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INTRODUCTION
Consuelo: Ciao a tutti. Bentornati.
Marco: Marco here. Upper intermediate, season 1, Lesson #22. I Just Realized I Didn’t Set The Italian Alarm Clock. Hello and welcome back to the italianpod101.com, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Italian. I am joined in the studio by
Consuelo: Hello everyone. Consuelo here.
Marco: In today’s class, we will focus on pronominal verbs with Sene, andarsene and accorgersene.
Consuelo: This conversation takes place in a parking lot and in a car.
Marco: And it’s between Claudia and Irene.
Consuelo: They will be speaking informal Italian.
Marco: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Claudia: Sei sicura che non gli vuoi parlare?
Irene: Sicurissima! Andiamocene!
Claudia: Aspetta a salire in macchina, devo togliere l'allarme prima!
(suono dell'allarme, le portiere della macchina si chiudono)
Irene: Andiamo a casa per favore. Mi sento una deficiente. Come ho fatto a non accorgermene!
Claudia: Le persone non smettono mai di sorprenderti.
Irene: O di deluderti!
Claudia: E' vero. Lascialo perdere...
Irene: Di sicuro. Sentivo che c'era qualcosa che non andava..
Claudia: Andiamo a casa e ordiniamo una pizza.
Irene: Buona idea.
(cellulare suona)
Claudia: Ti squilla il cellulare! E' lui?
Irene: No, è Pippo. Cosa vuole adesso?
Marco: Let’s here it slowly now.
Claudia: Sei sicura che non gli vuoi parlare?
Irene: Sicurissima! Andiamocene!
Claudia: Aspetta a salire in macchina, devo togliere l'allarme prima!
(suono dell'allarme, le portiere della macchina si chiudono)
Irene: Andiamo a casa per favore. Mi sento una deficiente. Come ho fatto a non accorgermene!
Claudia: Le persone non smettono mai di sorprenderti.
Irene: O di deluderti!
Claudia: E' vero. Lascialo perdere...
Irene: Di sicuro. Sentivo che c'era qualcosa che non andava..
Claudia: Andiamo a casa e ordiniamo una pizza.
Irene: Buona idea.
(cellulare suona)
Claudia: Ti squilla il cellulare! E' lui?
Irene: No, è Pippo. Cosa vuole adesso?
Marco: And now, with the translation.
Claudia: Sei sicura che non gli vuoi parlare?
Claudia: Are you sure you don't want to talk to him?
Irene: Sicurissima! Andiamocene!
Irene: I'm very sure! Let's get out of here!
Claudia: Aspetta a salire in macchina, devo togliere l'allarme prima!
Claudia: Wait to get in the car. I have to turn off the alarm first!
(suono dell'allarme, le portiere della macchina si chiudono)
(Alarm sound, the doors of the car close)
Irene: Andiamo a casa per favore. Mi sento una deficiente. Come ho fatto a non accorgermene!
Irene: Let's go home, please. I feel like an idiot. How didn't I see it?
Claudia: Le persone non smettono mai di sorprenderti.
Claudia: People never cease to surprise you.
Irene: O di deluderti!
Irene: Or to let you down!
Claudia: E' vero. Lascialo perdere...
Claudia: True. Let him be...
Irene: Di sicuro. Sentivo che c'era qualcosa che non andava..
Irene: For sure. I felt that there was something wrong...
Claudia: Andiamo a casa e ordiniamo una pizza.
Claudia: Let's go home and order a pizza.
Irene: Buona idea.
Irene: Good idea.
(cellulare suona)
(Mobile rings)
Claudia: Ti squilla il cellulare! E' lui?
Claudia: Your mobile is ringing! Is it him?
Irene: No, è Pippo. Cosa vuole adesso?
Irene: No, it's Pippo. What does he want now?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Marco: Poor Irene, she is very disappointed.
Consuelo: Le persone non smettono mai di sorprenderti o di deluderti.
Marco: People never stop surprising you or letting you down.
Consuelo: Irene is very disappointed right now but certe persone è meglio perderle che trovarle.
Marco: Some people are better lost than found. You are so wise today Consuelo.
Consuelo: Ehi, this is not me. It’s a very common phrase we use in this kind of situation in Italy.
Marco: Ah very interesting and very true.
Consuelo: Verissima.
Marco: By the way, I like in a dialogue when Claudia asks sicura? and her sister replies sicurissima.
Consuelo: Oh it’s a normal answer in Italy. You often use -issimo to reinforce what has been just said. Giusto?
Marco: Giustissimo.
Consuelo: Bravo Marco! You always have amazing reflexes.
Marco: Grazie Consuelo.
Consuelo: Hahaha.
VOCAB LIST
Marco: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is
Consuelo: Togliere.
Marco: To remove, take out, take off.
Consuelo: Togliere. Togliere
Marco: And next we have
Consuelo: Allarme.
Marco: Alarm.
Consuelo: Allarme. Allarme
Marco: And next we have
Consuelo: Deficiente.
Marco: Idiot, halfwit.
Consuelo: Deficiente. Deficiente.
Marco: And the next word is
Consuelo: Sorprendere.
Marco: To surprise, astonish.
Consuelo: Sorprendere. Sorprendere.
Marco: And the next word is
Consuelo: Deludere.
Marco: To let down, fail someone.
Consuelo: Deludere. Deludere.
Marco: And next we have
Consuelo: Squillare.
Marco: To ring.
Consuelo: Squillare. Squillare.
Marco: And the next word is
Consuelo: Cellulare.
Marco: Cell phone, mobile phone
Consuelo: Cellulare. Cellulare.
Marco: And today’s last word is
Consuelo: Adesso.
Marco: Now.
Consuelo: Adesso. Adesso.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Marco: So Consuelo, what words are we studying today?
Consuelo: Today we are studying the word “allarme”.
Marco: Alarm.
Consuelo: Allarme. Alarm. Quite similar.
Marco: Yep. In a dialogue, Claudia says, I had to turn off the alarm.
Consuelo: Devo togliere l’allarme.
Marco: What about to set the alarm?
Consuelo: That’s mettere l’allarme. Togliere, meaning to remove or mettere, meaning to set and l’allarme, meaning the alarm.
Marco: Do we have other uses or expressions with this word?
Consuelo: Sure. Dare l’allarme.
Marco: To raise the alarm.
Consuelo: Falso allarme.
Marco: False alarm.
Consuelo: Allarme rosso.
Marco: Red alert.
Consuelo: Allarme antifumo or antincendio.
Marco: Ah smoke or fire alarm. Thank you, this word can be really useful.

