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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Italian Season 1, Lesson 15 - Where are you going? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask where someone is going in Italian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Where are you going?' in Italian.
Ofelia: [Normal] Dove vai?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Ofelia: [Normal] dove [Slow] dove
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'you go'
Ofelia: [Normal] vai [Slow] vai
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Dove vai? [Normal] Dove vai?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to someone you don’t know well. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Where are you going?'
Ofelia: [Normal] Dove va?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Ofelia: [Normal] dove [Slow] dove
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'you go’ in a polite form
Ofelia: [Normal] va [Slow] va
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Dove va? [Normal] Dove va?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Vado al supermercato.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I go'
Ofelia: [Normal] vado [Slow] vado
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to the'
Ofelia: [Normal] al [Slow] al
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'supermarket'
Ofelia: [Normal] supermercato [Slow] supermercato
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Vado al supermercato. [Normal] Vado al supermercato.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I'm going to work.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Vado al lavoro.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I go'
Ofelia: [Normal] vado [Slow] vado
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'to the'
Ofelia: [Normal] al [Slow] al
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'work'
Ofelia: [Normal] lavoro [Slow] lavoro
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm going to work.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Vado al lavoro. [Normal] Vado al lavoro.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: The question you have just learned can be a good icebreaker when you see a friend of yours leaving alone and you want to go along with him or her. You can just say Vengo con te! meaning “I’ll go with you!”

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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Let's practice - Where are you going this weekend?

Christina
Monday at 10:22 PM
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Vado a casa di mia zia a mangiare con la mia famiglia.