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INTRODUCTION
Gina:Hi everyone, I’m Gina. Chiara:And I’m Chiara! Gina:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Italian Vocabulary, Lesson 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five common Plants in Italy. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ItalianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina:Chiara, what’s our first word? Chiara:geranio Gina:geranium Chiara:(slow) geranio (regular) geranio Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:geranio [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:The geranium is one of the most popular flowers for the balconies and terraces of Italian homes.
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il geranio fiorisce tutto l'anno. Gina:The geranium blooms year-round Chiara:(slow) Il geranio fiorisce tutto l'anno.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:olivo Gina:olive tree Chiara:(slow) olivo regular olivo Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:olivo [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The olive tree is a very common plant in the Mediterranean region and its gardens.
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) L'olivo può vivere più di 2.000 anni. Gina:The olive tree can live for 2,000 years or more. Chiara:(slow) L'olivo può vivere più di 2.000 anni.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:vite Gina:grapevine Chiara:(slow) vite regular vite Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:vite [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:Italy is the world's second largest wine producer and grapes are grown in almost every region of the country. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) In autunno si raccoglie l'uva dalla vite. Gina:In autumn, grapes are harvested from the grapevine. Chiara:(slow) In autunno si raccoglie l'uva dalla vite.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:pino marittimo Gina:Maritime Pine Chiara:(slow) pino marittimo (regular) pino marittimo Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:pino marittimo [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Maritime Pine is one the most characteristic plants of Italy, especially in the seaside areas. Its particular umbrella shape make it very unique. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il pino marittimo è un elemento importante nel paesaggio di Roma. Gina:Maritime Pine is an important element in the landscape of Rome. Chiara:(slow) Il pino marittimo è un elemento importante nel paesaggio di Roma.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:zagara Gina:Orange blossom Chiara:(slow) zagara (regular) zagara Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:zagara [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:The Orange blossom is the flower of the orange tree. Its essence is an important component in the making of perfume.
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) La zagara si usa nei bouquet delle spose. Gina:The Orange blossom is used in bridal bouquets. Chiara:(slow) La zagara si usa nei bouquet delle spose.
QUIZ
Gina:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chiara will give you the Italian - please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chiara:geranio [pause]Gina:geranium
Chiara:olivo [pause]Gina:olive tree
Chiara:vite [pause]Gina:grapevine
Chiara:pino marittimo [pause]Gina:Maritime Pine
Chiara:zagara [pause]Gina:Orange blossom

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Plants in Italy! We have more vocab lists available at ItalianPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chiara:Ciao.

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