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Your daily Italian language podcast where you will learn to speak Italian in just minutes a day. We start from the very beginning and learn popular phrases, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, all in easy to digest lessons never more than 5 minutes in length, 5 days a week. Subscribe, download, listen, and LET'S SPEAK ITALIAN!

    Lesson #008, Wednesday

    Lesson #008, Wednesday

    io = I
    tu = you (informal)
    Lei = you (formal)
    lui = he
    lei = she
    noi = we
    voi = you (plural, formal and informal)
    loro = they
    The subject pronoun io, unlike the English I, is not capitalized unless it begins a sentence.
    Lei is the formal form for both masculine and feminine and is written with the capital L to distinguish it from lei (she).

    • 4 min
    Lesson #007, Tuesday

    Lesson #007, Tuesday

    Italian Spelling = English Sound
    a = ah
    e = ay
    i = ee
    o = oh
    u = oo
    c (before e or i) = ch
    c (before other vowels) = k
    ch = k
    g (before e or i) = j
    g (before other vowels) = g (as in go)
    gh = g (as in go)
    gl = lli (as in million)
    gn = ny (as in canyon)
    h = always silent
    r = r (a single r should lightly rolled or trilled; a double rr is strongly rolled or trilled)
    s = s (but pronounced as a z when it comes between vowels)
    sc (before e or i) = sh
    sc (before other vowels) = sk
    sch = sk
    z (beginning of a word) = dz
    z (within a word) = ts
    zz = ts and sometimes dz

    • 5 min
    Lesson #006, Monday

    Lesson #006, Monday

    Di dove sei (tu)? = Where are you from? (informal)
    Di dov'e' (Lei)? = Where are you from? (formal)
    Sono di...= I am from...
    Dov'e'...? = Where is...?
    Ecco... = Here is...
    And here are some famous cities and their Italian and English pronunciations.
    Roma = Rome
    Milano = Milan
    Venezia = Venice
    Firenze = Florence
    Napoli = Naples

    • 3 min
    Lesson #005, Friday

    Lesson #005, Friday

    Ciao = Bye (also means Hi)
    Arrivederci = Good-bye (informal)
    ArriverderLa = Good-bye (formal)
    A presto = See you soon
    Alla prossima = Until next time
    Ci vediamo = See you later
    Addio = Farewell

    • 5 min
    Lesson #004, Thursday

    Lesson #004, Thursday

    Signore = Mr.
    Signora = Mrs.
    Signorina = Miss
    Avvocato = Lawyer
    Ingegnere = Engineer
    Professore = Masculine professor
    Professoressa = Feminine professor
    Dottore = Masculine doctor
    Dottoressa = Feminine doctor
    Insegnante = Teacher
    On those masculine titles that end with 'ore'; the final 'e' is dropped before the person's last name:
    Signor Bianchi = Mr. Bianchi
    Professor Ricci = Professor Ricci
    Feminine titles remain unchanged.

    • 5 min
    Lesson #003, Wednesday

    Lesson #003, Wednesday

    Come stai? = How are you? (informal)
    Come sta? = How are you? (formal)
    Come va? = How's it going?
    Sto bene = I'm fine
    Sto benone = I'm terrific
    Sto benissimo = I'm very well
    Sto molto bene = I'm very well
    Sto abbastanza bene = I'm quite well, or I'm well enough
    Sto cosi' cosi' = I'm so-so
    Sto male = I'm badly
    Non sto bene = I'm not well
    Non c'e' male = Not too bad
    Bene, grazie, e tu? = Fine, thank you, and you? (informal)
    Bene, grazie e Lei? = Fine, thank you, and you? (formal)

    • 3 min

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