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Let's Speak Italian!

Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. 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 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.

Grazie tanto, arrivederci.

 

Jan 31, 2007

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 =...


Jan 30, 2007

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...


Jan 29, 2007

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...


Jan 26, 2007

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...


Jan 25, 2007

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