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Let's Speak Italian Podcast

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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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Lesson #035, Friday


Fri, Oct 31, 2014


scrivere = to write

leggere = to read

credere = to believe

vedere = to see

Then to conjugate these infinitives, you will drop the 'ere' and add the following endings:

io = add 'o'

tu = add 'i'

Lei/lui/lei = add 'e'

noi = add 'iamo'

voi = add 'ete'

loro = add 'ono'

So to conjugate the verb 'scrivere':

io scrivo

tu scrivi

Lei/lui/lei scrive

noi scriviamo

voi scrivete

loro scrivono

Noi leggiamo il discorso. = We read the speech.

Io leggo il giornale. = I read the newspaper.

Susana vede la casa. = Susana saw the house.

Loro credono la lezione = They believed the lesson.



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Lesson #034, Thursday


Thu, Oct 30, 2014


lettera = letter

discorso = speech

stanza = room

lezione = lesson

giornale = newspaper

lingua = language, tongue

ogni = every

sempre = always

oggi = today

ieri = yesterday

domani = tomorrow

dopodomani = day after tomorrow

per = for

se = if



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Lesson #033, Wednesday


Wed, Oct 29, 2014


Lui mangia la pizza. = He eats the pizza.

Noi mangiamo la pasta. = We eat the pasta.

Loro mangiano gli spaghetti. = They eat the spaghetti.

Io studio il libro. = I study the book.

Lei studia l'italiano. = She studies Italian.

Antonio ama Claudia. = Antonio loves Claudia.

Gli amici giocano il calcio. = The friends play soccer.

To ask a question in Italian, you just say the sentence with a questioning inflection at the end of the sentence.

Tu parli l'italiano. = You speak Italian

Tu parli l'italiano? = Do you speak Italian?

Another short cut you can do in Italian, is you can drop the pronoun entirely because the verb changes for every pronoun. For example, you can say

Io compro il pane. = I buy the bread

Or you can drop the 'io' and just say

Compro il pane. = I buy the bread. Because the word 'compro' is only used with 'io,' you can drop the 'io' and it is apparent that you mean 'I buy.'



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Lesson #032, Tuesday


Tue, Oct 28, 2014


parlare = to speak

cantare = to sing

mangiare = to eat

studiare = to study

giocare = to play

pensare = to think

comprare = to buy

imparare = to learn

amare = to love

Then to conjugate the infinitive, you will drop the 'are' and add the following endings:

io = add 'o'

tu = add 'i'

Lei/lui/lei = add 'a'

noi = add 'iamo'

voi = add 'ate'

loro = add 'ano'

So, for example, here is how to conjugate the verb 'cantare.'

cantare = to sing

io canto = I sing

tu canti = you sing

Lei/lui/lei canta = you/he/she sings

noi cantiamo = we sing

voi cantate = you sing

loro cantano = they sing



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Lesson #031, Monday


Mon, Oct 27, 2014


The seven ways to say 'the' are il, lo, l', la, i, gli, and le. Now here are the rules for deciding which of these forms to use.

il = will precede masculine singular nouns that begin with a consonant, except words beginning with ps, pn, gn, z and s followed by a consonant.

il libro = the book

il ragazzo = the boy

lo = will precede masculine singular nouns that begin with ps, pn, gn, z and s followed by a consonant.

lo specchio = the mirror

lo studente = the student

l' = will precede all masculine and feminine singular nouns beginning with a vowel.

l'amico = the friend

l'acqua = the water

la = will precede all feminine singular nouns beginning with a consonant.

la donna = the woman

la ragazza = the girl

i = is the plural form of il.

i libri = the books

i ragazzi = the boys

gli = is the plural form of lo and l' for masculine plural nouns.

gli specchi = the mirrors

gli amici = the friends

le = is the plural form of both la and l' for feminine plural nouns.

le donne = the women

le acque = the waters



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Download Seasons One and Two Today - All 100 Lessons


Fri, Oct 24, 2014


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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