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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Italian Season 1, Lesson 14 - When are you leaving? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask when someone is leaving in Italian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'When are you leaving?' in Italian.
Ofelia: [Normal] Quando vai via?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'when'
Ofelia: [Normal] quando [Slow] quando
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you go'
Ofelia: [Normal] vai [Slow] vai
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'away'
Ofelia: [Normal] via [Slow] via
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Quando vai via? [Normal] Quando vai via?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to someone you don’t know well. Here's the formal way to ask, 'When are you leaving?'
Ofelia: [Normal] Quando va via?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'when'
Ofelia: [Normal] quando [Slow] quando
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you go’ in a polite form
Ofelia: [Normal] va [Slow] va
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'away'
Ofelia: [Normal] via [Slow] via
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Quando va via? [Normal] Quando va via?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I leave in two hours.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Vado via tra due ore.
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'I go away'
Ofelia: [Normal] vado via [Slow] vado via
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'in'
Ofelia: [Normal] tra [Slow] tra
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'two hours'
Ofelia: [Normal] due ore [Slow] due ore
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I leave in two hours.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Vado via tra due ore. [Normal] Vado via tra due ore.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I leave next week.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Vado via la prossima settimana.
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'I go away'
Ofelia: [Normal] vado via [Slow] vado via
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Ofelia: [Normal] la [Slow] la
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'next week'
Ofelia: [Normal] prossima settimana
[Slow] prossima settimana
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I leave next week.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Vado via la prossima settimana. [Normal] Vado via la prossima settimana.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: This is a question you might be asked frequently, especially if you are on a vacation, but remember that if you ask this question out of context, the other person might think that you want him or her to go away!

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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Hi Listeners! Try answering this question: When are you leaving?

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Monday at 12:46 PM
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Ciao Vera,


Bene, abbiamo capito! 😄

Buon riposo!


Ofelia

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Vera
Saturday at 12:15 AM
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Ciao a tutti! Io non vado via stasera perché sono appena tornato a casa e voglio riposare.