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Ciao a tutti! Sono Consuelo. Hi everybody! I’m Consuelo.
Welcome back to ItalianPod101.com’s Italiano in tre minuti, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Italian.
In the last lesson, we covered how to ask whether a bus is going to the right destination. Today, we are learning how to ask which stop is the next stop.
Are you ready? Cominciamo! Let's start!
Now, recently Italian buses have started using displays and making some announcements in Italian that inform the passengers where the bus will stop next.
Unfortunately, buses like that are in the minority. In case you don’t see any display or you don’t hear any announcement, you must be ready to ask someone.
You can ask the bus driver or a passenger, "What is the next stop?"
So in Italian, the word we use for "what" or "which" is quale; the third singular person of the verb "to be," essere, is è. “Stop” is fermata, which is a feminine noun, and the article and adjective "the next" switch into the feminine: la prossima.
Let’s recap. The whole sentence is Qual’è la prossima fermata?
(One more time, slowly: qual’è la prossima fermata?)
Since quale ends with a vowel and the verb è is a vowel, quale takes the apostrophe and drops the e.
Another way of inquiring could be asking whether your desired destination is the next stop.
In order to say that in Italian, you should ask La prossima fermata è…..? And here add the bus stop's name or the place.
(One more time, slowly: La prossima fermata è ..........?)
Let’s imagine we want to know whether the next stop is the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan because we want to see Da Vinci’s painting, The Last Supper.
La prossima fermata è Santa Maria delle Grazie?
Please remember that in both cases, you should first say scusi to draw someone’s attention.
So: Scusi, qual’è la prossima fermata? Scusi, la prossima fermata è Santa Maria delle Grazie?
Let’s now see a practical example. We are in Naples on a bus and we want to go to the famous square Piazza del Plebiscito, but the stop we should ask for is the close by Piazza Trento.
Here the background changes into the bus’s interior.
Consuelo: Scusi, qual’è la prossima fermata?
Passenger: Piazza Trento.
Consuelo: Ah bene, grazie.
Consuelo: Scusi, la prossima fermata è Piazza Trento?
Passenger: No, Piazza Trento è fra due fermate.
Consuelo: Ah, grazie mille.
Now it’s time for Consuelo’s tips.
Don’t shy away from asking people these questions. In Italy, it is very common for people to ask for and to give this kind of information on a bus, even among Italian citizens.
Please remember that "to get on a bus" in Italian is salire sull’autobus, and "to get off a bus" is scendere dall’autobus.
What does può scattarci una foto mean? Do you already know it? We’re going to learn this and much more in the next lesson.
See you in our next Italiano in tre minuti lesson!
Ciao alla prossima lezione!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Where will be your next stop in Italy?

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Saturday at 11:08 AM
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Ciao Tiffany,


Se hai tempo e ti piace il mare vai a Vieste!

If you have time and you like sea, please go to Vieste!:sunglasses:


Please remember that "Qual è" doesn't need the apostrophe:smile:


A presto!

Ofelia

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Tiffany
Monday at 08:43 AM
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Il prossimo aprile, vorrei viaggiare a Roma e poi in Puglia e Basilicata. Qual' è la sua città preferita in Puglia?

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Tuesday at 12:22 PM
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Ciao Elaine,


Grazie per il tuo gentile commento!

Consuelo will be happy to know about it!:smile:


If you have any question, please let us know!


Ciao e grazie!

Ofelia

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Elaine Roach
Sunday at 06:40 AM
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Ciao Consuelo!


Ho comprato un libro italiano di viaggi, e vorrei leggere il libro, e vorrei fare un viaggio immaginario

en l'autobus in ogni città en Italia.

Chiederò la domanda appropriata en ogni fermata.


Una Rosa per Te!


La sua studente, Elaine

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Monday at 12:14 PM
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Ciao Agostino,


Grazie per il commento.

Please remember that before city names, we always need to use the preposition "a".

And very good: you used "ci" :thumbsup: remember to put it before the verb, "abita".

So it should be: "A Milano, perchè ci abita mia cugina."


Thank you,

Cheers,

Ofelia

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Agostino
Tuesday at 09:18 AM
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In Milano, perche mia cugina abita ci.

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Monday at 10:15 PM
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Hi Edmar,

You should say: Ma non so quando sarò li. Conoscere and sapere are very similar and in Ensglish are often translated with to know. Conoscere is also translated with get to know.

Buon viaggio a Roma.

Chiara

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Edmar
Sunday at 04:36 PM
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Vorrei andare a Roma. Ma non conosco quando sarò li.

thilankani waidyanatha
Monday at 04:44 PM
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pls send