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Where's the toilet? Two coffees please! How much is it? Join Katie and Matteo for 5 minute Italian, a fun podcast which teaches you the basics in bite-sized pieces.
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147: Helpful Italian Words to Add to Your Travel List

Off to Italy soon? These essential Italian words and expressions will help you get by and enjoy your trip like a local. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-words Today's Italian words: Il biglietto = The ticket Fare il biglietto = To buy/book a ticket (lit. “do the ticket”) L’aereo = The aeroplane Prendere il treno = To take the train Fare la fila/coda = To stand in line (lit. “do the line”) Il passaporto = The passport La valigia = The suitcase La carta di credito = Credit card Posso pagare con la carta? = Can I pay by card? (lit. with the card)
7/9/202414 minutes, 53 seconds
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146: How Are You in Italian: Local Phrases You Should Know!

Asking “how are you” in the right way is the perfect opener to any Italian conversation. Learn how to do it just like a local! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/how-are-you-in-italian Today's Italian words: Come stai? = How are you (informal) Come sta? = How are you (formal); How is he? How is she? Come va? = How’s it going? Tutto bene? = Everything ok? Come vanno le cose? = How are things? (lit. How, they go, the things) Che mi racconti? = What’s new with you? (lit. What, me, you tell) Come va con… = How’s …. going? Come va con il lavoro? = How’s work going?
7/2/202414 minutes, 33 seconds
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145: How to say ok in Italian: 9 easy ways

How do you say ok in Italian? Learn the 9 most useful ways and avoid common mistakes that most learners make. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/how-to-say-ok-in-Italian Today's Italian words: Va bene = Ok Tutto ok?/Tutto bene? = All ok? Non è male = It’s not bad Niente di speciale = Nothing special
6/25/202411 minutes, 4 seconds
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144: Learn Italian Pronunciation in 12 Minutes

Improve your Italian pronunciation by learning these important sounds… in just a few minutes! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-pronunciation Today's Italian words: Gnocchi = Gnocchi Lasagne = Lasagne Bagno = Bathroom Famiglia = Family Bottiglia = Bottle Voglio = I want Mare = Sea Bere = To drink Burro = Butter Arrivare = To arrive Opera = Opera Aereo = Aeroplane Anno = Year (long double n) Capelli = Hair (short single p) Cappelli = Hats (long double p)
6/18/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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143: What’s The Best Way to Learn Italian? A Structured Plan

There are lots of ways to learn Italian, but which is best? This roadmap will help you avoid wasting time and start chatting to Italians sooner than you think! Best Italian TV shows to learn Italian: https://joyoflanguages.com/posts/italian-tv-shows Perfect Italian movies for intermediate learners: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-movies-learn-italian Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/best-way-to-learn-italian Today's Italian words: Congratulazioni = Congratulations Il caffè = (the) coffee I tassisti = (the) taxi drivers Attenzione = Beware / be careful (lit. attention) Il vocabolario = Vocabulary La grammatica = Grammar
6/11/202411 minutes, 15 seconds
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142: The Italian Travel Phrases Tourists Nearly Always Get Wrong

Are you making these tourist mistakes when you speak Italian? It’s OK, nearly everyone does! Learn how to avoid them in this mini lesson. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-travel-phrases-mistakes Today's Italian words: Nessun problema = No problem Non c’è problema = No problem (lit. there is no problem) Fare una foto = To take a photo (lit. to do a photo) Ci puoi fare una foto? = Can you take a photo of us? (informal) Ci può fare una foto? = Can you take a photo of us (formal) Siamo in due = There are two of us Uno spritz = A spritz Uno studente = A student Uno scontrino = A receipt Prendo uno spritz = I’ll have a spritz (lit. “I take a spritz”) Fa caldo = It’s hot
6/4/202414 minutes, 5 seconds
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141: Italian for UNDERSTAND (and One Time You Shouldn’t Say It!)

What’s Italian for “Understand”? Learning this essential Italian word will help you communicate super smoothly with the locals! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-for-understand Today's Italian words: Non ho capito = I didn’t understand Ho capito = I understood Capisco l’italiano = I understand Italian Capisco un po’ di italiano = I understand a bit of Italian Piano, per favore = Slowly, please Può ripetere, per favore? = Can you repeat, please? (formal) Puoi ripetere, per favore? = Can you repeat, please? (informal)
5/28/202411 minutes, 41 seconds
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140: Italian Grandma or Grandpa? How to Talk About Your Origins in Italian

If you have an Italian grandma or grandpa, learning how to talk about your family in Italian will help you connect with your heritage on a deeper level. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-grandma-grandpa-origins Today's Italian words: Mia nonna era di… = My grandmother was from… (+ town) Mio nonno era di… = My grandfather was from… (+ town) I miei nonni erano di… = My grandparents were from (+ town) Era di Roma = S/he was from Rome Erano di Napoli = They were from Naples Erano calabresi = They were Calabrian I miei parenti = My relatives I miei genitori = My parents I miei cugini = My cousins
5/21/202412 minutes, 5 seconds
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139: Say Goodbye in Italian: The Perfect Way For Any Situation!

Find the perfect way to say goodbye in Italian, from the casual “ciao” to the formal “arrivederci” and everything in between. With pronunciation and cultural tips! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/goodbye-in-italian Today's Italian words: Ciao = Bye (informal) Arrivederci = Goodbye (formal) Ci sentiamo = Speak soon (lit. each other we hear) Ci sentiamo dopo = Speak to you later (lit. each other we hear later) Buona serata! = Have a nice evening A presto = See you soon (lit. till soon) A dopo = See you later (lit. till later) A domani = See you tomorrow (lit. till tomorrow) Ti scrivo dopo = I’ll send you a message later (lit. to you, I write later)
5/14/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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138: How to Learn Italian Faster, According to Science (And Our Students!)

You’re learning Italian, but it’s going slower than you’d hoped? These unconventional tips will help you speed things up! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/learning-italian-tips Today's Italian words: Impossibile = Impossible Importante = Important Normale = Normal Errore = Mistake Il vocabolario = (the) vocabulary La grammatica = (the) grammar La pronuncia = (the) pronunciation Anno = Year (remember to make the “n” long!) Sono di New York = I’m from New York E tu? Di dove sei? = And you? Where are you from? (informal)
5/7/202411 minutes, 35 seconds
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137: Is Learning Italian Hard? 7 Excuses That Might Be Holding You Back

Is learning Italian hard? Maybe not as hard as you think! But these 7 excuses might be keeping you stuck – learn how to overcome them and start speaking Italian. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/is-learning-italian-hard Today's Italian words: Difficile = difficult Facile = easy Impossibile = impossible Sto imparando l’italiano = I’m learning Italian Utile = useful Non ho tempo! = I don’t have time!
4/30/202411 minutes, 37 seconds
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136: Quiz Time! Do You Know These Italian Phrases for Travel?

Planning a trip to Italy? Or just want to learn some common Italian phrases? Get by and impress Italians with these 131 ready-to-use expressions! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/common-italian-phrases-travel Today's Italian words: Buongiorno = Hello (formal, lit. “good day”) Vorrei = I’d like Vorrei un cappuccino, grazie = I’d like a cappuccino, thank you Vorrei pagare, per favore = I’d like to pay please Dov’è… = Where is… La metro = The subway Dov’è la metro? = Where’s the subway? Un biglietto = A ticket Vorrei un biglietto = I’d like a ticket Quanto costa? = How much does it cost? Un tavolo per tre = A table for three Una birra = A beer Lo stesso = The same (as in “I’ll have the same”) Il conto, per favore = The bill please Posso pagare? = Can I pay? Posso pagare con la carta? = Can I pay by card? Prendiamo un taxi = Let’s take a taxi
4/23/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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135: 8 Easy Ways to Sound Like a Local in Italy

Going to Italy soon? These 8 basic Italian phrases will help you do lots of practical things and speak like a local! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/basic-italian-phrases Today's Italian words: Prendo un caffè = I’ll have a coffee (lit. I take a coffee) Prendo una margherita = I’ll have a margherita (lit. I take a margherita) Lo stesso = The same Prendo lo stesso = I’ll have the same (lit. I take the same) Questo = This Quello = That Salve = Hello (anytime of day, semi-formal and formal) Sono… = I’m Sono Matteo = I’m Matteo E tu? = And you? Permesso! = Can I move past? / Can I come in? (lit. permission) Posso? = May I? (lit. I can)
4/16/202411 minutes, 16 seconds
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134: How to Talk To Anyone in Italy: Taxi Drivers, Baristas and More!

These Italian phrases will help you talk to Italians and get insider tips on where to go, what to do and what to eat. Use them to make your next trip special! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-phrases-to-talk-to-anyone Today's Italian words: Vive in zona? = Do you live in the area (formal) Quali sono i piatti tipici? = What are the typical dishes? (lit. “which”) Mi può consigliare un ristorante? = Can you recommend a restaurant? (formal) Mi può consigliare un piatto? = Can you recommend a dish? (formal) Mi può consigliare un vino? = Can you recommend a wine? (formal)
4/9/202412 minutes, 31 seconds
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133: Hello In Italian. Are you using it right?

Hello in Italian is “ciao”. But do you know how to use it the right way? Learn how to say hello in Italian and feel at ease when greeting people in Italy. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/hello-in-italian Today's Italian words: Pronto? = Hello? (on the telephone) Buondì, vuoi un caffè? = Good morning/good day, do you want a coffee? Uè, ciao! Sono al mercato = Hey, hello! I’m at the market Salve, buongiorno. Avete le arance? = Hello, good morning. Do you have oranges?
4/2/202412 minutes, 48 seconds
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132: Fare: Do you Know these Everyday Phrases?

Vacations, weather, and your hobbies… you’ll need FARE to talk about these things and more! Learn how to use this important Italian verb. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/fare-italian-verb Today's Italian words: Fa caldo = It’s hot (lit. it does heat) Fa freddo = It’s cold (lit. it does cold) Fare le vacanze = To take a vacation (lit. to do the vacations) Fare un giro = To go for a stroll Fare giardinaggio = To garden Fare un errore = To make a mistake Faccio un giro = I’m going for a stroll Che fate? = What are you doing? (plural you) In estate fa caldo in Italia = In summer it’s hot in Italy (lit. it does heat)
3/26/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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131: BELLO! How to Use This Italian Word

How do you say ‘beautiful’ in Italian? Get tips on how to use this important word like a local! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/beautiful-in-italian Today's Italian words: Domani c’è bello = The weather’s nice tomorrow Una bella giornata = A nice day; a beautiful day Bella idea! = Nice idea, great idea Bello! = Cool/awesome (as a reaction) Il tramonto è bellissimo = The sunset is stunning/really beautiful Il nostro hotel è molto bello = Our hotel is really nice (lit. “really beautiful”)
3/19/202411 minutes, 42 seconds
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130: 11 Best Apps to Learn Italian (These Actually Work!)

