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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Italian, Season 1, Lesson 13 - Who is it? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask who it is in Italian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Who is it?' in Italian.
Ofelia: [Normal] Chi è?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'who'
Ofelia: [Normal] chi [Slow] chi
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'is'
Ofelia: [Normal] è [Slow] è
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is it?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Chi è? [Normal] Chi è?
Becky: Now, here's the way to ask, 'Who is that?'
Ofelia: [Normal] Chi è quello?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'who'
Ofelia: [Normal] chi [Slow] chi
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Ofelia: [Normal] è [Slow] è
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'that'
Ofelia: [Normal] quello [Slow] quello
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is that?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Chi è quello? [Normal] Chi è quello?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'It's me.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Sono io.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I am'
Ofelia: [Normal] sono [Slow] sono
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'I'
Ofelia: [Normal] io [Slow] io
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'It's me.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Sono io. [Normal] Sono io.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'That is a friend of mine.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Quello è un mio amico.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'that'
Ofelia: [Normal] quello [Slow] quello
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is '
Ofelia: [Normal] è [Slow] è
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'a'
Ofelia: [Normal] un [Slow] un
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'my'
Ofelia: [Normal] mio [Slow] mio
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'friend'
Ofelia: [Normal] amico [Slow] amico
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'That is a friend of mine.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Quello è un mio amico. [Normal] Quello è un mio amico.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: If someone that you didn't expect is knocking at your door in Italy, the common question you can ask is Chi è? before opening the door.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Ofelia: Ciao!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Wednesday at 03:43 AM
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Ciao Bill,

le tue frasi sono perfette!


Thanks for studying with us

Valentina

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Bill
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Chi è quella bella donna? È la mia cara moglie.

Quanti anni ha? Ha sessantacinque anni.

E quanti anni hai? Anche io ho sessantacinque anni.


È giusto?


Grazie!