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INTRODUCTION
Consuelo: Hello everyone! I'm Consuelo, and welcome to ItalianPOD101.com.
Marco: With us, you'll learn to speak Italian with fun and effective lessons.
Consuelo: We also provide you with cultural insights...
Marco: ...and tips you won't find in a textbook.
Marco: In today's class, we will focus on frequency adverbs.
Consuelo: This conversation takes place on the bus.
Marco: It's between Melissa and Alessio.
Consuelo: In this conversation, they will be speaking informal Italian.
DIALOGUE
Melissa: Hey Alessio, che coincidenza! Che fai sull'autobus? Non lo prendi mai per venire a lavoro.
Alessio: Hai ragione, di solito prendo la macchina, ma è dal meccanico adesso. Hai dormito bene? Sembri stanca.
Melissa: Sì, ieri sera sono andata con Ilaria in piscina.
Alessio: Hai cominciato a fare sport? Incredibile!
Melissa: Hey, io in passato ho sempre fatto sport!
Alessio: Ah sì? Cosa?
Melissa: Jogging tutte le sere e poi ho fatto anche un corso di danza.
Alessio: Ah, sei una ballerina! Bene, allora andiamo a ballare insieme, ti dispiace?
Melissa: No, affatto, andiamo! Attenzione, la prossima fermata scendiamo.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Melissa: Hey Alessio, che coincidenza! Che fai sull'autobus? Non lo prendi mai per venire a lavoro.
Alessio: Hai ragione, di solito prendo la macchina, ma è dal meccanico adesso. Hai dormito bene? Sembri stanca.
Melissa: Sì, ieri sera sono andata con Ilaria in piscina.
Alessio: Hai cominciato a fare sport? Incredibile!
Melissa: Hey, io in passato ho sempre fatto sport!
Alessio: Ah sì? Cosa?
Melissa: Jogging tutte le sere e poi ho fatto anche un corso di danza.
Alessio: Ah, sei una ballerina! Bene, allora andiamo a ballare insieme, ti dispiace?
Melissa: No, affatto, andiamo! Attenzione, la prossima fermata scendiamo.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Melissa: Hey Alessio, che coincidenza! Che fai sull'autobus? Non lo prendi mai per venire a lavoro.
Marco: Hey, Alessio, what a coincidence! What are you doing on the bus? You never take it to come to work.
Alessio: Hai ragione, di solito prendo la macchina, ma è dal meccanico adesso. Hai dormito bene? Sembri stanca.
Marco: You're right; I usually take the car, but now it's at the mechanic. Did you sleep well? You look tired.
Melissa: Sì, ieri sera sono andata con Ilaria in piscina.
Marco: Yes, yesterday evening I went to the pool with Ilaria.
Alessio: Hai cominciato a fare sport? Incredibile!
Marco: Did you start doing sports? Incredible!
Melissa: Hey, io in passato ho sempre fatto sport!
Marco: Hey, in the past I always did sports!
Alessio: Ah sì? Cosa?
Marco: Oh yes? What?
Melissa: Jogging tutte le sere e poi ho fatto anche un corso di danza.
Marco: Jogging every night, and I also had dance class.
Alessio: Ah, sei una ballerina! Bene, allora andiamo a ballare insieme, ti dispiace?
Marco: Ah, you're a dancer! Good, so we'll go dancing together, do you mind?
Melissa: No, affatto, andiamo! Attenzione, la prossima fermata scendiamo.
Marco: Not at all, let's go! Watch out, we get off at the next stop.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Consuelo: We are still talking about sports here!
Marco: Oh yes, Melissa said she's a dancer!
Consuelo: "Sì, una ballerina." Are you also a "ballerino," Marco?
Marco: Well, if there's music I dance! "Io ballo!"
Consuelo: "Anche io ballo!" "I also dance!" We should have a party at ItalianPod101.com.
Marco: Yes, soon!
Consuelo: We have "ballerini," Marco and I, so we are only missing "la musica."
Marco: Yes, we also need good music!
Consuelo: Okay, but let's study now...!
VOCAB LIST
Marco: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word we shall see is:
Consuelo: coincidenza [natural native speed]
Marco: coincidence
Consuelo: coincidenza [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: coincidenza [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: meccanico [natural native speed]
Marco: mechanic
Consuelo: meccanico [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: meccanico [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: sembrare [natural native speed]
Marco: to seem, look, look like
Consuelo: sembrare [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: sembrare [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: incredibile [natural native speed]
Marco: incredible, unbelievable
Consuelo: incredibile [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: incredibile [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: danza [natural native speed]
Marco: dance
Consuelo: danza [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: danza [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: ballerino [natural native speed]
Marco: dancer
Consuelo: ballerino [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: ballerino [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: ballare [natural native speed]
Marco: to dance
Consuelo: ballare [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: ballare [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: scendere [natural native speed]
Marco: to get off, get out, get down, go down
Consuelo: scendere [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: scendere [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Marco: Let's have a closer look at the usuage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Marco: Consuelo, what expression are we studying today?
Consuelo: Today we're studying the expression "ti dispiace?"
Marco: "Do you mind?" Sounds complicated to use in Italian. Why "ti?"
Consuelo: Because it's "dispiace a te," and "a te" is "ti."
Marco: Ah, okay, so I should answer by saying "no, non MI dispiace." "I don't mind."
Consuelo: Yep! "Bravo," Marco. You can also use the negative form in your question "Non ti dispiace?"
Marco: Ah, "Don't you mind?" What about the polite form, with "Lei?"
Consuelo: That's "le dispiace?"
Marco: Okay, I got it. So "ti dispiace," "do you mind" should go, as in English, with "if," which is "se." "Do you mind if…?"
Consuelo: "Ti dispiace se." Good point, Marco. Let's try some examples.
Marco: Yes, please.
Consuelo: "Ti dispiace se vengono anche i miei genitori a cena con noi?"
Marco: Ah ah, "Do you mind if my parents also come to dinner with us?" It's hard to answer this question.
Consuelo: It just depends on how these parents are!
Marco: Right right. I can say, "No, non mi dispiace."
Consuelo: To remark that you really don't mind, you can use "affatto," as in "Non mi dispiace affatto."
Marco: "I don't mind at all."
Consuelo: Or "per niente." "Non mi dispiace per niente."
Marco: This is hard to translate. It actually has the same meaning as "at all."
Consuelo: In the dialogue, Alessio uses it with Melissa in "Allora andiamo a ballare insieme, ti dispiace?"
Marco: "So we'll go dancing together, do you mind?" He wants to dance with her.
Consuelo: Now you know another way to ask questions.
Marco: "Grazie mille," Consuelo!

