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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 8! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five popular Italian Food souvenirs. 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:Parmigiano Reggiano Gina:Parmesan cheese Chiara:(slow) Parmigiano Reggiano (regular) Parmigiano Reggiano Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Parmigiano Reggiano [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Parmesan is the most famous Italian cheese, well known all over the world. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il Parmigiano Reggiano non è caro in Italia. Gina:Parmesan is not expensive in Italy. Chiara:(slow) Il Parmigiano Reggiano non è caro in Italia.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Gianduiotto Gina:Gianduiotto, a type of chocolate Chiara:(slow) Gianduiotto (regular) Gianduiotto Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Gianduiotto [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Gianduiotto is a typical piedmontese chocolate made with chocolate and cream of hazelnuts. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) il Gianduioto ha un'inconfondibile forma di prisma triangolare. Gina:The Gianduiotto has an unmistakable triangular prism shape. Chiara:(slow) il Gianduioto ha un'inconfondibile forma di prisma triangolare.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:aceto balsamico Gina:balsamic vinegar Chiara:(slow) aceto balsamico (regular) aceto balsamico Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:aceto balsamico [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Balsamic vinegar is a vinegar with a sweet-sour flavor, produced in Modena with a specific grape juice. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) L'aceto balsamico esalta la dolcezza della frutta. Gina:Balsamic vinegar brings out the sweetness of fruits. Chiara:(slow) L'aceto balsamico esalta la dolcezza della frutta.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:cantuccini Gina:cantuccini, a type of biscotti biscuit Chiara:(slow) cantuccini (regular) cantuccini Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:cantuccini [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Cantuccini are biscotti, or double baked almond cookies, from Tuscany. People often dunk Cantuccini in Vin Santo, a dessert wine.
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Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) I cantuccini sono molto secchi quindi possono essere conservati per un lungo periodo. Gina:Cantuccini are very dry so you can preserve them for a long time. Chiara:(slow) I cantuccini sono molto secchi quindi possono essere conservati per un lungo periodo.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:Grappa Gina:Grappa, an alcoholic digestif Chiara:(slow) Grappa (regular) Grappa Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Grappa [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Grappa is a strong alcoholic digestif made from waste material produced during winemaking. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Gli Italiani qualche volta bevono il caffè corretto con un po' di grappa. Gina:Italian people sometimes drink coffee spiked with a shot of grappa. Chiara:(slow) Gli Italiani qualche volta bevono il caffè corretto con un po' di grappa.
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:Parmigiano Reggiano [pause]Gina:Parmesan cheese
Chiara:Gianduiotto [pause]Gina:Gianduiotto, a type of chocolate
Chiara:aceto balsamico [pause]Gina:balsamic vinegar
Chiara:cantuccini [pause]Gina:cantuccini, a type of biscotti biscuit
Chiara:Grappa [pause]Gina:Grappa, an alcoholic digestif

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Food souvenirs 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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Which of this lesson's souvenirs will you bring back to your country?

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Friday at 11:42 AM
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Ciao Elaine,


Il gianduiotto è un'ottima scelta!

Gianduiotto is an excellent choice! :smile:


A presto!

Ofelia

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Elaine Roach
Thursday at 11:13 PM
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Ciao tutti!


Prenderò il gianduiotto!