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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 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 lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter.

Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter.

Tommaso e' italiano? = Is Thomas Italian?

No, Tommaso non e' italiano. = No, Thomas is not Italian.

Parlate inglese alla mensa? = Do you speak English at the cafeteria?

No, non parliamo inglese alla mensa. = No, we do not speak English at the cafeteria.

For c'e' and ci sono put the 'non' in front of the c'e' or the ci.

Ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe? = Are there many girls in this class?

No, non ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe. = No, there are not many girls in this class.