Let's Speak Italian Podcast
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Week #006 Review, Monday
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
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.'
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
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
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
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 - 5.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #050, Friday
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Che fila lunga! = What a long line!
Ho fame. = I'm hungry. (I have hunger)
Buon appetito! = Enjoy your meal! (Good appetite)
Grazie, altrettanto. = Thanks, same to you.
Basta, grazie. = That's enough, thank you.
Sono sazio(a) = I'm full.
Ho ancora fame. = I'm still hungry. (I have more hunger)
Mi passa il sale, per favore? = Will you pass me the salt please? (formal)
Mi passi il pepe, per favore? = Will you pass me the pepper please? (informal)
Com'e' il cibo? = How is the food?
Il cibo e' delizioso. = The food is delicious.
Mi piace la zuppa. = I like the soup. (The soup pleases me)
Non mi piace il latte. = I do not like the milk. (The milk does not please me)
Mi piacciono i fagioli. = I like the beans. (The beans please me)
Non mi piacciono i piselli. = I do not like the peas. (The peas do not please me) Download File - 2.2 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #049, Thursday
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
tavola = table
bicchiere = drinking glass
piatto = plate
coltello = knife
forchetta = fork
cucchiaio = spoon
tovagliolo = napkin
vassoio = tray
carne = meat
latte = milk
frutta = fruit
sale = salt
pepe = pepper
burro = butter
aranciata = orange soda pop
ghiaccio = ice
piselli = peas
carote = carrots
fagioli = beans
zuppa = soup Download File - 1.4 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #048, Wednesday
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Avere = to have
io ho = I have
tu hai = you have (informal)
Lei ha = you have (formal)
lui/lei ha = he/she has
noi abbiamo = we have
voi avete = you have (plural)
loro hanno = they have
Avere bisogno di = To have need of, or to need.
Then you just conjugate the verb 'avere' depending on the subject of the sentence.
Noi abbiamo bisogno di aiuto. = We need help.
Io ho bisogno di un dizionario. = I need a dictionary.
Gli italiani hanno bisogno di imparare inglese. = The Italians need to learn English.
Avete bisogno di una penna? = Do you need a pen?
Si, abbiamo bisogno di una penna. = Yes, we need a pen.
Tu hai bisogno di un dottore? = Do you need a doctor?
No, non ho bisogno di un dottore. = No, I do not need a doctor. Download File - 2.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #047, Tuesday
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb.
Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian.
Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian.
Signor Gianni scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter.
Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter.
Tommaso e' italiano? = Is Thomas Italian?
No, Tommaso non e' italiano. = No, Thomas is not Italian.
Parlate inglese alla mensa? = Do you speak English at the cafeteria?
No, non parliamo inglese alla mensa. = No, we do not speak English at the cafeteria.
For c'e' and ci sono put the 'non' in front of the c'e' or the ci.
Ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe? = Are there many girls in this class?
No, non ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe. = No, there are not many girls in this class. Download File - 1.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
Lesson #046, Monday
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
fratello = brother
sorella = sister
padre = father
madre = mother
cappotto = coat
giacca = jacket
cintura = belt
calze = nylons, panty hose
gonna = skirt
camicetta = blouse
problema = problem
dizionario = dictionary
macchina = car
aiuto = help
cavallo = horse
comprare = to buy, compro, compri, compra, compriamo, comprate, comprano
imparare = to learn, imparo, impari, impara, impariamo, imparate, imparano
bere (bevere) = to drink, bevo, bevi, beve, beviamo, bevete, bevono
vivere = to live, vivo, vivi, vive, viviamo, vivete, vivono Download File - 2.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device) Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)
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Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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