Lesson focus

Consuelo: Let's take a look at today's grammar point.
Marco: In today's lesson, we are focusing on "frequency adverbs."
Consuelo: In Italian, "avverbi di frequenza."
Marco: In the dialogue, there were three of them.
Consuelo: "Mai," "di solito," and "sempre." But first, tell me, Marco, what is an "avverbio di frequenza?"
Marco: "Adverbs of frequency" indicate how often an action is performed.
Consuelo: The most common adverbs of frequency in Italian are "di solito."
Marco: "Usually."
Consuelo: "Sempre."
Marco: "Always."
Consuelo: "A volte."
Marco: "Sometimes."
Consuelo: "Spesso."
Marco: "Often."
Consuelo: "Occasionalmente."
Marco: "Occasionally."
Consuelo: "Regolarmente."
Marco: "Regularly."
Consuelo: "Mai."
Marco: "Never."
Consuelo: "Raramente."
Marco: "Rarely."
Consuelo: "Non sempre."
Marco: "Not always."
Consuelo: "Recentemente."
Marco: "Recently."
Consuelo: "Già."
Marco: "Already."
Consuelo: "Appena."
Marco: "Just."
Consuelo: "Ancora."
Marco: "Yet."
Consuelo: "Più."
Marco: "Anymore."
Consuelo: Watch out because the position of the adverb is not always the same.
Marco: It can be positioned after the verb. As we've heard Melissa saying when talking about the bus.
Consuelo: "Non lo prendi mai per venire a lavoro."
Marco: "You never take it to come to work."
Consuelo: Or in the phrase "guardo spesso la TV."
Marco: "I often watch TV."
Consuelo: Remember that in compound tenses, some adverbs (like "già," "mai," "più," "sempre," and "appena") come between the auxiliary verb and the past participle.
Marco: In the dialogue, we heard…
Consuelo: "In passato ho sempre fatto sport."
Marco: "In the past, I always did sports." Another example?
Consuelo: "Sono appena tornato dall'Italia."
Marco: "I've just come back from Italy."
Consuelo: When indicating a special emphasis or a special meaning, the placement of the adverbs before the verb is also possible.
Marco: Like in the sentence…
Consuelo: "Occasionalmente mi vesto in questo modo."
Marco: "I occasionally dress up this way." Did you really mean to say this to me?
Consuelo: Oh no, I'm casual today, don't you see?
Marco: Right. "Sei sempre casual."
Consuelo: Yes, "I'm always casual."

Outro

Marco: That just about does it for today.
Consuelo: Listeners, can you understand Italian TV shows, movies or songs?
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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you usually go to work or school by car or by bus?

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Wednesday at 03:35 AM
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Ciao L'uomo anziano 😄

non DEVO mai andare al lavoro


You can try and write a sentence in the past 😉


Let us know if you have any questions.

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L'uomo anziano
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Non ho mai andare al lavoro! Sono in pensione e mi lo vuole bene!

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Hello Heba Abed,


Thank you for posting.


Could you try checking the transcripts with a different web-browser, or update the Acrobat software and see if you still have the same issue?

If then, please send us an email at contactus@italianpod101.com so that we can take a look at the issue closely.


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Heba Abed
Tuesday at 09:34 PM
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Hello,

I am not able to read the transcript of this lessons! it seems that all the lesson transcript files of Absolute Beginner Season 2 are unreadable!

Please fix them.


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Monday at 11:00 PM
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Ciao Jesse,


Di solito io prendo il treno per andare al lavoro.:grin:

I ususally take the train to go to work.

Please notice that it is better to say "prendere la macchina per andare al lavoro".


Thank you very much!

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Jesse
Monday at 07:48 PM
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Grazie per le lezione!


Di solito, prendo la macchina a lavoro. E voi?

Chiara
Tuesday at 03:38 PM
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Ciao Ken,

Sì le espressioni 'Ma che bella coincidenza!' e 'Che bella coincidenza!' hanno lo stesso significato. Non c'è nessuna differenza importante.

Continua pure a scrivere in italiano, così fai un po' di pratica! E' un'ottima idea.

A presto

Chiara

Ken
Wednesday at 08:32 AM
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Complimenti! Queste lezioni contengono molto informazione e sono più interessanti che prima.

In the vocabulary Sample Sentences you write: "Ma che bella coincidenza!" Per favore, spiegate la differenza fra "Ma che" e "Che". Does the "Ma" add something o is it just another way of saying the same thing?

(La "Ma" aggiunge qualcosa? O è semplicemente un altro modo di dire lo stesso?)

[Voglio scrivere in italiano quando posso.]

So che entrambe vuole dire: "What a coincidence!" ma forse c'è una differenza d'atteggiamento?