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INTRODUCTION
Consuelo: Ciao a tutti.
Marco: Marco here. Lower intermediate series, season 2, Lesson 9. Italian Subjunctive mood. Wishing on a Star in Italian.
Consuelo: Hello everyone, I am Consuelo and welcome to italianpod101.
Marco: With us, you learn to speak Italian with fun and effective lessons.
Consuelo: We also provide you with cultural insights
Marco: And tips you won’t find in a textbook. In this class, we will start studying the different contexts in which to use the modo congiuntivo. In addition, we will see the congiuntivo presente of the verb Dovere.
Consuelo: This conversation takes place on the phone.
Marco: The conversation is between Manuel and Giulia.
Consuelo: The speakers are friends. Therefore they will be speaking informally.
Marco: Now before we listen to the conversation
Consuelo: We want to ask.
Marco: Do you read the lesson notes while you listen.
Consuelo: We received an email about the study tip.
Marco: So we were wondering if you’ve tried it and if so, what do you think of it.
Consuelo: You can leave us feedback in the common section of this lesson.
Marco: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Giulia: Pronto?
Manuel: Ciao, ti disturbo?
Giulia: No, ma spero che tu non sia ancora al supermercato.
Manuel: Come hai fatto a indovinare?
Giulia: Sono telepatica! Cosa succede?
Manuel: Non riesco a capire il prezzo di un prodotto.
Giulia: Penso che tu debba chiedere ad una commessa.
Manuel: Hai ragione, ora provo. Grazie.
Giulia: Ciao.
Marco: Let’s here it slowly now.
Giulia: Pronto?
Manuel: Ciao, ti disturbo?
Giulia: No, ma spero che tu non sia ancora al supermercato.
Manuel: Come hai fatto a indovinare?
Giulia: Sono telepatica! Cosa succede?
Manuel: Non riesco a capire il prezzo di un prodotto.
Giulia: Penso che tu debba chiedere ad una commessa.
Manuel: Hai ragione, ora provo. Grazie.
Giulia: Ciao.
Marco: And now, with the translation.
Giulia: Pronto?
Giulia: Hello?
Manuel: Ciao, ti disturbo?
Manuel: Hello. Am I disturbing you?
Giulia: No, ma spero che tu non sia ancora al supermercato.
Giulia: No, but I hope you're not still at the supermarket.
Manuel: Come hai fatto a indovinare?
Manuel: How did you guess?
Giulia: Sono telepatica! Cosa succede?
Giulia: I’m telepathic! What’s happening?
Manuel: Non riesco a capire il prezzo di un prodotto.
Manuel: I can’t understand the price of a product.
Giulia: Penso che tu debba chiedere ad una commessa.
Giulia: I think you have to ask a shop assistant.
Manuel: Hai ragione, ora provo. Grazie.
Manuel: You’re right; I’ll try now. Thanks.
Giulia: Ciao.
Giulia: Bye.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Consuelo: Manuel è ancora al supermercato?
Marco: Maybe he is taking his time and looking at the many strange Italian products there are.
Consuelo: I am sure there are many products that are very alien to foreigners.
Marco: Like all the different types of bottled mineral water.
Consuelo: In any case, Manuel deve avere molto tempo libero.
Marco: That is one thing we don’t have. So let’s move on with the vocabulary.
Marco: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
VOCAB LIST
Marco: The first word we shall see is
Consuelo: Disturbare.
Marco: To disturb, upset, annoy, bother.
Consuelo: Disturbare. Disturbare.
Marco: And the next word is
Consuelo: Indovinare.
Marco: To guess, foretell.
Consuelo: Indovinare. Indovinare.
Marco: And next we have
Consuelo: Telepatico.
Marco: Telepathic.
Consuelo: Telepatico. Telepatico.
Marco: And the next word we shall see is
Consuelo: Prezzo.
Marco: Price, cost, rate, tariff.
Consuelo: Prezzo. Prezzo.
Marco: And next we have
Consuelo: Prodotto.
Marco: Product.
Consuelo: Prodotto. Prodotto.
Marco: And finally we have
Consuelo: Commessa.
Marco: Shop clerk, shop assistant.
Consuelo: Commessa. Commessa.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Marco: Consuelo, what’s the word we will be studying today?
Consuelo: That’s the Italian verb capire.
Marco: To understand.
Consuelo: Yes exactly. There are lot of different English verbs that can translate this one. For example we say capire la situazione.
Marco: To get the picture.
Consuelo: English use is to get in this case.
Marco: Another example for our listeners.
Consuelo: To figure out. It could be translated as capire as well.
Marco: So we have a pretty powerful verb here. Better to memorize it fast.
Consuelo: Yes.
Marco: Thanks Consuelo.
Consuelo: Let’s take a look at today’s grammar point.

