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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 2! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five popular Italian Foods. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ItalianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina:A, what’s our first word? Chiara:pizza Margherita Gina:Margerita pizza Chiara:(slow) pizza Margherita (regular) pizza Margherita Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:pizza Margherita [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Margerita pizza is the most famous pizza in the world, and is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) La pizza Margherita prende il nome da una regina.
Gina:Margherita Pizza was named after a Queen. Chiara:(slow) La pizza Margherita prende il nome da una regina.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:insalata caprese Gina:caprese salad Chiara:(slow) insalata caprese (regular) insalata caprese Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:insalata caprese [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Insalata caprese is a salad prepared with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and olive oil. Because it's fresh and easy to make, it is the perfect summertime dish. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) L'insalata caprese prende il nome da Capri, un'isola vicino a Napoli.. Gina:Caprese salad takes its name from Capri, an island near Naples. Chiara:(slow) L'insalata caprese prende il nome da Capri, un'isola vicino a Napoli..
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:lasagne Gina:lasagna Chiara:(slow) lasagne (regular) lasagne Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:lasagne [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Although the world famous dish is prepared with meat sauce and bechamel sauce, there are a lot of regional variations in Italy, using mushroom sauce, basil sauce or other sauces. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Le lasagne sono di solito un piatto unico. Gina:Lasagna is usually a all-in-one course.
Chiara:(slow) Le lasagne sono di solito un piatto unico.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:cotoletta alla milanese Gina:Milanese cutlet Chiara:(slow) cotoletta alla milanese (regular) cotoletta alla milanese Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:cotoletta alla milanese [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Milanese cutlet is a veal cutlet covered in bread crumbs and fried in butter, and is a dish typical of Milan. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) La cotoletta alla milanese è molto sottile. Gina:Milanese cutlet is very thin. Chiara:(slow) La cotoletta alla milanese è molto sottile.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:spaghetti alla carbonara Gina:carbonara spaghetti Chiara:(slow) spaghetti alla carbonara (regular) spaghetti alla carbonara Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:spaghetti alla carbonara [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Carbonara is a traditional pasta dish from Rome which combines egg, cheese, bacon and black pepper. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Gli spaghetti alla carbonara vanno mangiati al dente. Gina:Carbonara spaghetti has to be eaten al dente. Chiara:(slow) Gli spaghetti alla carbonara vanno mangiati al dente.
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:pizza Margherita [pause]Gina:Margerita pizza
Chiara:insalata caprese [pause]Gina:caprese salad
Chiara:lasagne [pause]Gina:lasagna
Chiara:cotoletta alla milanese [pause]Gina:Milanese cutlet
Chiara:spaghetti alla carbonara [pause]Gina:carbonara spaghetti

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Foods 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What else do you know about Italian cuisine?

ItalianPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 01:32 AM
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Hi Pulgui,

It is very common in our lessons that one of the hosts is not a native Italian speaker, but the Italian parts are always read by a native speaker. Each person has a different way of speaking but, as a native speaker myself, I can assure you that Chiara's Italian is absolutely genuine. I don't hear anything strange. Maybe she's speaking a bit slower than natural speed, but that is to the advantage of beginners.


Thank you for your feedback, don't hesitate to leave a comment if you have any questions!


Sincerely,

Valentina

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Pulgui
Thursday at 12:29 AM
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¿Qué pasó con el acento italiano? 😞Las voces son muy robóticas. Hasta parece que una de ellas, no es originaria de Italia. Tiene acento asiático.

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Thursday at 10:25 AM
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Hi Mei,


Unfortunately we don't :disappointed:

Anyway, I think you can find a lot of images on the Internet through any search engine.


Grazie,

Ofelia

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Mei
Saturday at 02:57 AM
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Do you have a video for this lesson? I prefer the dishes with pictures.

Luca Deon
Thursday at 02:46 AM
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Hello, thanks for the reply, I understand my mistakes :grin:

But I have a question. You said- perchè and I said- perché.

Sorry to ask but who is correct? Sorry it it because I learnt perché not perchè :wink:

So who is correct?

Grazie,


~Luca :razz:

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Thursday at 02:31 AM
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Ciao Luca,

Ti piace la cucina italiana! Bene! Mangi spesso italiano?

Your sentence is quite correct. Well done. Just notice:

Pasta al ragù è il mio cibo preferito perchè è gustosa!


Even if pasta is feminine, cibo is masculine and therefore: il mio cibo preferito.


A presto

Chiara

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Luca Deon
Tuesday at 05:18 AM
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I go to Italy yearly, to visit family! The food is my favourite cuisine in the world. Here's my Italian 'food' sentence-

Pasta al ragu è la mia cibo preferita perché è gusta!

~(Pasta with meat sauce is my favourite food because it is tasty!)


Grazie per questa lezione!


~Luca