With so many apps available to learn Italian... which work best? And how can you use them to start speaking Italian? Find out here! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Subscribe to our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/best-apps-learn-italian Today's Italian words: L’app = The app L’applicazione = The application Possibile = Possible Utile = Useful Divertente = Fun Una conversazione = A conversation Un contorno = A side dish
3/12/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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129: Years in Italian: Are You Saying Them Right?

Subscribe our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Master years in Italian with this really clear guide… and pick up a little Italian history to impress your friends! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/years-in-italian Today's Italian words: Millenovecentoottantadue = 1982 (Matteo’s birth year) Millenovecentoquarantasei = 1946 (women’s right to vote) Mille = 1000 Duemila = 2000 Il duemilasei è stato un anno fantastico! = (the) 2006 was a fantastic year! L’Italia è cambiata dopo il sessantotto = Italy changed after (the) ‘68 Negli anni Settanta = In the seventies Negli anni Duemila = In the two thousands Il governo Berlusconi è iniziato negli anni Novanta = The Berlusconi government started in the 90s Di che anno sei? = “From what year are you from?” Sneaky way to ask someone’s age!
3/5/202413 minutes, 24 seconds
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128: Stare: The Italian Verb You Need to Know!

Subscribe our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 When should you use the verb stare? It can feel confusing at first – let’s clear things up so you can use it with confidence in conversation! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/stare-italian-verb/ Today's Italian words: Come stai? = How are you? (lit. how you stay?) I Sardi stanno bene = Sardinians are healthy/well (lit. The Sardinians stay well) Cosa stai bevendo? = What are you drinking? Stiamo per mangiare = We’re about to eat Mi piace stare al mare = I like spending time at the seaside (lit. stay at the sea) Lascia stare! = Let it go; forget about it Stare a tavola = To spend time at the dinner table (lit. stay at table)
2/27/202410 minutes, 54 seconds
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127: Goodnight and Good Evening in Italian: Are you saying them right?

Subscribe our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Learn how to greet Italians at night and in the evening and avoid these common learner mistakes! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/goodnight-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Dormi bene, buonanotte! = Sleep well, goodnight! Torno all’hotel, buonanotte! = I’m going to the hotel, goodnight! Ieri sera = Last night (lit. yesterday evening) Ieri sera ho mangiato una pizza buonissima! = Yesterday evening I ate a delicious pizza! Stasera = Tonight (lit. this evening) Notte! = Night!
2/20/202410 minutes, 53 seconds
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126: Così: How To Say ‘So’ (and much more) in Italian

Subscribe our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 How do you say “so” in Italian? Most of the time, you can say “così”, a handy word for lots of different situations. Learn how to use it in this lesson. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/so-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Così piccante = so spicy Così divertente = so fun Il peperoncino è così piccante! = the chilli is so spicy! Imparare l’italiano è così divertente! = learning Italian is so fun! La burocrazia italiana è così complicata = Italian bureaucracy is so complicated Perché impari l’italiano? = why are you learning Italian? Così posso visitare posti meno turistici = so that I can visit less touristy places Così posso parlare con i miei cugini = so that I can talk with my cousins Inserisci la carta, così = insert the card, like so Così? = like this? Sì, così! = ues, like that! Com’è il caffè? – Mm, così così. = how’s the coffee? – Hmm, so-so
2/13/202412 minutes, 50 seconds
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125: 3 Perfect Italian Movies to Learn Italian

Come and watch Italian movies with us: https://youtu.be/w7eh9sYSXnw Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Get the full list of movies with tips on how to watch them (even if you don't understand!): http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-movies-learn-italian/ These Italian movies are so good, you’ll forget you’re studying! Choose your favourites from dramas, classics and comedies, with tips on how to watch. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Today's Italian words: La vita davanti a sé = The life ahead (of oneself) 18 regali = 18 presents Pane e tulipani = Bread and tulips
2/6/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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124: From ‘Gnocchi’ to ‘Bruschetta’: Learn to Pronounce an Italian Menu

Subscribe our new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@joyoflanguages.italian?sub_confirmation=1 Gnocchi, bruschetta, tagliatelle… Italian dishes are easier to eat than pronounce! Impress your friends by learning to pronounce these Italian menu favourites. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/pronounce-gnocchi-bruschetta-italian-menu/ Today's Italian words: Bruschetta = A starter of toasted bread with toppings (remember the hard CH sound!) Tagliatelle = A type of fresh egg pasta in thick strips (contains the GLI sound) Gnocchi = Italian potato dumplings (starts with the GN sound) Spaghetti = A very famous type of long pasta (with a hard GH and double TT) Panna cotta = A dessert which means “cooked cream” (contains a double NN and TT) Arancini = Sicilian rice balls (the R sounds a lot like the t in the American “matter”)
1/30/202410 minutes, 59 seconds
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123: Avere: How To Use This Italian Verb (and Mistakes To Avoid)

Avere is one of the most important verbs in Italian. Learn to use it in conversation, and avoid these common mistakes! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/avere-italian-verb/ Today's Italian words: Ho una prenotazione = I have a reservation Hai tempo? = Do you have time? Ho un’idea = I have an idea Hanno la birra = They have (the) beer Abbiamo una bottiglia di vino = We have a bottle of wine Ho = I have Hai = You have Ha = S/he has; you have (plural) Abbiamo = We have Avete = You have (plural) Hanno = They have Avevamo = We had
1/23/202412 minutes, 58 seconds
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122: The Many Meanings of Prego

_“Prego” in Italian often means “you’re welcome”. But did you know that it has 7 other meanings that are really useful for travel? Learn them here! _ Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/prego-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Grazie! – Prego! = Thank you! – You’re welcome! Prego, buona giornata! = After you, have a nice day (holding the door open) Posso assaggiare? – Prego! = Can I taste (it)? – Certainly! Prego? = Pardon?
1/16/202410 minutes, 5 seconds
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121: How to Speak Italian (Even if You’re Not Confident Yet!)

Get practical tips on how to start speaking Italian. In this friendly guide, you’ll learn from real people who’ve done it, despite the jitters! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/speak-italian/ While we didn’t share specific phrases in this lesson, here are a few you can use with Italians to encourage them to help you practise speaking: Sto imparando l’italiano = I’m learning Italian Preferisco l’italiano, vorrei praticare = I prefer Italian, I’d like to practise Provo in italiano, va bene? Mi aiuta? = I’ll try in Italian, is that OK? Will you help me? Grazie per la pazienza! = Thanks for your patience Grazie per l’aiuto! = Thanks for your help Grazie per la lezione! = Thanks for the lesson
1/9/202410 minutes, 1 second
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120: Insider Travel Tips: Hidden Gems in Italy Shared by Our Italian Teachers

Where do Italians vacation? Avoid the typical tourist traps and experience the real Italy with tips from our Italian teachers. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/hidden-gems-in-italy/ Today's Italian words: Il mio posto preferito è… = My favourite place is… Un’isola = An island Il mare è stupendo = The sea is stupendous Il paese è molto vivace = The town is very lively Al tramonto = At sunset È una città piccola e tranquilla = It’s a small and tranquil city Una vista stupenda = A stupendous view Il cibo è buonissimo! = The food is really delicious! Una spiaggia molto grande = A very big beach
1/2/202415 minutes, 52 seconds
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119: Salute! A guide to saying “cheers” in Italian

How do you say “cheers” in Italian? Learn the two main ways, plus a few important rules so you can toast like a local! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/cheers-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Un brindisi! = A toast! Salute! = “Cheers” for any occasion (lit. “health”) Cin cin! = “Cheers” for everyday situations with friends and family Guardami negli occhi = Look me in the eyes Non con il bicchiere di plastica = Not with the plastic glass
12/5/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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118: Al, del, sul... Italian Articulated Prepositions Made Simple

Not sure how to use those little words like “al”, “del” and “sul” in Italian? Learn how in this simple guide! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-articulated-prepositions/ Today's Italian words: Siamo andati al supermercato = we went to the supermarket Alla cassa = at the till Forse è nella valigia = maybe it’s in the suitcase Nel frigo = in the refrigerator È sul tavolo = it’s on the table
11/28/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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117: How to Say and Write Dates in Italian

Find yourself fumbling over dates in Italian? Learn how to say and write them with confidence, and avoid the common mistakes that trip up most learners. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/dates-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Il primo giugno = June 1st Il 12 novembre (il dodici novembre) = November 12th L’11 dicembre (l’undici dicembre) = December 11th Il 29 giugno (il ventinove giugno) = June 29th Il 5 ottobre (il cinque ottobre) = October 5th
11/21/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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116: Months of the Year in Italian: A Quick and Easy Lesson

Want to learn the months of the year in Italian fast? We’ll help you remember these important Italian words and avoid the most common learner mistakes. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/months-of-the-year-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: gennaio = January febbraio = February marzo = March aprile = April maggio = May giugno = June luglio = July agosto = August settembre = September ottobre = October novembre= November dicembre = December
11/14/20239 minutes, 52 seconds
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115: Sì! 4 common ways to say “yes” in Italian

Yes, in Italian is “sì”. But did you know that Italians have other ways to say yes? These 5 everyday expressions will help you fit in with the locals! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/yes-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Va bene! = OK (lit. it goes well) Volentieri! = Gladly, with pleasure Certo = Sure, of course (lit. certain) Ordiniamo una pizza? Va bene! = Shall we order a pizza? OK! D’accordo = Yes, agreed, alright (lit. in agreement) Facciamo una passeggiata? Volentieri! = Shall we go for a walk? Gladly!
11/7/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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114: Altrettanto: The Easiest Way To Reply in Italian

Not sure how to respond in Italian? Use ‘altrettanto’ to have an instant reply in these everyday situations! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/altrettanto-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Altrettanto = You too / same to you / likewise Buona giornata = Have a good day Buona serata = Have a good evening Buona domenica = Have a good Sunday! Buon weekend = Have a good weekend Buon viaggio = Have a good trip Buon appetito = Enjoy your meal Divertiti = Have fun Piacere = Nice to meet you Anche a te = You too (informal) Anche a voi = You too (plural) Anche a Lei = You too (formal)
10/31/20237 minutes, 52 seconds
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113: Italian Prepositions Made Easy: Tips and Tricks for Learners

