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A: Top 25 Italian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 12: When is your birthday 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 ""When is your birthday?"" In Italian this is
B: Quando è il tuo compleanno?
The first word in the question is
B: Quando
A: ""meaning when"" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Quando
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: Quando
{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: è
A: meaning is.
B: (Slow, by syllable) è
A: Now repeat.
B: è
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quando è
{pause}
And next
B: il
A: meaning the.
B: (Slow, by syllable) il
A: Now repeat.
B: il
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quando è il
{pause}
And next
B: tuo
A: meaning your.
B: (Slow, by syllable) tuo
A: Now repeat.
B: tuo
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
B: Quando è il tuo
{pause}
And next
B: compleanno
A: meaning birthday.
B: (Slow, by syllable) compleanno
A: Now repeat.
B: compleanno
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: Quando è il tuo compleanno
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question When is your birthday??
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
A: ""It's August 22.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) è il 22 di Agosto.
{pause}
A: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: è
A: meaning is.
B: (Slow, by syllable) è
A: Now repeat
B: è
{Pause}
A: And next
B: il
meaning the.
B: (Slow, by syllable) il
A:Now repeat.
B: il
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: 22
meaning 22.
B: (Slow, by syllable) 22
A:Now repeat.
B: 22
{Pause}
A: Next is
B: di
meaning something like of.
B: (Slow, by syllable) di
A:Now repeat.
B: di
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: Agosto
which is the name August.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Agosto
A:Now repeat.
B: Agosto
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, It's August 22., and then repeat.
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace August 22 with March 18th.
B: 18 di Marzo
A: March 18th
B: (slow) 18 di Marzo (regular) 18 di Marzo
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with March 18th
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace August 22. Say It's March 18th.
{pause}
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace March 18th with May 15th.
B: 15 di Maggio
A: May 15th
B: (slow) 15 di Maggio (regular) 15 di Maggio
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with May 15th
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for March 18th. Say It's May 15th.
{pause}
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace May 15th with April 17th.
B: 17 d'Aprile
A: April 17th
B: (slow) 17 d'Aprile (regular) 17 d'Aprile
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with April 17th
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for May 15th. Say It's April 17th.
{pause}
B: è il 22 di Agosto.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Italy and someone asks you when your birthday is. Your birthday is August 22. Respond to the question.
B: Quando è il tuo compleanno? (five seconds) è il 22 di Agosto.
A: Imagine your birthday is March 18th Respond to the question.
B: Quando è il tuo compleanno? (five seconds) è il 22 di Agosto.
A: Now, imagine your birthday is May 15th. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Quando è il tuo compleanno? (five seconds) è il 22 di Agosto.
A: Imagine your birthday is April 17th. Respond to the question.
B: Quando è il tuo compleanno? (five seconds) è il 22 di Agosto.
A: You want to ask someone when their birthday is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Quando è il tuo compleanno?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 12

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Let us know your answer to this question below! ;)

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Ciao Enes,

perfetto!


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Enes
Wednesday at 06:47 PM
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Ciao!


Il mio compleanno è il 17 di maggio.


Saluti,

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Ciao Cam,

perfect, great job.

Il mio compleanno è oggi (= today)!


A presto

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Cam
Thursday at 05:29 AM
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è il 25 di luglio

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Ciao Jenna,


perfetto! Grazie per il tuo commento 👍


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Jenna Corbett
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Quando e il tuo compleanno? E il trenta Novembre. 😁

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Buongiorno Francisco,


Sei nato il giorno di Natale!

You were born on Christmas Day!


A presto!

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Francisco
Tuesday at 09:06 AM
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È il 25 di dicembre! :)

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Hello Luca Deon,


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Luca Deon
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great lesson! :razz: