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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 vocabulary of body parts and idiomatic expressions.
Consuelo: This conversation takes place at a Latin dance club.
Marco: It's between Melissa and Alessio.
Consuelo: They will be speaking informal Italian.
DIALOGUE
Alessio: Hey Melissa che succede? Tutto bene?
Melissa: Insomma, Alessio! Mi hai pestato il piede destro tre volte!!
Alessio: Scusa! Sediamoci un attimo. Vieni qui, fammi vedere la gamba.
Melissa: Ti ho detto il piede! Mi fa male il piede!
Alessio: Togli un momento la scarpa.
Melissa: Ma che fai?
Alessio: Ti faccio un massaggio.
Melissa: Ah, mi pesti i piedi poi mi massaggi, è una tattica?
Alessio: No, sono solo scoordinato nel ballo. Certo che tu non hai proprio peli sulla lingua eh?
Melissa: Come? Cosa vuoi dire?
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Alessio: Hey Melissa che succede? Tutto bene?
Melissa: Insomma, Alessio! Mi hai pestato il piede destro tre volte!!
Alessio: Scusa! Sediamoci un attimo. Vieni qui, fammi vedere la gamba.
Melissa: Ti ho detto il piede! Mi fa male il piede!
Alessio: Togli un momento la scarpa.
Melissa: Ma che fai?
Alessio: Ti faccio un massaggio.
Melissa: Ah, mi pesti i piedi poi mi massaggi, è una tattica?
Alessio: No, sono solo scoordinato nel ballo. Certo che tu non hai proprio peli sulla lingua eh?
Melissa: Come? Cosa vuoi dire?
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Alessio: Hey Melissa che succede? Tutto bene?
Marco: Hey, Melissa, what's going on? Is everything okay?
Melissa: Insomma, Alessio! Mi hai pestato il piede destro tre volte!!
Marco: So so, Alessio. You stepped on my right foot three times!
Alessio: Scusa! Sediamoci un attimo. Vieni qui, fammi vedere la gamba.
Marco: I'm sorry! Let's sit for a second. Come here, let me see your leg.
Melissa: Ti ho detto il piede! Mi fa male il piede!
Marco: I told you the foot! The foot hurts!
Alessio: Togli un momento la scarpa.
Marco: Take off your shoe a moment.
Melissa: Ma che fai?
Marco: What are you doing?
Alessio: Ti faccio un massaggio.
Marco: I'm giving you a massage.
Melissa: Ah, mi pesti i piedi poi mi massaggi, è una tattica?
Marco: Ah, you step on my feet then you give me a massage, is that a tactic?
Alessio: No, sono solo scoordinato nel ballo. Certo che tu non hai proprio peli sulla lingua eh?
Marco: No, I'm only uncoordinated in the dance. You sure speak your mind, uh?
Melissa: Come? Cosa vuoi dire?
Marco: What? What do you mean?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Consuelo: It was not easy to translate this dialogue into English because of the idiomatic expression at the end.
Marco: Yes, Melissa was very surprised to hear it!
Consuelo: This will be explained in the grammar section though.
Marco: It's funny that Alessio stepped on Melissa's foot three times!
Consuelo: Funny? Poor Melissa! Anyway, Latin dance is all about steps backward and forward. If you're not coordinated, you can crash easily!
Marco: Right! That's why I don't like it; you need to practice a lot!
Consuelo: That's true, but for someone like me, the rhythm is natural…
Marco: "Oh già, la ballerina di ItalianPod101!"
Consuelo: You can call me "ballerina." I'll show you later!
Marco: "Non vedo l'ora," "I can't wait for it."
VOCAB LIST
Marco: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word we shall see is:
Consuelo: succedere [natural native speed]
Marco: to happen
Consuelo: succedere [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: succedere [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: insomma [natural native speed]
Marco: so so, well, in short
Consuelo: insomma [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: insomma [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: pestare [natural native speed]
Marco: to tread on, to step on, to stamp on
Consuelo: pestare [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: pestare [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: destro [natural native speed]
Marco: right
Consuelo: destro [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: destro [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: togliere [natural native speed]
Marco: to remove, take out, take off
Consuelo: togliere [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: togliere [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: tattica [natural native speed]
Marco: tactic
Consuelo: tattica [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: tattica [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: scoordinato [natural native speed]
Marco: uncoordinated
Consuelo: scoordinato [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: scoordinato [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: ballo [natural native speed]
Marco: dancing, dance
Consuelo: ballo [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: ballo [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 "mi fa male."
Marco: "Something hurts."
Consuelo: When you hear "male" during a conversation, there is always something bad going on.
Marco: True, "mi fa male" is referred to "io," literally, it should be "to me does pain."
Consuelo: Right. For example, "Mi fa male la schiena."
Marco: "My back is hurting."
Consuelo: "Mi fa male la gamba."
Marco: This time it's "My leg is hurting."
Consuelo: Okay, but why do I say "Mi fanno male i piedi?"
Marco: "My feet hurt." You say "fanno" because you have two feet.
Consuelo: Perfect, Marco! What would you say to someone who is holding his head?
Marco: I'd ask, "ti fa male la testa?" "Do you have a headache?"
Consuelo: "Bravo!" This time it is "ti." You can also say "Hai mal di testa?" "Mal di testa" is "headache."
Marco: As in "Mi fanno male i denti" and "Ho mal di denti."
Consuelo: Meaning "My teeth hurt" and "I have a toothache."
Marco: Thank you, Consuelo. This can be very useful!
Consuelo: Unfortunately, yes, an accident can happen also in Italy, especially if you eat too much!
Marco: Ah, ah, that's true!

