The Italian for “Boy”

The Italian for “Boy” Ragazzo in Italian means boy. Ragazzo ragazzo.mp3 The letter z in Italian is pronounced like ‘ts’ in the word ‘rats’.

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Introducing the Groovy Learn Italian Course

Welcome to Groovy Learn Italian!     This free tutorial will teach you the basics of the Italian language and grammar, from the ground up. Each lesson will contain several Italian words or phrases and grammar rules. You’ll also find audio mp3 files that contains the words which will help your pronunciation. Later on, our lessons will contain also fun exercises (with keys) to do as well. The exercises will…

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The Italian for “Girl”

The Italian for “Girl” Ragazza in Italian means girl. Ragazza ragazza.mp3 The letter z in Italian is pronounced like ‘ts’ in the word ‘rats’.

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“Delicious” in Italian

“Delicious” in Italian Delizioso in Italian means delicious. Delizioso delizioso.mp3 The letter z in Italian is pronounced like ‘ts’ in the word ‘rats’.

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“Understand” in Italian

“Understand” in Italian Capire in Italian means to understand. Capire capire.mp3 Capisco in Italian means I understand. Capisco capisco.mp3

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Italian for “Eat”

Italian for “Eat” Mangiare in Italian means to eat. Mangiare mangiare.mp3 Mangia in Italian means she/he eats. Mangia mangia.mp3 Mangia! also means eat! (in imperative way). Mangia! mangiaimperativo.mp3

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How to Say “The” in Italian

Italian for “Kitchen” Il, lo, la in Italian means the. Il, lo, la illola.mp3 Each of these words means “the”. Each of them are definite articles. “Il” and “lo” are for the masculine nouns, and “la” is the article for the femminine words.

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Italian for “Garden”

Italian for “Garden” Gente in Italian means people. Giardino giardino.mp3 In Italian if g is followed by e or i , it is always pronounced like ‘j’ in ‘jolly’. So, the ‘gi’ in giardino is pronounced as the single sound ‘j’.

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Say “Welcome” in Italian

Say “Welcome” in Italian Benvenuti in Italian means welcome. Benvenuti benvenuti.mp3 Benvenuti is a plural form in Italian, so, when using it you refer to more people than one.

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Italian for “Kitchen”

Italian for “Kitchen” Cucina in Italian means kitchen. Cucina cucina.mp3 If c is followed by any other vowel, it is always pronounced hard, like ‘c’ in English ‘coffee’. Therefore cucina is pronounced with a hard ‘c’.

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“Happy Birthday” in Italian

“Happy Birthday” in Italian Buon compleanno in Italian means happy birthday. Buon Compleanno! buoncompleanno.mp3 If c is followed by any other vowel, it is always pronounced hard, like ‘c’ in English ‘coffee’. Therefore compleanno is pronounced with a hard ‘c’.

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Italian for “Cheese”

Italian for “Cheese” Formaggio in Italian means cheese. Formaggio formaggio.mp3 In Italian if the letter g is followed by e or i , it is always pronounced like ‘j’. Therefore, ‘gio’ in formaggio is pronounced ‘j’ as in English ‘jolly’, for example.

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Italian for “And”

Italian for “And” E in Italian means and. E e.mp3 Don’t get confuse e with è. E in Italian means e, and

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Italian Tutorial 1: Your Top Five Useful Italian Words

Welcome to our first lesson! We’re going to learn five common and useful words in Italian. Read the text accompanying each word, listen to how the word is pronounced and repeat it. Don’t worry if you can’t remember everything — you’ll get plenty of practice later on. At the end of the page you’ll find some suggested exercises. In this lesson we’ll see: Ciao! Si No Acqua Grazie! Hello in…

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Italian Tutorial 2: Five More Useful Italian Words

Welcome to our second lesson! After the first lesson, in which we learned five words, now we’re going to learn five more words in Italian. Read the text accompanying each word, listen to how the word is pronounced and repeat it. Don’t worry if you can’t remember everything — you’ll get plenty of practice later on. At the end of the page you’ll find some suggested exercises. In this lesson…

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Italian Tutorial 3: Your First Sentence in Italian

In this lesson you’ll encounter your first full Italian sentence, plus we’ll start to see the difference between ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ words in Italian. In this lesson we’ll see: un caffè, per favore una torta un tavolo una birra va bene Your First Sentence in Italian: Asking for a Coffee Un caffè, per favore means a coffee, please! Un caffè, per favore! uncaffeperfavore.mp3 You’ve already seen all of these words,…