Confused by Italian prepositions? Don't worry! Here you’ll learn them in a simple way, so you can feel confident using them in conversation with Italians. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-prepositions/ Today's Italian words: Un piatto di pasta = A plate of pasta Sono di San Francisco = I’m from San Francisco (lit. “of” San Francisco) Il nostro hotel è a Roma = Our hotel is in Rome (lit. “at” Rome) Il ristorante è lontano da qui? = Is the restaurant far from here? Questo treno va da Milano a Napoli = This train goes from Milan to Naples Aspettiamo da 20 minuti = We’ve been waiting for 20 minutes (lit. we wait “from” 20 minutes) Andiamo in macchina = We’re going by car (lit. “in” car) Un tavolo per due = A table for two Vado al mercato per comprare la frutta = I’m going to the market (in order) to buy fruit È sul menù = It’s on the menu Una guida sulla città = A guide about the city (lit. “on” the city) Tra due città = Between two cities Il supermercato chiude tra 30 minuti = The supermarket closes in 30 minutes (lit. “between”)
10/24/202311 minutes, 18 seconds
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112: 3 Essential Ways to say Please in Italian

Do Italians say please? Learn the 3 most authentic ways to be polite in Italian. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/please-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Per piacere = Please (lit. to please) Per favore = Please (lit. for favour) Sì, grazie! = Yes please! (in Italian, we don’t say "per favore" after "sì") Due biglietti, per favore = Two tickets, please (lit. for favour) Un cappuccino, per piacere = A cappuccino, please (lit. to please) Può portare il conto? = Can you bring the bill? Potrebbe portare il conto? = Could you bring the bill?
10/17/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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111: 10 Italian Sayings with Numbers That Will Impress Your Friends

Learn these common Italian sayings with numbers and impress everyone with your knowledge of colloquial Italian! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-sayings-with-numbers/ Today's Italian words: A due passi = A short distance away (lit. at two steps) Su due piedi = Off the top of your head (lit. on two feet) Due risate = A good laugh (lit. two laughs) Fare quattro chiacchiere = Have a chat (lit. do four chats) Che due palle = This sucks (lit. what two balls Che due scatole = What a hassle (lit. what two boxes) Fare due passi = Take a short walk (lit. do two steps) In due parole = In a nutshell (lit. in two words) Non c’è due senza tre = Things come in threes (lit. there is no two without three) Quattro gatti = A handful of people (lit. four cats) Dare il cinque = Give a high five (lit. give the five)
10/10/20239 minutes, 6 seconds
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110: The 4 Meanings of Allora in Italian

Feel like Italians say allora all the time, but not exactly sure what it means? Read on to learn the 4 situations when you should be using it - and when you shouldn’t! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/meaning-of-allora-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Allora… cosa facciamo? = So… what shall we do? Allora… è domenica… = Well… it’s Sunday… Fa caldo, allora andiamo in spiaggia = It’s hot, so then we’ll go to the beach La spiaggia = The beach Fa caldo = It’s hot (lit: it makes heat) Un gelato = An ice-cream Allora erano più buoni = Back then they were tastier
10/3/202310 minutes, 1 second
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109: Everyday Italian Phrases to Describe Your Routine

What do you do every day? Here you’ll learn those routine Italian words and phrases you absolutely have to know! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/everyday-italian-phrases/ Today's Italian words: Ogni giorno = Every day Ogni giorno mi sveglio presto = Every day I wake up early Sempre = Always Spesso = Often Di solito = Usually A volte = Sometimes Fare colazione = To have breakfast Mai = Never Alle nove = At nine
9/26/20239 minutes, 34 seconds
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108: Learn Italian Numbers 1- 100… And Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Knowing your Italian numbers is an essential skill for beginners. Learn and remember them easily with this guide. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-numbers/ Today's Italian words: uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei, sette, otto, nove, dieci = 1 - 10 undici, dodici, tredici, quattordici, quindici, sedici = 11 - 16 diciassette, diciotto, diciannove = 17 - 19 venti = 20 ventuno = 21 ventidue, ventitre, ventiquattro, venticinque, ventisei, ventisette = 22 - 27 ventotto = 28 ventinove = 29 trenta = 30 quaranta = 40 cinquanta = 50 sessanta = 60 settanta = 70 ottanta = 80 novanta = 90 cento = 100
9/19/202316 minutes, 51 seconds
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107: Italian Restaurant Etiquette: How to Order Like a Local

Learn how to order food in Italian and avoid the common mistakes most people make in Italian restaurants. You’ll be ordering like a local in no time! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-order/ Today's Italian words: Prendo il pollo = I’ll have the chicken (lit. ‘I take the chicken’) Prendo questo = I’ll have this (lit. ‘I take this’) Gli antipasti = The starters I primi = The first course (lit. ‘the firsts’) I secondi = The first course (lit. ‘the seconds’) La mancia = The tip Un digestivo = A liquor that Italians drink after dinner Un amaro = An Italian herbal liquor
9/12/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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106: Nervous to Speak Italian? Here’s what to do

If you’re nervous to speak Italian don’t worry: you’re not alone! Here you’ll learn how to overcome these nerves and start speaking Italian with confidence. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/nervous-to-speak-italian/ Today's Italian words: Come si dice = How do you say…? Inglese o italiano? = English or Italian? Italiano lento, per favore! = Slow Italian, please! Preferisco l’italiano, vorrei praticare = I prefer Italian, I’d like to practise Sto imparando = I’m learning Grazie per la pazienza = Thanks for your patience
9/5/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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105: How to Learn Italian - 3 Tips to Learn Quickly and Start Speaking

Ready to learn Italian? These 3 tips will help you learn quickly and start speaking the language asap. Let’s get started! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-learn-italian-2/ Today's Italian words: Provo in italiano, va bene? = I’ll try in Italian, is that ok? Può aiutarmi? = Can you help me? Provo in italiano, va bene? Può aiutarmi? = I’ll try in Italian, is that ok? Can you help me? Può correggermi? = Can you correct me? Quando faccio un errore = When I make a mistake Può correggermi quando faccio un errore? = Can you correct me when I make a mistake? Penna = Pen (Avoid Katie’s mistake! Don’t say ‘pene’ which means ‘penis’ 😅) Vorrei un caffè = I’d like a coffee Vorrei un biglietto = I’d like a ticket Vorrei pagare = I’d like to pay Vorrei una pizza = I’d like a pizza
8/29/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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104: How to Pronounce August in Italian (+ Summer Announcement)

Can you say August in Italian? You might be making a mistake without realising it! Learn how to pronounce it like an Italian. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/august-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: agosto = August in agosto fa caldo = in August, it’s hot (lit. at August, it ‘does’ hot) non lavoro in agosto = I don’t work in August (lit. at August) la spiaggia = the beach
7/25/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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103: 5 Italian TV shows we can’t stop watching

Dive into the best of Italian TV with this must-watch list of five shows. And binge-watch your way to better Italian! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/favourite-italian-tv-shows/ Discover more Italian TV shows and get tips on how use them to learn Italian (even if you struggle to follow!): http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-tv-shows/ Today's Italian words: una serie = a series un drama = a drama un documentario = a documentary una commedia = a comedy la RAI = the Italian national broadcasting service
7/18/202313 minutes, 9 seconds
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102: What’s Italian for Hotel? (+ 10 Travel Words You Need to Know)

Wondering how to say “hotel” in Italian? Read on to find out, and learn 10 more essential Italian travel words while you’re at it! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-for-hotel/ Today's Italian words: l’hotel = hotel l’albergo = the hotel il costume = swimming costume andare = to go la montagna = mountain la piscina = swimming pool la camera / la stanza = the room di lusso = luxury la colazione = breakfast partire = to leave il bed and breakfast = the bed and breakfast la chiave = the key albergo di lusso = a luxury hotel il check-in / il check-out = check-in / check-out il wi-fi = the wifi la password = the password l’ascensore = the elevator / lift l’aria condizionata = the air-conditioning
7/11/20239 minutes, 18 seconds
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101: Master the Pronunciation of EURO in Italian: Tips and Tricks

Are you struggling with the pronunciation of "euro" in Italian? Look no further! Get tips and tricks to say it like a native. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/pronunciation-of-euro-italian/ Today's Italian words: un euro = one euro il caffè costa un euro e dieci = the coffee costs €1.10 abbiamo pagato un euro e dieci = we paid €1.10 due euro = two euros tre euro = three euros venti euro = twenty euros
7/4/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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100: What’s Italian for “bon voyage”?

Ever wondered what to say in Italian for “bon voyage”? Learn exactly how to wish someone a good trip in Italian, as well as other useful phrases for travelling. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/whats-italian-for-bon-voyage/ Today's Italian words: arrivare = to arrive prima di = before cucinare = to cook mangiare = to eat partire = to leave buon viaggio = bon voyage / have a good trip buon appetito = bon appetit / enjoy your meal buon rientro = good return / have a good return trip
6/27/202312 minutes, 23 seconds
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99: How to Go Shopping in Italian: Beginner’s Guide

Planning on buying some lovely things in Italy? How about doing your shopping in Italian! Learn some useful phrases and tips so you can shop like a local. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/shopping-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: fare la spesa = do the shopping (supermarkets, the grocery shop) fare shopping = go shopping (clothes, gifts and everything non-food related) quanto costa? = how much does it cost? quanto costano? = how much do they cost? le piace? = do you like it? (formal) è bello! = it’s nice! è economico = it’s cheap grazie, ci penso = thanks, I’ll think about it mi piace ma… = I like it but… è un po’ costoso = it’s a bit expensive è troppo piccolo / grande = it’s too small / big posso provarlo? = can I try it on? dove sono i camerini? = where are the fitting rooms? posso pagare? = can I pay? …in contanti - …in cash …con la carta = …by card un sacchetto / una busta / una sportina = a bag
6/20/202311 minutes, 26 seconds
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98: Italian for Tourists: 31 Phrases for Travel and Accommodation

Do you know how to get around in Italian, or what to say when you get to your hotel? No more awkward English - read on and learn how to do it all in Italian! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-for-tourists/ Today's Italian words: Dov’è…? = where is…? Il centro = the centre La stazione = the station Il treno = the train L’autobus = the bus La metro = the metro La fermata = the stop Il biglietto = the ticket La biglietteria = the ticket office Il tabaccaio = the newsagents Andata/sola andata = one way (ticket) Andata e ritorno = return (ticket) Benvenuti! = welcome! Firmi qui = sign here La colazione = the breakfast La camera = the room La sua chiave = your key C’è il wifi? = is there wifi? Qual è la password? = what’s the password? Non si connette = it doesn’t connect Non funziona = it doesn’t work
6/13/202313 minutes, 5 seconds
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97: How to order in Italian: Restaurant and Bar Phrases

Wouldn’t it be great to walk into an Italian restaurant and place your order in perfect Italian? Here you’ll learn how to do that and more! Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/order-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: avete prenotato? = do you have a reservation? (lit. have you booked?) posso prenotare un tavolo per due? = can I book a table for two? siamo pronti = we're ready vorrei una birra = I'd like a beer vorrei un vino bianco = I’d like a white wine un bicchiere di vino rosso = a glass of red wine una bottiglia d’acqua gasata = a bottle of sparkling water il conto, per favore = the bill, please tutto perfetto! = everything’s perfect! il locale = the bar, the place where we go for drinks in the evening
6/6/202319 minutes, 20 seconds
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96: Don’t Be Rude! How to Meet, Greet and Be Polite in Italian

