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A: Top 25 Italian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 1: What's your name in Italian? (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Italian learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question ""What's your name?"" In Italian this is
B: Come ti chiami?
The first word in the question is
B: Come
A: ""meaning how"" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Come
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: Come
{Pause}
A: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the English translation, breaking it down by syllable, and then giving it once more at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
B: ti
A: meaning your.
B: (Slow, by syllable) ti
A: Now repeat.
B: ti
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: Come ti
{pause}
And next
B: chiami
A: meaning you call.
B: (Slow, by syllable) chiami
A: Now repeat.
B: chiami
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: Come ti chiami
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's your name??
B: Mi chiamo Simone Rossi.
A: ""My name is Simone Rossi.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) Mi chiamo Simone Rossi.
{pause}
A: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: mi
A: meaning my.
B: (Slow, by syllable) mi
A: Now repeat
B: mi
{Pause}
A: And next
B: chiamo
meaning I call.
B: (Slow, by syllable) chiamo
A:Now repeat.
B: chiamo
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: Simone Rossi
which is the name Simone Rossi.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Simone Rossi
A:Now repeat.
B: Simone Rossi
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, My name is Simone Rossi., and then repeat.
B: Mi chiamo Simone Rossi.
{pause}
A: To make another phrase, replace Simone Rossi with Caterina Lorenzi.
B: Caterina Lorenzi
A: Caterina Lorenzi
B: (slow) Caterina Lorenzi (regular) Caterina Lorenzi
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Caterina Lorenzi
B: Mi chiamo Caterina Lorenzi.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace Simone Rossi. Say My name is Caterina Lorenzi.
{pause}
B: Mi chiamo Caterina Lorenzi.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace Caterina Lorenzi with Ludovica Giangrossi.
B: Ludovica Giangrossi
A: Ludovica Giangrossi
B: (slow) Ludovica Giangrossi (regular) Ludovica Giangrossi
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Ludovica Giangrossi
B: Mi chiamo Ludovica Giangrossi.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the name Caterina Lorenzi. Say My name is Ludovica Giangrossi.
{pause}
B: Mi chiamo Ludovica Giangrossi.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace Ludovica Giangrossi with Marco Grossi.
B: Marco Grossi
A: Marco Grossi
B: (slow) Marco Grossi (regular) Marco Grossi
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Marco Grossi
B: Mi chiamo Marco Grossi.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the name Ludovica Giangrossi. Say My name is Marco Grossi.
{pause}
B: Mi chiamo Marco Grossi.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Italy and someone asks you your name. Your name is Simone Rossi. Respond to the question.
B: Come ti chiami? (five seconds) Mi chiamo Simone Rossi.
A: Now, your name is Caterina Lorenzi Respond to the question.
B: Come ti chiami? (five seconds) Mi chiamo Caterina Lorenzi.
A: Imagine your name is Ludovica Giangrossi. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Come ti chiami? (five seconds) Mi chiamo Ludovica Giangrossi.
A: Imagine your name is Marco Grossi. Respond to the question.
B: Come ti chiami? (five seconds) Mi chiamo Marco Grossi.
A: You want to learn the stranger's name. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Come ti chiami?
{pause}
A: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
A: This is the end of Lesson 1

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Ciao Denese,


Grazie mille for your great question. If you want to learn Italian anywhere, anytime, we do have an app! You get access to 100s of audio and video lessons made by real teachers, lesson notes, learning tools and more. It is available for Android and iOS. Click here to download it https://www.ItalianPod101.com/apps/#ill101.


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Denese
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Hello,

Do you have an app in the Google play store?

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Ciao Karina,

piacere di conoscerti! Nice to meet you.


When saying your age, use the verb "avere" (to have): Ho ventisei anni.

The rest of your comment is perfect!


Thanks for posting, let us know if you have any questions.


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Karina
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Ciao. Mi chiamo Karina.

Sono Messicana. Sono ventisei anni.

Buona sera.

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Wednesday at 02:32 AM
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Hi Dan,

here it is:

io mi chiamo

tu ti chiami

lui/lei si chiama

noi ci chiamiamo

voi vi chiamate

loro si chiamano


Hope this helps!


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Dan
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Please could you add the conjugation of 'chiamarsi' to the lesson notes?

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Wednesday at 02:45 AM
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Ciao Juan,

piacere di conoscerti!


Thanks for studying with us. Let us know if you have any questions.


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Juan
Saturday at 01:04 AM
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Ciao


Mi chiamo Juan.


Buona serata.

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Ciao Caren,

you would still be Caren in Italian, no need to translate names ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, there are no similar names or possible translations.

I would pronounce it "Kah-ren", not sure if it's right!


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Caren
Monday at 03:42 AM
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My name is Caren. Come si dice, Caren, in italiano?