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A: Top 25 Italian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 17: What time is it 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 time is it?"" In Italian this is
B: Che ore sono?
The first word in the question is
B: che
A: ""meaning something like what"" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) che
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: che
{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: ore
A: meaning am.
B: (Slow, by syllable) ore
A: Now repeat.
B: ore
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: che sono
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What time is it??
B: sono le 12:00
A: ""It's 12:00. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) sono le 12:00
{pause}
A: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: sono
A: meaning they are.
B: (Slow, by syllable) sono
A: Now repeat
B: sono
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: le
meaning the.
B: (Slow, by syllable) le
A:Now repeat.
B: le
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: 12:00:00
meaning 12:00:00.
B: (Slow, by syllable) 12:00:00
A:Now repeat.
B: 12:00:00
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, It's 12:00, and then repeat.
B: sono le 12:00
{pause}
A: To use a different phrase, replace 12:00 with three.
B: tre
A: three
B: (slow) tre (regular) tre
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with three
B: sono le tre
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 12:00. Say It's three
{pause}
B: sono le tre
A: To use a different phrase, replace three with five.
B: cinque
A: five
B: (slow) cinque (regular) cinque
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with five
B: sono le cinque
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for three. Say It's five
{pause}
B: sono le cinque
A: To expand on the pattern, replace five with eight.
B: otto
A: eight
B: (slow) otto (regular) otto
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with eight
B: sono le otto
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for five. Say It's eight
{pause}
B: sono le otto
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Italy and someone asks you what time it is. It's 12:00. Respond to the question.
B: Che ore sono? (five seconds) sono le 12:00
A: Now imagine it's three Respond to the question.
B: Che ore sono? (five seconds) sono le tre
A: Imagine it's five. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Che ore sono? (five seconds) sono le cinque
A: Imagine it's eight. Respond to the question.
B: Che ore sono? (five seconds) sono le otto
A: You want to ask someone what time it is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Che ore sono?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 17

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Ciao Bill,

the only correction I have for you is

"sono LE due e quarantacinque"


Everything else is perfect!

Exactly, you need to say "l'una" becuse hour is feminine. ๐Ÿ‘


Thanks for posting!

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Bill
Friday at 04:53 PM
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Che ore sono a Vienna?

Sono le nove e quarantacinque a Vienna.

Che ore sono nel Wisconsin?

Nel Wisconsin sono due e quanrantacinque della mattina.


I assume for "It's one o'clock" it would be "รˆ l'una" because ora is feminine, right?


Grazie molto!

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Ciao E,

molto bene! ๐Ÿ‘


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E
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Sono le undici.

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Hi Thiciane Araรบjo,


la tua frase รจ perfetta! ๐Ÿ‘


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Thiciane Araรบjo
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Sono le due e quindici a Sรฃo Paulo.

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