Want to make a good impression when you meet Italians? Learn the do’s and don'ts when it comes to greeting and being polite in Italian. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/greeting-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: un caffè, per favore = a coffee, please grazie = thank you prego = you're welcome scusi = excuse me / sorry buongiorno = hello (during the day) buonasera = hello (during the evening) salve = hello (any time of day) ciao = hi (informal) sono Katie = I'm Katie come si chiama? = what's your name? (formal) piacere = pleased to meet you buona giornata = have a good day buona serata = have a good evening arrivederci = good bye
5/30/20239 minutes, 34 seconds
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95: 8 Basic Phrases to Get Unstuck in Italian

Didn’t understand? Lost for words? Just keep getting stuck when you start speaking Italian? These 8 basic phrases will help you keep the conversation flowing. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/basic-phrases-in-italian/ Today's Italian words: Parla inglese? = do you speak English? Possiamo parlare in italiano? = can we speak in Italian? Vorrei imparare = I’d like to learn Scusi, non ho capito = sorry, I didn’t understand Può ripetere, per favore? = can you repeat, please? Un po' = a little No, mi dispiace = no, sorry Più piano, per favore = more slowly, please. Come si dice...? = how do you say...? Non parlo bene… ma ci provo! = I don’t speak well… but I’ll try! Posso ordinare? = can I order? Dov’è il bagno? = where’s the bathroom?
5/23/20237 minutes, 36 seconds
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94: What's the Best Response to Grazie? 7 Common Ways to Reply

Grazie! Hmm... now what do you say? Learn 7 Italian phrases you can use in response to grazie. Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/response-to-grazie/ Today's Italian words: Grazie mille = thanks a lot Prego = you're welcome Di niente = no problem (lit. Of nothing) Figurati = no worries (informal version) Si figuri = no worries (formal version) Non c'è di che = no problem (there's no need) E di che / Ma di che = no problem (there's no need) Grazie a te = thanks to you (informal version) Grazie a lei = thanks to you (formal version) A te = same to you Tranquillo = no worries Ci mancherebbe = not at all
5/9/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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93: Pronunciation of grazie; the most mispronounced word in Italian?

The mistake you might not realise you’re making! Is grazie the word Italian learners mispronounce the most? Psst! Doors to our Online Italian School will open soon. To find out more, go to: tiny.one/joyoflanguages-italian-school Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/pronunciation-of-grazie/ Today's Italian words: Vuoi un caffè? = do you want a coffee? Sì, grazie = yes, thank you No, grazie = no, thank you Ecco il tuo caffè = here’s your coffee Grazie mille = thanks so much Zucchero = sugar Amaro = bitter
4/25/202311 minutes, 5 seconds
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92: Subject Pronouns in Italian: How to Use ‘em Like a Native!

Curious to know when you use Italian subject pronouns, like io and tu? Most of the time, you don’t! But read on to find out how to use them like an Italian. Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-subject-pronouns/ Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every week: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Today's Italian words: Hai ragione = you're right. Io cucino, tu pulisci = I'll cook, you clean. Pulisco ogni giorno = I clean every day. Tu non pulisci ogni giorno, io pulisco ogni giorno = you don’t clean every day, I clean every day.
4/11/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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91: 4 Ways to Use ESSERE in Italian (that might surprise you!)

Think you know “essere” in Italian? Usually it means “to be” and is similar to English. But there’s a handful of phrases where it behaves differently! Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/essere-in-italian/ Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every week: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Today's Italian words: Sono raffreddato= I have a cold (lit. I am cooled. masculine) Sono raffreddata= I have a cold (lit. I am cooled. feminine) Sono portato= I have a talent for it (masculine) Sono portata= I have a talent for it (feminine) Non sono portato= I don’t have a talent for it (masculine) Non sono portata= I don’t have a talent for it (feminine) Sono d'accordo= I agree (lit. I am of accord) Sei tutti noi!= you can do it! (lit. you are all us)
3/28/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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90: I have hot! 7 common expressions with AVERE in Italian

Careful when saying “I’m hot” in Italian! Why? Find out how to avoid embarrassing mistakes by learning these expressions with AVERE (have) in Italian. Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/avere-in-italian/ Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every week: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Today's Italian words: Ho caldo = I'm hot Ho freddo = I'm cold Ho 40 anni = I'm 40 Ho sete = I'm thirsty Ho fame = I'm hungry Ho sonno = I'm sleepy Ho paura = I'm scared
3/14/202310 minutes, 12 seconds
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89: How to answer COME STAI in Italian (and 3 common mistakes to avoid)

How should you reply when someone asks “Ciao, come stai?”. Learn how to avoid simple mistakes when answering this classic Italian conversation opener. Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/come-stai-in-italian/ Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every week: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Today's Italian words: Come stai= How are you? Bene, bene= well, well Bene, grazie= well, thank you Tutto bene= everything’s well
2/28/20239 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 88: ESSERE vs. STARE: How to Tell the Difference between these Two Verbs

In Italian, there are two verbs that mean “to be”: essere and stare. When should you use each one? Find out in this simple guide! Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every week: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/essere-vs-stare/ Today's Italian words: Sono felice = I'm happy Sono italiano = I'm Italian (m) Sono alto = I'm tall (m) Sono qui = I'm here Sto bene = I’m well Sto male = I’m not well, literally “I’m bad” Sto meglio = I’m better Stare con le persone = to spend time with people, literally “to stay with people” Stare con la famiglia = to spend time with the family, literally “to stay with the family” Stare zitto = to be quiet, to shut up Stare fermo = to stay still Stare attento = to pay attention, literally “to stay attentive” Stare calmo = to stay calm
2/14/202315 minutes, 50 seconds
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87: How to Have an Italian Accent, the Quick and Painless Way!

Want to sound more authentic when speaking Italian? Listen to discover the secrets of having an Italian accent. Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every week: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/have-italian-accent/ Today's Italian words: Pausa = break Auto = car Opera = opera Pizza = pizza Panini = sandwiches Responsabile = responsible
1/31/20238 minutes, 13 seconds
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We are back!

Da quanto tempo! That’s the Italian expression for “long time no see” Our podcast is finally back. We’re really happy to be here with you again, with some exciting news about the new episodes. Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every Sunday: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/
1/23/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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86: PIACERE in Italian: the ultimate guide to talking about things you like

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-piacere-in-italian Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every Sunday: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words: Mi piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases) Ci piace cucinare = We like cooking. (lit. to us, it pleases) Ci = to us Piace = it pleases Cucinare = cooking Mi piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases) Ci piace = we like it (lit. to us, it pleases) Ti piace = you like it (lit. to you, it pleases) Gli piace = He likes it, they like it (to him/them, it pleases) Le piace = She likes it, you formal like it (to her, you formal, it pleases) Ci piace = We like it (to us, it pleases) Vi piace = You plural like it (to you plural, it pleases) Mi piacciono = I like them (to me, they please) Ti piacciono = You like them (to you, they please) Gli piacciono = He/they likes them (To him/them, they please) Le piacciono = She likes them, you formal like them (To her/you formal, they please) Ci piacciono = We like them (To us, they please). Vi piacciono = You plural like them (To you plural, they please). Mangi = you eat Piaci = you please Mi piaci = I like you (lit. to me, you please) Piacete = you plural please Mi piacete = I like you guys (lit. to me, you plural please) Mangio = I eat Piaccio = I please Ti piaccio = You like me (lit. to you, I please) Piacciamo = we please Ti piacciamo = you like us (lit. to you, we please) Mi sta simpatico = I like him (clearly platonic) Mi sta simpatica = I like her (clearly platonic) Mi piace cucinare = I like cooking (lit. to me, it pleases, cooking) Mi piace andare al cinema = I like going to the cinema (lit. to me it pleases, going..) Mi piace mangiare = I like eating (to me, it pleases, eating). For more vocabulary, see this post: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-piacere-in-italian
6/28/202026 minutes, 42 seconds
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85: Piace in the past - part III

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-piace-in-the-past-3 Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every Sunday: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words: Ti piace Milano? = Do you like Milan? Ti = to you Piace = it pleases Milano = Milan Sì, molto = Yes, a lot. All’inizio non mi piaceva = In the beginning I didn’t like it All’inizio = in the beginning Non = not Mi = to me Piaceva = it pleased Mi piaceva il mio lavoro = I liked my job (lit. to me it pleased). Mi piaceva andare al pub = I liked going to the pub (lit. to me it pleased). Mi è piaciuto il film = I liked the film (short, one time event) Perché? = Why? Mi piacevano le città meno moderne come Roma. = I liked cities that were less modern like Rome. Mi piacevano le città. = I liked the cities. Mi = to me Piacevano = they pleased La città = the city Non mi piaceva il freddo in inverno. = I didn’t like the cold in winter. Non = not Mi = to me Piaceva = it pleased, this time in the singular again because it refers to... Il freddo = the cold In inverno = in the winter Ma ora mi piace molto lo stile di vita qui = But now I like the lifestyle here a lot. Ma = but Ora = now Mi = to me Piace = it pleases (this time in the present) Molto = a lot Lo stile = the style Di vita = of life
6/7/20206 minutes, 32 seconds
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84: Piace in the past - part II

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/piace-in-the-past-2 Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every Sunday: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words: Ti è piaciuta la cena? = Did you like dinner? Sì, molto = Yes, a lot. Mi è piaciuta la pasta = I liked the pasta. Mi è piaciuto il pane = I liked the bread. E mi sono piaciuti i carciofi = And I liked the artichokes. Mi è piaciutA la pizza = I liked the pizza. Sono = they are Mi sono piaciuti = I liked them (i biscotti) Mi sono piaciute = I liked them (le torte)
5/24/20208 minutes, 5 seconds
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83: Did you like it? How to use piace in the past

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/piace-in-the-past Join our Italian club and get a free mini Italian lesson every Sunday: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words: Qual è l’ultimo film che hai visto = What’s the last film you saw? Qual = which È = is L'ultimo = the last Film = film or movie Che = that Hai = you have visto = seen Ti è piaciuto? = Did you like it? Ti = to you È = it is Piaciuto = pleased Gli è piaciuto = he, they liked it Gli = to him, them È = it is Piaciuto = pleased Le è piaciuto = she, you formal liked it Le = to her, you formal È = it is Piaciuto = pleased Ci è piaciuto = we liked it Vi è piaciuto = you liked it (plural, for speaking to more than one person)
5/17/20209 minutes, 32 seconds
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82: I like it! How to use piace in Italian

