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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Italian Pronunciation Guide.
You've made it to the last lesson! Do you feel more confident about speaking in Italian now?
In the previous lessons, you learned all the core elements of Italian pronunciation. In this lesson, we'll bring everything together and practice making complete sentences in Italian!
Let's practice!
Make sure to practice out loud with this lesson!
You know all the parts and pieces, but can you speak Italian with a natural accent?
If you've been quiet up until now, be sure to speak out loud with [Italian host's name] examples!
We're making the jump to real phrases that you might use in Italy. Let's go!
Here's the first one. Give it a shot!
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Un biglietto per favore.
Remember the common mistake with double consonants? You should emphasize the consonant more than you would in English and hold it for an extra beat.
Try one more time after [host's name].
Un biglietto per favore.
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Un biglietto per favore.
What about this sentence? How would you pronounce it?
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Vorrei un caffè.
Did you stress the final syllable? Remember that the accent marker indicates that the syllable needs to be stressed. And since it's a downward stroke, it'll be more of an *open* E sound, like the E in "red".
Try once more.
Vorrei un caffè.
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Vorrei un caffè.
Here's another one.
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Sbadigliare è contagioso.
Did you pronounce the S before the B as a zzzz sound? Remember, when the letter S is followed by a voiced consonant, the S takes on a zzzz sound.
If you remembered that, you're doing great! Try once more!
Sbadigliare è contagioso.
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Here's your final sentence. Think for a while and try saying it out loud.
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Il treno parte alle tre.
"Did you manage to roll your R's properly? If not, you need more practice!
Repeat after [host's name]"
Il treno parte alle tre.
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Il treno parte alle tre.
How did it go? Do you feel like you have a better accent than you did at the beginning of this series?
What parts of Italian Pronunciation are still difficult for you?
Good luck as you continue learning Italian! Bye!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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What parts of Italian pronunciation are still difficult for you?

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Saturday at 06:56 AM
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Ciao JOHAN,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


A presto,

Levente

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JOHAN
Friday at 05:03 PM
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Grazie for this nice series😄

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Wednesday at 10:26 PM
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Ciao Cesar,


Than you for your feedback!

Keep up the good work 😉


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Cesar
Saturday at 10:36 PM
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Hi,


Thanks for this great guide. I find out that the pronunciation is a some easy because it is very similar to spanish.

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Thursday at 03:28 PM
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Hi Candy,


Than you for your feedback!

Keep up the good work 😉


Ofelia

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Candy
Saturday at 09:22 AM
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These lessons are great. I wish I had seen them a month ago. That is when I started to study Italian.

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Tuesday at 10:55 AM
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Hi Viv B,


Continue practicing! :smile:

Forza!:wink:


Ofelia

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Viv B
Friday at 03:42 AM
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Rolling my R's :disappointed::flushed::grin::unamused:::sob: