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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 24! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Fine arts. These are five well-known Italian Artists and Musicians. 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:Leonardo da Vinci Gina:Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, scientist and engineer Chiara:(slow) Leonardo da Vinci (regular) Leonardo da Vinci Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Leonardo da Vinci [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
With his many talents, Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the greatest geniuses of all time.
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) La Gioconda di Leonardo da Vinci è esposta al Louvre. Gina:Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is displayed at the Louvre. Chiara:(slow) La Gioconda di Leonardo da Vinci è esposta al Louvre.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Michelangelo Gina:Michelangelo, a Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect Chiara:(slow) Michelangelo (regular) Michelangelo Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Michelangelo [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Several of Michelangelo’s works, like David and The Pietà, are famous all around the world. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Michelangelo ha pitturato il soffitto della Cappella Sistina. Gina:Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Chiara:(slow) Michelangelo ha pitturato il soffitto della Cappella Sistina.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Sandro Botticelli Gina:Sandro Botticelli, a Renaissance painter Chiara:(slow) Sandro Botticelli (regular) Sandro Botticelli Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Sandro Botticelli [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Two of Botticelli’s best-known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera, which are displayed at the Uffizi, in Florence. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Sandro Botticelli ha lavorato con Leonardo da Vinci per un pò di tempo. Gina:Sandro Botticelli worked with Leonardo da Vinci for some time. Chiara:(slow) Sandro Botticelli ha lavorato con Leonardo da Vinci per un pò di tempo.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Giuseppe Verdi Gina:Giuseppe Verdi, a Romantic composer Chiara:(slow) Giuseppe Verdi (regular) Giuseppe Verdi Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Giuseppe Verdi [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Giuseppe Verdi was a Romantic composer, particularly an opera composer. Among his famous works are La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il Nabucco di Giuseppe Verdi è stato proposto come nuovo inno nazionale italiano. Gina:Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco has been proposed as the new national anthem of Italy. Chiara:(slow) Il Nabucco di Giuseppe Verdi è stato proposto come nuovo inno nazionale italiano.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:Giacomo Puccini Gina:Giacomo Puccini, an opera composer Chiara:(slow) Giacomo Puccini (regular) Giacomo Puccini Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Giacomo Puccini [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Giacomo Puccini was an opera composer whose works are known the world over. Among them are La Bohème, Madame Butterfly and Turandot. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Giacomo Puccini è morto prima di completare la Turandot. Gina:Giacomo Puccini died before completing Turandot. Chiara:(slow) Giacomo Puccini è morto prima di completare la Turandot.
QUIZ
Gina:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chiara will give you the Italian - please repeat it out loud! Are you ready?
Chiara:Leonardo da Vinci [pause]Gina:Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, scientist and engineer
Chiara:Michelangelo [pause]Gina:Michelangelo, a Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect
Chiara:Sandro Botticelli [pause]Gina:Sandro Botticelli, a Renaissance painter
Chiara:Giuseppe Verdi [pause]Gina:Giuseppe Verdi, a Romantic composer
Chiara:Giacomo Puccini [pause]Gina:Giacomo Puccini, an opera composer

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Artists and Musicians 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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Do you know any other famous Italian artists?