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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.

 

Mar 26, 2021

ance = anza

importance = importanza

ence = enza

intelligence = intelligenza

ant = ante

important = importante

ent = ente

student = studente

ible = bile

possible = possibile

ist = ista

dentist = dentista

ly = mente

generally = generalmente

sion = sione

mission = missione

tion = zione

station = stazione

ty = ta'

society = societa'

Nouns ending in 'o' are generally masculine:

amico = friend (male)

libro = book

Nouns ending in 'a' are generally feminine:

amica = friend (female)

casa = house

Nouns ending in 'e' can be both and simply must be memorized:

ristorante (m) = restaurant

pane (m) = bread

classe (f) = class

notte (f) = night

Words ending with a consonant are usually foreign words, and are

usually masculine:

bar, autobus, film, sport

Change the 'o' to an 'i' to make it plural:

amico = friend, amici = friends

Change the 'a' to an 'e' to make it plural:

chiesa = church, chiese = churches

Change the 'ca' to a 'che' to make it plural:

banca = bank, banche = banks

Change the 'e' to an 'i' to make it plural:

studente = student, studenti = students

Most masculine words ending in 'io' you drop the 'o' to make it plural:

negozio = store, negozi = stores

Nouns ending with an accented vowel or a consonant do not change in the plural:

caffe' = coffee shop, due caffe' = two coffee shops

foto = photo, due foto = two photos

libro = book

penna = pen

matita = pencil

carta = paper

quaderno = notebook or planner

sedia = chair

luce = light

finestra = window

scrivania = desk

pagina = page

porta = door

parlare = to speak

io parlo = I speak

tu parli = you speak (informal)

Lei parla = you speak (formal)

lui parla = he speaks

lei parla = she speaks

noi parliamo = we speak

voi parlate = you speak (plural)

loro parlano = they speak

Inglese = English

Francese = French

Spagnolo = Spanish

Tedesco = German

Russo = Russian

Giapponese = Japanese

Italiano = Italian

Parliamo Italiano = We speak Italian