Lesson focus

Marco: Today we are going to continue our study of the
Consuelo: Modo Congiuntivo.
Marco: Subjunctive mood. Generally speaking the principal function of the subjunctive mood is to indicate that the events expressed to the verb are not certain, objective or relevant.
Consuelo: The subjunctive mood is to be used in the following way.
Marco: It is used in the subordinate clause when the secondary clause is introduced by the conjunction Che, that.
Consuelo: Please note that the conjunction Che may often be omitted in English while it is almost always stated in Italian.
Marco: For instance
Consuelo: Spero che tu sia pronto.
Marco: I hope you are ready or I hope that you are ready.
Consuelo: Penso che tu abbia ragione.
Marco: I think you are right. Also I think that you are right.
Consuelo: Sono felice che Lucia abbia risolto il suo problema.
Marco: I am glad Lucia solved her problem or I am glad that Lucia solved her problem.
Consuelo: Non ti credo, sebbene tu sostenga di poter provare le tue parole.
Marco: I don’t believe you even though you sustain you can prove what you say. In the first sample sentence, the
Consuelo: Congiuntivo presente,
Marco: Present subjunctive illustrates a fact that is not certain. I hope.
Consuelo: In the second sentence, the Congiuntivo presente indicates that a fact is not objectively reported. I think.
Marco: Similarly, in the third sentence, the
Consuelo: Congiuntivo passato,
Marco: Perfect subjunctive conveys a real occurrence. Lucia solved her problem but reported to the opinion, I am glad of the subject who related it.
Consuelo: In the fourth sentence, the Congiuntivo presente that we can find in the secondary clause conveys the relevance of the information, even though you maintain.
Marco: Now let’s jump into the magical world of verb conjugations.
Consuelo: You have a strange conception of magic.
Marco: The verb we are going to see is
Consuelo: Dovere.
Marco: To have to, must. It follows an irregular conjugation when used in the
Consuelo: Congiuntivo presente.
Marco: Present subjunctive tense. Let’s now see it together. Please note that there are two ways of conjugating it.
Consuelo: Dovere
Marco: To have to, must
Consuelo: Che io debba/che io deva
Marco: I have to.
Consuelo: Che tu debba/che tu deva
Marco: You have to
Consuelo: Che lui/lei debba, che lui/lei deva
Marco: He/she/it has to.
Consuelo: Che noi dobbiamo
Marco: We have to.
Consuelo: Che voi dobbiate
Marco: You have to.
Consuelo: Che loro debbano/che loro devano
Marco: They have to.

Outro

Marco: That just about does it for today. Before we go, we want to tell you about a way to drastically improve your pronunciation.
Consuelo: The voice recording tool.
Marco: Yes the voice recording tool in the premium learning center.
Consuelo: Record your voice with a click of a button
Marco: And then play it back just as easily.
Consuelo: So record your voice and then listen to it.
Marco: Compare it to the native speakers.
Consuelo: And adjust your pronunciation.
Marco: This will help you improve your pronunciation fast. Ciao.
Consuelo: Alla prossima.

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Ciao Seth!


Thank you for posting :smile:

If you have any question, please feel free to let us know!


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Seth
Monday at 10:18 AM
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Ciao Consuelo! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Cinzia
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Ho due domande:

Esiste un altro podcast dove spiega cosa vuol dire "come hai fatto a..."?

Forse c'e' un search engine, ma non so se riesce a trovare la frase esatta.


La seconda domanda. Ogni volta che faccio click su "My Voice Recorder" the java symbol goes in a circle but doesn't come on (I do have javascript installed on my computer). A security warning comes up that tells me "The application's digital signature has an error". Is this publisher "SoftSynth.com" to be trusted? Why is their signature not known? Is it normal, are others getting this same warning?

LN
Sunday at 11:31 PM
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Hi!!

I just wanted to say that it's too bad you don't say the sample sentences for the vocabulary anymore :sad: It really helps me understand better!


Bye :smile: e Buon Anno !!