Italian Proverbs!

Here’re some Italian proverbs that I really like!

Chi cerca trova – He who seeks shall find.

Anni, amori e bicchieri di vino nun se contano mai – Years, lovers, and glasses of wine – these are the things that shouldn’t be counted.

Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano – Who goes slow, gets far (Slow and steady wins the race).

Tra il dire e il fare, c’è in mezzo il mare – Between saying and doing there’s the sea in the middle (Easier said than done).

Fidarsi è bene ma non fidarsi è meglio – To trust is good, but not to trust is better.

Chi non risica non rosica – Who doesn’t risk, doesn’t gain.

Volere è potere  – When there is a will, there is a way.

Chi fa da sè fa per tre – If you want something done, do it yourself.

Rosso di sera bel tempo si spera – Red sky at night shepherds delight.

L’ospite è come il pesce: dopo tre giorni puzza – The guest is like the fish: after 3 days it stinks! (Don’t overstay your welcome).

Roma non fu fatta in un giorno – Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Non è tutto oro quel che luccica – Not all that glitters is gold.

Mal che si vuole non duole – The bad that you want doesn’t hurt.

In un’ora Dio lavora – God gets a lot done in an hour.

Tentar non nuoce – There’s no harm in trying.

L’orgoglio dei piccoli consiste nel parlare sempre di sé, quello dei grandi nel non parlarne mai – The pride of the small is to talk always of themselves, that of the great is to do so never.

Dove c’è gusto non c’è perdenza – Time, spent with pleasure, is never wasted.

Hai voluto la bicicletta? Pedala! – You wanted a bike? Pedal! (You made your bed, lie in it!)

Chi non spende non vende – Who doesn’t spend money, doesn’t make money. (To make money you need to spend money).

Il mondo è bello perché è vario – The world is beautiful tanks to its variety.

Chi la dura la vince – He who holds out wins.

Se son rose, fioriranno – If they are roses, they will bloom.

Ogni principio è duro – Every beginning is hard.

Chi capisce patisce – Those who understand suffer.

Chi misura se stesso, misura tutto il mondo – Those who know themselves, know all the world.

Chi male non fa, male non ha – Whoever does no wrong will suffer no wrong.

Non è bello ciò che è bello ma è bello ciò che piace – Beauty is not something that is beautiful, but something that you like (Beauty is in the eye of the beholder).

Detto – fatto! – Done and dusted! (Said – done).


It’s time to swap your beliefs to positive ones. Prepare for the dose of motivation!

Any person has the ability to learn at least one extra language. You’ve done it before with your native language. Somehow all kids manage to do it. How? They don’t doubt their ability. They don’t give up. That’s the secret. Moreover, as you manage to learn one foreign language, it gets easier because you start to see what your strengths are and how to do it the way that works for you.

It’s not about having “super powers”, it’s about using what you’ve got. Figure out your strengths and weaknesses. For instance, I have a perfect short-term memory, but my long-term memory sucks. That means if I don’t constantly revise information, I might forget it. Luckily, with languages I don’t have to sit over books to do so, I just need to use a language from time to time. And I gladly do it by watching movies, listening to songs, etc. That’s how it works for me. Same thing with you – figure out you abilities and wing it!

Think about all those amazing things you can do once you know the language fluently. What are your little goals? Keep those things in mind. If there’s no point for you to learn a language, it’ll be tempting to quit whenever you run into an obstacle.

You don’t need to believe. When I started learning English I didn’t think I could possibly succeed. I had the same negative beliefs from the previous chapter. But I did it anyway. So, if you still don’t believe in yourself – don’t waste your energy on convincing yourself that you can. Just go for it.

Do not stop. Promise me that you won’t stop and I can promise you that you will succeed. Give yourself a year. And make sure that every day you do at least something language-related. Then see what happens. I assure you that fallowing tips from this book you’ll get results.

I believe in you and I wish you to succeed!

This article is taken from the book “My key to learning any language” that you can get here:

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Distractive beliefs regarding learning languages

Many people live with a dream to learn a foreign language but don’t really do anything to achieve it because they’re sure they can’t. Can they? Here’re some distractive beliefs that can keep people from learning languages:

“It’s hard”. Yes, many people don’t start because they’ve already decided it’s not doable for them. But why not give it a shot?

“You need to have a talent/good memory”. You don’t need anything special to learn a language. You already have everything you need. I believe that learning languages is not about having a perfect memory or being born with a talent. It’s about using what you’ve got. How? I actually have a book about it, it’s called “My key to nailing any language”. If you have desire to check it out – link is at the end of the article.

“You need to visit a certain country”. You don’t have to go to other country in order to practice a language. In fact, I know people who went abroad and came back with no result. Surely, new environment pushes you to adopt, but if you’re stubborn enough you might not J Anyway, don’t see it as an ultimate option for learning a language. It’s not for everyone. If you prefer to learn a language without leaving your comfort zone – feel free to do so. I assure you, if you do everything right, you have a big chance at succeeding.

