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08:07 | May 31st

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 = spag...Show More

03:17 | May 30th

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 = ...Show More
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04:15 | May 29th

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'...Show More

03:08 | May 28th

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 (femal...Show More

04:02 | May 27th

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 pron...Show More

05:10 | May 3rd

Domenica = Sunday Lunedi = Monday Martedi = Tuesday Mercoledi = Wednesday Giovedi = Thursday Venerdi = Friday Sabato = Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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