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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Did you get it right?

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Saturday at 04:42 AM
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Hi Patricia,

thanks for posting.


A tip for you:

-listen once without reading the transcription

-read the transcription

-listen again while reading the transcription


The second time you listen, you should be able to understand more words. Hope this helps!


Valentina

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Patricia
Monday at 03:46 PM
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Difficult but I enjoyed the challenge. Perhaps next week I"ll understand more!


Good visuals


Grazie,

Patricia

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Wednesday at 11:30 PM
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Prego, Bill!


Valentina

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Bill
Thursday at 04:35 PM
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Grazie tanto, Valentina!

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Thursday at 01:46 AM
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Hi Bill,

thanks for your question!

Actually, "mi scusi" (or also just "scusi") is the formal expression for "excuse me".

The informal one would be "scusa" or "scusami".


People don't usually switch between the two forms. Unless they start speaking formal Italian and then they agree they can use informal speech. But once you switch, you don't usually switch back.

A very common sentence is "possiamo darci del tu?", which means "can we talk informally?"


Hope this helps!


Valentina

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Bill
Friday at 07:57 PM
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Hi!


I just have a question about the formal and informal forms in the dialogue.

The customer begins with "Mi scusi." This is the familiar or informal form of scusare, right?

The store clerk answers with the formal verb form "vorrebbe," but in his next sentence, "Aspetti uno attimo perfavore," he switched to the informal form "aspetti." Am I right?


Is it typical that Italians so readily switch between formal and informal speech in their encounters?


Thanks in advance.

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Friday at 07:18 AM
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Hello Robert,

thank you for your feedback. Don't worry about understanding every single word you hear. When you're an absolute beginner, it's important to get used to the language and it's okay to recognize just a few words. Then you can read the transcription, look up words you don't know, and listen again. This time I'm sure you will be able to understand more.

I hope this helps, let us know if you have any questions!


Sincerely,

Valentina

Robert
Friday at 02:58 AM
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No way is this suitable for "absolute beginner" level.

Perhaps it is suitable for someone who has been learning for a year or more.

Regards Robert

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Friday at 10:24 AM
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Ciao Ken,


Grazie per il tuo feedback! Thank you for the feedback!

Continua cosรฌ! Keep up the good work!


A presto,

Ofelia

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Ken
Saturday at 11:02 PM
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Molto interessante. Una buona idea avere un video con domande. Mi piace molto. Anche mi piace l'opportunitร  di registrare la mia voce. E' piรน difficile che ho pensato. Non vedo l'ora per continuare queste lezione.