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INTRODUCTION
Marco: Hello, and welcome to ItalianPOD101.com, where we study modern Italian in a fun, educational format!
Consuelo: So, brush up on the Italian that you started learning long ago, or start learning today.
Marco: Thanks for being here with us for this lesson, Consuelo, what are we looking at in this lesson?
Marco: In today's class, we will focus on reflexive verbs at the past tense.
Consuelo: This conversation takes place in a Latin dance club.
Marco: It's between Melissa and Alessio.
Consuelo: In this conversation, they will be speaking informal Italian.
DIALOGUE
Alessio: Allora? Ti piace qui?
Melissa: Sì molto, ma non so ballare la musica latina.
Alessio: Neanche io! E' questo il bello!
Melissa: Non mi sono neanche vestita adatta.
Alessio: Guarda che brave queste persone.
Melissa: Ti sei accorto che sono tutti ballerini professionisti?
Alessio: Dobbiamo solo seguire il ritmo!
Melissa: Non mi sono mai sentita così fuori luogo in vita mia!
Alessio: Basta parlare, adesso balliamo! Forza, andiamo!
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Alessio: Allora? Ti piace qui?
Melissa: Sì molto, ma non so ballare la musica latina.
Alessio: Neanche io! E' questo il bello!
Melissa: Non mi sono neanche vestita adatta.
Alessio: Guarda che brave queste persone.
Melissa: Ti sei accorto che sono tutti ballerini professionisti?
Alessio: Dobbiamo solo seguire il ritmo!
Melissa: Non mi sono mai sentita così fuori luogo in vita mia!
Alessio: Basta parlare, adesso balliamo! Forza, andiamo!
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Alessio: Allora? Ti piace qui?
Marco: So? Do you like it here?
Melissa: Sì molto, ma non so ballare la musica latina.
Marco: Yes, a lot, but I can't dance to Latin music.
Alessio: Neanche io! E' questo il bello!
Marco: Me neither! This is the funny thing!
Melissa: Non mi sono neanche vestita adatta.
Marco: I didn't even dress appropriately.
Alessio: Guarda che brave queste persone.
Marco: Look at how good these people are.
Melissa: Ti sei accorto che sono tutti ballerini professionisti?
Marco: Did you realize that they're all professional dancers?
Alessio: Dobbiamo solo seguire il ritmo!
Marco: We just have to follow the rhythm!
Melissa: Non mi sono mai sentita così fuori luogo in vita mia!
Marco: I've never felt so out of place in my life!
Alessio: Basta parlare, adesso balliamo! Forza, andiamo!
Marco: Stop talking, now we dance! Come on, let's go!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Consuelo: Marco, do you like Latin music?
Marco: Mmm, no not that much.
Consuelo: So you don't dance.
Marco: No, I don't dance. My only experience was at the holiday village!
Consuelo: Ah ah, yes. In Italy, we dance to Latin music in "holiday villages," "villaggi turistici!" In Italy, there are many clubs and bars where you can hear and dance to Latin music because generally Italians like salsa or samba…
Marco: I only like "salsa di pomodoro," which is "tomato sauce."
Consuelo: Oh my God, was that a joke? It's not funny at all!
Marco: Okay, sorry, but tell us, Consuelo. Is "questo è il bello" a common expression in Italian?
Consuelo: Sure, if you say "questo è il bello," it means that you or someone else said the funny or the good thing of the speech.
Marco: "Grazie," this is very interesting.
VOCAB LIST
Marco: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word we shall see is:
Consuelo: musica [natural native speed]
Marco: music
Consuelo: musica [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: musica [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: latino [natural native speed]
Marco: latin
Consuelo: latino [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: latino [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: neanche [natural native speed]
Marco: neither, even
Consuelo: neanche [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: neanche [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: adatto [natural native speed]
Marco: suitable, fit, proper
Consuelo: adatto [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: adatto [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: accorgersi [natural native speed]
Marco: to notice, realize
Consuelo: accorgersi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: accorgersi [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: professionista [natural native speed]
Marco: professional
Consuelo: professionista [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: professionista [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: sentirsi [natural native speed]
Marco: to feel
Consuelo: sentirsi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: sentirsi [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: vita [natural native speed]
Marco: life
Consuelo: vita [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: vita [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 reflexive verb "sentirsi."
Marco: "To feel."
Consuelo: "Sentirsi" comes from the verb "sentire."
Marco: Meaning "to listen to" or "to hear." Its reflexive version has a different meaning.
Consuelo: Yes. "Mi sento," which means "I feel."
Marco: So in order to ask "How do you feel?" we should say "Come ti senti?"
Consuelo: "Sì." Good question, "Come mi sento oggi" is "How do I feel today?"
Marco: "Stanca?" "Tired?"
Consuelo: No, "Non mi sento stanca, mi sento bene!" "I don't feel tired; I feel good."
Marco: So we can "sentirsi bene o male," which means "to feel good or bad."
Consuelo: Yep, or "sentirsi depresso," which is "to feel depressed."
Marco: Do we have some other expressions that are a bit happier?
Consuelo: Ah ah, okay. "Sentirsi sicuro."
Marco: "To feel sure" or "to be confident."
Consuelo: Or "mi sento rinata!"
Marco: "I feel reborn!" Great!
Consuelo: Also "sentirsi stupido."
Marco: "To feel stupid."
Consuelo: And you, Marco? "Come ti senti adesso?" "How do you feel now?"
Marco: "Mi sento affamato!"
Consuelo: Ah ah, "you're hungry!" "Let's go eat!" "Andiamo a mangiare!"