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/using-piace-in-italian Practice your Italian in our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words Hai molto in comune con la tua famiglia? = Do you have a lot in common with your family? Hai = you have Molto = a lot In comune = in common Con = with La tua famiglia = your family Dipende = It depends Per esempio = For example Ci piace cucinare = we like cooking Ci = to us Piace = it pleases Cucinare = cooking Ma a mia sorella piace fare i dolci = But my sister likes making desserts Ma = but a mia sorella = to my sister piace = pleases fare = making I dolci = the sweets Mentre a me piace fare la pasta = while I like making pasta Mentre = while A me = to me Piace = pleases Fare = making La pasta = the pasta Ci piacciono i film = we like films Ci = to us Piacciono = they please I film = the films Ci piace la pizza = We like the pizza (lit. to us, it pleases, the pizza) Ci piacciono le pizze = we like the pizzas (lit. to us, they please, the pizzas) A me piacciono i film fantascienza, e a mia sorella piacciono i film Disney = I like sci fi films, while my sister likes Disney films. A me = to me Piacciono = they please I film = the films Fantascienza = sci fi E = and A mia sorella = to my sister Piacciono = they please I film Disney = Disney films E a tua mamma? = And your mom? (lit. And to your mom?) Le piacciono i film classici, come cantando sotto la pioggia = She likes classic films, like singing in the rain. Le = to her Piacciono = they please I film = the films Classici = classic Come = like Cantando = singing Sotto = under La pioggia = the rain A lei = to her A me piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases: full, for emphasis) Mi piace = I like it (lit. to me, it pleases: short, most common) A te piace = You like it (lit. to you, it pleases: full, for emphasis) Ti piace = You like it (lit. to you, it pleases: short, most common) A lei piace = She likes it (lit. to her, it pleases: full, for emphasis) Le piace = She likes it (lit. to her, it pleases: short, most common) A lui piace = He likes it (lit. to him, it pleases: full, for emphasis) Gli piace = He likes it (lit. to him, it pleases: short, most common) A loro piace = They like it (lit. to them, it pleases: full, for emphasis) Gli piace = They like it (lit. to them, it pleases: short, most common) A noi piace = We like it (lit. to us, it pleases: full, for emphasis) Ci piace = We like it (lit. to us, it pleases: short, most common) A voi piace = You plural like it (lit. to you plural, it pleases: full, for emphasis) Vi piace = You plural like it (lit. to you plural, it pleases: short, most common)
4/26/202015 minutes, 51 seconds
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81: How to talk about lunch and dinner in Italian

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-talk-about-lunch-and-dinner-in-italian Practice your Italian in our facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words Mangio un panino = I have/eat a sandwich Mangio = I eat Un = a Panino = sandwich Bevo una birra = I drink a beer Bevo = I drink Una = a Birra = beer Pranzare = to have lunch (lit. to lunch) Pranzo = I have lunch (lit. I lunch) Pranzi = You have lunch (lit. You lunch) Pranza = he/she/you formal has lunch (lit. he/she lunches) Pranziamo = We have lunch (lit. we lunch) Pranzate = You plural have lunch (lit. you plural lunch) Pranzano = They have lunch (lit. they lunch) Pranzo all’una = I have lunch at one Pranziamo all’una = We have lunch at one In Italia pranziamo all’una = In Italy, we have lunch at one In Italia pranzano all’una = In Italy, they have lunch at one In Italia pranzano a casa = In Italy, they have lunch at home Cenare = to have dinner (lit. to dine) Ceno = I have dinner (lit. I dine) Ceni = You have dinner (lit. you dine) Cena = He/she/you formal has dinner (lit. he/she dines) Ceniamo = We have dinner (lit. we dine) Cenate = You plural have dinner (lit. you plural dine) Cenano = they have dinner (lit. they dine) Ceno alle otto = I have dinner at eight Ceniamo alle otto = We have dinner at eight In Italia ceniamo alle otto = In Italy, we have dinner at eight In Italia cenano alle otto = In Italy, they have dinner at eight In Italia cenano tardi = In Italy, they have dinner late
4/19/202010 minutes, 29 seconds
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80: How to say "have a coffee" in Italian (and avoid a really common mistake)

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-have-a-coffee-in-italian Practice your Italian in our facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words Prendere un caffè = have a coffee (lit. to take a coffee) Prendere = to take Un = a Caffè = coffee. Cosa prendi? = What are you having? (lit. what are you taking?) Cosa = what Prendi = you take Prendo il pesce = I’m having the fish. Prendo = I take Il = the Pesce = fish Mangio un panino = I have a sandwich (lit. I eat a sandwich) Mangio = I eat Un panino = a sandwich Bevo una birra alle sei = I have a beer at 6 (lit. I drink a beer) Bevo = I drink Una birra = A beer Alle sei = at six o clock Prendo il caffè a casa = I have coffee at home (lit. I take coffee at home) Prendo = I take Il caffè = the coffee A casa = at home Bevo il caffè a casa = I drink coffee at home Prendo una birra = I take a beer Prendo il pesce = I take the fish Mangio un panino = I eat a sandwich Bevo una beer = I drink a beer
3/22/20208 minutes, 31 seconds
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79: What does “boh” mean?

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/what-does-boh-mean-in-italian Practice your Italian in our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words Sono contenta = I’m happy Cosa mangiamo a pranzo? = What shall we have for lunch? Cosa = what Mangiamo = we eat A = at Pranzo = lunch Boh! = an informal way of saying “I don’t know” (similar to “I dunno”) Non lo so = normal way to say “I don’t know” Non = not Lo = it So = I know Cosa mangiamo a cena? = what shall we have for dinner? Cosa = what Mangiamo = we eat A = at Cena = dinner Boh = I dunno Cosa guardiamo? = what shall we watch? Cosa = what Guardiamo = we watch Boh! Boh = I dunno Bottiglia = bottle Banana = banana Quattro = four Mano = hand
3/8/20208 minutes, 3 seconds
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78: What does “magari” mean?

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/what-does-magari-mean-in-italian Practice your Italian in our facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words Cosa fai stasera? = what are you doing tonight? Magari esco con le amiche = maybe I’ll go out with my friends Cosa = what Fai = you do Stasera = this evening Magari = maybe Esco = I go out Con = with
2/23/20208 minutes, 12 seconds
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77: How to practice speaking Italian: 3 smart ways

Enrolment for our Italian immersion spring 2020 is now open 🙌 Click here to learn more: https://courses.joyoflanguages.com/italy/ Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-practice-speaking-italian Today's text Per imparare a parlare l’italiano, bisogna usarlo! Ecco tre suggerimenti su come fare. Per fare pratica... Numero 1: Si può parlare da soli. Numero 2: Si possono cercare persone con cui parlare di persona, oppure online Numero 3: Si può viaggiare.
1/7/202030 minutes, 22 seconds
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76: How to say "it makes sense" in Italian - and avoid saying "it's gross" by accident

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-it-makes-sense-in-italian Practice your Italian in our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words Ma non ha senso! = But it doesn’t make sense! Non = make a sentence negative Ha = it has Senso = sense Ha senso = it makes sense (lit. it has sense) Fare = to do or to make Fa = it makes Fa senso = it makes me cringe/it’s disgusting Il sangue fa senso = blood is disgusting/makes me cringe La carne fa senso = meat is disgusting/makes me cringe La tua idea ha senso = your idea makes sense Sono d’accordo = I agree Hai ragione = you’re right (lit. you have reason)
12/22/20195 minutes, 47 seconds
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75: You have reason! How to say "you're right" in Italian

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-youre-right-in-italian/‎ Practice your Italian in our facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Leave a review on itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minute-italian/id1217040140 Today's Italian words Hai ragione = you’re right Lo so = I know Ho sempre ragione = I’m always right Ha ragione = he/she’s right Abbiamo ragione = we’re right Avete ragione = youPlural are right Hanno ragione = they’re right
12/8/20195 minutes, 44 seconds
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74: How to say "I'm hungry" in Italian

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-im-hungry-in-italian/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Todays Italian words Ho fame = I'm hungry (lit. I have hunger) Ho = I have Fame = hunger Hai sempre fame = you're always hungry Hai = you have (spelt h-a-i, but the h is silent) Sempre = always Fame = hunger Sì, ma adesso ho molta fame = yes, but now I'm really hungry Sì = yes Ma = but Adesso = now Ho = I have Molta = lots of Fame = hunger Anch'io ho fame = I'm hungry too. Anch'io = also I Ho = I have Fame = hunger Allora mangiamo qualcosa? = So shall we eat something? Allora = so/well/then (depending on the context) Mangiamo = we eat/let's eat Qualcosa = something Ha fame = he/she is hungry (lit. has hunger) Abbiamo fame = we have hunger Avete fame = youPlural have hunger Hanno fame = they have hunger Ho pazienza = I'm patient (I have patience) Ho paura = I'm afraid (I have fear) Ho trentatre anni = I'm 33 (lit. I have 33 years) Quanti anni hai? = how old are you? Quanti = how many Anni = years Hai = you have Quanti anni hai? = how many years do you have (how old are you). Ho trentasei anni = I'm 36 (lit. I have 36 years).
11/24/20198 minutes, 9 seconds
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73: How to say "I agree" in Italian

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-i-agree-in-italian/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Todays Italian words Sono d'accordo = I agree Sono = I am Di = of Accordo = accord Non sono d'accordo = I don't agree Sei d'accordo = you agree Sei d'accordo? = do you agree? È d'accordo = he/she agrees Siamo d'accordo = we agree Siete d'accordo = you all/both agree (you plural) Sono d'accordo = they agree (same as I agree) D'accordo? = agreed?
11/10/20198 minutes, 9 seconds
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72: Eggs or grapes? How to avoid a silly mistake

Get the bonus materials for this episode: joyoflanguages.com/eggs-or-grapes Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Today's Italian words uovo = egg uova = eggs un uovo = one egg due uova = two eggs L'uva = (the) grapes
10/27/20196 minutes, 4 seconds
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71: Geloso vs. invidioso: How to say jealous in Italian

Get the bonus materials for this episode: joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-jealous-in-italian/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Today's Italian words Sono geloso = I’m jealous (a man talking about “love” jealousy) Sono gelosa = I’m jealous (a woman talking about “love” jealousy) Sono invidioso = I’m jealous (a man talking about “I want what you have” jealousy) Sono invidiosa = I’m jealous (a woman talking about “I want what you have” jealousy)
9/29/20195 minutes, 25 seconds
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70: When to use molto (and when to use molti, molta and molte)

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/molto/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Today's Italian words Molto = very/lots of Molto grande = very big Molto felice = very happy Molto vecchio = very old Molto veloce = very fast Molto difficile = very difficult Molto cibo = lots of food Molti pomodori = lots of tomatoes Molta pioggia = lots of rain Molte banane = lots of bananas
9/22/20195 minutes, 40 seconds
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69: What does "casino" mean in Italian? (it might not be what you think)

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/casino-italian-meaning/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Today's Italian words ll governo ci costa un sacco di soldi. E fa sempre casini. = The government costs us loads of money. And they're always making a mess. il governo = the government ci = us costa = costs un sacco di = loads of soldi = money e = and fa = makes sempre = always casini = messes ho fatto un casino = I made a mess non fare casini = don't make a mess che casino = what a mess fare casino/casini = make a mess casinò un sacco di = loads of un sacco di soldi = loads of money un sacco di rumore = loads of noise un sacco di cose = loads of things
9/8/20197 minutes, 51 seconds
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68: DA vs. PER: What's the difference?

