Let's Speak Italian!

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41 Lesson #041, Monday July 16, 2018

un = precedes all masculine nouns, even those that begin with vowels. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant. un bambino = a baby un orologio = a clock uno = precedes masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant. uno specchio = a mirror uno psicologo = a psychologist una = precedes all feminine nouns beginning with a consonant. una scrivania = a desk una fragola = a strawberry un' = precedes all feminine nouns that begin with a vowel. un'ora = an hour un'arancia = ...

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40 Lesson #040, Friday July 13, 2018
uovo = egg pomodoro = tomato fragola = strawberry banana = banana mela = apple pera = pear arancia = orange limone = lemon bello = handsome, beautiful (bella for feminine words) buono = good (buona for feminine words) bravo = good, used for people...
39 Lesson #039, Thursday July 12, 2018
ricevere = to receive vivere = to live chiedere = to ask sentire = to hear, to feel (1st form of 'ire' verbs) servire = to serve (1st form of 'ire' verbs) spedire = to send (2nd form of 'ire' verbs) STOP THE PODCAST - conjugate each of these...
38 Lesson #038, Wednesday July 11, 2018
Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church? (Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow? (Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window. (Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter. (Io) Parto domani....
37 Lesson #037, Tuesday July 10, 2018
capire = to understand finire = to finish, to end preferire = to prefer To conjugate these types of verbs, you will drop the 'ire' and: io = add 'isco' tu = add 'isci' Lei/lui/lei = add 'isce' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ite' loro = add 'iscono' ...
36 Lesson #036, Monday July 9, 2018
dormire = to sleep partire = to leave aprire = to open Then to conjugate these infinitives, you will drop the 'ire' and add the following endings: io = add 'o' tu = add 'i' Lei/lui/lei = add 'e' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ite' loro = add ...
35 Lesson #035, Friday July 6, 2018
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 ...
34 Lesson #034, Thursday July 5, 2018
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
33 Lesson #033, Wednesday July 4, 2018
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. =...
32 Lesson #032, Tuesday July 3, 2018
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...
31 Lesson #031, Monday July 2, 2018
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...
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...
30 Lesson #030, Friday June 29, 2018
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
29 Lesson #029, Thursday June 28, 2018
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 ...
28 Lesson #028, Wednesday June 27, 2018
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 ...
27 Lesson #027, Tuesday June 26, 2018
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 ...
26 Lesson #026, Monday June 25, 2018
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 ...
24 Lesson #024, Thursday June 14, 2018
libro = book penna = pen matita = pencil carta = paper quaderno = notebook or planner sedia = chair luce = light finestra = window scrivania = desk pagina = page porta = door
23 Lesson #023, Wednesday June 13, 2018
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 ...
22 Lesson #022, Tuesday June 12, 2018
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...