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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.

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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.

    #80: How to say "have a coffee" in Italian (and avoid a really common mistake)

    #80: How to say "have a coffee" in Italian (and avoid a really common mistake)

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    Today's Italian words

    Prendere un caffè = have a coffee (lit. to take a coffee)
    Prendere = to take
    Un = a
    Caffè = coffee.
    Cosa prendi? = What are you having? (lit. what are you taking?)
    Cosa = what
    Prendi = you take
    Prendo il pesce = I’m having the fish.
    Prendo = I take
    Il = the
    Pesce = fish
    Mangio un panino = I have a sandwich (lit. I eat a sandwich)
    Mangio = I eat
    Un panino = a sandwich
    Bevo una birra alle sei = I have a beer at 6 (lit. I drink a beer)
    Bevo = I drink
    Una birra = A beer
    Alle sei = at six o clock
    Prendo il caffè a casa = I have coffee at home (lit. I take coffee at home)
    Prendo = I take
    Il caffè = the coffee
    A casa = at home
    Bevo il caffè a casa = I drink coffee at home
    Prendo una birra = I take a beer
    Prendo il pesce = I take the fish
    Mangio un panino = I eat a sandwich
    Bevo una beer = I drink a beer

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    #79: What does “boh” mean?

    #79: What does “boh” mean?

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    Today's Italian words

    Sono contenta = I’m happy
    Cosa mangiamo a pranzo? = What shall we have for lunch?
    Cosa = what
    Mangiamo = we eat
    A = at
    Pranzo = lunch
    Boh! = an informal way of saying “I don’t know” (similar to “I dunno”)
    Non lo so = normal way to say “I don’t know”
    Non = not
    Lo = it
    So = I know
    Cosa mangiamo a cena? = what shall we have for dinner?
    Cosa = what
    Mangiamo = we eat
    A = at
    Cena = dinner
    Boh = I dunno
    Cosa guardiamo? = what shall we watch?
    Cosa = what
    Guardiamo = we watch
    Boh!
    Boh = I dunno
    Bottiglia = bottle
    Banana = banana
    Quattro = four
    Mano = hand

    • 7 min
    #78: What does “magari” mean?

    #78: What does “magari” mean?

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    Today's Italian words

    Cosa fai stasera? = what are you doing tonight?
    Magari esco con le amiche = maybe I’ll go out with my friends
    Cosa = what
    Fai = you do
    Stasera = this evening
    Magari = maybe
    Esco = I go out
    Con = with

    • 7 min
    #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)

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    #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

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