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/difference-between-da-per-italian/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian Today's Italian words Da quanto tempo = how long Da quanto tempo studi l'italiano? = how long have you been studying Italian for? Da = since Quanto = how much Tempo = time Studi = you study l'italiano = the italian Studio l'italiano da due anni = I've been studying Italian for two years Studio = I study L'italiano = the Italian Da = since Due = 2 Anni = years. Studio l'italiano da due anni = I've been studying Italian for two years Ho studiato l'italiano per due anni = I studied Italian for two years (but I don't anymore). Aspetto da 10 minuti = I've been waiting for 10 minutes Ho aspettato per 10 minuti = I waited for 10 minutes (but I'm not waiting anymore).
7/28/20197 minutes, 46 seconds
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67: How long have you...? How to use “da” in Italian

Join our free mini conversation course: joyoflanguages.com/mini-conversation-course/ Get the bonus materials for this episode: joyoflanguages.com/da-in-italian-how-long/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/?ref=group_header Today's Italian words Da quanto tempo vivi in Italia? = How long have you been living in Italy? Da = since quanto tempo = how much time Vivi = you live in Italia = in Italy Da quanto tempo = how long have you…. (lit. since how much time) Vivo in Italia da quasi 10 anni = I’ve been living in Italy for almost 10 years. Vivo = I live in Italia = in Italy da = since quasi = almost dieci anni = ten years E tu? = And you? Ovviamente vivi in Italia da tutta la vita, più o meno = Obviously you’ve been living in Italy for your whole life, more or less. Ovviamente = obviously vivi = you live in Italia = in Italy da = since tutta la vita = the whole life più = more o = or meno = less Ma da quanto tempo vivi a Milano? = But how long have you been living in Milan? Ma = but Da = since Quanto tempo = how much time Vivi = you live A Milano = in Milan Vivo a Milano da 8 anni = I’ve been living in Milan for 8 years. Vivo = I live a Milano = in Milan Da = since 8 anni = eight years Vivo IN Italia = I live in Italy (for countries) Vivo A Milano = I live in Milan (a for cities)
6/30/20199 minutes, 11 seconds
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66: How to say "the" in Italian: lo and gli (the ones everyone forgets)

Get the bonus materials for this episode here: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-the-in-italian-lo-gli/ Practise your Italian in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/?ref=group_header How to pronounce "gli" in Italian: http://joyoflanguages.com/pronounce-gli-italian/ How to pronounce "gn" as in "gnocchi": http://joyoflanguages.com/pronounce-gn-italian/ Today's Italian words Che cosa ti piace fare nel tuo tempo libero? = What do you like doing in your free time? Che cosa = what ti piace = you like fare = to do nel tuo tempo libero = in your free time? Cucinare = Cooking Spesso faccio gli spaghetti alla carbonara = Often I make "Spaghetti alla carbonara", which is sometimes just called "Carbonara". Spesso = often faccio = I make gli spaghetti = the spaghetti alla carbonara = carbonara style E recentemente ho imparato come fare gli gnocchi a mano = And recently, I learned how to make gnocchi by hand, which is a type of pasta with potato in the dough. E = and recentemente = recently ho = I have imparato = learnt come = how fare = to make gli gnocchi = the gnocchi a mano = by hand E mi piace viaggiare, prendere lo zaino e partire = And I like travelling, taking my backpack and setting off. E = and Mi piace = I like Viaggiare = travelling Prendere = taking lo zaino = the backpack e = and partire = leaving E tu? = And you? (What about you?) Mi piace fare sport, soprattutto lo yoga = I like doing sport, especially yoga Mi piace = I like fare = doing sport = sport soprattutto = especially lo yoga =  the yoga E imparare le lingue = And learning languages In questo momento sto imparando lo spagnolo = At the moment, I'm learning Spanish. E = and Imparare = learning le lingue = the languages in = in questo = this momento = moment sto imparando = I'm learning lo spagnolo = the Spanish Gli spaghetti = (the) spaghetti Gli gnocchi = (the) gnocchi Lo yoga = (the) yoga Lo spagnolo = (the) Spanish Lo stato = the state Lo spazio = the space Lo studente = the student gli studenti = the students Lo stomaco = the stomach Lo sport = the sport Gli stati = the states Gli spazi = the spaces Gli studenti = the students Lo zaino = the backpack Lo zucchero = the sugar Lo zio = the uncle Lo zoo = the zoo Lo zenzero = the ginger Gli zaini = the backpacks Gli zii = the uncles Gli zuccheri = the sugars Lo gnomo = the gnome Gli gnocchi = gnocchi Lo yoga = the yoga Lo yogurt = the yogurt Gli yogurt = the yogurts Gli ingredienti = the ingredients Lo studente = the student Gli studenti = the students Lo zucchero = the sugar
6/2/201913 minutes
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65: How to say "the" in Italian: before vowels

Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-the-in-italian-before-vowels/ Practise chatting Italian in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ How to pronounce "gli": http://joyoflanguages.com/pronounce-gli-italian/ Today's Italian words Gli italiani cucinano molto bene = Italians cook really well. Qual'è il vostro segreto? = What's your secret? Gli = the italiani = Italians cucinano = they cook molto bene = very well Qual è = which is il vostro segreto = your secret Gli ingredienti sono la chiave = Ingredients are the key. Gli = the ingredienti = ingredients sono = are la chiave = the key Con ingredienti freschi, tutto è buono = With fresh ingredients, everything is tasty. Con = with ingredienti = ingredients freschi = fresh tutto = everything è = is buono = good or tasty In Italia abbiamo molto sole = In Italy, we have lots of sun In Italia = in Italy, abbiamo = we have molto sole = lots of sun Quindi è facile trovare prodotti buoni come le olive, le arance ecc. = So it's easy to find good produce like olives, oranges, etc. quindi = so è facile = it's easy trovare = to find prodotti = produce buoni = good come = like le olive = the olives le arance = the oranges ecc = etc Poi, la presentazione è molto importante = Then, presentation is very important. Poi = then La presentazione = the presentation è = is molto importante = very important Mangi prima con gli occhi = You eat first with the eyes. Mangi = you eat Prima = first Con = with Gli = the Occhi = eyes Poi con lo stomaco = Then with the stomach poi = then con = with lo stomaco = the stomach L'oliva = the olive L'arancia = the orange L'olio = the oil Le olive = the olives Le arance = the oranges Gli italiani = the Italians Gli ingredienti = the ingredients Gli americani = the Americans
5/19/20199 minutes, 42 seconds
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64: How to say "the" in Italian: The basics

Watch the video for today's lesson in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/permalink/2288483834543123/ Get the bonus materials for today's lesson: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-the-in-italian-il-la-i-le/ Today's words il formaggio = (the) cheese Mi piace il formaggio = I like (the) cheese il prosciutto crudo = (the) Parma ham (a cured meat) prosciutto = ham crudo = raw i pomodorini = (the) cherry tomatoes il pomodorino = the cherry tomato  il grissino = the breadstick i grissini = (the) breadsticks La pancetta = (the) bacon La mortadella = a type of Italian cold cut from Bologna. La carota = (the) carrot. Le carote = (the) carrots. La mela = (the) apple. Le mele = (the) apples.
4/21/20198 minutes, 27 seconds
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63: How to say "time" in Italian (Tempo vs. Volta)

Remember what you learnt from today's lesson with the bonus materials: http://joyoflanguages.com/volta-tempo-time-italian/ Practise chatting in Italian with us: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words il tempo vola = time flies il tempo = time (literally: the time)  vola = flies  Non ho tempo = I don't have time  Non ho = I don't have (literally: not, I have) tempo = time Tutto il tempo Tutto = all il = the tempo = time Tempo è denaro = time is money  il tempo = time ("the" time) è = is denaro = money il tempo è un'illusione = time is an illusion il tempo = time (literally "the time") è = is un'illusione = an illusion.  Una volta = one time/once Una = one Volta = time Due volte = two times/twice Due = two Volte = times  La prossima volta = next time La prossima = next (literally "the next") Volta = time La scorsa volta = last time La scorsa = the last Volta = time Ogni volta = every time Ogni = every  Volta = time Molte volte = many times Molte = Many Volte = times
3/24/20196 minutes, 41 seconds
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62: Give it to me! Double Object Pronouns in Italian

Remember what you learnt from today's lesson with the bonus materials: http://joyoflanguages.com/double-object-pronouns-italian/ Practise chatting in Italian with us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words Quel libro, me lo compri? = That book, can you buy it for me? (literally: that book, for me, it, you buy?) Quel =that Libro = book Me = for me Lo = it Compri = you buy Compro = I buy Lo compro = I buy it. Literally: it, I buy (For masculine things, like "il libro") La compro = I buy it. (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Ti compro un libro = I buy a book for you (literally: for you, a buy a book) Te lo compro = I buy it for you (literally: for you, it, I buy) Me lo compri = You buy it for me (literally: for me, it, you buy) Me la compri = You buy it for me (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Me lo dai = You give it to me (literally: to me, it, you give) Me la dai = You give it to me (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Te lo compro = I buy it for you (literally: for you, it, I buy) Te la compro = I buy it for you (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Te lo do = I give it to you (literally: to you, it, I give) Te la do = I give it to you (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Glielo compro = I buy it for him/her/them/you formal (literally, for him/her/them/you formal, it, I buy) Gliela compro = I buy it for him/her/them/you formal (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Glielo do = I give it to him/her/them/you formal (literally, to him/her/them/you formal, it, I give) Gliela do = I give it to him/her/them/you formal (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Ce lo compro = I buy it for us (literally, for us, it, I buy) Ce la compro = I buy it for us (for feminine things, like "la torta") Ve lo compro = I buy it for you all/both (literally: for you all/both, it, I buy) Ve la compro = I buy it for you all/both (la = for feminine things, like "la torta") Ve lo do = I give it to you all/both (literally: to you all/both, it, I give) Ve la do = I give it to you all/both (la = for feminine things, like "la torta")
3/10/201916 minutes, 45 seconds
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61: Indirect Object Pronouns in Italian - The Ultimate Guide