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Italian Tutorial 4: Grammatical Gender: Feminine and Masculine Words (with Indefinite Articles)

In this lesson we are going to look at the indefinite articles (una, un, un’) in more detail. In English, the indefinite article is simply “a”. But in Italian, the form of “a” changes, depending on the word. “A” is known as the indefinite article because it doesn’t refer to a particular object (“a dog” could mean any dog); in contrast to “the” (the definite article), which refers to one…

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Italian Tutorial 5: Everyday Expressions and Adjectives

In this lesson we’ll look at two everyday Italian expressions and we’ll begin to look at adjectives. We’ll take a look at two adjectives: ‘big’ and ‘small’ in Italian. Adjectives express the appearance or the quality of something; big, small, blue, happy, fast and so on. In this lesson we’ll see: come va a presto vorrei grande piccolo “How’s it Going” in Italian Come va? in Italian means How’s it…

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Italian Tutorial 6: Your First Verbs in Italian

In this lesson we’ll start using verbs in Italian and we’ll discover the highly-useful Italian words for “this” and “that”. In this lesson we’ll see: io mangio la pizza io bevo la birra questo quello How to Say “I Eat the Pizza” in Italian Io mangio la pizza in Italian means I eat the pizza. Io mangio la pizza iomangiolapizzaslow.mp3 You can use this in Italian where you would say…

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Italian Tutorial 7: Definite Articles

Now that we already know the indefinite articles (una, un, un’) in Italian, let’s take a look at the definite articles (il, la) in this lesson. In English, the definite article is “the”. But in Italian, the form of “the” changes, depending on the gender of the word. “The” is known as the definite article because it refers to a particular object (“the dog” means exactly the particular dog that…

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Italian Tutorial 8: Getting to Know More Verbs in Italian

In this tutorial we’ll continue learning about Italian verbs. In this lesson we’ll see: mi piace questa birra non ho capito io sono Marco lui beve caffè lui mangia la torta “Liking Something” in Italian in italian Mi piace questa birra in Italian means I like this beer. Mi piace questa birra mipiacequestabirra.mp3 “Mi” is the Italian for “me”. While in English we use “I”, as in “I like”, in…

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Italian Tutorial 9: More Really Useful Words

In this lesson we are going to learn some more really useful Italian words. After this lesson you’ll have a chance to revise your Italian knowledge with a list of all the words and phrases we’ve learned so far. Then we’re going to test you, so get ready! In this lesson we’ll see: Ho sete A dopo! Troppo Solo Perché Italian for “I’m Thirsty” Ho sete in Italian means I’m…

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Italian Tutorial 10: Short Dictionary of Useful Italian Words

Following is a list of everything we’ve seen so far. For each word, check that you understand it, play it and try to copy the pronunciation. You might want to revise any words that you find you don’t remember, because there’s a test coming next! Italian Tutorial 1: Your Top Five Useful Italian Words Ciao (Hello/Goodbye) ciao.mp3 Sì (Yes) si.mp3 No (No) no.mp3 Acqua (Water) acqua.mp3 Grazie (Thank you/Thanks) grazie.mp3…

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Italian Tutorial 11: Exercises

It’s time to try your hand at Italian with some exercises! The answers are below. When you’ve had a go at translating from Italian to English, try the opposite; take the answers and try to translate them into Italian yourself, without looking at the questions. Don’t worry if you don’t get everything right; even spending time thinking about the answer will help a lot. Exercises Translate the following sentences into…

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Italian Tutorial 12: Where Is …. ?

Now we’ve seen some basic Italian vocabulary, we can move on to more complex words and sentences. Let’s begin with some phrases which will be useful for you if you’re traveling to Italy. Today we’ll look at how to ask where things are. In this lesson we’ll see: Scusi! Parla inglese? Dov’è il bagno? Dove posso trovare l’autobus? Biglietteria automatica Dov’è l’albergo Hilton? Excuse Me in Italian Scusi in Italian…

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Italian Tutorial 13: Useful Names of Places Used on an Italian Trip

