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INTRODUCTION
Marco: Buongiorno. Mi chiamo Marco.
Cinzia: Cinzia here.
Marco: Lower intermediate series, season 1, lesson 2. Where Will You Find The Most Beautiful Italian Beaches?
Cinzia: Buongiorno a tutti. My name is Cinzia and I am joined here by
Marco: Paulo. No it’s always Marco sorry. So it’s Marco.
Cinzia: Who is this Paulo?
Marco: No, no forget it. Just a friend.
Cinzia: He is one of your friends in your mind?
Marco: No he is a real friend I think. He is, he is, he is.
Cinzia: Oh maybe it’s the imaginary friend.
Marco: No, no he is real. He is real.
Cinzia: Okay.
Marco: Any way. We would like to welcome you to the second lesson of this lower intermediate series in italianpod101.com
Cinzia: Yes. We hope you enjoyed the first lesson of this new series and be ready to study more Italian with us.
Marco: That’s for sure and don’t forget to check the learning center where you will find a lot of tools to help you in your Italian studies.
Cinzia: What are we talking about today Marco?
Marco: We still have Manuel and Giulia today and…
Cinzia: Still?
Marco: Yes.
Cinzia: The perfect couple maybe.
Marco: Well I don’t know. We will have to see today’s dialogue to see that too.
Cinzia: Oh okay.
Marco: And what grammar topics are we taking a look at today?
Cinzia: Today we are going to take a look at some typical expressions that we use in Italian like credo di and penso di.
Marco: Let’s not make our students wait and jump right into the dialogue.
Cinzia: Yes.
Marco: I will be Manuel.
Cinzia: And I will be Giulia.
DIALOGUE
Manuel: Ciao come stai?
Giulia: Io bene e tu?
Manuel: Anche io bene. Cosa fai domani?
Giulia: Credo di andare al mare.
Manuel: Vai da sola?
Giulia: No, penso di andare con le mie amiche.
Marco: Let’s here it slowly now.
Manuel: Ciao come stai?
Giulia: Io bene e tu?
Manuel: Anche io bene. Cosa fai domani?
Giulia: Credo di andare al mare.
Manuel: Vai da sola?
Giulia: No, penso di andare con le mie amiche.
Marco: And now, with the translation.
Manuel: Ciao come stai?
Manuel: Hello, how are you?
Giulia: Io bene e tu?
Giulia: I am fine, and you?
Manuel: Anche io bene. Cosa fai domani?
Manuel: I am also fine. What are you doing tomorrow?
Giulia: Credo di andare al mare.
Giulia: I think I will go to the beach.
Manuel: Vai da sola?
Manuel: Are you going alone?
Giulia: No, penso di andare con le mie amiche.
Giulia: No, I think I will go with my girlfriends.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Cinzia: Okay so thank you dear listeners. That’s all for today. Bye, bye.
Marco: Well like Cinzia doesn’t want to work today. What’s happening?
Cinzia: Why? What’s wrong? We are finished.
Marco: Ah you want to go to the beach with your girlfriends.
Cinzia: Of course I want.
Marco: No, no, no, no we still have lots to do here.
Cinzia: Oh, okay.
Marco: Next time, you can bring your costume and towel and everything you want and after recording, you can go straight to the beach.
Cinzia: Okay so is there a promise?
Marco: Well you can go. I am not coming with you at the beach.
Cinzia: Of course you will not.
Marco: No, no sometimes it hurts me.
Cinzia: Okay so let’s jump in to this vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Marco: Today’s first word is
Cinzia: Andare.
Marco: To go.
Cinzia: Andare. Andare.
Marco: Next word
Cinzia: Credere.
Marco: To believe.
Cinzia: Credere. Credere.
Marco: Next word
Cinzia: Mare.
Marco: Sea.
Cinzia: Mare. Mare.
Marco: Next word
Cinzia: Solo.
Marco: Alone.
Cinzia: Solo. Solo.
Marco: Next word
Cinzia: Pensare.
Marco: To think
Cinzia: Pensare. Pensare.
Marco: And last word
Cinzia: Amico.
Marco: Friend.
Cinzia: Amico. Amico.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Cinzia: And now let’s go home. Let’s take a look at the usage for some of the words and expressions.
Marco: That’s better.
Cinzia: So the first word we will look at is credere.
Marco: And the first example is
Cinzia: Credo di si.
Marco: I believe so.
Cinzia: The second word we will look at is mare.
Marco: And the example sentence is
Cinzia: Ho il mal di mare.
Marco: I am seasick. Are you seasick?
Cinzia: No, never.
Marco: Never?
Cinzia: No.
Marco: Hmm okay.
Cinzia: The next word we will look at is amico.
Marco: And the example sentence is
Cinzia: Un buon amico.
Marco: A good friend. And finally we have
Cinzia: Solo.
Marco: And the example sentence is
Cinzia: Vado da solo.
Marco: I am going alone. Very useful, for example, when you fight with somebody and you want to say I am going alone, you say
Cinzia: Vado da solo...
Marco: You would say vado da sola, right?
Cinzia: Yes of course.
Marco: For example, let’s say, we fight and you go to the beach by yourself, you say
Cinzia: Vado da sola
Marco: Exactly. You weren’t following me. Were you?
Cinzia: No I am following you as always but I…
Marco: No you aren’t following me. You said vado da sola, you can’t be following me.
Cinzia: Okay, okay, let’s move on.
Marco: Together, vai da sola.
Cinzia: Of course.

