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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 12. Asking About Location or Position.
Asia: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about location or position.
PATTERN
Asia: For example,
Asia: "Where is the train station?"
Daniele: Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
Daniele: [slow] Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
Asia: The pattern for asking about location or position has 3 elements. First, an interrogative pronoun of place, "where."
Daniele: Dov'.
Asia: Second, the verb, "to be" conjugated in the third person singular.
Daniele: è.
Asia: Third, a noun or noun phrase, in this case "the train station."
Daniele: la stazione dei treni.
Asia: Altogether, we have.. "Where is the train station?"
Daniele: Dov'è la stazione dei treni? [slow] Dov'è la stazione dei treni? [normal] Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
Asia: Start with the interrogative pronoun
Daniele: dove
Asia: meaning “where”, followed by the verb “to be” conjugated in the third person singular,
Daniele: è.
Asia: The pronoun changes to
Daniele: dov'
Asia: when followed by the verb "to be" in the third person singular. After the verb is the subject, a noun or a noun phrase that is singular. If the subject is plural, the verb must be conjugated in the third person plural.
Daniele: Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
Asia: So remember that to ask about location or position, start with the word
Daniele: dove
Asia: meaning “where”, followed by a conjugated verb in the third person singular. Lastly, add a singular noun. When the subject is plural, conjugate the verb in the third person plural.
Asia: Here is another example meaning, "Where is the emergency room?" First, the interrogative pronoun of place, "where."
Daniele: Dov'.
Asia: Second, the verb, "to be" conjugated in the third person singular.
Daniele: è.
Asia: Last, a noun or noun phrase, in this case "the emergency room."
Daniele: il pronto soccorso.
Asia: Altogether we have..
Daniele: Dov'è il pronto soccorso? [slow] Dov'è il pronto soccorso? [normal] Dov'è il pronto soccorso?
Asia: "Where is the emergency room?"
[pause]
Daniele: Dov'è il pronto soccorso?
Asia: How do you say - "Where are the glasses?" To give you a hint, "glasses" is..
Daniele: bicchieri. [slow] bicchieri. [normal] bicchieri.
Asia: Where are the glasses?
[pause]
Daniele: Dove sono i bicchieri? [slow] Dove sono i bicchieri? [normal] Dove sono i bicchieri?
[pause]
Daniele: Dove sono i bicchieri?
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: "Where is the train station?"
[pause]
Daniele: Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
[pause]
Daniele: Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
Asia: "Where is the emergency room?"
[pause]
Daniele: Dov'è il pronto soccorso?
[pause]
Daniele: Dov'è il pronto soccorso?
Asia: "Where are the glasses?"
[pause]
Daniele: Dove sono i bicchieri?
[pause]
Daniele: Dove sono i bicchieri?

Outro

Asia: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about location or position, as in..
Daniele: Dov'è la stazione dei treni?
Asia: meaning "Where is the train station?"
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, "Where are you?"

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Wednesday at 03:54 AM
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Hi Bill,

yes, that's correct, but remember to use the apostrophe in the formal one: dov'è lei?


Thanks for posting!

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Bill
Thursday at 06:19 AM
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Where are you?


Dove sei? / Dove siete? / Dové lei? (formal)


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