In this lesson we’ll look at the names of some useful places while you’re in a trip. In this lesson we’ll see: L’aeroporto La stazione ferroviaria Il centro storico L’autostrada Il ristorante “Airport” in Italian L’aeroporto in Italian means the airport. L’aeroporto laeroporto.mp3 It might be hard to pronunce this word in Italian, so it could be helpful if you listen to the audio files and repeat it out loud…

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Italian Tutorial 14: Knowing Helpful Words When You Need Help

In this lesson we’ll look at some phrases you can use if you need to ask someone for help in Italy. In this lesson we’ll see: Non parlo l’italiano. Potrebbe ripetere, per favore? Non ho capito. Aiuto! Potrebbe aiutarmi? “I Don’t Speak Italian” in italian Non parlo l’italiano is the Italian for I don’t speak Italian. Non parlo l’italiano. nonparlolitaliano.mp3 Non in Italian means both not and don’t. You can…

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Italian Tutorial 15: Greetings

It’s time to learn Italian greetings. We won’t look at all possible ways of greeting people, but only the most common ones, handy to know while staying in Italy. Some of them might already be familiar to you from our previous lessons. In this lesson we’ll see: Ciao! Arrivederci! Buongiorno! Buonasera! Buonanotte! Hello in Italian Ciao in Italian means hi or goodbye. Ciao! ciao.mp3 Ciao means both “hi” and “bye”…

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Italian Tutorial 16: In The Shop/Store in Italy

After a long walk in the beautiful centro storico, it’s time for some shopping in Italy. In this lesson we’ll see: Dov’è il negozio? Quanto costa? Avete un sacchetto? Accettate carte di credito? Francobollo Italian for Grocery Dov’è il negozio? in Italian means Where is the grocery shop (food shop)? Dov’è il negozio? doveilnegozio.mp3 The gender of negozio is masculine. So, for example to say a food shop – meaning…

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Italian Tutorial 17: In The Restaurant in Italy

After a long walk in the beautiful centro storico, it’s time for some shopping in Italy. In this lesson we’ll see: Il Menu Mezzo litro di… Il vino Vorrei qualcosa da mangiare Vorrei qualcosa da bere Prendo Il dolce Il conto, per favore. The Italian for Menu Il Menu is the Italian word for the Menu. Il Menu ilmenu.mp3 You can say “vorrei il menu, per favore” to get the…

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Italian Tutorial 18: Names of Tourist Sights and Locations in Italy

Italy has plenty of natural beauty, if you like mountains, beaches, forests, rolling hills and so on; on the other hand, Italy’s architecture is quite unique in Europe, and beautiful. In this tutorial we’ll look at the names of some things you’ll definitely want to see as a tourist in Italy. In this lesson we’ll see: il mare la spiaggia l’informazione turistica la piazza il museo la cattedrale la torre…

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Italian Tutorial 19: Medical Emergencies

as We collected the most useful words that are used in emergency cases. In this lesson we’ll see: Mi sento male. Ho bisogno di un medico. L’ambulanza L’ospedale Ho dolori! Il pronto soccorso. How to Say I Don’t Feel Well in Italian Mi sento male is Italian for I feel bad. Mi sento male misentomale.mp3 As in English, this could mean that you feel bad emotionally, or physically. Male means…

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Italian Tutorial 20: In the Hotel in Italy

Let’s look at some phrases that might be useful to you while staying in a hotel in Italy. In this lesson we’ll see: Ho una prenotazione a nome di… Ha una mappa? Quand’è la colazione? Potrebbe chiamarmi un tassi? A che ora è il check out? Vorrei fare il check out. Booking in Italy Ho una prenotazione a nome di… means I have a reservation in the name of… Ho…

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Italian Tutorial 21: Directions in Italian

In the last lesson of this section on useful phrases for tourists, we’re going to look at how to ask for directions in Italian. In this lesson we’ll see: Mi sono perso/a Dov’è…? Vada avanti! Vada a destra! Vada a sinistra Vada indietro! “I’m Lost” in Italian Mi sono perso/a in Italian means I’m lost. Mi sono persa misonopersa.mp3 Mi sono persa translates as something like “I’ve lost myself”. The…

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Italian Tutorial 22: Italian Tourist Phrases Dictionary

Following is a list of everything we’ve seen in this section on tourist phrases. For each word, check that you understand it, play it and try to copy the pronunciation. You might want to revise any words that you find you don’t remember, because there’s a test coming next! Italian Tutorial 12: Where Is …. ? Scusi! (Excuse me!) scusi.mp3 Parla inglese? (Do you speak English?) parlainglese.mp3 Dove posso trovare…

