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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.

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May 24, 2021

The letter combination 'sc', when followed by the vowels i or e, will produce a soft sound, like the English words shoe, shore, share and cash.

cuscino = cushion

scimmia = monkey

sciarpa = scarf

pesce = fish

The letter combination 'sc', when followed by the vowels a, o or u, will produce a hard sound, like the English words sky, ski, score and scarf.

scuola = school

tasca = pocket

pesca = peach

scarpe = shoes

scatola = box

discorso = speech

bosco = forest

When the letter combination 'sc' is followed by an h, the sound becomes hard.

maschile = masculine

schiavo = slave

schiuma = foam

schiuma da barba = shaving cream