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Where's the toilet? Two coffees please! How much is it? Join Katie and Matteo for 5 minute Italian, a fun podcast which teaches you the basics in bite-sized pieces.

    #77: How to practice speaking Italian: 3 smart ways

    #77: How to practice speaking Italian: 3 smart ways

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    Today's text
    Per imparare a parlare l’italiano, bisogna usarlo! Ecco tre suggerimenti su come fare. Per fare pratica...

    Numero 1: Si può parlare da soli.
    Numero 2: Si possono cercare persone con cui parlare di persona, oppure online
    Numero 3: Si può viaggiare.

    • 30 min
    #76: How to say "it makes sense" in Italian - and avoid saying "it's gross" by accident

    #76: How to say "it makes sense" in Italian - and avoid saying "it's gross" by accident

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    Today's Italian words
    Ma non ha senso! = But it doesn’t make sense!
    Non = make a sentence negative
    Ha = it has
    Senso = sense
    Ha senso = it makes sense (lit. it has sense)
    Fare = to do or to make
    Fa = it makes
    Fa senso = it makes me cringe/it’s disgusting
    Il sangue fa senso = blood is disgusting/makes me cringe
    La carne fa senso = meat is disgusting/makes me cringe
    La tua idea ha senso = your idea makes sense
    Sono d’accordo = I agree
    Hai ragione = you’re right (lit. you have reason)

    • 5 min
    #75: You have reason! How to say "you're right" in Italian

    #75: You have reason! How to say "you're right" in Italian

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    Today's Italian words
    Hai ragione = you’re right
    Lo so = I know
    Ho sempre ragione = I’m always right
    Ha ragione = he/she’s right
    Abbiamo ragione = we’re right
    Avete ragione = youPlural are right
    Hanno ragione = they’re right

    • 5 min
    #74: How to say "I'm hungry" in Italian

    #74: How to say "I'm hungry" in Italian

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    Todays Italian words
    Ho fame = I'm hungry (lit. I have hunger)
    Ho = I have
    Fame = hunger
    Hai sempre fame = you're always hungry
    Hai = you have (spelt h-a-i, but the h is silent)
    Sempre = always
    Fame = hunger
    Sì, ma adesso ho molta fame = yes, but now I'm really hungry
    Sì = yes
    Ma = but
    Adesso = now
    Ho = I have
    Molta = lots of
    Fame = hunger
    Anch'io ho fame = I'm hungry too.
    Anch'io = also I
    Ho = I have
    Fame = hunger
    Allora mangiamo qualcosa? = So shall we eat something?
    Allora = so/well/then (depending on the context)
    Mangiamo = we eat/let's eat
    Qualcosa = something
    Ha fame = he/she is hungry (lit. has hunger)
    Abbiamo fame = we have hunger
    Avete fame = youPlural have hunger
    Hanno fame = they have hunger
    Ho pazienza = I'm patient (I have patience)
    Ho paura = I'm afraid (I have fear)
    Ho trentatre anni = I'm 33 (lit. I have 33 years)
    Quanti anni hai? = how old are you?
    Quanti = how many
    Anni = years
    Hai = you have
    Quanti anni hai? = how many years do you have (how old are you).
    Ho trentasei anni = I'm 36 (lit. I have 36 years).

    • 7 min
    #73: How to say "I agree" in Italian

    #73: How to say "I agree" in Italian

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    Todays Italian words
    Sono d'accordo = I agree
    Sono = I am
    Di = of
    Accordo = accord
    Non sono d'accordo = I don't agree
    Sei d'accordo = you agree
    Sei d'accordo? = do you agree?
    È d'accordo = he/she agrees
    Siamo d'accordo = we agree
    Siete d'accordo = you all/both agree (you plural)
    Sono d'accordo = they agree (same as I agree)
    D'accordo? = agreed?

    • 7 min
    #72: Eggs or grapes? How to avoid a silly mistake

    #72: Eggs or grapes? How to avoid a silly mistake

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    Today's Italian words
    uovo = egg
    uova = eggs
    un uovo = one egg
    due uova = two eggs
    L'uva = (the) grapes

    • 5 min

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Fun and realistic learning in short bursts.

Katie and Matteo have created an ideal way to learn and understand the Italian language and culture. Each episode contains an aspect of Italian grammar, vocabulary and culture. Structured so it allows you to listen and practice in small achievable bursts. Ideal in that it revises and refers to previous episodes each time, all within the context of modern Italian language use. Realistic, friendly and humorous Katie and Matteo show themselves to be ‘real’ people with a genuine desire to spread the Italian language and culture. The short nature of the lessons make learning achievable and fun. Thank you Katie and Matteo.

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I was looking for some clear, short Italian lessons for my daily walk, and this very well done podcast just fits the bill. Thank you Katie and Matteo!

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