Hello my friends!
Well, with any luck (and lots of voting) Il Volo will be coming to Vegas to join us in the greatest celebration of our lives, in one of the most exciting places on earth!
“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?” Well, we might have to break that rule! Lol!
Even though they speak English quite well, we all want to speak to them in THEIR native language – Italian!
I also know that a few of you, maybe more, are planning trips to Italy this year. So, let me help you and everyone else, learn a little Italian to make our guys feel at home, and you feel comfortable in their home! Remember… “when in Rome….” Ok, maybe literally!
I say the “Il Volo” way, because I’d like to zone in and target certain words and phrases that we are most familiar with that we hear them singing in their songs, as well as in their many interviews. I plan to first dissect a few of their songs – of course we all know “grand amore” is big/grande love. We probably know more Italian than we think we do. I’ll start with basic common words we likely already know, to gain an instant familiarity, then throw in some we don’t know, taking other words – both nouns and verbs, as well as other parts of speech, from the songs and interviews. Of course, I will have to throw in some grammar and basic pronunciation, and even some games – have to make learning fun! Since we’ve listened to them, most of us probably have a good basis for pronunciation, however, I know from my personal experience, the words and how they pronounce them are not always how we think they should be spelled!
What will be a bit fun, is that I will be learning right along with you! I had 4 years of Spanish in high school and a short refresher in college, but that was MANY years ago. Although, I remember much more than I thought I would, I don’t remember everything. If you are at all familiar with Spanish, you will recognize that Italian is actually very similar. Many words and verbs are the same, or almost identical, except for a few letters different here and there.
I know there are some of you out there that are Italian and speak Italian, so feel free to add your “2 cents worth,” or correct me, at any time!
So, stroll along with me, down the Appian Way, and learn Italian – the Il Volo way!
Ciao, for now!