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Buongiorno!
Hi, everyone! I’m Felice Angelini.
Ciao a tutti, sono Felice Angelini.
Welcome to the Italian Whiteboard Lesson!
In this lesson, we’ll learn how to make a small talk about the weather in Italian.
Are you ready? So, let’s get started!
First, imagine, two neighbors meet in the elevator, and one of them comments…
A: Che caldo!
B: Sì, oggi fa caldo.
One more time….
A: Che caldo!
Che caldo!
Che caldo! (enunciated)
Insieme, che caldo.
Che caldo means “how hot.”
The second person….
Sì, oggi fa caldo.
Sì, oggi fa caldo.
Sì, oggi fa caldo (enunciated).
That means, “Yes, it’s hot today.”
Okay, one more time.
The first person:
Che caldo!
Che caldo! (enunciated)
Che caldo!
Che caldo means “how hot.”
Che caldo!
And the second person:
Si, oggi fa caldo.
Si, oggi fa caldo.
Si, oggi fa caldo (enunciated).
That means “Yes, it’s hot today.”
Okay. Let’s try some different examples, but with different weather conditions.
For example:
Che freddo!
Or…
Che afa!
Or…
Che vento!
Or...
Che pioggia!
Or...
Che neve!
Did you notice? I always use the same pattern or this one…
Che [WEATHER CONDITION]!
Che [WEATHER CONDITION]!
Intonation is like exclamation, but this depends on the situation.
Okay. Let’s try to use this pattern together.
So, do you remember this situation?
freddo
Freddo means “cold.”
cold
So, in this case, I want to say:
Che freddo!
Okay, or another example:
Do you remember this pattern?
This word, pioggia.
pioggia
Pioggia means “rain.”
So in this case…
Che pioggia!
Okay, one more time, in this case...afa.
afa
Afa means “muggy / muggy weather.”
So, in this case…
Che afa!
Che afa!
Okay, the last example:
This one, do you remember this word means wind, “wind,” sorry.
No, no, no, no.
Okay, again, the last example:
Oh, this one, vento.
vento
Vento means “wind.”
So, in this case….
Che vento!
Che Vento!
Well, but this pattern only for weather conditions? No, no, no, no.
I think that this pattern is very, very useful in another situation.
I want to talk about a different situation. For example, a good situation, not only, you know, bad weather, for example is my birthday. In this special day, my darling gave me a very, very special present. For me, it’s, you know, a great surprise. In this case, I want to use this word in Italian. It’s a very important word, this one.
tesoro
tesoro
Tesoro means “treasure,” treasure, but, you know, in this situation, when I received this special present, I want to say to my darling, you are so kind.
So, okay, let’s try to use the pattern.
And… together....
“Oh, wow! Che tesoro!”
Okay, it’s working.
Oppure, or one more example. In this example, I think something about not good situation. I work very, very hard, so hard. And maybe, today is Saturday, Saturday night. For me, it’s not a party, unfortunately, but, you know, I feel like this, oh. In this case, this word, Italian word, sure. Do you know? It’s a long word.
Oh, I’m sorry.
Maybe, not only on Saturday, right now.
This word… stanchezza.
stanchezza
Stanchezza means “tiredness,” “weariness.”
So, when I meet a friend on Saturday night and he say to me…
Oh, Felice, come stai?
“How are you, felice?”
My response is…
The pattern...
Che stanchezza!
Che stanchezza!

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