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

Kieran
Tuesday at 08:59 PM
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Is there an easy way for an English speaker to understand why parecchia needs to be in the plural parecchie in this dialogue if parecchia already means 'several'. Thanks!

Dan
Thursday at 12:08 AM
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I find the English translation of the conversation a bit strange.


In English you'd be unlikely to ever say, "I didn't understand well today's class."


It would more likely be phrased "I didn't understand today's class (very) well."


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Friday at 06:02 AM
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Hi Caeriel,

thank you for your comment.


Mastering Level 1 is a mix of lessons from different series. It can happen that sometimes you see grammar or vocabulary that has not been covered yet in that series. I recommend that you check out the individual series if you'd like a more linear learning experience. You can browse all the lessons available here: https://www.italianpod101.com/lesson-library/absolute-beginner

I recommend either the Absolute Beginner Series, or the Newbie Series.


Hope this helps!


Valentina

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Hope this helps!


Valentina


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Caeriel
Saturday at 01:12 AM
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This lesson is misplaced in the series. This is listed as lesson 17, and almost all of vocabulary hasn't been covered yet in the previous 16 lessons, so there's little to be gotten from this at this point in the series except disappointment.

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Thursday at 12:07 AM
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Hi Victoria,

thanks for your comment. All the topics you mentioned are covered in the Absolute Beginner series. If you come across a listening that uses grammar you don't know yet, I recommend that you skip it and come back to it later on.


Hope this helps!

Valentina

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Victoria
Monday at 09:50 PM
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I agree with the comments below. It would make more sense to have this lesson after you have studied the expressions of time and the verbs "parlare", "fare", "Puoi venire" etc.

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Saturday at 12:32 AM
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Hi David,

as I just told Linda, you have the option to slow down the speed of the video lesson, as well as of the single words in the Vocabulary section.


If you feel you still cannot keep up, read the transcription first, check the meaning of words you don't know, then listen again following the text, and this may help. Also, you don't need to understand 100% of what's being said, so don't worry too much.



Don't give up!



Let us know if you have any questions.



Valentina


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Saturday at 12:30 AM
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Hi Linda,

remember you can slow the speed of the video lesson, as well as of the single words in the Vocabulary section.

If you feel you cannot keep up, read the transcription first, check the meaning of words you don't know, then listen again following the text, and this may help. Also, you don't need to understand 100% of what's being said, so don't worry too much.


Don't give up!


Let us know if you have any questions.


Valentina

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Saturday at 12:03 AM
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Hi David,

thank you for your question.

A conjugated form of the verb "stare" is essential to form the present progressive in Italian. Just like you wouldn't leave out the verb "to be" from the English present progressive.

Example:

Paolo sta studiando = Paolo is studying (NOT "Paolo studying")


In English the structure for the present progressive is:

subject + to be + verb in -ing

example: [A teacher and a student] + are + talking


In Italian the structure for the present progressive is:

subject (sometimes omitted) + stare + verb in the gerund

example: [un insegnante e una studentessa] + stanno + parlando


You can learn more about this tense here:

https://www.italianpod101.com/lesson/newbie-46-learning-the-italian-rules-of-engagement/?lp=79


Sincerely,

Valentina

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David
Wednesday at 02:00 AM
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I agree with Linda...