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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 17. Asking About a Choice.
Asia: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about a choice.
PATTERN
Asia: For example, "Which ice cream flavor are you getting?"
Daniele: Quale gusto di gelato prendi?
Daniele: [slow] Quale gusto di gelato prendi?
Asia: The pattern for asking about a choice has 3 elements. First, an interrogative to ask about people or objects, "which."
Daniele: Quale.
Asia: Second, a noun phrase, which is also the object. In this case, that’s "ice cream flavor."
Daniele: gusto di gelato.
Asia: Third, a verb, in this case "to get." It’s conjugated in the second person singular, as the subject is “you.”
Daniele: prendi.
Asia: Altogether, we have, "Which ice cream flavor are you getting?"
Daniele: Quale gusto di gelato prendi? [slow] Quale gusto di gelato prendi? [normal] Quale gusto di gelato prendi?
Asia: Start with the interrogative “which”
Daniele: quale
Asia: followed by a noun or a noun phrase and a verb conjugated in the present tense. The verb must be conjugated in agreement with the subject which, in Italian is usually omitted.
Daniele: Quale gusto di gelato prendi?
Asia: So remember, to ask about a choice, start with the word "which"
Daniele: quale
Asia: followed by a noun and a present tense verb. The order of these may vary.
Asia: Here's another example meaning, "Which car do you have?" First, an interrogative to ask about people or objects, "which."
Daniele: Quale.
Asia: Second, a noun, which is also the object. In this case, it’s "car."
Daniele: macchina.
Asia: Third, a verb, in this case "to have," conjugated in the second person singular.
Daniele: hai.
Asia: Altogether we have...
Daniele: Quale macchina hai? [slow] Quale macchina hai? [normal] Quale macchina hai?
Asia: "Which car do you have?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quale macchina hai?
Asia: How do you say - "Which pizza do you prefer?" To give you a hint, "you prefer" is...
Daniele: preferisci. [slow] preferisci. [normal] preferisci.
Asia: "Which pizza do you prefer?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quale pizza preferisci? [slow] Quale pizza preferisci? [normal] Quale pizza preferisci?
[pause]
Daniele: Quale pizza preferisci?
REVIEW
Asia: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I’ll give you the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud in Italian. Here we go.
Asia: "Which ice cream flavor are you getting?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quale gusto di gelato prendi?
[pause]
Daniele: Quale gusto di gelato prendi?
Asia: "Which car do you have?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quale macchina hai?
[pause]
Daniele: Quale macchina hai?
Asia: "Which pizza do you prefer?"
[pause]
Daniele: Quale pizza preferisci?
[pause]
Daniele: Quale pizza preferisci?

Outro

Asia: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about a choice, as in...
Daniele: Quale gusto di gelato prendi?
Asia: meaning "Which ice cream flavor are you getting?"
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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try translating this question, "Which picture do you like?"

ItalianPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 07:44 AM
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Ciao Bill,

Mi piace LA foto (feminine).


Also, LE frasi, and you should say "vanno bene" instead of "sono bene" 😉


Other than that, great job!

Valentina

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Bill
Sunday at 03:09 AM
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Quale foto ti piace?

Mi piace il foto dei mei bambini.

E quale quadro ti piace?

Mi piace il quadro della sacra famiglia di Michelangelo.


Come sono i frasi? Sono bene?


Grazie!

ItalianPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 07:55 AM
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Hi E,

perfetto, molto bene!


A presto,

Valentina

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ItalianPod101.com Verified
Saturday at 02:42 AM
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Hi Lyla,

your sentence is correct, although when I say "quadro" I think of a "painting". "Picture" is usually translated as "foto" or "immagine".


Thanks for posting!

Valentina

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E
Monday at 07:08 PM
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Quale foto ti piace?

Lyla
Saturday at 06:48 AM
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Quale quadro ti piace?