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With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla.
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With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla.
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    ‘Tu’ and ‘Lei’ - How to navigate informal and formal Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.01

    ‘Tu’ and ‘Lei’ - How to navigate informal and formal Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.01

    Welcome to the very first episode of the Coffee Break Italian Show! Have you ever wondered whether to use 'tu' and 'Lei' when addressing someone in Italian? By the end of this episode, you'll sound more like a native speaker in your conversations!
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    • 14 min
    Tips for pronouncing double consonants | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.02

    Tips for pronouncing double consonants | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.02

    Would you like to perfect the pronunciation of double consonants - le doppie - in Italian? In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Show we share some tips for mastering this phonetic feature to make you sound more Italian when you speak!
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    • 16 min
    ‘In’ or ‘a’? - Italian prepositions | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.03

    ‘In’ or ‘a’? - Italian prepositions | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.03

    In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show we are focusing on prepositions. By the end of this episode you will have learned five key rules to help you use 'a' and 'in' in Italian!
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    • 12 min
    ‘Potere’, ‘sapere’, ‘riuscire’ - How to translate ‘can’ | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.04

    ‘Potere’, ‘sapere’, ‘riuscire’ - How to translate ‘can’ | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.04

    Do you know how to translate the English word "can" into Italian? In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Francesca discuss how verbs potere, sapere, and riuscire transform the simple idea of "can" in English. By the end of this episode you will know the different uses of these three verbs and also their irregular conjugations!
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    • 12 min
    Useful expressions with 'avere' - Part 1 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.05

    Useful expressions with 'avere' - Part 1 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.05

    Welcome to the halfway point of The Coffee Break Italian Show series! In this episode we focus on the verb 'avere', its basic meaning being "to have". However in this episode we learn many useful everyday expressions that use 'avere' in which the verb does not translate as "to have".
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    • 10 min
    Practising 'avere' expressions - Part 2 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.06

    Practising 'avere' expressions - Part 2 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.06

    In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show we continue learning about the verb 'avere'. This is part two of our focus on 'avere', so, if you haven’t already enjoyed part one, click here. Francesca and Maurizio discuss some of the most common expressions featuring 'avere', which don’t translate using "to have" in English. By then end of this episode you will be able to use this verb naturally and confidently.
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    • 12 min

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1.6K Ratings

Zach #13 ,

Far better than Duolingo

I’ve tried many tools for learning a language from apps to podcasts to books. This is one of the best.

The focus on real world situations and grammar sets it apart from solutions like Duolingo, which spend hours training you on less useful phrases without giving you the grammar tools to own the language. I have more confidence with Italian after four months than people I know who have been using Duolingo for years.

Each episode has a perfect mix of vocabulary, stories, grammar, with native speaker pronunciation and pauses so you can practice. Mark is relentless about translating every word that’s spoken, providing literal translations to help you master phrases, and pointing out the nitty gritty details that help you sound like a native. The hosts are personable, and it’s fantastic that Mark and Francesca are still producing new content so many years in. I can’t believe that this much top shelf material is available for free. It’s also great that you can play the podcasts in the background so you can get language learning in on the go, or as Francesca says “Turn your downtime into do time.”

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I love this podcast! The hosts are wonderful and very helpful. I recommend this podcast highly for language lovers and learners.

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The Best Podcast for Learning a Language

Simply the best podcast for learning any language. Really excellent!

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