Get the bonus materials from today's episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/indirect-object-pronouns-italian/ Practise chatting in Italian with us by joining our facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words Mi = to me/for me Ti = to you/for you Gli = to him/for him Le = to her/for her Ci = to us/for us Vi = to you/for you (plural "you", when speaking to two or more people) Gli = to them/for them Do = I give Questo = this Ti = to you/for you Ti do questo = I give this to you Compro questo = I buy this Ti compro questo = I buy this for you Vi = To you/for you (plural - when speaking to two or more people) Vi do questo = I give this to you (plural) Vi compro questo = I buy this for you (plural) Gli = to him/for him Gli do questo = I give this to him Gli compro questo = I buy this for him Gli = to them/for them Gli do questo = I give this to them Gli compro questo = I buy this for them Le = to her/for her Le do questo = I give this to her Le compro questo = I buy this for her Mi = to me/for me Mi fai questo = you do this to me Perché mi fai questo?! = Why are you doing this to me? Perché = why Mi = to me Fai = you do Questo = this Ci = to us/for us Ci fai questo = you do this to us Perché ci fai questo? = Why are you doing this to us?
2/10/20199 minutes, 36 seconds
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60: How to Learn Italian - Tips from a Polyglot Italian teacher

Join us for a Facebook live this Thursday! Ask Stefano any questions you have about Italian by joining our facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Learn Italian with Katie and Stefano in Italy this summer! We'll be releasing the details for our Italian immersion vacations very soon. If you think you might like to join us, subscribe to the mailing list here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/italian-immersion-vacations Bonus materials for today's episode: joyoflanguages.com/how-to-learn-italian Today's Italian words Buon 2019 a tutti! = Happy 2019 everyone Buon = good A = to Tutti = everyone Oggi parliamo di cosa ci vuole per imparare bene l’italiano = Today, we're talking about what's needed to learn Italian well. Oggi = today Parliamo = we speak Di = about Cosa = what Ci vuole = is needed Per = in order to Imparare = learn Bene = well l’italiano = Italian (literally "the Italian") In questo nuovo anno appena iniziato = In this new year (that's) just begun. In = in Questo = this Nuovo = new Anno = Year Appena = just Iniziato = started Innanzitutto, bisogna sapere ascoltare = First of all, it's necessary to know how to listen Innanzitutto = first of all Bisogna = it's needed/necessary Sapere = know how to Ascoltare = listen Per poi ripetere e imitare = in order to then repeat and imitate. Per = in order to Poi = then Ripetere = repeat e = and Imitare = imitate Inoltre, ci vuole pazienza = Furthermore, you need patience Inoltre = furthermore Ci vuole = it's needed Pazienza = patience Meglio progredire piano e bene, che non rapidamente ma male = It's better to progress slowly and well, rather than quickly but badly. Meglio = better Progredire = progress Piano = slowly e = and Bene = well Che non = rather than Rapidamente = quickly Ma = but Male = badly Infine = in the end Serve = it's needed Una forte = a strong Motivazione = motivation La nostra passione è il motore che può portarci lontano = our passion is the engine that can take us far La = the Nostra = our Passione = passion è = is Il motore = the engine Che = that Può = can Portare = take Ci = us Lontano = far
1/13/201931 minutes, 41 seconds
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59: Ask to her! Listen me! (When Italian and English are different)

Get the bonus materials from today's episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/ask-listen-italian-different/ Practise chatting in Italian with us by joining our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today’s Italian words Tua mamma impara l’italiano, vero? = Your mum is learning Italian, right? Tua mamma = your mum Impara = learns L’italiano = the italian Vero = true Le dai una mano? = Do you give her a hand? Le = to her Dai = You give Una mano = a hand. Si, a volte = Yes sometimes. Che cosa fai? = What do you do? Le chiedo: “che cosa fai oggi” = I ask her “what are you doing today” E scambiamo un paio di parole in italiano = And we exchange a few words in Italian. Le = to her Chiedo = I ask Che cosa = what Fai = you do Oggi = today E = and Scambiamo = we exchange Un paio = a pair Di = of Parole = words In italiano = in Italian. Le chiedo = I ask her (literally = to her, I ask) Gli chiedo = I ask him (literally = to him, I ask) Poi, le insegno un po’ di grammatica = Then, I teach her a little grammar. Le = to her Insegno = I teach Un po’ = a bit Di = of Grammatica = grammar Le insegno = I teach her (literally = to her, I teach) Gli insegno = I teach him (literally = to him, I teach) Come studia l’italiano? How does she study Italian? Di solito ascolta un CD e 5 minute Italian ovviamente! = Usually she listens to a CD and 5 minute Italian obviously! Di solito = usually Ascolta = she listens Un CD = a CD
12/16/20188 minutes, 3 seconds
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58: How to use "le" in Italian (to her, for her)

Get the bonus materials from today's lesson: http://joyoflanguages.com/gli-italian-le/ ‎ Practise chatting with us in Italian by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words and phrases Che cosa fai quando finisci il latte di soia di tua sorella? = What do you do when you finish your sister’s soy milk? Che cosa = what Fai = you do Quando = when Finisci = you finish Il latte = the milk Di soia = of soia Di tua sorella = of your sister? Le compro un’altra bottiglia = I buy another bottle for her. Le = for her Compro = I buy Un’altra = another Bottiglia = bottle Quando lascia le cose in giro? = When she leaves things hanging around?Quando = when Lascia = she leaves Le cose = the things In giro = around Le dico di mettere in ordine! = I tell her to tidy up! Le = to her Dico = I say di = to (literally of) Mettere = put In = in Ordine = order Le dico = I tell her/say to her Gli dico = I tell him/say to him Quando è raffreddata? = when she has a cold? Le faccio un tè con miele = I make a tea with honey for her. Le = for her Faccio = I make Un tè = a tea Con miele = with honey. Le do il mio passaporto = I give you my passport (formal) Le do = I give her OR I give you (formal) Le offro un caffè = I offer you a coffee (formal) Le offro = I offer her OR I offer you (formal)
12/2/20188 minutes, 47 seconds
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57: How to use "gli" in Italian (to them, for them)

When Matteo gets the train from Milan to Naples, he puts something very odd in his bag. Find out what it is and learn more about how to use the word  “gli” in this episode of 5 Minute Italian. Get the bonus materials for this episode: www.joyoflanguages.com/gli-italian-them/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words Che cosa porti a tua mamma e tua sorella quando torni a Napoli? = What do you bring your mum and your sister when you go back to Naples? Che cosa = what Porti = “you bring” or “you take” (Italians don’t differentiate) A = to Tua mamma = your mum E = and Tua sorella = Your sister Quando = when Torni = you return A = to Napoli = Naples Gli porto una zucca = I take them a pumpkin. Gli = To them Porto = I take Una Zucca = A pumpkin. E ai tuoi amici = And to your friends? Niente, gli compro da bere = Nothing, I buy them something to drink. Niente = nothing Gli = for them Compro = I buy Da bere = to drink
11/18/20186 minutes, 36 seconds
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56: How to use "gli" in Italian (to him, for him)

What do you do when a friend forgets his wallet? Find out what Matteo does and learn how to use "gli" in Italian. Get the bonus materials for today's lesson: www.joyoflanguages.com/gli-italian/ Join our Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Todays Italian words and phrases Che cosa fai quando un amico ha bisogno di aiuto? = What do you do when a friend needs help? Che cosa = what Fai = you do Quando = when Un amico = a friend Ha bisogno di = needs (literally “has need of”) Aiuto = help Gli do una mano = I give him a hand. Gli = To him Do = I give Una mano = A hand Gli dico = I say to him (Literally: to him, I say) Che cosa gli dico? = What shall I say to him? (literally: What, to him, I say?) Gli cucino = I cook for him (For him, I cook) Quando dimentica il portafoglio? = When he forgets his wallet? Quando = when Dimentica = he forgets il portafoglio = the wallet? Gli dico che non c’è problema e gli pago la cena = I tell him it’s not a problem and I pay for his dinner. Gli = to him Dico = I say Che = that Non c’è = there isn’t Problema = a problem Non c’è problema = no problem/no worries e = and Gli = for him Pago = I pay La cena = the dinner Quando ha fame? = When he’s hungry? Quando = when Ha = he has Fame = hunger Gli cucino qualcosa = I cook something for him Gli = for him Cucino = I cook Qualcosa = something Quando è stanco? When he’s tired? Quando = when È = he is Stanco = tired Gli offro un caffè = I offer him a coffee. Gli = to him Offro = I offer Un caffè = a coffee Tu si che sei un buon amico! = You’re such a good friend! I give to him = Gli do Gli dico = I say to him
11/11/20188 minutes, 56 seconds
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55: Che cosa puoi fare a Milano?

Find out more about our Italian immersion vacations: https://courses.joyoflanguages.com/italian-immersion-vacations/ *Correction - in the episode, Katie said "15th", the vacation is actually on the 14th (14 - 17 December) Get the bonus materials from today's episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/things-to-do-in-milan/ Today's words: Che cosa puoi fare a Milano? = What can you do in Milan? Che cosa = What Puoi = You can Fare = do A Milano = in Milan Puoi visitare il duomo e salutare la Madonnina = You can visit the cathedral and say hello to "la Madonnina", which is the little golden statue of The Virgin Mary at the top of the cathedral. Puoi = You can Visitare = visit il duomo = the cathedral e = and salutare = say hello to la Madonnina = the little Virgin Mary statue. Panino = sandwich (literally means small bread). Pane = bread ino = word ending that means "small" Puoi visitare il castello sforzesco = You can visit the Sforzesco Castle. Con un parco bellissimo = With a beautiful park. Puoi mangiare piatti tipici del Nord Italia, come il risotto = You can eat typical dishes of Northern Italy, like risotto. Puoi = you can Mangiare = eat Piatti = dishes Tipici = typical Del = of the Nord = North Italia = Italy Come = like il risotto = the risotto Puoi mangiare il panettone e bere il Prosecco = You can eat Panettone (a typical Italian Christmas cake, which is a Milanese speciality) and drink Prosecco. Puoi fare "aperitivo" = You can do "aperitivo" (a cocktail with all you can eat nibbles)
10/21/20187 minutes, 48 seconds
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54: 6 Essential Italian Conversation Phrases (no more awkward silences!)

