Italian Train Station Vocabulary

Il treno The train La stazione The station Il biglietto The ticket Il rapido The fast train Il diretto The local train Il scompartimento The compartment L’orario The time schedule La partenza The departure L’arrivo The arrival Il binario The train track Il passaggero The passenger I fumatori The smokers Read more…

Northern Renaissance vs. Italian Renaissance Art

Northern Renaissance Art Northern Artists, sculptors, and architects were influenced by daily life, portraits, religious scenes, and scenes of nature. They were surrounded by Gothic Cathedrals in France, Germany and England, which contributed to their style. Since no wealthy patrons who wanted grand paintings were sponsoring them, artists focused on Read more…

Italian Fashion and Culture (Not Finished)

One of the most important factors in the growth of the Florentine economy leading up to the Renaissance was: (Quiz 2) The economic freedom and social mobility of Florentine society Scholars agree that Florentine guilds were more restrictive than their counterparts in other countries. (Quiz 2) False The Florentine system Read more…

AP European History- The Italian Renaissance

Georgio Vasari 16th century painter, architect, writer who called era in which he lived “rinacita”, rebirth, or rather the Renaissance Mood of the Renaissance significant contributions were made to Western civilization, with particular gains in literature, art, philosophy and political and historical thought, sought personal credit for achievements rather than Read more…

Italian Italiano Future Tense

vedrò I will see vedremo we will see vedrai you (fam.) will see vedrete you (plur.) will see vedrà he/she will see vedranno they will see andrò I will go andrai you (fam.) will go andremo we will go andrete you (plur.) will go andrà he/she will go andranno they Read more…

Italian Unification Historiography

1848 revolutions Farmer; ‘the 1848-9 revolutions changed everything’ Trevelyn; ‘the turning point at which history failed to turn’ Farmer; ‘given the strength of local loyalties and bitter regional antagonisms, the notion of a united Italy seemed a political fantasy’ Force Farmer; 1848 proved ‘romantic idealism could not succeed against the Read more…

Italian Musical Terms

largo very slow adagio slow andante medium slow, walking pace moderato moderate allegro fast presto very fast pianissimo very soft piano soft mezzo piano medium soft mezzo forte medium loud forte loud fortissimo very loud crescendo gradually louder decrescendo gradually softer accelerando gradually faster ritardando gradually slower ritenuto suddenly slower Read more…

Italian Music Theory Terms

A tempo return to the original tempo Accelerando increase the speed Adagio slow tempo, between largo (slower) and andante Allegretto lively tempo, but not too fast; between andante (slower) and allegro Allegro fast tempo, from Italian wired meaning cheerful Andante moderate tempo, from Italian word meaning walking Assai much or Read more…

Italian Terms – Tempo and Dynamics

presto very fast allegro lively and fast moderato medium tempo andante walking speed adagio slow largo very slow; broad accelerando gradually faster ritardando slowing down crescendo gradually getting louder decrescendo gradually getting softer piano soft forte loud mezzo piano moderately soft mezzo forte moderately loud fortissimo very loud pianissimo very Read more…

Italian Musical Terms – Dynamics and Moods

calando Literally “quietening,” this means becoming slower and softer. crescendo Literally “growing,” this means becoming louder. decrescendo Literally “shrinking,” this means becoming softer. diminuendo Literally “dwindling,” this means becoming softer. forte Literally “strong,” this means loud. fortissimo Literally “very strong,” this means very loud. mezzo forte Literally “half-strong,” this means Read more…

Italian articles of clothing

il vestito dress la camicia shirt la maglietta T shirt i pantaloni pants la maglia sweatshirt il maglione sweater la cravatta tie la camicetta blouse la gonna skirt i jeans jeans il capoto coat l’impermeabile raincoat la giacca jacket il parka parka il capello hat i guanti gloves il pantaloncini Read more…

World History Section 10.1

Humanism A Renaissance intellectual movement in which thinkers studied classical texts and focused on human potential and achievements Humanities study of subjects such as grammar, rhetoric, poetry, and history, that were taught in ancient Greece and Rome Petrarch Father of the Renaissance. He believed the first two centuries of the Read more…

Italian Unification – IB HL History

What year was the Congress of Vienna? 1815 What was the leading power at the congress of Vienna? Austria Who was the diplomatic figure-head of Austria? Metternich What were the results of the Congress of Vienna 1815? Re-creation of Kingdom of Naples, Papal States, Central Duchies, Lombardy, Venetia, Kingdom of Read more…

Italian Body Parts

l’orrechio ear l’occhio eye il naso nose la bocca mouth i denti teeth il ditto finger la mano hand il piede feet il braccio arm la gamba legs la testa head la lingua tounge lo stomaco stomach il corpo body i capelli hair la faccia face il viso face le Read more…