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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Italian Season 1, Lesson 20 - Talking about your likes. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question ‘do you like?’ affirmatively in Italian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Do you like chocolate?' in Italian.
Ofelia: [Normal] Ti piace la cioccolata?
Becky: First is a phrase literally meaning 'it’s pleasing to you'
Ofelia: [Normal] ti piace [Slow] ti piace
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Ofelia: [Normal] la [Slow] la
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'chocolate'
Ofelia: [Normal] cioccolata [Slow] cioccolata
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Do you like chocolate?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Ti piace la cioccolata? [Normal] Ti piace la cioccolata?
Becky: Now, imagine you want to refer to a group of things. Here's the way to ask, 'Do you like sweets?'
Ofelia: [Normal] Ti piacciono i dolci?
Becky: First is a phrase literally meaning ‘they’re pleasing to you'
Ofelia: [Normal] ti piacciono [Slow] ti piacciono
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Ofelia: [Normal] i [Slow] i
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'sweets'
Ofelia: [Normal] dolci [Slow] dolci
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Do you like sweets?'
Ofelia: [Slow] Ti piacciono i dolci? [Normal] Ti piacciono i dolci?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Yes, I like it.' referring to a single thing
Ofelia: [Normal] Sì, mi piace.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Ofelia: [Normal] sì [Slow] sì
Becky: Next is the phrase meaning 'it’s pleasing to me'
Ofelia: [Normal] mi piace [Slow] mi piace
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Yes, I like it.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Sì, mi piace. [Normal] Sì, mi piace.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Yes, I like them.' referring to a group of things.
Ofelia: [Normal] Sì, mi piacciono.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Ofelia: [Normal] sì [Slow] sì
Becky: Then comes the phrase meaning 'they’re pleasing to me'
Ofelia: [Normal] mi piacciono [Slow] mi piacciono
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Yes, I like them.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Sì, mi piacciono. [Normal] Sì, mi piacciono.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: Knowing how to ask and talk about someone's likes and dislikes is necessary when you’re learning a new language. And it will help you to make small talk with people you don’t know well!

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, do you like studying?

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Wednesday at 11:59 PM
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Ciao Bill,


Tua moglie piace questa macchina? -> A tua moglie

Tuo figlio piace questo giardino? -> A tuo figlio

Tua figlia piacciono i libri italiani? -> A tua figlia


You can think of those sentences as "To your wife, is this car pleasing?", "to your son", "to your daughter"...

Just as "a me / mi" means "to me", "a noi / ci" means "to us" and so on.


Valentina

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Bill
Friday at 11:53 PM
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Vi piace questa casa?

Sì, ci piace.

Tua moglie piace questa macchina?

Sì, le piace.

Tuo figlio piace questo gardino?

No, non gli piace.

Tua figlia piacciono i libri italiani?

Sì, le piacciono.

Vi piace studiare?

Sì, ci piace molto.

ItalianPod101.com Verified
Wednesday at 02:29 AM
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Ciao E,

ma spero che ti piaccia studiare l'italiano con noi! 😉

(but I hope you like studying Italian with us)


Valentina

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E
Thursday at 12:34 AM
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Non mi piace studiare 😅

ItalianPod101.com Verified
Wednesday at 02:59 PM
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Hi Leah,


They are interchangeable synonyms.

You can choose the one you like most. ?


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Leah
Monday at 09:28 AM
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Why are there a masculine and feminine form of cioccolata/cioccolato? How does one know which to use?