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    #86: PIACERE in Italian: the ultimate guide to talking about things you like

    #86: PIACERE in Italian: the ultimate guide to talking about things you like

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    Today's Italian words:

    Mi piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases)
    Ci piace cucinare = We like cooking. (lit. to us, it pleases)
    Ci = to us
    Piace = it pleases
    Cucinare = cooking
    Mi piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases)
    Ci piace = we like it (lit. to us, it pleases)
    Ti piace = you like it (lit. to you, it pleases)
    Gli piace = He likes it, they like it (to him/them, it pleases)
    Le piace = She likes it, you formal like it (to her, you formal, it pleases)
    Ci piace = We like it (to us, it pleases)
    Vi piace = You plural like it (to you plural, it pleases)
    Mi piacciono = I like them (to me, they please)
    Ti piacciono = You like them (to you, they please)
    Gli piacciono = He/they likes them (To him/them, they please)
    Le piacciono = She likes them, you formal like them (To her/you formal, they please)
    Ci piacciono = We like them (To us, they please).
    Vi piacciono = You plural like them (To you plural, they please).
    Mangi = you eat
    Piaci = you please
    Mi piaci = I like you (lit. to me, you please)
    Piacete = you plural please
    Mi piacete = I like you guys (lit. to me, you plural please)
    Mangio = I eat
    Piaccio = I please
    Ti piaccio = You like me (lit. to you, I please)
    Piacciamo = we please
    Ti piacciamo = you like us (lit. to you, we please)
    Mi sta simpatico = I like him (clearly platonic)
    Mi sta simpatica = I like her (clearly platonic)
    Mi piace cucinare = I like cooking (lit. to me, it pleases, cooking)
    Mi piace andare al cinema = I like going to the cinema (lit. to me it pleases, going..)
    Mi piace mangiare = I like eating (to me, it pleases, eating).

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    • 26 min
    #85: Piace in the past - part III

    #85: Piace in the past - part III

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    Today's Italian words:

    Ti piace Milano? = Do you like Milan?
    Ti = to you
    Piace = it pleases
    Milano = Milan
    Sì, molto = Yes, a lot.
    All’inizio non mi piaceva = In the beginning I didn’t like it
    All’inizio = in the beginning
    Non = not
    Mi = to me
    Piaceva = it pleased
    Mi piaceva il mio lavoro = I liked my job (lit. to me it pleased).
    Mi piaceva andare al pub = I liked going to the pub (lit. to me it pleased).
    Mi è piaciuto il film = I liked the film (short, one time event)
    Perché? = Why?
    Mi piacevano le città meno moderne come Roma. = I liked cities that were less modern like Rome.
    Mi piacevano le città. = I liked the cities.
    Mi = to me
    Piacevano = they pleased
    La città = the city
    Non mi piaceva il freddo in inverno. = I didn’t like the cold in winter.
    Non = not
    Mi = to me
    Piaceva = it pleased, this time in the singular again because it refers to...
    Il freddo = the cold
    In inverno = in the winter
    Ma ora mi piace molto lo stile di vita qui = But now I like the lifestyle here a lot.
    Ma = but
    Ora = now
    Mi = to me
    Piace = it pleases (this time in the present)
    Molto = a lot
    Lo stile = the style
    Di vita = of life

    • 6 min
    #84: Piace in the past - part II

    #84: Piace in the past - part II

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    Today's Italian words:

    Ti è piaciuta la cena? = Did you like dinner?
    Sì, molto = Yes, a lot.
    Mi è piaciuta la pasta = I liked the pasta.
    Mi è piaciuto il pane = I liked the bread.
    E mi sono piaciuti i carciofi = And I liked the artichokes.
    Mi è piaciutA la pizza = I liked the pizza.
    Sono = they are
    Mi sono piaciuti = I liked them (i biscotti)
    Mi sono piaciute = I liked them (le torte)

    • 7 min
    #83: Did you like it? How to use piace in the past

    #83: Did you like it? How to use piace in the past

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    Today's Italian words:

    Qual è l’ultimo film che hai visto = What’s the last film you saw?
    Qual = which
    È = is
    L'ultimo = the last
    Film = film or movie
    Che = that
    Hai = you have
    visto = seen
    Ti è piaciuto? = Did you like it?
    Ti = to you
    È = it is
    Piaciuto = pleased
    Gli è piaciuto = he, they liked it
    Gli = to him, them
    È = it is
    Piaciuto = pleased
    Le è piaciuto = she, you formal liked it
    Le = to her, you formal
    È = it is
    Piaciuto = pleased
    Ci è piaciuto = we liked it
    Vi è piaciuto = you liked it (plural, for speaking to more than one person)

