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Lesson #015, Friday

05:10 | May 3rd

Domenica = Sunday Lunedi = Monday Martedi = Tuesday Mercoledi = Wednesday Giovedi = Thursday Venerdi = Friday Sabato = Saturday
Lesson #014, Thursday

05:08 | May 2nd

Primavera = Spring Estate = Summer Autunno = Autumn Inverno = Winter Gennaio = January Febbraio = February Marzo = March Aprile = April Maggio = May Giugno = June Luglio = July Agosto = August Settembre = September Ottobre = October Novembre = Novemb...Show More
Lesson #013, Wednesday

05:54 | May 1st

The Italians only really use 21 letters, but sometimes they do use the other 5 if the word is a non-Italian word containing one of those letters. The 5 letters that are not a part of the Italian alphabet are J, K, W, X, and Y. A = a B = bi C = ci D =...Show More
Lesson #012, Tuesday

02:58 | Apr 30th

Capisco = I understand Non capisco = I don't understand Come? = What? or How? or Say that again? Come si dice...? = How do you say...? Come si pronuncia...? = How do you pronounce...? Come si scrive...? = How do you spell...? Cosa vuol dire...? = Wha...Show More
Lesson #011, Monday

04:25 | Apr 29th

Ascoltate = Listen Leggete = Read Ripetete = Repeat Rispondete = Answer Scrivete = Write Aprite i libri = Open your books Chiudete i libri = Close your books Fate l'esercizio = Do the exercise Capite? = Do you understand? Ancora una volta! = One more...Show More
Lesson #010, Friday

04:38 | Apr 26th

0 = zero 1 = uno 2 = due 3 = tre 4 = quattro 5 = cinque 6 = sei 7 = sette 8 = otto 9 = nove 10 = dieci 11 = undici 12 = dodici 13 = tredici 14 = quattordici 15 = quindici 16 = sedici 17 = diciassette 18 = diciotto 19 = diciannove 20 = venti
Lesson #009, Thursday

05:10 | Apr 25th

Essere = to be io sono = I am tu sei = you are (informal) Lei e' = you are (formal) lui/lei e' = he/she is noi siamo = we are voi siete = you are (plural) loro sono = they are Avere = to have io ho = I have tu hai = you have (informal) Lei ha = you h...Show More
Lesson #008, Wednesday

04:16 | Apr 24th

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 bot...Show More
Lesson #007, Tuesday

05:39 | Apr 23rd

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 canyo...Show More
Lesson #006, Monday

03:40 | Apr 22nd

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. R...Show More
Download Seasons One and Two Today - All 100 Lessons

02:22 | Apr 19th

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 les...Show More
Lesson #045, Friday

05:34 | Jan 4th

Di che colore e' _____? = What color is _____? Di che colore sono _____? = What color are _____? Di che colore e' il limone? = What color is the lemon? Il limone e' giallo. = The lemon is yellow. Di che colore sono le fragole? = What color are the st...Show More
Lesson #044, Thursday

05:42 | Jan 3rd

These colors must match the number and the gender of the noun which they modify: bianco = white nero = black rosso = red giallo = yellow grigio = gray camicia bianca = white shirt pantaloni bianchi = white pants vestito bianco = white dress scarpe bi...Show More
Lesson #043, Wednesday

03:58 | Jan 2nd

cravatta = tie camicia = shirt abito = suit vestito = dress scarpe = shoes calzini = socks pantaloni = pants letto = bed doccia = shower armadio = closet lavandino = sink spazzolino = toothbrush dentifricio = toothpaste sapone = soap asciugamano = to...Show More
Lesson #042, Tuesday

05:23 | Jan 1st

Essere = to be io sono = I am tu sei = you are (informal) Lei e' = you are (formal) lui/lei e` = he/she is noi siamo = we are voi siete = you are (plural) loro sono = they are C'e' = There is OR Is there? Ci sono = There are OR Are there? C'e' un ins...Show More
Lesson #041, Monday

04:26 | Dec 31st, 2018

un = precedes all masculine nouns, even those that begin with vowels. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant. un bambino = a baby un orologio = a clock uno = precedes masculine nouns beginning with ps, g...Show More
Lesson #040, Friday

05:10 | Dec 28th, 2018

uovo = egg pomodoro = tomato fragola = strawberry banana = banana mela = apple pera = pear arancia = orange limone = lemon bello = handsome, beautiful (bella for feminine words) buono = good (buona for feminine words) bravo = good, used for people (b...Show More
Lesson #039, Thursday

05:26 | Dec 27th, 2018

ricevere = to receive vivere = to live chiedere = to ask sentire = to hear, to feel (1st form of 'ire' verbs) servire = to serve (1st form of 'ire' verbs) spedire = to send (2nd form of 'ire' verbs)   STOP THE PODCAST - conjugate each of these verbs ...Show More
Lesson #038, Wednesday

05:25 | Dec 26th, 2018

Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church? (Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow? (Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window. (Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter. (Io) Parto domani...Show More
Lesson #037, Tuesday

07:35 | Dec 25th, 2018

capire = to understand finire = to finish, to end preferire = to prefer To conjugate these types of verbs, you will drop the 'ire' and: io = add 'isco' tu = add 'isci' Lei/lui/lei = add 'isce' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ite' loro = add 'iscono' Then...Show More
Lesson #036, Monday

05:07 | Dec 24th, 2018

dormire = to sleep partire = to leave aprire = to open Then to conjugate these infinitives, you will drop the 'ire' and add the following endings: io = add 'o' tu = add 'i' Lei/lui/lei = add 'e' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ite' loro = add 'ono' So to...Show More
Lesson #035, Friday

05:29 | Jul 6th, 2018

scrivere = to write leggere = to read credere = to believe vedere = to see Then to conjugate these infinitives, you will drop the 'ere' and add the following endings: io = add 'o' tu = add 'i' Lei/lui/lei = add 'e' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ete' lo...Show More
Lesson #034, Thursday

02:34 | Jul 5th, 2018

lettera = letter discorso = speech stanza = room lezione = lesson giornale = newspaper lingua = language, tongue ogni = every sempre = always oggi = today ieri = yesterday domani = tomorrow dopodomani = day after tomorrow per = for se = if
Lesson #033, Wednesday

06:35 | Jul 4th, 2018

Lui mangia la pizza. = He eats the pizza. Noi mangiamo la pasta. = We eat the pasta. Loro mangiano gli spaghetti. = They eat the spaghetti. Io studio il libro. = I study the book. Lei studia l'italiano. = She studies Italian. Antonio ama Claudia. = A...Show More
Lesson #032, Tuesday

04:48 | Jul 3rd, 2018

parlare = to speak cantare = to sing mangiare = to eat studiare = to study giocare = to play pensare = to think comprare = to buy imparare = to learn amare = to love Then to conjugate the infinitive, you will drop the 'are' and add the following endi...Show More
Lesson #031, Monday

06:13 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The seven ways to say 'the' are il, lo, l', la, i, gli, and le. Now here are the rules for deciding which of these forms to use. il = will precede masculine singular nouns that begin with a consonant, except words beginning with ps, pn, gn, z and s f...Show More