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A: Top 25 Italian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 3: Where do you live 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 ""Where do you live?"" In Italian this is
B: Dove abiti?
The first word in the question is
B: Dove
A: ""meaning where"" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) Dove
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: Dove
{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: abiti
A: meaning you live.
B: (Slow, by syllable) abiti
A: Now repeat.
B: abiti
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: Dove abiti
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where do you live??
B: Vivo a New York.
A: ""I live in New York.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) Vivo a New York.
{pause}
A: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: vivo
A: meaning I live.
B: (Slow, by syllable) vivo
A: Now repeat
B: vivo
{Pause}
A: And next
B: a
meaning something like in.
B: (Slow, by syllable) a
A:Now repeat.
B: a
{Pause}
A: And next
B: New York
which is New York.
B: (Slow, by syllable) New York
A:Now repeat.
B: New York
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, I live in New York., and then repeat.
B: Vivo a New York.
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace New York with Beijing.
B: Pechino
A: Beijing
B: (slow) Pechino (regular) Pechino
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Beijing
B: Vivo a Pechino.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace New York. Say I live in Beijing.
{pause}
B: Vivo a Pechino.
A: To expand on the pattern, replace Beijing with Paris.
B: Parigi
A: Paris
B: (slow) Parigi (regular) Parigi
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Paris
B: Vivo a Parigi.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Beijing. Say I live in Paris.
{pause}
B: Vivo a Parigi.
A: To use a different phrase, replace Paris with Athens.
B: Atene
A: Athens
B: (slow) Atene (regular) Atene
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Athens
B: Vivo a Atene.
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Paris. Say I live in Athens.
{pause}
B: Vivo a Atene.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Italy and someone asks where you live. You live in New York. Respond to the question.
B: Dove abiti? (five seconds) Vivo a New York.
A: Imagine you live in Beijing Respond to the question.
B: Dove abiti? (five seconds) Vivo a Pechino.
A: Imagine you live in Paris. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: Dove abiti? (five seconds) Vivo a Parigi.
A: Imagine you live in Athens. Respond to the question.
B: Dove abiti? (five seconds) Vivo a Atene.
A: Now you want to ask that person where they live. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: Dove abiti?
{pause}
A: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
B: Dove abiti?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 3

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Hi Carol,

"dove vivi" and "dove abiti" mean exactly the same thing, as "vivere" and "abitare" are synonyms.


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


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Carol
Tuesday at 09:40 AM
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Why would this not be dove vivi?

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Friday at 06:09 AM
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Ciao Karina,

The correct sentence would be: Dove abiti? (where do you live)


Or: Di dove sei? (where are you from)


Let us know if you have any questions!


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Karina
Sunday at 08:19 AM
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Ciao a tutti. Vivo a Messico

Dove abiti siete?

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Ciao Enes,

Fabriano รจ una bella cittร  (Fariano is a nice city).


Thanks for posting, let us know if you have any comments!


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Enes
Wednesday at 05:29 PM
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Ciao a tutti!


Vivo a Fabriano.


Saluti,

Enes

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Ciao Cam,

grazie per il tuo commento. Great job! ๐Ÿ‘


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Cam
Wednesday at 12:05 AM
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Ciao! mi chiamo Camila io sono argentina e vivo a Buenos Aires

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Thursday at 01:29 AM
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Ciao Tiffene,

"E lei" (no accent needed).


Thanks for your comment!

Let us know if you have any questions.


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Tiffene
Monday at 06:23 AM
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Buongiorno,

Vivo a Washington State. รˆ Lei?