Lesson focus

Marco: Okay. Now let’s take a look at today’s grammar. We shall start talking about the usage of the verb credere, which is commonly translated in English as to believe but also as to think or to deem.
Cinzia: So as we have seen, in today’s dialogue, this verb is followed by di plus the present infinitive that expresses what we believe or think of doing.
Marco: Exactly. Furthermore, credo di andare al mare is translating using I think I will go to the beach. Because you are expressing an opinion, a belief, a desire.
Cinzia: We can apply the same rule to the expression penso di using the verb pensare to think.
Marco: Yes in the dialogue, we had penso di andare con le mie amiche.
Cinzia: Yes. I know what you mean and maybe credo that is credere, to believe, it’s a little bit stronger but in most cases, we are never sure.
Marco: Exactly. So we can translate both as I think or sometimes I believe but I don’t think it’s very correct to say I believe I will go to the beach. It sounds so old-fashioned.
Cinzia: Oh yes, yes but in the Italian translation, credo has just the same meaning of penso.
Marco: Yes exactly.
Cinzia: It’s just about something that we are planning. So we are not sure and that’s why we say credo or penso So now let’s take a look at the few examples.
Marco: The first one is
Cinzia: Penso di si.
Marco: I think so.
Cinzia: And then we have credo di si.
Marco: I believe so
Cinzia: Or penso di no.
Marco: I don’t think so.
Cinzia: Credo di no.
Marco: I don’t believe so.
Cinzia: And what else do we have Marco?
Marco: Well we have penso di andare a dormire.
Cinzia: I think I would go to sleep.
Marco: And credo di andare a dormire.
Cinzia: I believe I would go to sleep.
Marco: Something old fashioned right?
Cinzia: Yes, we never use it.
Marco: So also in this case, it’s best maybe to use I think I would go to sleep.
Cinzia: In the English translation.
Marco: Exactly. And then what do we have?
Cinzia: Penso di partire domani.
Marco: I think I will leave tomorrow and finally
Cinzia: Credo di partire domani.
Marco: I believe I will leave tomorrow.
Cinzia: Yes I believe I will leave you tomorrow Marco.
Marco: Tomorrow?
Cinzia: Yes I am going to go to the beach.
Marco: Whole day.
Cinzia: Of course.
Marco: Penso che ti licenzio. I think I will fire you.
Cinzia: Oh my god! No, no, no, no, no, no beach for me tomorrow okay.
Marco: Joking, joking. Any way I think that…

Outro

Cinzia: It’s finally all for today.
Marco: Yes it’s finished and Penso di aver detto tutto, I think I have said everything.
Cinzia: Si Marco, hai detto tutto.
Marco: And don’t forget to check the learning center.
Cinzia: Ci vediamo domani.
Marco: Ciao.
Cinzia: Ciao ciao.

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Vorrei andare al mare !!! Tra due settimane cominciano le mie vacanze... pero questa fine settimana è una festa in Francia, e non lavoro il lunedì :cool:

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Can I pay on a month-by-month basis? I don't want to pay for two years.

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Too basic and the English dialogue is quite silly.:::disappointed:

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Ciao Hilary,


Grazie per il commento.

Adesso forse fa troppo freddo per il mare! :grin:

Maybe now it's too cold for the beach!


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Hilary
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A me piace andare al mare, ma adesso è inverno, credo che sarà meglio in estate. I like to go to the beach, but now it's winter, I think it will be better in summer.

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AMAZING

THANK YOU

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Bravissima, scrivi molto bene in italiano! :smile: :thumbsup:

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Michele
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Ciao Chiara e Marco,

Sono Michele (Michela in Italiana)

Ho studiato l'italiana tanti anni fa, e ho dimenticato molte parole e norme, especialmente per i coniugazione dei verbi. C'e' un (come si dice) place o un grafico in questo site per aiutare? Penso di aiuterebbe vedere, per exempio, quando leggo "Siamo andati a Venezia," ho capito che significa, ma non ho ricordo perché "andati" e' usato così... :open_mouth:

Penso che ho dicendo:

I think I'm saying:

Hi Chiara and Marco,

I studied Italian many years ago and I have forgotten many words and rules, especially for verb conjugations. Is there a (how do you say) place or a chart in this site to help? I think it would be helpful to see, for example, when I read "Siamo andati a Venezia," I understand what it means, but I don't remember why "andati" is used like this... (open mouth face because I know I destroyed a lot of the language just now--scusi) :innocent: