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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Italian Season 1, Lesson 18 - Possession. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about possession in Italian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Do you have a pen?' in Italian.
Ofelia: [Normal] Hai una penna?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you have'
Ofelia: [Normal] hai [Slow] hai
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'a'
Ofelia: [Normal] una [Slow] una
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pen'
Ofelia: [Normal] penna [Slow] penna
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Do you have a pen?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Hai una penna? [Normal] Hai una penna?
Becky: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Do you have a pen?'
Ofelia: [Normal] Ha una penna?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you have (polite)'
Ofelia: [Normal] ha [Slow] ha
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'a'
Ofelia: [Normal] una [Slow] una
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pen'
Ofelia: [Normal] penna [Slow] penna
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Do you have a pen?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Ha una penna? [Normal] Ha una penna?
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'Yes, I have.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Sì, ce l'ho.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Ofelia: [Normal] sì [Slow] sì
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'I have that'
Ofelia: [Normal] ce l'ho [Slow] ce l'ho
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Yes, I have.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Sì, ce l'ho. [Normal] Sì, ce l'ho.
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'Yes, here you go.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Sì, ecco.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Ofelia: [Normal] sì [Slow] sì
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'here you go'
Ofelia: [Normal] ecco. [Slow] ecco.
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Yes, here you go.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Sì, ecco. [Normal] Sì, ecco.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: It might happen that you need to borrow something. If it's not a precious thing, such as a pen, in Italy it's ok to ask someone you haven't met before. It can even be a good way to make friends!

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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How would you say 'Do you have a book?'?

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Monday at 05:52 AM
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Ciao Bill,

perfetto, ottimo lavoro!


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Bill
Sunday at 03:14 AM
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And another mistake:


"scrivania" as in Hai una scrivania?


Scusi!

Bill
Wednesday at 09:57 PM
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I see I made a mistake in an accent mark. It should be:


È buona?

Bill
Wednesday at 09:44 PM
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Hai una penna?

Sì, ce l'ho.

Hai un pezzo di carta?

No, non ce l'ho.

Hai una scivania?

Sì, ecco.


É buona?


Grazie!

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Tuesday at 07:56 AM
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Hi E,

great job, keep it up!


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E
Monday at 07:43 PM
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Hai un libro?

ItalianPod101.com
Thursday at 12:41 AM
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Hi metyus,


"ce" can have different meanings in Italian, but here "CE+L''" means "it / one" (referring to the pen).

Ho una penna (I have a pen) -> ce l'ho (I have it / one).


Hope this helps!

Valentina

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metyus
Sunday at 07:03 AM
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mi scusi. ho una domanda. cosa significa ''ce'' in questo lezione?

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Tuesday at 09:25 AM
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Hi Tanya,


Brava! That is correct!

Keep practicing 😉


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Tanya
Thursday at 09:35 PM
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Ciao! Come sta? In Italian, to ask for a book is: "Hai un libro?"