Let's Speak Italian Podcast
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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Lesson #007, Tuesday
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
Italian Spelling = English Sound
a = ah
e = ay
i = ee
o = oh
u = oo
c (before e or i) = ch
c (before other vowels) = k
ch = k
g (before e or i) = j
g (before other vowels) = g (as in go)
gh = g (as in go)
gl = lli (as in million)
gn = ny (as in canyon)
h = always silent
r = r (a single r should lightly rolled or trilled; a double rr is strongly rolled or trilled)
s = s (but pronounced as a z when it comes between vowels)
sc (before e or i) = sh
sc (before other vowels) = sk
sch = sk
z (beginning of a word) = dz
z (within a word) = ts
zz = ts and sometimes dz Download File - 2.6 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #006, Monday
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Di dove sei (tu)? = Where are you from? (informal)
Di dov'e' (Lei)? = Where are you from? (formal)
Sono di...= I am from...
Dov'e'...? = Where is...?
Ecco... = Here is...
And here are some famous cities and their Italian and English pronunciations.
Roma = Rome
Milano = Milan
Venezia = Venice
Firenze = Florence
Napoli = Naples Download File - 1.7 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #005, Friday
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
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 Download File - 2.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #004, Thursday
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
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. Download File - 2.4 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #003, Wednesday
Wed, Sep 10, 2014
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) Download File - 1.6 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #002, Tuesday
Tue, Sep 09, 2014
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) Download File - 2.4 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #001, Monday
Mon, Sep 08, 2014
Hi, my name is Mike, and welcome to my new podcast called 'Let's Speak Italian.' This is a daily podcast, usually only lasting a couple minutes. Listen to it multiple times if you want, or just once. Enjoy!
Mike Download File - 1.4 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Download Seasons One and Two Today - All 100 Lessons
Fri, Aug 15, 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. Download File - 2.2 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
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