Lesson focus

Consuelo: Let's take a look at today's grammar point.
Marco: In today's lesson, we are focusing on the vocabulary of body parts and idiomatic expressions that use them.
Consuelo: Let's start with the vocabulary for "il corpo."
Marco: "The body."
Consuelo: In the dialogue we heard "il piede."
Marco: "The foot."
Consuelo: And "la gamba."
Marco: "The leg."
Consuelo: We also have "la spalla."
Marco: "The shoulder."
Consuelo: "Il petto."
Marco: "The chest."
Consuelo: "La schiena."
Marco: "The back."
Consuelo: "Il braccio."
Marco: "The arm."
Consuelo: "La mano."
Marco: "The hand."
Consuelo: "Lo stomaco."
Marco: "The stomach."
Consuelo: "Il ginocchio."
Marco: "The knee."
Consuelo: Now let's go on with the vocabulary for "la testa."
Marco: "The head."
Consuelo: "Il viso," "la faccia."
Marco: "The face."
Consuelo: "I capelli."
Marco: "The hair."
Consuelo: "L'occhio."
Marco: "The eye."
Consuelo: "Il ciglio."
Marco: "The eyelash."
Consuelo: "Il sopracciglio."
Marco: "The eyebrow."
Consuelo: "Il naso."
Marco: "The nose."
Consuelo: "L'orecchio."
Marco: "The ear."
Consuelo: "La bocca."
Marco: "The mouth."
Consuelo: "La lingua."
Marco: "The tongue."
Consuelo: "Il labbro."
Marco: "The lip."
Consuelo: Our advice is to check the plural forms of these nouns in a dictionary because many of them are irregular.
Marco: Now we can explain the idiomatic expression we had at the end of our conversation, which is, Consuelo?
Consuelo: "Non avere peli sulla lingua."
Marco: "To not have hairs on your tongue." Ewww, this image is really weird!
Consuelo: It is, you're right! Anyway, this expression means "to speak one's mind" or "to speak frankly and bluntly."
Marco: Like Melissa does when telling Alessio that stepping on her feet and then massaging her is a tactic…
Consuelo: Exactly! That's why he tells her "Tu non hai proprio peli sulla lingua eh?"
Marco: "You sure speak your mind, eh?"
Consuelo: In the lesson notes, you will find some other nice idiomatic expressions that involve body parts.
Marco: But we don't have time to share them now. Please remember to read the grammar section of the lesson notes!

Outro

Marco: That just about does it for today.
Consuelo: Listeners, can you understand Italian TV shows, movies or songs?
Marco: How about friends and loved ones? conversations in Italian?
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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hello listeners!

Do you enjoy dancing?

 

ItalianPod101.com Verified
Sunday at 12:46 AM
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Ciao Gillian,

thanks for posting! Here are a few corrections:

Mi piace a ballare -> Mi piace ballare

speso -> spesso

Amo ascoltare di musica -> Amo ascoltare musica

tutti le volte -> tutte le volte

quando in cucina preparando cibo. -> quando sono in cucina preparando cibo.


Let us know if you have any questions!

Valentina

Team ItalianPod101.com

Gillian
Monday at 08:50 PM
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Mi piace a ballare speso, quasi ogni giorno se possibile! Amo ascoltare di musica tutti le volte specialmente quando in cucina preparando cibo.

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Thursday at 12:36 AM
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Ciao Roberto,

thanks for your question!

All three options are possible. So you can say "Che cosa fai?", "Cosa fai?" or "Che fai?"

It's just a matter of personal preference 😉


Valentina

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Roberto
Sunday at 01:25 PM
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Ciao a tutti.

Let’s talk about “Che” for a minute, please. I took 78 lessons from Level 1 and now this is the seventh lesson from Level 2, yet this is the first time I see a question like “Che succede?” or “Che fai?” Up to this point, such a question has been like “Cosa succede?” or “Che cosa succede?” I’m confused. I was led to believe that unlike in Spanish or Portuguese, in Italian we couldn’t use “Che” by itself without an accompanying “cosa”. La mia vita è una bugia. Lol.


Is “Che fai?” that much rare compared to “Cosa fai?” or “Che cosa fai?” Are there any rules for choosing one form over the others?

Grazie mille.

ItalianPod101.com Verified
Friday at 02:58 AM
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Ciao Mark,

io e mia moglie FREQUENTIAMO (because it's like saying "we").


waltz -> il waltzer


Thanks for posting, let us know if you have any questions!

Valentina

Team ItalianPod101.com

Mark
Thursday at 05:20 AM
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Si, mi piace ballo. Io e mia moglie frequenta una leziona di ballo una volta settimana. Siamo imparando...(Come dice "waltz"?)

ItalianPod101.com
Monday at 04:47 PM
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Ciao Vera,


Thank you for sharing and let us know if you have any questions. 😄


Cheers,


Khanh

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Vera
Friday at 01:36 AM
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Ciao! Mi piace ballare ma non ho ballato per circa 30 anni; non ho tempo per quello. Devo passare il mio tempo libero nel club sportivo o in piscina. Eh, dove sono i miei 17 anni...

I like dancing but I didn't dance for about 30 years; don't have time for that. I have to spend my free time at the sports club or in the pool. Eh, where are my 17 years...