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Italian Tutorial 23: Exercises

It’s time to try your hand at Italian with some exercises! The answers are below. Don’t worry if you don’t get everything right; any time you spend thinking about the answer will help a lot. Exercises Translate the following sentences into Italian. Click the link below to view the answers. Don’t forget to also read all the examples out loud at least two or three times. I’d like to drink…

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Italian Tutorial 24: Another Masculine Definite Article

There’s only one Italian masculine definite article left – which we haven’t learned yet – which is “lo”. Many students of the Italian language find the rules for applying “lo” a bit difficult. Hopefully this lesson will help you to master “lo”. In this lesson we’ll see: lo gnomo lo pneumatico lo psicologo lo xilofono lo yogurt lo zucchero lo studente “Lo” is a masculine definite article (equivalent to “the”…

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Italian Tutorial 25: Plural Forms With Examples

In this lesson we’ll start to learn about plurals in Italian. We’ll start by looking at words that we have aready learned in the singular form. There are a few basic rules that will work in the majority of cases with plurals. In this lesson we’ll see: ragazzi ragazze studenti case ristoranti treni psicologi birre libri donne uomini As we already know, Italian nouns can be masculine or feminine. Usually…

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Italian Tutorial 26: Plural Forms for Definite Articles

In the previous lesson we learned about plurals in Italian. This time we’ll continue the previous lesson by learning which Italian plural articles to use before your Italian plural words. In other words, we’re going to look at how you translate things like “the trains” in Italian. We hope you still remember the words from the previous lesson, because we’re going to use the same ones :). In this lesson…

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Italian Tutorial 27: The Italian Personal Pronouns

In this lesson we’re going to learn the Italian personal pronouns. They are called “personal”, because these words refer to one or more people, like I, you, he/she and so on. In this lesson we’ll see: io tu lui lei noi voi loro How to Say “I” in Italian Io in Italian means I. Io io.mp3 “You” in Italian Tu in Italian means you. Tu ragazze.mp3 “He” in Italian Lui…

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Italian Tutorial 28: Our First Verb Conjugation With “To Eat” (Mangiare)

In this tutorial we’re going to start looking at Italian verbs. We can use verbs together with the personal pronouns that we learned in the last tutorial. In Italian, the verb itself changes depending on who it refers to (I, you, she, etc). This means that it’s usually not necessary to use the pronoun too, except sometimes for emphasis. But we’ll use it here, for the sake of clarity. The…

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Italian Tutorial 29: Love in Italian (Amare)

Let’s take a look at another example of a regular -are verb. In this lesson we’ll see: Amare Io amo Tu ami Lui ama Lei ama Noi amiamo Voi amate Loro amano Conjugation of Regular -Are Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -a Lei -a Noi -iamo Voi -iate Loro -iano “To Love” in Italian Amare in Italian means to love. Amare amare.mp3 “I Love” in…

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Italian Tutorial 30: Say “Speak in Italian” (Parlare)

Let’s take a look at a really essential regular -are verb, parlare. In this lesson we’ll see: Parlare Io parlo Tu parli Lui parla Lei parla Noi parliamo Voi parlate Loro parlano Conjugation of Regular -Are Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -a Lei -a Noi -iamo Voi -iate Loro -iano How to Say “Speak” in Italian Parlare in Italian means to speak. Parlare parlare.mp3 “I…

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Italian Tutorial 31: “To Work” in Italian (Lavorare)

In this tutorial we will look at the conjugation of the Italian verb “to work”. In this lesson we’ll see: Lavorare Io lavoro Tu lavori Lui lavora Lei lavora Noi lavoriamo Voi lavorate Loro lavorano Conjugation of Regular -Are Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -a Lei -a Noi -iamo Voi -iate Loro -iano “To Work” in Italian Lavorare in Italian means to work. Lavorare lavorare.mp3…

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Italian Tutorial 32: “To Take” in Italian (Prendere)

In this tutorial we’ll start looking at Italian verbs that end in “ere”. These have a slightly different conjugation to the verbs that end in “are”. Prendere is often used in cafés and restaurants where you’d use “I’ll have” in English. For example, prendo un caffè means “I’ll have a coffee”. In this lesson we’ll see: Prendere Io prendo Tu prendi Lui prende Lei prende Noi prendiamo Voi prendete Loro…

