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How to read Italian fast

Summary

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Italian is similar to English. Try to read without translation. Subject pronouns are often omitted.

Read Italian Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary. Read and watch news.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Keyboard
  • Writing Training
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • News
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    You need only a text editor. Or you can use a pen and paper.

    Write short words repeatedly

    italian 2letters
    italian 3letters
    italian 4letters

    Type short words like these images. Repeat form 2 letters to 4 letters. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    reading multiple lines

    Write a short sentence like this image. This is a training for reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write other sentences with line breaks.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    Italian is similar to English. Try to read without translation. Guess the meaning from the context.

    Subject pronouns are often omitted. Most of adjectives are placed after nouns.

    Read Italian Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary.

    Italian pronunciation is simple. Read and watch news.

    Writing training improves reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Learn other Romance languages and Latin. They have similar grammar and vocabulary. Italian is more closer to Latin.

    Keyboard

    Italian has letters of é, ó, à, è, ì, ò, ù. You have to add a languages or input method for diacritical marks.

    I use US International layout. It has the letters of Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, and more.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences.

    svo

    Learn the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase.

    The basic word order is similar to English. But subject pronouns are often omitted. Adjectives are placed after the noun.

    relationship

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Learn grammatical person, tense, etc. Verbs are conjugated to person.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Pronunciation

    Italian pronunciation is simple. Learn the relationship between the spelling and the pronunciation. It will help you learn words, inflections, and suffixes.

    Learn how to pronounce vowels, consonants, syllables, words, and sentences. They have their own rules.

    Italian has many vowels. Practice them with IPA symbols.

    syllable

    Imagine the structure of syllable.

    Learn words and sentences with Google Translate.

    Grammar

    Italian has grammatical gender and complicated conjugation. Learn them with simple sentences. Write and speak many sentences.

    Learn nouns with their gender and articles.

    relation

    Imagine relations and learn verbs conjugations. Verbs are affected by person.

    News

    Yahoo Notizie is similar to Yahoo News US, UK, etc.

    Euronews has Italian contents.

    Other Languages

    French is very similar to Italian. Spanish and Portuguese are also similar to Italian.

    Subject pronouns are not omitted in French. It is fit for speed reading.

    English and Romance languages have many words of Latin origin. Learn origin words, cognate words, and loanwords.

    Etymology is useful for learning multiple languages. Learn Latin, Greek, and Proto-Indo-European. And learn the relationship between languages.