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A: Top 25 Italian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 11: How old are you 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 ""How old are you?"" In Italian this is
B: Quanti anni hai?
The first word in the question is
B: Quanti
A: ""meaning how many"" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Quanti
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: Quanti
{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: anni
A: meaning years.
B: (Slow, by syllable) anni
A: Now repeat.
B: anni
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quanti anni
{pause}
Next is
B: hai
A: meaning you have.
B: (Slow, by syllable) hai
A: Now repeat.
B: hai
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: Quanti anni hai
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How old are you??
B: Ho 18 anni.
A: ""I'm 18 years old.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) Ho 18 anni.
{pause}
A: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: Ho
A: meaning I have.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Ho
A: Now repeat
B: Ho
{Pause}
A: And next
B: 18
meaning 18.
B: (Slow, by syllable) 18
A:Now repeat.
B: 18
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, I'm 18 years old., and then repeat.
B: Ho 18 anni.
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace 18 with ten.
B: dieci
A: ten
B: (slow) dieci (regular) dieci
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ten
B: Ho dieci anni.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 18. Say I'm ten years old.
{pause}
B: Ho dieci anni.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace ten with twenty.
B: venti
A: twenty
B: (slow) venti (regular) venti
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with twenty
B: Ho venti anni.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for ten. Say I'm twenty years old.
{pause}
B: Ho venti anni.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace twenty with thirty.
B: trenta
A: thirty
B: (slow) trenta (regular) trenta
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with thirty
B: Ho trenta anni.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for twenty. Say I'm thirty years old.
{pause}
B: Ho trenta anni.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Italy and someone asks you how old you are. You are 18. Respond to the question.
B: Quanti anni hai? (five seconds) Ho 18 anni.
A: Imagine you are ten Respond to the question.
B: Quanti anni hai? (five seconds) Ho dieci anni.
A: Now imagine you are twenty. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Quanti anni hai? (five seconds) Ho venti anni.
A: Imagine you're thirty. Respond to the question.
B: Quanti anni hai? (five seconds) Ho trenta anni.
A: You want to ask someone how old they are. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Quanti anni hai?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 11

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Ciao Fujitsu,

perfetto!


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A presto!

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Fujitsu
Wednesday at 06:02 PM
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Ciao,


Ho ventisette anni.


Grazie,

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Monday at 11:32 PM
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Hi Cam,

24 is "ventiquattro" (stress is on the A)


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Cam
Thursday at 05:18 AM
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Como si dice 24 in italiano?

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Ciao Jenna,


49 is one word: quarantanove ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Jenna Corbett
Sunday at 01:46 PM
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Quanti anni hai? Ho quarante e novo anni. Tutto meglio ๐Ÿ˜