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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.


Oct 11, 2006

Ascoltate = Listen

Leggete = Read

Ripetete = Repeat

Rispondete = Answer

Scrivete = Write

Aprite i libri = Open your books

Chiudete i libri = Close your books

Fate l'esercizio = Do the exercise

Capite? = Do you understand?

Ancora una volta! = One more time!

Attenzione! = Be careful! or Pay attention!

Giusto! = Correct!

Benissimo! = Very good!

Sbagliato! = Wrong!

Tutti insieme! = All together!

Va bene = OK

Capisco = I understand

Non capisco = I don't understand

Come? = What? or How? or Say that again?

Come si dice...? = How do you say...?

Come si pronuncia...? = How do you pronounce...?

Come si scrive...? = How do you spell...?

Cosa vuol dire...? = What does...mean?

Ripeta, per favore = Please repeat

The Italians only really use 21 letters, but sometimes they do use the other 5 if the word is a non-Italian word containing one of those letters. The 5 letters that are not a part of the Italian alphabet are J, K, W, X, and Y.

A = a

B = bi

C = ci

D = di

E = e

F = effe

G = gi

H = acca

I = i

L = elle

M = emme

N = enne

O = o

P = pi

Q = cu

R = erre

S = esse

T = ti

U = u

V = vu

Z = zeta

J = i lunga

K = cappa

W = doppia vu

X = ics

Primavera = Spring

Estate = Summer

Autunno = Autumn

Inverno = Winter

Gennaio = January

Febbraio = February

Marzo = March

Aprile = April

Maggio = May

Giugno = June

Luglio = July

Agosto = August

Settembre = September

Ottobre = October

Novembre = November

Dicembre = December

Domenica = Sunday

Lunedi = Monday

Martedi = Tuesday

Mercoledi = Wednesday

Giovedi = Thursday

Venerdi = Friday

Sabato = Saturday