in motion for your discovery of the architecture of the Coliseum in Rome, to see the works of the greats in the Sistine Chapel, and to meander the Cinque Terre like a local!

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