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Lesson #042, Tuesday
Essere = to be
io sono = I am
tu sei = you are (informal)
Lei e' = you are (formal)
lui/lei e` = he/she is
noi siamo = we are
voi siete = you are (plural)
loro sono = they are
C'e' = There is OR Is there?
Ci sono = There are OR Are there?
C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here?
C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher?
Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears.
Ci sono tre belle donne. = There are three pretty women.
Quanti cani ci sono? = How many dogs are there?
Ci sono molti cani. = There are many dogs.
Quante banane ci sono? = How many bananas are there?
Ci sono molte banane. = There are many bananas.
Lesson #041, Monday
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 = an orange
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Lesson #040, Friday
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 (brava for females)
ricco = rich (ricca for femine words)
qui = here
quanti = how many
molti = many
Lesson #039, Thursday
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 verbs out loud. Then start the podcast again and I'll give you the answers.
Lesson #038, Wednesday
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. = I leave tomorrow.
Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door.
(Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class.
(Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural) finish the lesson today.
Il presidente capisce la lingua. = The president understands the language.
(Lei) Preferisce l'inglese? = Do you (formal) prefer English?
I ragazzi capiscono l'insegnante = The boys understand the teacher.
L'insegnante finisce la lezione. = The teacher finishes the lesson.
(Io) Capisco lo spagnolo. = I understand Spanish.
(Voi) Preferite mangiare? = Do you (plural) prefer to eat?
(Noi) Finiamo il libro. = We finish the book.
I bambini preferiscono gli spaghetti. = The babies prefer spaghetti.
(Io) Preferisco dormire. = I prefer to sleep.
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A great start for me learning the Italian language. I love the short, easy lessons and listen to them each day, even going back to relisten from the beginning on occasion. Keep them coming