Lesson focus

Consuelo: Let’s take a look at today’s grammar point.
Marco: In today’s lesson, we will continue focusing on pronominal verbs combined with a particle Sene.
Consuelo: This time, we have andarsene
Marco: To go away,
Consuelo: And accorgersene
Marco: To realize or to notice something.
Consuelo: The verb andarsene comes from andare, meaning to go, but andare is used in a more formal way like: vado a teatro, I go to the theater.
Marco: We can say that andarsene expresses a stronger meaning for the person who is speaking.
Consuelo: It involves feelings that can express anger, joy or laziness.
Marco: For example
Consuelo: Vattene, non ti voglio più vedere.
Marco: Go away; I don’t want to see you anymore.
Consuelo: In a happier way, dove te ne vai di bello stasera?
Marco: To what nice place are you going tonight? Consuelo, I am curious about the lazy andarsene.
Consuelo: That’s when we say: sono troppo stanca, me ne vado a casa.
Marco: I am too tired, I am going home.
Consuelo: Now let’s go on with the other pronominal verb for today, accorgersene.
Marco: It comes from the reflexive verb accorgersi, meaning to realize or to notice.
Consuelo: By the way accorgersene implies realizing or noticing a specific thing or fact.
Marco: Let’s hear some examples for this verb.
Consuelo: Scusa, l’ho fatto senza accorgersene.
Marco: I am sorry. I did it without realizing.
Consuelo: Una bella amicizia può diventare amore senza accorgersene.
Marco: A good friendship can become love without realizing it.
Consuelo: Una persona è svenuta ma nessuno sembra accorgersene.
Marco: A person fainted but nobody seems to notice it.
Consuelo: Mi sono tagliata i capelli. Te ne sei accorto?
Marco: I cut my hair. Did you notice?
Consuelo: That was a real question.
Marco: Ah! Eh...No, non me ne sono accorto.
Consuelo: I knew you didn’t notice.
Marco: Scusa! Comunque sei carina.
Consuelo: Troppo tardi, me ne vado!

Outro

Marco: That just about does it for today. Attention perfectionists, you are about to learn how to perfect your pronunciation.
Consuelo: Lesson review audio tracks.
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Consuelo: Super simple to use. Listen to the Italian word or phrase.
Marco: Then repeat it out loud in a loud, clear voice.
Consuelo: You will speak with confidence knowing that you are speaking Italian like the locals.
Marco: Go to italianpod101.com and download the review audio tracks right on the lessons page today.
Consuelo: Ciao, buona giornata!

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