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Giulia Depentor
Giulia is a writer with a passion for true crime, family trees and historical eras she hasn’t lived in. In her spare time, she plays the ukelele and collects faded photos of people she doesn’t know.
Articles by Giulia
The Origins Of Italian Carnival Masks

The Origins Of Italian Carnival Masks

The Carnival of Venice is an annual celebration in Italy — and one that’s world famous for its intricate Venetian masks. In the festival, these masks are part of elaborate costumes that evoke feelings of pomp, elegance and even a bit of magic. But did you know that these disguises are more than beautiful pieces of art? Here we’ll explore how each mask symbolizes a character from the Italian theater tradition of Commedia dell’Arte, and cover a bit of the history behind these classic tropes.
4 Reasons Why Being An Expat Now Is Better Than 10 Years Ago

4 Reasons Why Being An Expat Now Is Better Than 10 Years Ago

You think being an expat is difficult? Imagine being abroad alone without a smartphone and think again!
What Kind Of Language Learner Are You?

What Kind Of Language Learner Are You?

Observer or listener? Relaxed or hyperactive? Discover your learning type and how Babbel might help you.
8 Words You Need To Know Before You Can Have A Conversation In Italian

8 Words You Need To Know Before You Can Have A Conversation In Italian

Want to speak Italian with the confidence of a native speaker? Learn how to spice up your conversations with the following eight words that every Italian uses in daily conversation.
4 Untranslatable Italian Concepts

4 Untranslatable Italian Concepts

Summer bike rides, aperitivi and Sunday lunches at la nonna’s place: here’s a list of “untranslatable” Italian concepts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world!
8 Italian Expressions You Won’t Learn In School — Real Slang To Make You Sound Like A Native

8 Italian Expressions You Won’t Learn In School — Real Slang To Make You Sound Like A Native

Even if you studied Italian in school, we bet you’ll only learn these slang expressions on the streets of Italy… or by reading this article. Here are my eight favorite Italian expressions.
7 Italian Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Italian)

7 Italian Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Italian)

We chose the most difficult Italian words we could find and asked people learning Italian to pronounce them. Follow our pronunciation tips, and we bet you’ll do better than they did.
5 Habits Of The Successful Language Learner — Inspired By Creative Geniuses

5 Habits Of The Successful Language Learner — Inspired By Creative Geniuses

What can we learn from great artists and writers like Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie? Can emulating their habits also help us to learn a language?
A Dictionary Of Beautiful, But Forgotten, Italian Words

A Dictionary Of Beautiful, But Forgotten, Italian Words

These “vintage” Italian words have fallen out of fashion, but we think it’s about time they made a comeback. Check out our favorites.
Train Your Brain: The 4 Best Methods To Improve Mental Function

Train Your Brain: The 4 Best Methods To Improve Mental Function

Do you want to keep your brain strong, fit and active for a long time? Here are our top picks for the most effective brain training methods!