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Italian Tutorial 33: “To Read” in Italian (Leggere)

In this tutorial we’re going to see the second -ere verb which will be “to read”. In this lesson we’ll see: Leggere Io leggo Tu leggi Lui legge Lei legge Noi leggiamo Voi leggete Loro leggono Conjugation of Regular -Ere Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -e Lei -e Noi -iamo Voi -ete Loro -ono “To Read” in Italian Leggere in Italian means to read. Leggere…

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Italian Tutorial 34: “To See” in Italian (Vedere)

Let’s take a look at the conjugation of the Italian verb “vedere” (to see). In this lesson we’ll see: Vedere Io vedo Tu vedi Lui vede Lei vede Noi vediamo Voi vedete Loro vedono Conjugation of Regular -Ere Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -e Lei -e Noi -iamo Voi -ete Loro -ono “To See” in Italian Vedere in Italian means to see. Vedere vedere.mp3 “I…

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Italian Tutorial 35: “To Ask” in Italian (Chiedere)

In this lesson we’ll take a look at the last -ere Italian verb “chiedere” (to ask). In this lesson we’ll see: Chiedere Io chiedo Tu chiedi Lui chiede Lei chiede Noi chiediamo Voi chiedete Loro chiedono Conjugation of Regular -Ere Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -e Lei -e Noi -iamo Voi -ete Loro -ono “To Ask” in Italian Chiedere in Italian means to ask. Chiedere…

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Italian Tutorial 36: “To Sleep” in Italian (Dormire)

In this tutorial we’re going to start looking at verbs ending in “ire”. Our first conjugation will be with the Italian verb dormire which means “to sleep”. In this lesson we’ll see: Dormire Io dormo Tu dormi Lui dorme Lei dorme Noi dormiamo Voi dormite Loro dormono Conjugation of Regular -Are Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -e Lei -e Noi -iamo Voi -ite Loro -ono…

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Italian Tutorial 37: To “Hear” in Italian (Sentire)

In this tutorial we’re going to take a look at conjugating the Italian verb sentire which can mean both “to feel” or “to hear”. To use the form of sentire that refers to feeling, we need a little more grammar, which we’ll look at later. In this lesson we’ll see: Sentire Io sento Tu senti Lui sente Lei sente Noi sentiamo Voi sentite Loro sentono Conjugation of Regular -Are Verbs…

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Italian Tutorial 38: The Italian for “Open” (Aprire)

In this lesson we’ll conjugate the Italian verb “aprire” (to open), a regular -ire verb in the present tense. In this lesson we’ll see: Aprire Io apro Tu apri Lui apre Lei apre Noi apriamo Voi aprite Loro aprono Conjugation of Regular -Ire Verbs Personal Pronoun Verb Ending Io -o Tu -i Lui -e Lei -e Noi -iamo Voi -ite Loro -ono The Italian for “Open” Aprire in Italian means…

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Italian Tutorial 39: “To Be” in Italian (Essere)

In this lesson we’ll begin to look systematically at Italian irregular verbs. Irregular verbs don’t follow any particular pattern, so unfortunately you just have to memorise them. Some common verbs in Italian are unfortunately irregular. In this lesson we’ll see: Essere Io sono Tu sei Lui è Lei è Noi siamo Voi siete Loro sono “To Be” in Italian Essere in Italian means to be. Essere essere.mp3 “I am” in…

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Italian Tutorial 40: “To Have” in Italian (Avere)

In this lesson we’ll continue with the verb avere, “to have”. This verb, like “to be” (essere), is irregular. In this lesson we’ll see: Io ho Tu hai Lui ha Lei ha Noi abbiamo Voi avete Loro hanno “I Have” in Italian Io ho in Italian means I have. Io ho ioho.mp3 Note, that in Italian the letter “h” in ho is silent, because in Italian the h – when…

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Italian Tutorial 41: Your First Reflexive Verb Conjugation: Conjugating “To Like” in Italian

In this lesson we’ll begin to learn the important topic of Italian reflexive verbs. We’ll start by looking at how to conjugate “to like” in Italian. We’ll see some examples of “mi piace” with feminine and masculine nouns. In this lesson we’ll see: mi piace la torta ti piace quella torre gli piace la torta le piace il gatto ci piace la mela vi piace il tavolo a loro piace…

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