Lesson focus

Consuelo: Let's take a look at today's grammar point.
Marco: In today's lesson, we are focusing on reflexive verbs at the past tense.
Consuelo: "Verbi riflessivi al passato prossimo."
Marco: In compound tenses like the "passato prossimo," reflexive verbs take "essere," which means "to be" as auxiliary verb.
Consuelo: Consequently, the past participle of the main verb always agrees in gender and number with the subject.
Marco: When conjugating reflexive verbs at the "passato prossimo," the reflexive pronoun is placed before the auxiliary verb. Consuelo, could you give us some examples?
Consuelo: Sure! "Mia sorella si è preoccupata per l'esame."
Marco: "My sister worried about the exam."
Consuelo: "I bambini si sono seduti sull'erba."
Marco: "The children sat on the grass."
Consuelo: In the dialogue, Melissa asks Alessio, "Ti sei accorto che sono tutti ballerini professionisti?"
Marco: "Did you realize that they're all professional dancers?"
Consuelo: She was looking at the dancers in the club.
Marco: Remember that in negative statements, "non" always precedes the reflexive pronoun. For instance?
Consuelo: "Non ci siamo ricordati di comprare il latte."
Marco: "We didn't remember to buy the milk."
Consuelo: When we want to add an adverb in this kind of phrase, where should we put it, Marco?
Marco: When using an adverb with a reflexive verb at the past tense, we should position the adverb between the auxiliary verb and the main verb, right?
Consuelo: "Perfetto!" "Perfect!"
Marco: Let's hear some examples now.
Consuelo: In the dialogue, Melissa complains by saying, "Non mi sono neanche vestita adatta."
Marco: "I didn't even dress appropriately." "Neanche" is the adverb.
Consuelo: Melissa continues complaining though, and she says "non mi sono mai sentita così fuori luogo in vita mia."
Marco: "I've never felt so out of place in my life!" It's not such a big matter to be dressed inappropriately in a club.
Consuelo: For a woman, it is! But let's go on with some other examples.
Marco: Okay, reflexive verbs at the "passato prossimo" plus adverbs.
Consuelo: "Non mi sono mai divertita così tanto!"
Marco: "I've never had so much fun!" Here we had the adverb "mai," which means "never."
Consuelo: "Da quando è cambiato il proprietario i clienti non si sono più lamentati."
Marco: "Since the owner changed, the customers have not complained anymore."
Consuelo: Here the adverb was "più," meaning "anymore."

Outro

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you like dancing?

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Friday at 02:22 AM
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Hi Marco,

good job!

Thanks for posting.


Valentina

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Marco
Monday at 07:07 AM
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Mi piace piu la musica di Ultimo quella che musica di latino.

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Hi Lisa,


Thank you for your feedback. We'll keep it in mind when developing a new series.

We are still working to have all the lessons with the transcriptions. The transcription is always available in the newest lessons. For the rest I'm afraid some more time is necessary.

Thank you for your understanding and please feel free to leave any question about the lessons, if you have.


Grazie,

Ofelia

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Lisa
Friday at 09:40 AM
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I've noticed that in Absolute Beginner, Season 2 (as compared to season 1) the lesson notes do not exactly follow along with the conversation between Marco and Consuelo! I think having an exactly matching transcript would be so much easier for me to catch the grammar points, etc. Why is this? How can I get access to lesson trasncripts for Absolute Beginner Season 2!


I am a premium subscriber and I certainly hope that going forward the lesson transcripts will be available.

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Thursday at 05:57 PM
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Hi Edmar,

you are doing very well.

in the second sentence Anna and Maria are two people so the verb that follows should be plural.

Ne’ Ana ne’ Maria sono andate alla festa in piscina.

Buono studio!

Chiara

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Edmar
Sunday at 07:14 AM
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Vorrei tanto imparare l'italiano.


Ne' Ana ne' Maria e' andata alla festa della piscina. Neither Ana nor Maria went to the pool party.


Non l'ho neanche visto ieri. I didn't even visited him yesterday.


Le prove del coro sono appena finite e ora sto andando a casa. The choir practice has just finished and I am going home now.


Mi sento che sto imaparando l'italiano poco a poco.


I feel that I am learning Italian little by little.