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INTRODUCTION
Asia: Hi everyone, I'm Asia.
Daniele: And I'm Daniele.
Asia: And welcome to Must-Know Italian Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 11. Asking About Time.
Asia: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about time.
PATTERN
Asia: For example,
Asia: "When does the bakery open?"
Daniele: Quando apre il fornaio?
Daniele: [slow] Quando apre il fornaio?
Asia: The pattern for asking about time has 3 elements. First, an interrogative pronoun of time, "when."
Daniele: Quando.
Asia: Second, the verb, "open", conjugated in the third person singular.
Daniele: apre .
Asia: Third, a noun, in this case "the bakery."
Daniele: il fornaio.
Asia: Altogether, we have.. "When does the bakery open?"
Daniele: Quando apre il fornaio? [slow] Quando apre il fornaio? [normal] Quando apre il fornaio?
Asia: Start with the interrogative pronoun of time
Daniele: quando
Asia: “when”, followed by a conjugated verb. The verb is conjugated according to the noun that follows. After the verb comes the subject, a noun or noun phrase.
Daniele: Quando apre il fornaio?
Asia: So remember that to ask about time, start with the word ...
Daniele: quando
Asia: meaning “when”, followed by a conjugated verb in the third person singular or plural. Last, add a noun.
Asia: Here is another example meaning, "When does the pizza house close?" First, an interrogative pronoun of time, "when."
Daniele: Quando.
Asia: Second, the verb "close", conjugated in the third person singular.
Daniele: chiude.
Asia: Third, a noun, in this case "the pizza house."
Daniele: la pizzeria.
Asia: Altogether we have..
Daniele: Quando chiude la pizzeria? [slow] Quando chiude la pizzeria? [normal] Quando chiude la pizzeria?
Asia: "When does the pizza house close?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quando chiude la pizzeria?
Asia: How do you say - "When does Carlo arrive?" To give you a hint, "arrive" is..
Daniele: arriva. [slow] arriva. [normal] arriva.
Asia: When does Carlo arrive?
[pause]
Daniele: Quando arriva Carlo? [slow] Quando arriva Carlo? [normal] Quando arriva Carlo?
[pause]
Daniele: Quando arriva Carlo?
REVIEW
Asia: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I will give you the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in Italian. Here we go.
Asia: "When does the bakery open?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quando apre il fornaio?
[pause]
Daniele: Quando apre il fornaio?
Asia: "When does the pizza house close?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quando chiude la pizzeria?
[pause]
Daniele: Quando chiude la pizzeria?
Asia: "When does Carlo arrive?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quando arriva Carlo?
[pause]
Daniele: Quando arriva Carlo?

Outro

Asia: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about time, as in..
Daniele: Quando apre il fornaio?
Asia: meaning "When does the bakery open?"
Asia: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on ItalianPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Daniele: A presto!

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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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Try translating this question, "When is your birthday?"

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Saturday at 02:38 AM
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Ciao E,

perfetto!


Thanks for posting, let us know f you have any questions.


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Ciao Bill,

perfetto, bravo!


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Friday at 08:06 PM
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Quando è il tuo compleanno?

Bill
Thursday at 07:01 AM
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Quando è il tuo compleanno?


Il mio compleanno è il ventotto di maggio.


È giusto?


Grazie!