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Your daily Italian language podcast where you will learn to speak Italian in just minutes a day. We start from the very beginning and learn popular phrases, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, all in easy to digest lessons never more than 5 minutes in length, 5 days a week. Subscribe, download, listen, and LET'S SPEAK ITALIAN!

Your daily Italian language podcast where you will learn to speak Italian in just minutes a day. We start from the very beginning and learn popular phrases, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, all in easy to digest lessons never more than 5 minutes in length, 5 days a week. Subscribe, download, listen, and LET'S SPEAK ITALIAN!

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Your daily Italian language podcast where you will learn to speak Italian in just minutes a day. We start from the very beginning and learn popular phrases, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, all in easy to digest lessons never more than 5 minutes in length, 5 days a week. Subscribe, download, listen, and LET'S SPEAK ITALIAN!

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Episodes

Lesson #050, Friday

5/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:04:43

Lesson #049, Thursday

5/28/2020
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

Duration:00:02:54

Lesson #048, Wednesday

5/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:04:45

Lesson #047, Tuesday

5/26/2020
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...

Duration:00:03:46

Lesson #046, Monday

5/25/2020
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,...

Duration:00:05:57

Lesson #045, Friday

5/22/2020
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 strawberries? Le fragole sono rosse. = The strawberries are red. Di che colore e' l'arancia? = What color is the orange? L'arancia e' arancione. = The orange is orange. Di che colore sono le porte? = What color are the doors? Le porte sono...

Duration:00:05:23

Lesson #044, Thursday

5/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:30

Lesson #043, Wednesday

5/20/2020
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

Duration:00:03:47

Lesson #042, Tuesday

5/19/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:12

Lesson #041, Monday

5/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:04:15

Lesson #040, Friday

5/15/2020
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

Duration:00:04:59

Lesson #039, Thursday

5/14/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:15

Lesson #038, Wednesday

5/13/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:13

Lesson #037, Tuesday

5/12/2020
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...

Duration:00:07:24

Lesson #036, Monday

5/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:04:56

Download Seasons One and Two Today - All 100 Lessons

5/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:02:21

Lesson #035, Friday

5/8/2020
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' loro = add 'ono' So to conjugate the verb 'scrivere': io scrivo tu scrivi Lei/lui/lei scrive noi scriviamo voi scrivete loro scrivono Noi leggiamo il discorso. = We read the speech. Io leggo il giornale. = I read the...

Duration:00:05:19

Lesson #034, Thursday

5/7/2020
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

Duration:00:02:23

Lesson #033, Wednesday

5/6/2020
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. = Antonio loves Claudia. Gli amici giocano il calcio. = The friends play soccer. To ask a question in Italian, you just say the sentence with a questioning inflection at the end of the sentence. Tu parli l'italiano. = You speak Italian Tu...

Duration:00:06:24

Lesson #032, Tuesday

5/5/2020
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 endings: io = add 'o' tu = add 'i' Lei/lui/lei = add 'a' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ate' loro = add 'ano' So, for example, here is how to conjugate the verb 'cantare.' cantare = to sing io canto = I sing tu canti = you...

Duration:00:04:37