    • 9 min
    #82: I like it! How to use piace in Italian

    #82: I like it! How to use piace in Italian

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    Today's Italian words

    Hai molto in comune con la tua famiglia? = Do you have a lot in common with your family?
    Hai = you have
    Molto = a lot
    In comune = in common
    Con = with
    La tua famiglia = your family
    Dipende = It depends
    Per esempio = For example
    Ci piace cucinare = we like cooking
    Ci = to us
    Piace = it pleases
    Cucinare = cooking
    Ma a mia sorella piace fare i dolci = But my sister likes making desserts
    Ma = but
    a mia sorella = to my sister
    piace = pleases
    fare = making
    I dolci = the sweets
    Mentre a me piace fare la pasta = while I like making pasta
    Mentre = while
    A me = to me
    Piace = pleases
    Fare = making
    La pasta = the pasta
    Ci piacciono i film = we like films
    Ci = to us
    Piacciono = they please
    I film = the films
    Ci piace la pizza = We like the pizza (lit. to us, it pleases, the pizza)
    Ci piacciono le pizze = we like the pizzas (lit. to us, they please, the pizzas)
    A me piacciono i film fantascienza, e a mia sorella piacciono i film Disney = I like sci fi films, while my sister likes Disney films.
    A me = to me
    Piacciono = they please
    I film = the films
    Fantascienza = sci fi
    E = and
    A mia sorella = to my sister
    Piacciono = they please
    I film Disney = Disney films
    E a tua mamma? = And your mom? (lit. And to your mom?)
    Le piacciono i film classici, come cantando sotto la pioggia = She likes classic films, like singing in the rain.
    Le = to her
    Piacciono = they please
    I film = the films
    Classici = classic
    Come = like
    Cantando = singing
    Sotto = under
    La pioggia = the rain
    A lei = to her
    A me piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases: full, for emphasis)
    Mi piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases: short, most common)
    A te piace = You like it (lit. to you, it pleases: full, for emphasis)
    Ti piace = You like it (lit. to you, it pleases: short, most common)
    A lei piace = She likes it (lit. to her, it pleases: full, for emphasis)
    Le piace = She likes it (lit. to her, it pleases: short, most common)
    A lui piace = He likes it (lit. to him, it pleases: full, for emphasis)
    Gli piace = He likes it (lit. to him, it pleases: short, most common)
    A loro piace = They like it (lit. to them, it pleases: full, for emphasis)
    Gli piace = They like it (lit. to them, it pleases: short, most common)
    A noi piace = We like it (lit. to us, it pleases: full, for emphasis)
    Ci piace = We like it (lit. to us, it pleases: short, most common)
    A voi piace = You plural like it (lit. to you plural, it pleases: full, for emphasis)
    Vi piace = You plural like it (lit. to you plural, it pleases: short, most common)

    • 15 min
    #81: How to talk about lunch and dinner in Italian

    #81: How to talk about lunch and dinner in Italian

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    Today's Italian words

    Mangio un panino = I have/eat a sandwich
    Mangio = I eat
    Un = a
    Panino = sandwich
    Bevo una birra = I drink a beer
    Bevo = I drink
    Una = a
    Birra = beer
    Pranzare = to have lunch (lit. to lunch)
    Pranzo = I have lunch (lit. I lunch)
    Pranzi = You have lunch (lit. You lunch)
    Pranza = he/she/you formal has lunch (lit. he/she lunches)
    Pranziamo = We have lunch (lit. we lunch)
    Pranzate = You plural have lunch (lit. you plural lunch)
    Pranzano = They have lunch (lit. they lunch)
    Pranzo all’una = I have lunch at one
    Pranziamo all’una = We have lunch at one
    In Italia pranziamo all’una = In Italy, we have lunch at one
    In Italia pranzano all’una = In Italy, they have lunch at one
    In Italia pranzano a casa = In Italy, they have lunch at home
    Cenare = to have dinner (lit. to dine)
    Ceno = I have dinner (lit. I dine)
    Ceni = You have dinner (lit. you dine)
    Cena = He/she/you formal has dinner (lit. he/she dines)
    Ceniamo = We have dinner (lit. we dine)
    Cenate = You plural have dinner (lit. you plural dine)
    Cenano = they have dinner (lit. they dine)
    Ceno alle otto = I have dinner at eight
    Ceniamo alle otto = We have dinner at eight
    In Italia ceniamo alle otto = In Italy, we have dinner at eight
    In Italia cenano alle otto = In Italy, they have dinner at eight
    In Italia cenano tardi = In Italy, they have dinner late

    • 10 min

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