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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Italian Season 1, Lesson 19 - Going without. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make essential negative statements in Italian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'I don't have pens.' in Italian.
Ofelia: [Normal] Non ho penne.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'not'
Ofelia: [Normal] non [Slow] non
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I have'
Ofelia: [Normal] ho [Slow] ho
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pens'
Ofelia: [Normal] penne [Slow] penne
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have pens.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Non ho penne. [Normal] Non ho penne.
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'I don't have time.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Non ho tempo.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'not'
Ofelia: [Normal] non [Slow] non
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I have'
Ofelia: [Normal] ho [Slow] ho
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'time'
Ofelia: [Normal] tempo [Slow] tempo
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have time.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Non ho tempo. [Normal] Non ho tempo.
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'I don't know.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Non lo so.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'not'
Ofelia: [Normal] non [Slow] non
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'that'
Ofelia: [Normal] lo [Slow] lo
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'I know'
Ofelia: [Normal] so [Slow] so
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't know.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Non lo so. [Normal] Non lo so.
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'I don't understand.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Non capisco.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'not'
Ofelia: [Normal] non [Slow] non
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'I understand'
Ofelia: [Normal] capisco [Slow] capisco
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't understand.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Non capisco. [Normal] Non capisco.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: When you don't have something or you don't understand something, it's very important to communicate it. In Italy it's not considered rude to openly and steadily refuse or negate something.

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 here! Try translating this statement: 'I don't have it.'

Vera
Sunday at 02:55 AM
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Io non ce l'ho! Scusi.E non capisco cosa non ho. :)