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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to ItalianPod101.com. This is 3-Minute Italian Season 1, Lesson 9 - Using Adjectives. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use adjectives in simple sentences in Italian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'I am Italian’ if you’re a woman.
Ofelia: [Normal] Io sono italiana.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ofelia: [Normal] io [Slow] io
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Ofelia: [Normal] sono [Slow] sono
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Italian (for a woman)'
Ofelia: [Normal] italiana [Slow] italiana
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I am Italian.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Io sono italiana. [Normal] Io sono italiana.
Becky: Ok, now let's hear the way to say 'Marco is Italian.'
Ofelia: [Normal] Marco è italiano.
Becky: First is a person's name
Ofelia: [Normal] Marco [Slow] Marco
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Ofelia: [Normal] è [Slow] è
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Italian (for a man)'
Ofelia: [Normal] italiano [Slow] italiano
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Marco is Italian.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Marco è italiano. [Normal] Marco è italiano.
Becky: Next is the way to say 'We are American (for a group of only women)'
Ofelia: [Normal] Siamo americane.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'we are'
Ofelia: [Normal] siamo [Slow] siamo
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'American (for a group of only women)'
Ofelia: [Normal] americane [Slow] americane
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'We are American (for a group of only women)'
Ofelia: [Slow] Siamo americane. [Normal] Siamo americane.
Becky: Finally is a way to say 'You are Chinese. (for a group)'
Ofelia: [Normal] Siete cinesi.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you are (plural)'
Ofelia: [Normal] siete [Slow] siete
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Chinese (plural)'
Ofelia: [Normal] cinesi [Slow] cinesi
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'You are Chinese.'
Ofelia: [Slow] Siete cinesi. [Normal] Siete cinesi.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ofelia: Italy is a relatively young country and national pride is not very strong...except during the World Cup! Then Italians become very patriotic!

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! Let's practice these adjectives in the comments!

ItalianPod101.com
Thursday at 01:11 AM
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Hi Katie,

thanks for your comment.

If you're a lady, you should say "americanA" ("americanE" is plural feminine).


A presto,

Valentina

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Katie
Sunday at 10:10 PM
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Io sono americane