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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 7, 2021

Lui mangia la pizza. = He eats the pizza.

Noi mangiamo la pasta. = We eat the pasta.

Loro mangiano gli spaghetti. = They eat the spaghetti.

Io studio il libro. = I study the book.

Lei studia l'italiano. = She studies Italian.

Antonio ama Claudia. = Antonio loves Claudia.

Gli amici giocano il calcio. = The friends play soccer.

To ask a question in Italian, you just say the sentence with a questioning inflection at the end of the sentence.

Tu parli l'italiano. = You speak Italian

Tu parli l'italiano? = Do you speak Italian?

Another short cut you can do in Italian, is you can drop the pronoun entirely because the verb changes for every pronoun. For example, you can say

Io compro il pane. = I buy the bread

Or you can drop the 'io' and just say

Compro il pane. = I buy the bread. Because the word 'compro' is only used with 'io,' you can drop the 'io' and it is apparent that you mean 'I buy.'