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You have traveled so far to visit with the side of your family that lives in Italy. You can’t wait to explore your Italian roots, visit the place where your Italian family began, and get caught up with your Italian family. They are very gracious hosts and invite you into their home in the Italian countryside. Your Italian great uncle Gianni begins right after dinner by asking you in Italian, “come stai?” He patiently sits through your twenty-minute conversation in which you tell him everything from where you go to college to what you enjoy doing in your spare time…switching back and forth between English and Italian the entire time! After you are done, he laughs and explains that many people learning Italian make the same mistake, but he only asked how you are in Italian! Well, don’t feel too bad…they were going to ask that anyway!
Learning Italian with ItalianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Italian! In this Italian Beginner lesson, you will learn how to ask the questions, “how are you,” and “what are you like,” in Italian and be sure you know the difference between the two! Then you will learn how to say you, food, places, and events are fine in Italian! Remember to visit ItalianPod101 for other great Italian learning materials!
Today Elena has gone to Pisa, the fashion capital of Italy. Yes, we know that it’s not the fashion capital of Italy, but Elena seems to have got it into her mind that it is. Yes, we tried talking her out of it, but she wouldn’t listen. What’s that? You hear her car in the driveway? Oh, here she is. I wonder how it went…
In today’s lesson we will see how to translate an English negative sentence in Italian, how to use the clauses nonand niente, and the usage of the word magari to express wishes and desires. We will also study another interrogative adverb we use in Italian in place of perché. For more useful material, review questions, a full PDF writeup and more, visit ItalianPod101.com!
Your family in Italy cannot wait to spend time with you! In fact, since you moved to Italy they have been very patient! It seems you have done nothing but work since you arrived in Italy three months ago. Oh sure, you have stopped in for a home-cooked Italian meal a few times, but they want some real quality time with you! So tonight, they are going to pressure you for an answer…an answer you don’t know! As soon as you walk in the door, your normally sweet grandmother asks you sternly in Italian, “when do you plan to take vacation in Italy?” Shocked, you don’t know what to say. You haven’t asked the manager of the Italian company you work for “when you might take vacation!” That’s not good enough for her! She pushes on in Italian, “on the first, the third?” If you want to eat, you might want to give her what she wants and then beg your Italian boss later! It sure smells good in here!
Learning Italian with ItalianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Italian! This Italian Beginner lesson will teach you how to say “when” in Italian. You will also learn how to talk about dates using ordinal numbers in Italian. Finally, we will talk about what and where Italians enjoy spending their vacations. You don’t have to take vacation to visit us at ItalianPod101. You will find tons of fun Italian lessons and learning resources while you are there though! Leave us a message while you are there!
Tonight has been magical! Your first date, well, the first successful one that you have had in Italy has gone very well! It took some coaching though! Let’s just say you owe your Italian roommate a huge debt of gratitude! He has spent the past two months explaining to you in Italian why each of your disastrous dates have failed and what it is that you need to do differently the next time! After the first date, he told you in Italian “do not talk about your ex-girlfriend!” After the second, he explained in Italian “don’t wipe your hands on your clothes…or hers!” Wow. And most recently he yelled in Italian while frantically pulling his hair out, “do not tell her you are broke from the last five bad dates!” But after months, he thinks you are finally ready. This date has gone very smoothly. You knocked on her door at 7:00 PM sharp, not a second late…nice start! You showered and wore clean clothes. You even used your napkin at the posh Italian restaurant. But did you really think it was going to be this easy? Upon dropping her off at her house, her sexy younger Italian sister opens the door to see who is outside. Joking, you ask her in Italian, “is she available tomorrow night?” Did you know doors could shut that fast? Looks like it’s back to the drawing board for you!
Learning Italian with ItalianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Italian! This Italian Beginner lesson will teach you how to use and form negative imperative statements in Italian. We will also discuss the difference between Italian and English humor! It could save you from getting doors slammed in your face! Visit us at ItalianPod101 for more great Italian lessons and learning resources! Leave us a comment while you’re there!
One of the best things about Italian nightlife isn’t going out, but staying in. Just as in other countries, Italians often enjoy staying at home, turning on the TV or firing up the video game console, and relaxing. But the best thing about staying home in Italy is the pizza. Instead of the tough cardboard covered in rubbery “cheese” and “tomato” paste, served outside of Italy’s borders, each Italian pizza delivered to each Italian home is a gift from the divine. In today’s dialogue, Anna doesn’t have anything on either, and enjoys a pizza.
Today we have a dialogue full of idiomatic expressions, we are going to study how to use the preposition di, see the Italian word giro and its different usages and the corresponding English translation. So why did Anna spend the night in and didn’t hang around with Luca and Peter? In today’s dialogue Peter asks Anna about the night before.