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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.


Feb 13, 2007

arrivare = to arrive

arrivo, arrivi, arriva, arriviamo, arrivate, arrivano

tornare = to return

torno, torni, torna, torniamo, tornate, tornano

entrare = to enter

entro, entri, entra, entriamo, entrate, entrano

pensare = to think

penso, pensi, pensa, pensiamo, pensate, pensano

chiedere = to ask

chiedo, chiedi, chiede, chiediamo, chiedete, chiedono

nascere = to be born

nasco, nasci, nasce, nasciamo, nascete, nascono

vendere = to sell

vendo, vendi, vende, vendiamo, vendete, vendono

sentire = to hear, to feel

sento, senti, sente, sentiamo, sentite, sentono

morire = to die

muoio, muori, muore, moriamo, morite, muoiono

uscire = to go out

esco, esci, esce, usciamo, uscite, escono

facile = easy

difficile = difficult

marito = husband

moglie = wife

rumore = noise

animale = animal

borsa = purse

tempo = time (hours and minutes)

volta = time (occasion or number of times)

To change a verb from its infinitive form to its past participle form:

For 'are' verbs, replace the 'are' with 'ato'

For 'ere' verbs, replace the 'ere' with 'uto'

For 'ire' verbs, replace the 'ire' with 'ito'

andare = to go, andato = went

preparare = to prepare, preparato = prepared

lavare = to wash, lavato = washed

parlare = to speak, parlato = spoke

mangiare = to eat, mangiato = ate

volere = to want, voluto = wanted

credere = to believe, creduto = believed

vendere = to sell, venduto = sold

avere = to have, avuto = had

ricevere = to receive, ricevuto = received

dormire = to sleep, dormito = slept

sentire = to hear or feel, sentito = heard or felt

finire = to finish, finito = finished

partire = to leave, partito = left

capire = to understand, capito = understood

essere = to be, stato = was

scrivere = to write, scritto = wrote

leggere = to read, letto = read

vedere = to see, visto = saw

bere = to drink, bevuto = drank

aprire = to open, aperto = opened

chiudere = to close, chiuso = closed

fare = to do, fatto = did

dire = to say, detto = said

venire = to come, venuto = came

rispondere = to answer, risposto = answered

chiedere = to ask, chiesto = asked

morire = to die, morto = died

nascere = to be born, nato = been born

avere = to have

ho, hai, ha, abbiamo, avete, hanno

Giorgio ha venduto la macchina. = George sold the car.

Ho mangiato la mela ieri. = I ate the apple yesterday

Non abbiamo visto la ragazza. = We haven't seen the girl.

Avete finito la lezione? = Have you (plural) finished the lesson?

Quella donna ha cantato la canzone. = That woman sang the song.

I ragazzi hanno letto il libro. = The boys have read the book.

Non hai comprato quella borsa? = Didn't you buy that purse?