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Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian.

Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well, for a total of 120 lessons in all. That's 24 weeks of lessons, for only $15.00.  It's over 13 hours of Italian lessons, for the price of what you might pay for one music CD.

I've found that the key to learning to speak Italian is to learn a little bit every day, and to practice it with your friends. So get lessons 1-100, and listen to one lesson, every day for 24 weeks. By the end, you'll be amazed at how easy it was, and just how much you can learn by practicing a few minutes every day.

To buy the first 100 lessons, just go to the web site at www.letsspeakitalian.net and click on one of the banner ads. If you want to Download Lessons 1-100, click on the 'Download' banner ad. Once I get your payment, I'll e-mail you a link to the files. Be patient though, it might take a few hours before I check my email.  If you would rather Get Lessons 1-100 on CD-Rom, click on the 'CD' banner ad and once I receive your payment, I'll mail the CD-Rom to you.  For only $15.00 you'll be speaking Italian before you know it.

Grazie tanto, arrivederci.

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di = of

a = to, at

da = from, by

per = for

in = in

con = with

su = on

tra or fra = between, among

vicino = near

sopra = above, over, on top of

sotto = below, under

accanto = beside

attorno = around

tramite = through

in classe = in class

fra amici = among friends

con amore = with love

di plastica = of plastic

vicino Roma = near Rome

a Maria = to Maria

sotto l'ombrello = under the umbrella

per l'insegnante = for the teacher

da Giovanni = by John

in questa scatola = in this box

di vetro = of glass

attorno Milano = around Milan

sotto il letto = under the bed

su questa tavola = on this table

vicino quel palazzo = near that apartment building

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Inghilterra = England

Germania = Germany

Francia = France

Spagna = Spain

Svizzera = Switzerland

Irlanda = Ireland

Stati Uniti = United States

legno = wood

plastica = plastic

oro = gold

argento = silver

vetro = glass

amore = love

pace = peace

coraggio = courage

bottiglia = bottle

scatola = box

ombrello = umbrella

appartamento = apartment

palazzo = apartment building

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conoscere = to know

io conosco = I know

tu conosci = you know (informal)

Lei conosce = you know (formal)

lui/lei conosce = he/she knows

noi conosciamo = we know

voi conoscete = you know (plural)

loro conoscono = they know

sapere = to know

io so = I know

tu sai = you know (informal)

Lei sa = you know (formal)

lui/lei sa = he/she knows

noi sappiamo = we know

voi sapete = you know (plural)

loro sanno = they know

Io so la risposta. = I know the answer

Chi conosce una donna italiana? = Who knows an Italian woman?

Tu sai suonare il pianoforte? = Do you (informal) know how to play the piano?

Lei conosce Roberto Benigni? = Do you (formal) know Roberto Benigni?

Noi sappiamo che il ragazzo e' povero. = We know the boy is poor.

Voi conoscete la ragazza arribbiata. = You (plural) know the angry girl.

Loro sanno parlare inglese bene. = They know how to speak English well.

Noi conosciamo il presidente. = We know the president.

Voi sapete quando viene Aldo? = Do you (plural) know when Aldo is coming?

Loro conoscono questa citta'. = They know this city.

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Quel ragazzo e' forte = That boy is strong.

Vogliono essere insegnanti buoni. = They want to be good teachers.

Il dottore non e' povero = The doctor is not poor.

Hai visto quella chiesa alta? = Did you see that tall church?

Ho mangiato troppi biscotti. = I ate too many cookies.

Lui e' povero, ma bello. = He is poor, but handsome.

Quell'insegnante e' sposato? = Is that teacher married?

Il cane grasso dorme sempre. = The fat dog always sleeps.

Quella signora bionda e' bella. = That blonde lady is pretty.

Lui e' alto, scuro e bello. = He is tall, dark and handsome.

Loro portano camicie grandi. = They are wearing large shirts.

Io ho mangiato la mela rossa. = I ate the red apple.

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Adjectives are words which modify or describe nouns. Since they tell us about a noun, they must agree in number and gender with the noun they are describing.

Numbers and adjectives which tell how many, precede the nouns they modify:

tre arance = three oranges

molti libri = many books

troppo rumore = too much noise

Adjectives of color always follow the nouns they modify:

una casa rossa = a red house

una penna gialla = a yellow pen

Most other adjectives will follow the nouns they modify, but you will learn through conversation that some are flexible and may come either before or after the noun:

una donna intelligente = an intelligent woman

un uomo gentile = a kind man

Adjectives ending in 'o' agree in both number and gender with the noun they modify. Adjectives ending in 'e' only agree in number:

ragazzo alto = tall boy

ragazzi alti = tall boys

ragazza alta = tall girl

ragazze alte = tall girls

uomo forte = strong man

uomini forti = strong men

donna forte = strong woman

donne forti = strong women

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alto = tall

basso = short

magro = thin

grasso = fat

simpatico = likeable

antipatico = unlikeable

biondo = blonde

scuro = dark

forte = strong

debole = weak

brutto = ugly

gentile = kind

giovane = young

vecchio = old

nuovo = new

grande = big

piccolo = little

sposato = married

vero = true

povero = poor

Direct download: Lesson_089_Thursday.mp3
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Marco e' arrivato in ritardo oggi. = Mark arrived late today.

Quando sono arrivati I ragazzi? = When did the boys arrive?

Queste donne sono nate in Germania. = These women were born in Germany.

I fratelli non sono morti stamattina. = The brothers did not die this morning.

Laura e' uscita con Aldo. = Laura went out with Aldo.

I bambini sono stati male. = The children have been bad.

Noi siamo andati per l'italia. = We have gone to Italy.

Sono tornato ieri sera. = I returned last night.

Queste lezioni sono state difficili. = These lessons have been difficult.

Sono entratra il bagno dopo Giacomo. = I entered the bathroom after James.

Direct download: Lesson_088_Wednesday.mp3
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essere = to be

io sono = I am

tu sei = you are (informal)

Lei e' = you are (formal)

lui/lei e' = he/she is

noi siamo = we are

voi siete = you are (plural)

loro sono = they are

andare = to go, andato = went

venire = to come, venuto = came

partire = to leave, partito = left

entrare = to enter, entrato = entered

tornare = to return, tornato = returned

arrivare = to arrive, arrivato = arrived

uscire = to go out, uscita = went out

essere = to be, stato = was

morire = to die, morto = died

nascere = to be born, nato = been born

Sono venuto in retardo. = I came late.

Le ragazze sono andate al negozio? = Have the girls gone to the store?

Il presidente non e' arrivato. = The president hasn't arrived.

Io (feminine) sono tornata stamattina. = I returned this morning.

Sei stato in Italia? = Have you been to Italy?

Non siamo partiti per l'italia. = We haven't left for Italy.

Giorgia e' uscita con Carlo? = Did Georgia go out with Charles?

Direct download: Lesson_087_Tuesday.mp3
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Io non ho comprato la borsa. = I did not buy the purse.

Abbiamo bevuto molto latte. = We drank a lot of milk.

Chi ha venduto il cavallo? = Who sold the horse?

I ragazzi hanno avuto il tempo per mangiare. = The boys had the time to eat.

Tu hai sentito la musica? = Did you hear the music?

Ho parlato due volte nella scuola. = I spoke two times in school.

Ho detto la verita' alla polizia. = I told the truth to the police.

Non ho capito la lezione. = I didn't understand the lesson.

Paulo ha fatto troppo rumore. = Paul made too much noise.

Gli insegnanti hanno suonato il pianoforte. = The teachers played the piano.

Il marito ha dato un raffreddore alla moglie. = The husband gave the wife a cold.

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