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INTRODUCTION
Marco: Hello, and welcome to the ItalianPOD101.com , the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Italian!
Consuelo: I'm Consuelo, and thanks again for being here with us for this Newbie Series S2 lesson.
Marco: In this lesson, we will continue our study of Italian simple prepositions, delving into con. This conversation takes place at Martina's place.
Consuelo: The conversation is between Laura, Martina, and John. The speakers are friends; therefore, they will be speaking informally.
Marco:
Consuelo:
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Marco: Let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Laura: Ciao Martina! Grazie per stasera, con quel traffico non saremmo mai arrivati in tempo.
Martina: Di niente ragazzi, unitevi al party con noi!
Laura: Wow, sembra divertente!
John: Ma non abbiamo i pigiama con noi, purtroppo.
Martina: Non vi preoccupate e prendete qualcosa da bere!
Laura: Ma…quello non è Paolo?
Martina: Ah, sì, era qui con noi che vi aspettava!
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Laura: Ciao Martina! Grazie per stasera, con quel traffico non saremmo mai arrivati in tempo.
Martina: Di niente ragazzi, unitevi al party con noi!
Laura: Wow, sembra divertente!
John: Ma non abbiamo i pigiama con noi, purtroppo.
Martina: Non vi preoccupate e prendete qualcosa da bere!
Laura: Ma…quello non è Paolo?
Martina: Ah, sì, era qui con noi che vi aspettava!
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Laura: Ciao Martina! Grazie per stasera, con quel traffico non saremmo mai arrivati in tempo.
Marco: Hi Martina! Thanks for tonight; with that traffic, we would have never made it in time.
Martina: Di niente ragazzi, unitevi al party con noi!
Marco: Don't mention it guys, and join us for the party!
Laura: Wow, sembra divertente!
Marco: Wow, this looks fun!
John: Ma non abbiamo i pigiama con noi, purtroppo.
Marco: But sadly, we don't have pajamas with us.
Martina: Non vi preoccupate e prendete qualcosa da bere!
Marco: Don't worry and grab something to drink!
Laura: Ma…quello non è Paolo?
Marco: But...isn't it Paolo over there?
Martina: Ah, sì, era qui con noi che vi aspettava!
Marco: Oh, yes, he was with us, waiting for you!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Marco: A pajama party, how exciting! Cristiano, have you ever joined one?
Cristiano: Yes, I have! You know Marco, although pajama parties are not properly an Italian habit, as they are originally from America, they're really fun!
Marco: Cristiano, what do you usually drink during those parties?
Cris: Oh, yes, that's a good question. The two most popular things are probably, as you can imagine, wine, beer, and... (maybe a surprise for our listeners) homemade sangria!
Marco: Sangria? That isn't an Italian drink.
Cris: You're right, it's a Spanish drink that Italians appreciate very much.
Marco: So I guess we should thank our Spanish cousins.
Cris: ""Grazie per la Sangria!""
VOCAB LIST
Marco: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Consuelo: stasera [natural native speed]
Marco: tonight
Consuelo: stasera [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: stasera [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: arrivare [natural native speed]
Marco: to arrive, to come
Consuelo: arrivare [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: arrivare [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: tempo [natural native speed]
Marco: time, weather, tense
Consuelo: tempo [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: tempo [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: divertente [natural native speed]
Marco: funny, fun, amusing
Consuelo: divertente [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: divertente [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: purtroppo [natural native speed]
Marco: unfortunately
Consuelo: purtroppo [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: purtroppo [natural native speed]
: Next:
Consuelo: preoccuparsi [natural native speed]
Marco: to worry
Consuelo: preoccuparsi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Consuelo: preoccuparsi [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Marco: Let's have a closer look at the usuage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Marco: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases we learned in this lesson. The word we'll look at is...
Cris: ""pigiama.""
Marco: In Italian, it sounds a bit different from the English version.
Cris: Yes Marco, we have slightly changed the first vowel.
Marco: In English, they usually call it ""pajamas,"" or even ""pyjamas"" or ""pjs.""
Cris: In Italian, to stay close to our way of speaking, we use the ""i"" and ""g"" instead of the ""a/y"" sound, so it became ""pigiama,"" so be careful to say it correctly!
Marco: Great, thank you!

Lesson focus

Cris: Let's take a look at today's grammar point.
Marco: Today we are going to continue with the study of the
Cris: ""preposizioni semplici""
Marco: ""simple prepositions.""
Cristiano: The focus of this lesson is on the Italian preposition ""con.""
Marco: The preposition ""con"" is used as follows…
To express the person with whom the subject performs an action. It answers the question ""with whom?"" For instance…
Cris: ""Ho giocato con Elena.""
Marco: ""I played with Elena.""
Cris: ""Siamo andati in Italia con Mike.""
Marco: ""We went to Italy with Mike.""
Cris: ""Vuoi studiare con me?""
Marco: ""Do you want to study with me?""
Marco: The preposition is also used to express the way in which the main action is done. It answers the question ""how?""
For instance…
Cris: ""Hai lavorato con estrema cura.""
Marco: Literally, ""You worked with extreme care."" Meaning ""You worked carefully.""
Cris: ""Studio l'italiano con impegno.""
Marco: Literally, ""I study Italian with dedication."" Meaning ""I study Italian diligently.""
Cris: ""Questo libro è scritto con poco impegno.""
Marco: Literally, ""This book is written with little effort."" Meaning ""This book is badly written.""
Marco: The preposition con is also used to convey specific traits, both real and figurative, of the objects of our sentence.
For example…
Cris: ""Ho visto una moto con su due persone.""
Marco: ""I saw a motorbike with two people on it.""
Cris: ""Mi piacciono i pantaloni con le righe rosse.""
Marco: ""I like the red striped pants.""
Cris: ""Avete venduto la macchina con il portasci?""
Marco: ""Have you sold the car with the ski rack?""

Outro

Marco: That just about does it for today.
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Marco: Vocabulary, grammar, and content specific.
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Consuelo: You can find them in the learning center at
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Marco: A presto!
Consuelo: Arrivederci!"

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Thursday at 11:58 AM
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Ciao Erin,


Thank you for the questions.

Since Martina addresses both John and Laura, she needs to use the plural form "voi" and "vi". In this case it's not a question of formality, but a question of number.


I hope this helps!

If you have more questions, leave a post,

Saluti,

Ofelia

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Erin
Wednesday at 10:08 PM
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Ciao,


Why is the word "vi" used twice in this conversation, instead of "ti"? If they are friends and speaking informally this doesn't make sense to me.


Thanks - Erin

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Wednesday at 11:54 AM
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Ciao Edmar,

Bravissimo, just a little mistake “ devo studiare la lingua italiana con tutto il mio cuore”.


Chiara C.

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Edmar
Tuesday at 12:20 PM
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Devo studiare la lingua italiana con il tutto cuore. I must study the Italian language with all my heart.


Mi piacciono le camicie con il collo. I like t-shirts with collar.

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Wednesday at 09:58 PM
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Hello hamed,


Thank you for the comment! We hope you are enjoying our lessons.


Cheers,

Neha

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hamed
Monday at 07:57 PM
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grazie