Let's Speak Italian!
Let's Speak Italian!
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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
Nov 15
10 min
Download Seasons One and Two Today - All 100 Lessons
Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian. Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well, for a total of 120 lessons in all. That's 24 weeks of lessons, for only $15.00.  It's over 13 hours of Italian lessons, for the price of what you might pay for one music CD. I've found that the key to learning to speak Italian is to learn a little bit every day, and to practice it with your friends. So get lessons 1-100, and listen to one lesson, every day for 24 weeks. By the end, you'll be amazed at how easy it was, and just how much you can learn by practicing a few minutes every day. To download the first 100 lessons, just go to the web site at www.letsspeakitalian.net and click on the banner ad, or click on this link: Download Lessons 1-100.  For only $15.00 you'll be speaking Italian before you know it. Grazie tanto, arrivederci.
Nov 12
2 min
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)
Nov 12
4 min
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
Nov 11
3 min
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.
Nov 10
4 min
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.
Nov 9
3 min
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
Nov 8
6 min