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Let's Speak Italian Podcast

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Running Time
3 Min.
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Monday-Friday
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  3.5  Stars Based on 2 ratings

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Your daily Italian language podcast where you will learn to speak Italian in just minutes a day. We'll start from the very beginning and learn popular phrases, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, all in easy to digest lessons never more than 5 minutes in length, 5 days a week. Subscribe, download, listen, and LET'S SPEAK ITALIAN!


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Very helpful
Reviewer novemberain
 February 09, 2009
Interesting and helpful for beginners, highly recommend it

useful but not for pronunciation
Reviewer tutonline
 September 02, 2008
interesting, but the pronunciation in Italian is really bad, only good for grammar, not for speaking...

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Week #001 Review, Monday


Mon, Mar 30, 2015


Ciao = Hi, bye

Salve = Hello

Buongiorno = Good morning, good day

Buonasera = Good evening

(Tanto) Piacere = (So) Nice to meet you

Molto lieto/lieta = Very pleased to meet you

Scusa = Excuse me (informal)

Scusi = Excuse me (formal)

Come ti chiami? = What is your name? (informal)

Come si chiama? = What is your name? (formal)

Mi chiamo... = My name is...

E tu? = And you? (informal)

E Lei? = And you? (formal)

Come stai? = How are you? (informal)

Come sta? = How are you? (formal)

Come va? = How's it going?

Sto bene = I'm fine

Sto benone = I'm terrific

Sto benissimo = I'm very well

Sto molto bene = I'm very well

Sto abbastanza bene = I'm quite well, or I'm well enough

Sto cosi' cosi' = I'm so-so

Sto male = I'm badly

Non sto bene = I'm not well

Non c'e' male = Not too bad

Bene, grazie, e tu? = Fine, thank you, and you? (informal)

Bene, grazie e Lei? = Fine, thank you, and you? (formal)

Signore = Mr.

Signora = Mrs.

Signorina = Miss

Avvocato = Lawyer

Ingegnere = Engineer

Professore = Masculine professor

Professoressa = Feminine professor

Dottore = Masculine doctor

Dottoressa = Feminine doctor

Insegnante = Teacher

On those masculine titles that end with 'ore'; the final 'e' is dropped before the person's last name:

Signor Bianchi = Mr. Bianchi

Professor Ricci = Professor Ricci

Feminine titles remain unchanged.

Ciao = Bye (also means Hi)

Arrivederci = Good-bye (informal)

ArriverderLa = Good-bye (formal)

A presto = See you soon

Alla prossima = Until next time

Ci vediamo = See you later

Addio = Farewell



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Lesson #025, Friday


Fri, Mar 27, 2015


parlare = to speak

io parlo = I speak

tu parli = you speak (informal)

Lei parla = you speak (formal)

lui parla = he speaks

lei parla = she speaks

noi parliamo = we speak

voi parlate = you speak (plural)

loro parlano = they speak

Inglese = English

Francese = French

Spagnolo = Spanish

Tedesco = German

Russo = Russian

Giapponese = Japanese

Italiano = Italian

Parliamo Italiano = We speak Italian



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Lesson #024, Thursday


Thu, Mar 26, 2015


libro = book

penna = pen

matita = pencil

carta = paper

quaderno = notebook or planner

sedia = chair

luce = light

finestra = window

scrivania = desk

pagina = page

porta = door



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Lesson #023, Wednesday


Wed, Mar 25, 2015


Change the 'o' to an 'i' to make it plural:

amico = friend, amici = friends

Change the 'a' to an 'e' to make it plural:

chiesa = church, chiese = churches

Change the 'ca' to a 'che' to make it plural:

banca = bank, banche = banks

Change the 'e' to an 'i' to make it plural:

studente = student, studenti = students

Most masculine words ending in 'io' you drop the 'o' to make it plural:

negozio = store, negozi = stores

Nouns ending with an accented vowel or a consonant do not change in the plural:

caffe' = coffee shop, due caffe' = two coffee shops

foto = photo, due foto = two photos



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Lesson #022, Tuesday


Tue, Mar 24, 2015


Nouns ending in 'o' are generally masculine:

amico = friend (male)

libro = book

Nouns ending in 'a' are generally feminine:

amica = friend (female)

casa = house

Nouns ending in 'e' can be both and simply must be memorized:

ristorante (m) = restaurant

pane (m) = bread

classe (f) = class

notte (f) = night

Words ending with a consonant are usually foreign words, and are usually masculine:

bar, autobus, film, sport



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Lesson #021, Monday


Mon, Mar 23, 2015


ance = anza

importance = importanza

ence = enza

intelligence = intelligenza

ant = ante

important = importante

ent = ente

student = studente

ible = bile

possible = possibile

ist = ista

dentist = dentista

ly = mente

generally = generalmente

sion = sione

mission = missione

tion = zione

station = stazione

ty = ta'

society = societa'



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Download Seasons One and Two Today - All 100 Lessons


Fri, Mar 20, 2015


Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian.

Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well, for a total of 120 lessons in all. That's 24 weeks of lessons, for only $15.00.  It's over 13 hours of Italian lessons, for the price of what you might pay for one music CD.

I've found that the key to learning to speak Italian is to learn a little bit every day, and to practice it with your friends. So get lessons 1-100, and listen to one lesson, every day for 24 weeks. By the end, you'll be amazed at how easy it was, and just how much you can learn by practicing a few minutes every day.

To buy the first 100 lessons, just go to the web site at www.letsspeakitalian.net and click on one of the banner ads. If you want to Download Lessons 1-100, click on the 'Download' banner ad. Once I get your payment, I'll e-mail you a link to the files. Be patient though, it might take a few hours before I check my email.  If you would rather Get Lessons 1-100 on CD-Rom, click on the 'CD' banner ad and once I receive your payment, I'll mail the CD-Rom to you.  For only $15.00 you'll be speaking Italian before you know it.

Grazie tanto, arrivederci.



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