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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!

    Week #006 Review, Monday

    Week #006 Review, Monday

    camera = bedroom
    mensa = cafeteria
    libreria = bookstore
    bagno = bathroom
    a = to, at
    si' = yes
    no = no
    dove = where
    dov'e' = where is
    quando = when
    adesso = now
    cibo = food
    ma = but
    grazie = thank you
    prego = you're welcome
    forse = maybe, perhaps
    pronto = ready, but it's also what you say when you answer the telephone instead of saying 'hello.'
    Sono stanco = I am tired (male)
    Sono stanca = I am tired (female)
    Ho fame = I am hungry
    Non lo so = I don't know
    Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male)
    Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female)
    Sono pronto = I am ready (male)
    Sono pronta = I am ready (female)
    colazione = breakfast
    pranzo = lunch
    cena = dinner, supper
    mattina = morning
    pomeriggio = afternoon
    sera = evening
    notte = night
    giorno = day
    settimana = week
    mese = month
    anno = year
    minuto = minute
    ora = hour
    fa = ago
    orologio = clock, watch
    mezzogiorno = noon
    mezzanotte = midnight
    Che ore sono? = What time is it?
    E' l'una = It's one o'clock
    Sono le due = It's two o'clock
    E' mezzogiorno = It's noon
    E' mezzonotte = It's midnight
    When the time is after the hour, add the word 'e' and the appropriate number of minutes. To indicate the half hour, use the phrase 'e mezza.' To indicate the quarter of the hour, use the phrase 'e un quarto.'
    e = and
    e mezza = and half
    e un quarto = and a quarter
    E' l'una e venticinque = It's 1:25
    Sono le tre e dieci = It's 3:10
    E' l'una e mezza = It's 1:30
    Sono le quattro e mezza = It's 4:30
    E' l'una e un quarto = It's 1:15
    Sono le dieci e un quarto = It's 10:15
    When the time is before the hour, use the word 'meno' and the appropriate number of minutes.
    meno = minus
    E' l'una meno cinque = It's five 'til one or 12:55
    Sono le otto meno venti = It's twenty 'til eight or 7:40
    E' l'una meno un quarto = It's fifteen 'til one or 12:45
    Sono le sette meno un quarto = It's fifteen 'til seven or 6:45
    ragazzo = boy
    ragazza = girl
    bambino = baby
    uomo = man
    donna = woman
    cane = dog
    gatto = cat
    acqua = water
    specchio = mirror
    pasta = pasta
    pane = bread
    verdure = vegetables
    gnocchi = Italian dumplings
    zucchero = sugar
    insalata = salad
    spaghetti = spaghetti

    • 10 min
    Lesson #050, Friday

    Lesson #050, Friday

    Che fila lunga! = What a long line!
    Ho fame. = I'm hungry. (I have hunger)
    Buon appetito! = Enjoy your meal! (Good appetite)
    Grazie, altrettanto. = Thanks, same to you.
    Basta, grazie. = That's enough, thank you.
    Sono sazio(a) = I'm full.
    Ho ancora fame. = I'm still hungry. (I have more hunger)
    Mi passa il sale, per favore? = Will you pass me the salt please? (formal)
    Mi passi il pepe, per favore? = Will you pass me the pepper please? (informal)
    Com'e' il cibo? = How is the food?
    Il cibo e' delizioso. = The food is delicious.
    Mi piace la zuppa. = I like the soup. (The soup pleases me)
    Non mi piace il latte. = I do not like the milk. (The milk does not please me)
    Mi piacciono i fagioli. = I like the beans. (The beans please me)
    Non mi piacciono i piselli. = I do not like the peas. (The peas do not please me)

    • 4 min
    Lesson #049, Thursday

    Lesson #049, Thursday

    tavola = table
    bicchiere = drinking glass
    piatto = plate
    coltello = knife
    forchetta = fork
    cucchiaio = spoon
    tovagliolo = napkin
    vassoio = tray
    carne = meat
    latte = milk
    frutta = fruit
    sale = salt
    pepe = pepper
    burro = butter
    aranciata = orange soda pop
    ghiaccio = ice
    piselli = peas
    carote = carrots
    fagioli = beans
    zuppa = soup

    • 3 min
    Lesson #048, Wednesday

    Lesson #048, Wednesday

    Avere = to have
    io ho = I have
    tu hai = you have (informal)
    Lei ha = you have (formal)
    lui/lei ha = he/she has
    noi abbiamo = we have
    voi avete = you have (plural)
    loro hanno = they have
    Avere bisogno di = To have need of, or to need.
    Then you just conjugate the verb 'avere' depending on the subject of the sentence.
    Noi abbiamo bisogno di aiuto. = We need help.
    Io ho bisogno di un dizionario. = I need a dictionary.
    Gli italiani hanno bisogno di imparare inglese. = The Italians need to learn English.
    Avete bisogno di una penna? = Do you need a pen?
    Si, abbiamo bisogno di una penna. = Yes, we need a pen.
    Tu hai bisogno di un dottore? = Do you need a doctor?
    No, non ho bisogno di un dottore. = No, I do not need a doctor.

    • 4 min
    Lesson #047, Tuesday

    Lesson #047, Tuesday

    You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb.
    Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian.
    Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian.
    Signor Gianni scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter.
    Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter.
    Tommaso e' italiano? = Is Thomas Italian?
    No, Tommaso non e' italiano. = No, Thomas is not Italian.
    Parlate inglese alla mensa? = Do you speak English at the cafeteria?
    No, non parliamo inglese alla mensa. = No, we do not speak English at the cafeteria.
    For c'e' and ci sono put the 'non' in front of the c'e' or the ci.
    Ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe? = Are there many girls in this class?
    No, non ci sono molte ragazze in questa classe. = No, there are not many girls in this class.

    • 3 min
    Lesson #046, Monday

    Lesson #046, Monday

    fratello = brother
    sorella = sister
    padre = father
    madre = mother
    cappotto = coat
    giacca = jacket
    cintura = belt
    calze = nylons, panty hose
    gonna = skirt
    camicetta = blouse
    problema = problem
    dizionario = dictionary
    macchina = car
    aiuto = help
    cavallo = horse
    comprare = to buy, compro, compri, compra, compriamo, comprate, comprano
    imparare = to learn, imparo, impari, impara, impariamo, imparate, imparano
    bere (bevere) = to drink, bevo, bevi, beve, beviamo, bevete, bevono
    vivere = to live, vivo, vivi, vive, viviamo, vivete, vivono

    • 6 min

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