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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.

 

Apr 30, 2021

Che fila lunga! = What a long line!

Ho fame. = I'm hungry. (I have hunger)

Buon appetito! = Enjoy your meal! (Good appetite)

Grazie, altrettanto. = Thanks, same to you.

Basta, grazie. = That's enough, thank you.

Sono sazio(a) = I'm full.

Ho ancora fame. = I'm still hungry. (I have more hunger)

Mi passa il sale, per...


Apr 29, 2021

tavola = table

bicchiere = drinking glass

piatto = plate

coltello = knife

forchetta = fork

cucchiaio = spoon

tovagliolo = napkin

vassoio = tray

carne = meat

latte = milk

frutta = fruit

sale = salt

pepe = pepper

burro = butter

aranciata = orange soda pop

ghiaccio = ice

piselli = peas

carote = carrots

fagioli =...


Apr 28, 2021

Avere = to have

io ho = I have

tu hai = you have (informal)

Lei ha = you have (formal)

lui/lei ha = he/she has

noi abbiamo = we have

voi avete = you have (plural)

loro hanno = they have

Avere bisogno di = To have need of, or to need.

Then you just conjugate the verb 'avere' depending on the subject of the sentence.

Noi...


Apr 27, 2021

You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb.

Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian.

Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian.

Signor Gianni scrive una...


Apr 26, 2021

fratello = brother

sorella = sister

padre = father

madre = mother

cappotto = coat

giacca = jacket

cintura = belt

calze = nylons, panty hose

gonna = skirt

camicetta = blouse

problema = problem

dizionario = dictionary

macchina = car

aiuto = help

cavallo = horse

comprare = to buy, compro, compri, compra, compriamo,...