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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society &Culture. These are five examples of Italian Pop and Traditional Culture. 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:presepe Gina:nativity scene Chiara:(slow) presepe (regular) presepe Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:presepe [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Around Christmas, almost all houses are decorated with nativity scenes. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Ogni anno c'è un concorso per scegliere il presepe più bello. Gina:Every year there is a contest to choose the best nativity scene. Chiara:(slow) Ogni anno c'è un concorso per scegliere il presepe più bello.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Carnevale Gina:Carnival Chiara:(slow) Carnevale (regular) Carnevale Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Carnevale [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Carnevale in Italy is a huge winter festival celebrated with parades, masquerade balls and parties. Children throw confetti at each other as a tradition. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il Carnevale di Venezia è il più famoso d'Italia. Gina:The Carnival of Venice is the most famous in Italy. Chiara:(slow) Il Carnevale di Venezia è il più famoso d'Italia.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:sagre Gina:sagre, local food fairs Chiara:(slow) sagre (regular) sagre Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:sagre [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Sagre are fairs dedicated to some specific local food. They are usually held in small towns, in the main square. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Ci sono sagre tutto l'anno.
Gina:The are sagre all through the year. Chiara:(slow) Ci sono sagre tutto l'anno.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:tarantella Gina:tarantella, a folk dance Chiara:(slow) tarantella (regular) tarantella Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:tarantella [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Tarantella is a lively folk dance that originated in southern Italy accompanied by tambourines. The music and dancing is very fast-paced. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) I vestiti tradizionali della tarantella sono molto colorati. Gina:Traditional tarantella costumes are very colorful. Chiara:(slow) I vestiti tradizionali della tarantella sono molto colorati.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:cerimonia nuziale Gina:wedding ceremony Chiara:(slow) cerimonia nuziale (regular) cerimonia nuziale Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:cerimonia nuziale [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Wedding ceremonies in Italy are rich in traditions and rituals. For example, it is customary for Italian brides to marry on Sunday and for guests to throw rice at the newly wedded couple. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Alla cerimonia nuziale solo la sposa può vestirsi di bianco. Gina:At the wedding ceremony only the bride should wear white. Chiara:(slow) Alla cerimonia nuziale solo la sposa può vestirsi di bianco.
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:presepe [pause]Gina:nativity scene
Chiara:Carnevale [pause]Gina:Carnival
Chiara:sagre [pause]Gina:sagre, local food fairs
Chiara:tarantella [pause]Gina:tarantella, a folk dance
Chiara:cerimonia nuziale [pause]Gina:wedding ceremony

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five examples of Pop and Traditional Culture 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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Which one of this lesson's traditional activities would you like to watch/do when you go to Italy?

Elaine Roach
Saturday at 02:04 AM
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Ciao Ofelia,


Ti ringrazio del tuo aiuto e Team ItalianPod101.com.


Sono felice studiare e imparare italiano.


Imparando italiano ha dato colore ricco a la mia vita!

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Ciao Elaine Roach,


Grazie a te!

Siamo contenti che ti piaccia questa serie!

We are happy that you like this series!:sunglasses:


If you have any question, please let us know!

A presto!

Ofelia

Team ItalianPod101.com

Elaine Roach
Saturday at 01:35 AM
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Ciao tutti!


Grazie mille per la sua classe culturale!


La classe è molto interessante, educativa, e ogni classe invita altro studio di vocabolario italiano.


Sono felice che "Audio Blog 3" continua con vocabolari italiani: (i.e. "una sagra, un carnevale, etc.")


La ringrazio ancora.