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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 6. Talking About Your Habits.
Asia: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for discussing one's habits.
PATTERN
Asia: For example,
Asia: "I go to church every Sunday."
Daniele: (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica.
Daniele: [slow] (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica.
Asia: The pattern for discussing one's habits has 4 elements. First, the pronoun, in this case "I."
Daniele: (Io).
Asia: Second, the verb, in this case "go" conjugated in the first person singular, in the present indicative form.
Daniele: vado.
Asia: Third, a phrase, in this case "to church."
Daniele: in chiesa.
Asia: And last, an adverb of time, in this case "every Sunday."
Daniele: ogni domenica..
Asia: Altogether, we have.. "I go to church every Sunday."
Daniele: (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica. [slow] (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica. [normal] (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica.
Asia: In Italian, the pronoun can be omitted if it is obvious to whom you are referring. If you want to emphasize, you can include the pronoun at the beginning of the sentence. Then comes the verb in the first person singular in the present indicative tense. It can be followed by a noun or phrase. The adverb of time...
Daniele: ogni
Asia: meaning ”every” is always followed by a singular noun. Note that the days of the week in Italian are not capitalized.
Daniele: (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica.
Asia: So remember that the subject pronoun can be omitted. The verb is conjugated in the first person singular in the present tense form and it is often followed by a prepositional sentence or an object. The adverb of time is at the end of the sentence.
Asia: Here is another example meaning, "I play soccer every Saturday." First, the pronoun, in this case "I."
Daniele: (Io).
Asia: Second, the verb, in this case "play" conjugated in the first person singular, in the present indicative form.
Daniele: gioco.
Asia: Third, a noun, in this case "soccer."
Daniele: a calcio .
Asia: And last, an adverb of time, in this case "every Saturday."
Daniele: ogni sabato..
Asia: Altogether we have..
Daniele: Gioco a calcio ogni sabato. [slow] Gioco a calcio ogni sabato. [normal] Gioco a calcio ogni sabato.
Asia: "I play soccer every Saturday."
[pause]
Daniele: Gioco a calcio ogni sabato.
Asia: How do you say - "I go to the park every day."? To give you a hint, " every day" is..
Daniele: ogni giorno. [slow] ogni giorno. [normal] ogni giorno.
Asia: I go to the park every day.
[pause]
Daniele: (Io) vado al parco ogni giorno. [slow] (Io) vado al parco ogni giorno. [normal] (Io) vado al parco ogni giorno.
[pause]
Daniele: (Io) vado al parco ogni giorno.
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: "I go to church every Sunday."
[pause]
Daniele: (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica.
[pause]
Daniele: (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica.
Asia: "I play soccer every Saturday."
[pause]
Daniele: Gioco a calcio ogni sabato.
[pause]
Daniele: Gioco a calcio ogni sabato.
Asia: "I go to the park every day."
[pause]
Daniele: (Io) vado al parco ogni giorno.
[pause]
Daniele: (Io) vado al parco ogni giorno.

Outro

Asia: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for discussing one's habits, as in..
Daniele: (Io) vado in chiesa ogni domenica.
Asia: meaning "I go to church every Sunday."
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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How often do you do your lessons?

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Saturday at 01:26 AM
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Ciao Bill,

here are a couple of corrections:


Gioco a pallacanestro da sole. -> da SOLO [a woman will say "da sola"]

vado a bicicletta -> vado IN bicicletta


As for your question, yes, "ogni lunedì" and "il lunedì" mean the same thing. "Lunedì" on its own means a specific Monday (such as last Monday, next Monday, Monday 29th).


A presto!


Valentina

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Bill
Tuesday at 02:58 PM
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Buon Giorno, Valentina!


Ho una domanda piccola.


Do ogni lunedì and il lunedì mean about the same thing?


By the way I found a mistake in my sentences below. It should be vado in chiesa, not vado a chiesa.


Grazie molto e buona settimana.

Bill
Tuesday at 07:00 AM
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Quale sport ti piace?

Mi piace pallacanestro.

Giochi a pallacanestro ogni giorno?

No, non gioco a pallacanestro ogni giorno. Gioco a pallacanestro ogni sabato.

Giochi a pallacanestro con i tuoi amici?

No, non gioco a pallacanestro con i tuoi amici. Gioco a pallacanestro da sole.

Davvero? Perché giochi a pallacanestro da sole?

Perché sono lento. Corro lentamente. Corro troppo lentamente.

Ogni lunedì vado a bicicletta. Ogni martedì sto a casa e leggo un libro. Ogni mercoledì gioco a tennis. Ogni giovedì scrivo lettere. Ogni venerdì mangio pesce. Ogni sabato gioco a pallacanestro e ogni domenica vado a chiesa.


Grazie in anticipo e a presto!

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Saturday at 05:34 AM
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@io


We have a mix of video and audio lessons. If you'd like to browse only video lessons, go to the Lesson Library and check the box next to "Video".


Hope this helps!


Valentina

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io
Tuesday at 04:55 AM
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No video? Only audio?