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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 2. Using the Verb "To have."
Asia: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for talking about belongings.
PATTERN
Asia: For example,
Asia: "You have a new watch."
Daniele: (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo.
Daniele: [slow] (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo.
Asia: The pattern for talking about belongings has 4 elements. First, the pronoun, in this case "you."
Daniele: Tu.
Asia: Second, the verb "to have" conjugated in the second person singular.
Daniele: hai.
Asia: Third, a noun phrase, in this case "a watch."
Daniele: un orologio.
Asia: And last, the adjective, in this case "new."
Daniele: nuovo.
Asia: Altogether, we have.. "You have a new watch."
Daniele: (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo. [slow] (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo. [normal] (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo.
Asia: In Italian, the pronoun can be omitted as you can get that information from the conjugated verb. But if you want to emphasize it, you can include the pronoun at the beginning of the sentence. Then comes the verb "to have", conjugated according to the pronoun. At the end comes the noun phrase expressing what it is that you have. The noun phrase is modified by the gender and number of the noun.
Daniele: (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo.
Asia: So remember that to express what you have, say "you", plus the verb 'to have", plus a noun phrase. Be aware of the number and gender of the noun.
Asia: Here is another example meaning, "You have a cozy house." First is the pronoun, in this case "you."
Daniele: Tu.
Asia: Second, the verb "to have" conjugated in the second person singular.
Daniele: hai.
Asia: Third, the noun phrase, in this case "a house."
Daniele: una casa.
Asia: And last, the adjective, in this case "cozy."
Daniele: accogliente.
Asia: Altogether we have..
Daniele: (Tu) hai una casa accogliente. [slow] (Tu) hai una casa accogliente. [normal] (Tu) hai una casa accogliente.
Asia: "You have a cozy house."
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai una casa accogliente.
Asia: How do you say - "You have a comfortable sofa." To give you a hint, "a comfortable sofa" is..
Daniele: un divano comodo. [slow] un divano comodo. [normal] un divano comodo.
Asia: You have a comfortable sofa.
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai un divano comodo. [slow] (Tu) hai un divano comodo. [normal] (Tu) hai un divano comodo.
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai un divano comodo.
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: "You have a new watch."
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo.
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo.
Asia: "You have a cozy house."
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai una casa accogliente.
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai una casa accogliente.
Asia: "You have a comfortable sofa."
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai un divano comodo.
[pause]
Daniele: (Tu) hai un divano comodo.

Outro

Asia: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for talking about belongings, as in..
Daniele: (Tu) hai un orologio nuovo.
Asia: meaning "You have a new watch."
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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What do you have with you now?

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Tuesday at 12:27 AM
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Ciao Bill,


ottimo lavoro, non ho correzioni per te! ๐Ÿ‘


Valentina

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Bill
Wednesday at 03:57 AM
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Tu hai una bicicletta nuova?

No, ho una bicicletta vecchia, ma buona.

Quanti anni ha la tua bicicletta?

Non lo so. Penso che ha piรน di dieci anni.

Avete una macchina?

Sรฌ, abbiamo una macchina grande e nuova.

รˆ cara?

Sรฌ, รจ molto cara.

Avete una casa grande?

No, abbiamo una casa piccola.

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Ciao E,

great job!


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E
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Io ho un laptop nero.

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Hi Joel,


Thank you for your kind feedback.

Let us know if you have questions.


Ofelia

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Joel
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Well Done, clear, concise, precise. Helpful. Thank-you