“You can’t learn a language just by yourself”. When I entered my university I had never learned German before. And I really wanted to see if it’s possible to learn a language only at uni. Turned out, it’s not. See, it doesn’t matter how great, smart, amazing your teachers are, no one can learn a language for you. Going to class and hoping that’s it – not really a right thing to do. YOU – that’s what it takes to learn a language. Other people can only help. But YOU are enough.

“I will never be able to remember/learn/understand this”. It’s ok to have such thoughts till you know that it’s not true. It’s not about ability; it’s about time and desire. When I started watching movies in English I thought that there’s no way I can understand their speech. When I first saw the list of German irregular verbs I thought the same thing. However, I didn’t give up and eventually succeeded. Sooner or later you’ll nail everything! Just give it some time. And dedication!

This article is taken from the book “My key to learning any language” that you can get here:

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Why learn a new language?


Should we learn another language? Why? What are your thoughts on these questions? I’m interested! And here’re my reasons to learn languages:

Time has to pass anyway

What a weird reason, you might think. Fair enough. But this phrase actually made me start learning English. I had 3 free summer month ahead of me, and it simply hit me – time will pass anyway. After these 3 months I might be at the same place I am now or might actually get something out of them. Same with you – some time from now you might or might not speak a new language. And it’s only up to you! I hope this “revelation” will influence you as well.

It broads your horizons

 The limits of my language are the limits of my world” (Ludwig Wittgenstein). It is very true, indeed. Every culture has different outlook on the world, and by learning a new language you can adopt it! Thus, you won’t be limited to the way people see things in your country.

Every language affects you

It has a lot to do with the previous reason. I do notice that every language make me think and speak differently. And turned out I’m not the only one who thinks so. I’ve heard it from many people who speak several languages as well. They even claim to have several personalities depending on a language! How cool is that the language can make such an impact on you. And I’m convinced it’s only for the best.

It fascinates people

Yes, people are actually impressed by somebody speaking a foreign language because not so many people can do that. It never surprises me though – I believe that it’s something any person can achieve. And I’ll show you how! Besides, it’s always a pleasure for foreigners to hear people speaking their language. So, it’s a good way to make new friends!

It’s an amazing way to train your brain

Scientifically speaking, learning languages creates new neural pathways between nerve cells. Long story short, it means that your brain will function better. And it’s definitely perfect for improving your memory.

This article is taken from the book “My key to learning any language” that you can get here:

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You can get your hands on my book!

As my book “My key to nailing any language” is finally out, I want to give away at least a part of it! Here it is:

My Key To Nailing Any Language Sample

It’s not a full version, but you can still find simething useful in it!

Full version here:


August, 22. 30 Seconds to Mars releases a new song “Walk on Water”. And my book is finally out!

You can get it here:

Many people want to know another language, but not so many want to actually learn it. And it’s understandable as no one likes studying. But what if I tell you that there is another way? That learning process can be exciting and enjoyable. Simply because you will learn a language doing whatever you like! I believe that you don’t need to be certain age, to live in a certain county, to have certain abilities to learn a foreign language.

I intend to share what I’ve discovered for myself over the years and hope that it’ll help you as well!


Why do I study German?

A while ago I made a video in German called “Warum Deutsch Studieren”. It was my uni assignment and a contest for the Goethe-Institut.

I even won some presents! A bag with Goethe-Institut’s logo, a notebook, a German magazine and a some tool for learning irregular verbs. So, I decided to post the video hear as well. Maybe it’ll motivate someone to learn German 🙂

My YouTube video fail

So, I have a YouTube channel. One thing that I like to make the most is language challenges. Well, obviously. The series is called “Trying to speak different languages”. I have around 10 videos of me speaking languages I’ve never spoken before. My most popular video has almost 80 000 views!

I do know that I’m not very good at all of them, but I think that my last video was when I proper failed. However I liked it because it turned out so funny!

Here it is – “Trying to speak Croatian”!

Inspiration for learning languages

Inspiration is important in everything you do and learning languages as well. It’s what will keep you going.

And today I want to post here something that inspires me to learn Spanish. It’s songs! I love to listen to Spanish songs. I think the language sounds so incredible.

Currently I’m enjoying “Tengo la camisa negra”. It’s not a new song, but I’ve never heard it before. And yeah, Julio Iglesias Jr is so stunning!

My book details

It’s time for me to give some details about my upcoming book “My keys to nailing any language”

So, The book is obviously still in the process and it has around 40 pages already! Every page has its own topic, but they all are still very coherent. However if you’re interested in something in particular – you can pick the page and read it. The book is full of great tips, tricks, and ideas that come rom my own experience in learning languages.

I don’t want to give too much away, so, here’s just a few topic from my book:

  • My secret to learning any language.
  • The most productive way to learn new words.
  • How to learn if you don’t have much time.
  • How to use social media to your advantage.

These are just 4 out of 40! Follow my blog so that you won’t miss the release!