Let's Speak Italian Podcast
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Lesson #033, Wednesday
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
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.' Download File - 3.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #032, Tuesday
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
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 Download File - 2.2 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #031, Monday
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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 Download File - 2.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #030, Friday
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
ragazzo = boy
ragazza = girl
bambino = baby
uomo = man
donna = woman
cane = dog
gatto = cat
acqua = water
specchio = mirror
pasta = pasta
pane = bread
verdure = vegetables
gnocchi = Italian dumplings
zucchero = sugar
insalata = salad
spaghetti = spaghetti Download File - 3.7 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #029, Thursday
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
When the time is after the hour, add the word 'e' and the appropriate number of minutes. To indicate the half hour, use the phrase 'e mezza.' To indicate the quarter of the hour, use the phrase 'e un quarto.'
e = and
e mezza = and half
e un quarto = and a quarter
E' l'una e venticinque = It's 1:25
Sono le tre e dieci = It's 3:10
E' l'una e mezza = It's 1:30
Sono le quattro e mezza = It's 4:30
E' l'una e un quarto = It's 1:15
Sono le dieci e un quarto = It's 10:15
When the time is before the hour, use the word 'meno' and the appropriate number of minutes.
meno = minus
E' l'una meno cinque = It's five 'til one or 12:55
Sono le otto meno venti = It's twenty 'til eight or 7:40
E' l'una meno un quarto = It's fifteen 'til one or 12:45
Sono le sette meno un quarto = It's fifteen 'til seven or 6:45 Download File - 1.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #028, Wednesday
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
giorno = day
settimana = week
mese = month
anno = year
minuto = minute
ora = hour
fa = ago
orologio = clock, watch
mezzogiorno = noon
mezzanotte = midnight
Che ore sono? = What time is it?
E' l'una = It's one o'clock
Sono le due = It's two o'clock
E' mezzogiorno = It's noon
E' mezzonotte = It's midnight Download File - 2.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #027, Tuesday
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Sono stanco = I am tired (male)
Sono stanca = I am tired (female)
Ho fame = I am hungry
Non lo so = I don't know
Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male)
Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female)
Sono pronto = I am ready (male)
Sono pronta = I am ready (female)
colazione = breakfast
pranzo = lunch
cena = dinner, supper
mattina = morning
pomeriggio = afternoon
sera = evening
notte = night Download File - 1.4 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #026, Monday
Mon, Aug 22, 2016
camera = bedroom
mensa = cafeteria
libreria = bookstore
bagno = bathroom
a = to, at
si' = yes
no = no
dove = where
dov'e' = where is
quando = when
adesso = now
cibo = food
ma = but
grazie = thank you
prego = you're welcome
forse = maybe, perhaps
pronto = ready, but it's also what you say when you answer the telephone instead of saying 'hello.'
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Fri, Aug 05, 2016
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