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  • Lesson #044, Thursday

    21/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    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 bianche = white shoes These colors must match the number only of the noun which they modify: verde = green marrone = brown celeste = sky blue arancione = orange abito marrone = brown suit cravatta marrone = brown tie pantaloni marroni = brown pants scarpe marroni = brown shoes These colors will never change: blu' = blue rosa = pink viola = purple vestito blu' = blue dress scarpe blu' = blue shoes vestito viola = purple dress scarpe rosa = pink shoes

  • Lesson #043, Wednesday

    20/05/2020 Duração: 03min

    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 = towel pettine = comb rasoio = razor schiuma da barba = shaving cream shampoo = shampoo bigodini = curlers

  • Lesson #042, Tuesday

    19/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    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 insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here? C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher? Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears. Ci sono tre belle donne. = There are three pretty women. Quanti cani ci sono? = How many dogs are there? Ci sono molti cani. = There are many dogs. Quante banane ci sono? = How many bananas are there? Ci sono molte banane. = There are many bananas.

  • Lesson #041, Monday

    18/05/2020 Duração: 04min

    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, gn, z, or s and a consonant. uno specchio = a mirror uno psicologo = a psychologist una = precedes all feminine nouns beginning with a consonant. una scrivania = a desk una fragola = a strawberry un' = precedes all feminine nouns that begin with a vowel. un'ora = an hour un'arancia = an orange

  • Lesson #040, Friday

    15/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    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 (brava for females) ricco = rich (ricca for femine words) qui = here quanti = how many molti = many

  • Lesson #039, Thursday

    14/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    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 out loud. Then start the podcast again and I'll give you the answers.   Io ricevo Tu ricevi Lei/lui/lei riceve Noi riceviamo Voi ricevete Loro ricevono   Io vivo Tu vivi Lei/lui/lei vive Noi viviamo Voi vivete Loro vivono   Io chiedo Tu chiedi Lei/lui/lei chiede Noi chiediamo Voi chiedete Loro chiedono   Io sento Tu senti Lei/lui/lei sente Noi sentiamo Voi sentite Loro sentono   Io servo Tu servi Lei/lui/lei serve Noi serviamo Voi servite Loro servono   Io spedisco Tu spedisci Lei/lui/lei spedisce Noi spediamo Voi spedite Loro spediscono

  • Lesson #038, Wednesday

    13/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    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. = I leave tomorrow. Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door. (Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class. (Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural) finish the lesson today. Il presidente capisce la lingua. = The president understands the language. (Lei) Preferisce l'inglese? = Do you (formal) prefer English? I ragazzi capiscono l'insegnante = The boys understand the teacher. L'insegnante finisce la lezione. = The teacher finishes the lesson. (Io) Capisco lo spagnolo. = I understand Spanish. (Voi) Preferite mangiare? = Do you (plural) prefer to eat? (Noi) Finiamo il libro. = We finish the book. I bambini preferiscono gli spaghetti. = The babies prefer spaghetti. (Io) Preferisco dormire. = I prefer to sleep.

  • Lesson #037, Tuesday

    12/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    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 to conjugate the verb 'capire': io capisco tu capisci Lei/lui/lei capisce noi capiamo voi capite loro capiscono Il ragazzo capisce la linga l'italiana. = The boy understands the Italian language. Noi preferiamo dormire. = We prefer to sleep. Tu preferisci mangiare? = Do you prefer to eat? Io finisco il discorso. = I finish the speech. Le ragazze capiscono l'insegnante. = The girls understand the teacher.

  • Lesson #036, Monday

    11/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    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 conjugate the verb 'dormire': io dormo tu dormi Lei/lui/lei dorme noi dormiamo voi dormite loro dormono Il mio amico dorme sempre in classe. = My friend always sleeps in class. Tu apri la finestra. = You open the window. Noi partiamo oggi. = We leave today. Loro partono domani. = They leave tomorrow Voi partite dopodomani. = You (plural) leave day after tomorrow.

  • Download Seasons One and Two Today - All 100 Lessons

    14/06/2019 Duração: 02min

    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 g