Transformation of X into Italian

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Linda Riolo義大利語
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The more you study a language the more your brain is able to recognize patterns that repeat themselves. That's a important learning process as it can facilitate communication and shows that Italian language is not too far away from English (or other languages).

Today I would like to focus on the letter "X". This letter "ics" is not considered part of the Italian alphabet and it only appears in loanwords. Even though X was present in ancient Latin it disappeared in Italian before the end of the Vulgar Latin period.

But there are some patterns we can follow to translate words with X from English into Italian. This will help us to expand our vocabulary and enter in the morphology of the new language.

English words with an internal X become words with "S" or double "S in Italian. Here some examples:

example - esempio

context - contesto

anxious - ansioso

exactly - esattamente

saxophone - sassofono

explore - esplorare

extinct - estinto

oxygen - ossigeno

sexism - sessismo

anorexia - anoressia

anxiety - ansia


When the X is at the end of a word or is in the middle but followed by "CE" in English it usually becomes "CE" or "CCE" in Italian:


index - indice

appendix - appendice

fenix - fenice

excellent - eccellente

except - eccetto

excellence - eccellenza

exception - eccezione


I hope you will find these observations useful for your learning process!

Grazie,
Ciao!
Linda



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*** Want to learn Italian? *** I offer encouraging classes, friendly environment and lessons prepared ad hoc using material from real life situations. Speaking Italian is facilitated from the really first class. What more? Literature, cinema, cuisine, tourism, we can talk about what you find more interesting. Not sure yet? Book a trial classes of 30 minutes! Ciao! My name is Linda, I’m 29 and I’m from Piedmont. I’m a qualified teacher and I’ve been teaching Italian as a foreign language for some years. I lived in Ireland for four years where I worked for the Italian Institute of Culture. This working experience has allowed me to develop a dynamic teaching method. Depending on the student’s needs each lesson can be created ah hoc with materials from literature, history, everyday situations, music. We will focus on conversation and communication, using exercises and diagrams to explore grammar. No matter your starting level, everything is possible with a bit of practice! Would you like to visit Italy as a tourist, are you fond of literature, curious about Dante or simply you want to become fluent in my gentle language? Contact me and we can create together a personal plan tailored to your needs. Ciao! Mi chiamo Linda, sono nata in Piemonte e ho 29 anni. Sono un’insegnante qualificata e da qualche anno insegno italiano agli stranieri. Ho vissuto in Irlanda per quattro anni e lavorato in Istituto Italiano di Cultura per tre anni. Questa esperienza mi ha permesso di sviluppare un metodo di insegnamento dinamico e ricco. In base alle esigenze dello studente posso creare lezioni ad hoc e utilizzare materiali tratti da letteratura, storia, situazioni quotidiane, musica. Ci concentreremo su conversazione e comunicazione e utilizzeremo esercizi e schemi per esplorare la grammatica. Non importa il tuo livello iniziale, tutto è possibile con un po' di pratica! Vuoi visitare l’Italia come turista, sei appassionato di letteratura, vuoi sapere di più su Dante o desideri diventare fluente nella mia dolce lingua? Contattami e potremo creare insieme un piano personalizzato adatto alle tue esigenze! All levels, from beginners to advanced!

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