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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 3! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five common Italian Beverages. 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:caffè Gina:coffee, espresso Chiara:(slow) caffè (regular) caffè Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:caffè [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
While this word literally means "coffee", it almost always refers to an espresso in Italy. There are a lot of coffee variations in an Italian bar, like macchiato, lungo, corretto, ristretto, marocchino, and al ginseng. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Gli Italiani bevono raramente caffè freddo. Gina:Italian people seldom drink iced coffee. Chiara:(slow) Gli Italiani bevono raramente caffè freddo.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:cappuccino Gina:cappuccino Chiara:(slow) cappuccino (regular) cappuccino Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:cappuccino [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
This traditional drink is prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam, and takes its name from the Capuchin friars, referring to the colour of their robes. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Cornetto e cappuccino solo la tipica colazione al bar. Gina:The typical Italian breakfast at a cafe is croissant and cappuccino.
Chiara:(slow) Cornetto e cappuccino solo la tipica colazione al bar.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:spremuta di arancia rossa Gina:blood orange juice Chiara:(slow) spremuta di arancia rossa (regular) spremuta di arancia rossa Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:spremuta di arancia rossa [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Among the oranges in Italy there is a type of sweet orange native to Sicily called blood orange, because of the red color of its pulp.
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Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) La spremuta di arancia rossa è molto rinfrescante. Gina:Blood orange juice is very refreshing.
Chiara:(slow) La spremuta di arancia rossa è molto rinfrescante.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Limoncello Gina:Limoncello Chiara:(slow) Limoncello (regular) Limoncello Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Limoncello [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
This is an Italian lemon liqueur produced in Southern Italy. Limoncello is often served chilled as an after-dinner drink. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il Limoncello è spesso servito in piccoli bicchieri raffreddati. Gina:Limoncello is often served in small chilled glasses. Chiara:(slow) Il Limoncello è spesso servito in piccoli bicchieri raffreddati.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:Prosecco Gina:Prosecco Chiara:(slow) Prosecco (regular) Prosecco Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Prosecco [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Prosecco is a white dry sparkling wine produced in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy. It is usually drunk as an aperitif but also appears in several mixed drinks. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il Prosecco è più economico dello Champagne. Gina:Prosecco is cheaper than Champagne. Chiara:(slow) Il Prosecco è più economico dello Champagne.
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:caffè [pause]Gina:coffee, espresso
Chiara:cappuccino [pause]Gina:cappuccino
Chiara:spremuta di arancia rossa [pause]Gina:blood orange juice
Chiara:Limoncello [pause]Gina:Limoncello
Chiara:Prosecco [pause]Gina:Prosecco

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Beverages 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's the most popular drink in your country?

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Monday at 02:46 AM
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Hi Anna Trofimova,

thanks for your comment!

Tea in Italian is "tè", by the way 😉


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Anna Trofimova
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I think that most Russians still prefer to drink tea during the day.