You're invited to our live Italian lesson next Saturday! To get involved, join our Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ We'll see you there via FB live on Saturday, 22nd Sept at: Rome: 18:00 London: 17:00 NY: 12:00 (midday) San Francisco: 09:00 We'd love to see you there! Get the bonus materials from today's episode, including a quiz and flashcards: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-conversation-phrases/ ‎ Today's Italian words and phrases Come si dice questo in italiano? = How do you say this in Italian? Come = how Si dice = one says Questo = this In italiano = in Italian Che cosa vuol dire? = What does it mean? (lit. what does it want to say?) Che cosa = what Vuol = wants Dire = to say Scusi, non ho capito = Sorry, I didn't understand (formal) Scusa, non ho capito = Sorry, I didn't understand (informal) Non ho capito. Che cosa vuol dire? = I didn't understand. What does it mean? Potrebbe ripetere per favore? = Could you repeat please? (formal) Potrebbe = could you (formal) Ripetere = repeat Per favore = please Puoi = can you (informal) Puoi ripetere per favore? = Can you repeat please? (informal) Potrebbe parlare più lentamente per favore? = could you speak slower please (formal) Potrebbe = could you (formal) Parlare = speak Più = more Lentamente = slowly Per favore = please? Puoi parlare più lentamente per favore? = Can you speak slower please? (informal) Possiamo parlare in italiano? Vorrei imparare = Can we speak in Italian? I'd like to learn. Possiamo = can we Parlare = speak In italiano = in Italian Vorrei = I'd like to Imparare = learn Adesso, vi vogliamo invitare a una lesson di italiano sabato prossimo = Now, we'd like to invite you to an Italian lesson next Saturday. Vi vogliamo invitare = We want to invite you (plural). Vi = You plural Vogliamo = we want Invitare = to invite
9/16/20189 minutes, 19 seconds
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53: Direct object pronouns in Italian: Mi, Ti, Lo, La, Ci, Vi, Li, Le.

I love you. The "ti" in ti amo is probably the most romantic example of a direct object pronoun. But in today's episode, we're exploring the darker side of love. Those little annoying habits we (Matteo and Katie) have that drive each other mad. Find out what they are and learn how to use direct object pronouns in this week's episode: Get a handy table with direct object pronouns + other bonus materials for this episode: joyoflanguages.com/direct-object-pronouns-italian-mi-ti-lo-la-ci-vi-li-le-2 Practice your Italian with us by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words and phrases Ti do fastidio a volte? = do I annoy you at times? Ti = You Do = I give Fastidio = annoyance A volte = sometimes Certo! = of course! Quando? = when? Quando ti chiamo ma non rispondi mai = when I call you but you never answer. Quando = when Ti = you Chiamo = I call Ma = but Non = not Rispondi = respond/answer Mai = never E io? = And me? Ti do fastidio a volte? = Do I annoy you sometimes? Certo! Per esempio quando qualcuno ci invita a fare qualcosa ma non vuoi andare perchè ti senti un po’ pigro. = Of course, when someone invites us to do something but you don’t want to go because you feel a bit lazy. certo = of course per esempio = for example quando = when qualcuno = someone ci = us invita = invites a fare = to do qualcosa = something ma = but non vuoi = you don’t want andare = to go perchè = because ti senti = you feel un po’ = a bit pigro = lazy Mi = me Mi chiami = you call me Lo = him Lo chiamo = I call him La = her La chiamo = I call her La chiamo = I call you (formal – male or female) Ci = us Ci chiami = you call us Vi = you plural Vi chiamo = I call you (both/all) Le = them (group of girls or women) Le chiamo (I call them – females) Li = them (group of men or mixed) Li chiamo (I call them – males or mixed)
9/9/201810 minutes, 16 seconds
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52: Direct Object Pronouns in Italian: Lo and La

It. A pretty easy word in English, right? In Italian, it's a bit more complex, because it can change depending on: Whether it's masculine or feminine Where it appears the phrase. But it's easy when you know how! Learn how to say "it" in episode 52 of 5 minute Italian. Join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Get the bonus materials from today's lesson: http://joyoflanguages.com/direct-object-pronouns-italian/ Today's Italian words and phrases Spesso noto differenze tra la cultura italiana e la cultura inglese = I often notice differences between Italian and English culture. Spesso = often Noto = I notice Differenze = differences Tra = between La cultura italiana = Italian culture e = and La cultura inglese = English culture Tipo? = such as? Per esempio, il caffè. In Italia, lo bevete più velocemente = For example, coffee. In Italy, you drink it more quickly. Per esempio = for example il caffè = (the) coffee. in Italia = in Italy lo = it bevete = you drink (plural you - as in "you all drink") più = more velocemente = quickly. lo bevete = you drink it Anch'io noto delle differenze. Per esempio la birra = I also notice some differences. For example, the beer. Anch'io = Also I noto = notice delle = some differenze = differences. Per esempio = for example la birra = (the) beer. La beviamo più velocemente, e più spesso! = We drink it faster, and more often! La = it Beviamo = we drink Più = more Velocemente = quickly e = and Più = more Spesso = often La mangiamo = we eat it (la pizza) Lo mangiamo = we eat it (il pesce) La maglietta = t-shirt Voglio = I want La voglio = I want it (la maglietta) La compro = I'll buy it (la maglietta) La voglio, la compro = I want it, I'll buy it (la maglietta) Il portafoglio = wallet Lo voglio, lo compro = I want it, I'll buy it (the wallet)
9/2/201810 minutes, 16 seconds
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51: Italian Pronouns: What they are and how to use them

Recently, we've been learning phrases like "mi manchi" (I miss you) and "mi dispiace" (I'm sorry).  But what is the little "mi" at the beginning of these phrases? Learn about Italian pronouns and how to use them in Italian in episode 51 of 5 Minute Italian. Get the bonus materials for today's episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-pronouns/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Io sono inglese e tu sei italiano = I'm English and you're Italian. Io = I Sono = am Inglese = English E = and Tu = you Sei = are Italiano = Italian Mangio = I eat Mangi = you eat Mangiamo = we eat Beh...io bevo il caffè e tu bevi il tè = Well I drink coffee and you drink tea. Beh = well io = I bevo = I drink il caffè = (the) coffee e = and tu = you bevi = you drink il tè = (the) tea Tu cucini bene la pasta e io cucino bene i dolci = You cook pasta well and I cook desserts well Tu = you Cucini = you cook Bene = well La pasta = (the) pasta e = and io = I cucino = I cook bene = well i dolci = (the) desserts Ma non ci conformiamo sempre agli stereotipi = But we don't always conform to stereotypes. Ma = but Non = not Ci conformiamo = we conform Sempre = always Agli = to the Stereotipi = stereotypes Io arrivo sempre in anticipo, tu sei sempre in ritardo! = I always arrive early and you're always late. Io = I Arrivo = I arrive Sempre = Always In anticipo = early (as in arrive early) Tu = you Sei = you are Sempre = always In ritardo = late io = I tu = you lui = he lei = she noi = we voi = you plural (you all/you both/y'all/yous depending on where you're from!) loro = they Lui beve il caffè e lei beve il tè = He drinks coffee and she drinks tea Noi mangiamo la pasta e loro mangiano la pizza = We eat pasta and they eat pizza
8/26/20188 minutes, 58 seconds
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50: Can you talk backwards like an Italian?

Practice makes perfect! To get the bonus materials for this lesson, including a quiz and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/backwards-verbs-italian Join the Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words Mi piace = I like it (literally: to me, it pleases) Mi dispiace = I'm sorry Mi manca = I miss it (literally: to me, it misses) Mi manchi = I miss you (literally: to me, you miss) Mi piaci = I like you (literally: to me, you please) Mi mancano = I miss them (literally: to me, they miss) Mi piacciono = I like them (literally: to me, they please) Mi piace la birra = I like beer (literally: to me, it pleases the beer) Mi piacciono le patatine = I like crisps/chips (literally: to me, they please the chips) Mi manca il bacon = I miss bacon (literally: to me, it misses the bacon) Mi mancano i pub = I miss the pubs (literally: to me, they miss the pubs)
8/19/20187 minutes, 37 seconds
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49: How to say "I miss you" in Italian

Practice makes perfect! To get the bonus materials for this lesson, including a quiz and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-i-miss-you-in-italian/ Join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today's Italian words and phrases Che cosa ti manca di Napoli? = What do you miss about Naples? Che cosa = what ti manca = from you manca = it misses di = about Napoli = Naples Mi manca la mia famiglia, il mare, e la pizza napoletana naturalmente = I miss my family, the sea and Neapolitan pizza obviously.  Mi = from me manca = it misses la mia famiglia = my family il mare = the sea e = and la pizza napoletana = Neapolitan pizza Naturalmente = of course. E tu Katie? Che cosa ti manca dell’inghilterra? = And you Katie? What do you miss about England? Mi manca la famiglia, gli amici, e la colazione inglese = I miss my family, friends and English breakfast.
8/12/20186 minutes, 59 seconds
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48: How to say sorry in Italian: mi dispiace vs. scusa

Practice makes perfect! To get the bonus materials for this lesson, including a quiz and flashcards, head over to our website: joyoflanguages.com/difference-between-scusa-mi-dispiace Sign up to our mailing list here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Today's words Quando dici "scusa"? = When do you say "excuse me"? Quando = when Dici = you say Scusa = sorry or excuse me Quando spingo qualcuno per sbaglio = when I push someone by accident Quando = when Spingo = I push Qualcuno = someone Per sbaglio = by accident Oppure se faccio un rutto = or if I do a burp Oppure = or Se = if Faccio = I do/make Un rutto = a burp
8/5/20187 minutes, 58 seconds
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47: How (and when) to say sorry in Italian

Come and study Italian with us in Milan! Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to find out when the programme opens: http://courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Practice makes perfect! To get the bonus materials for this lesson, including a quiz and flashcards, head over to our website: joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-sorry-in-italian/ Today's Italian words Quando dici "mi dispiace" di solito? = When do you normally say sorry? Quando = when Dici = you say Mi dispiace = I'm sorry (literally, "it displeases me" or "to me, it displeases") Di solito = usually Quando non ho moneta = when I don't have change Quando = when Non ho = I don't have Moneta = change Oppure quando qualcuno mi racconta un accaduto triste = or when someone tells me about a sad event. Oppure = or Quando = when Qualcuno = someone Mi racconta = tells me Un accaduto = an event/occurance Triste = sad
7/29/20186 minutes, 31 seconds
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46: Mi piace! How to say “I like” in Italian.

Ever felt confused about how to say “I like…” in Italian? It’s completely different to how we say it in English! But once you learn to think like an Italian, it suddenly gets much easier. Get the bonus materials for this lesson, including a quiz and flashcards to help you remember what you learnt: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-i-like-in-italian/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today's Italian words/phrases Che cosa ti piace dell’estate? = what do you like about summer? Che cosa = what Ti piace = you like (it pleases you - literally: to you, it pleases) Dell’ = about the Estate = summer Mi piace il sole = I like the sun Il sole = the sun Mi piace = I like (it pleases me - literally: to me, it pleases) Mi piace andare al mare = I like going to the seaside E tu? = and you? Mi piace mangiare il gelato = I like eating ice-cream Mi piacciono le feste all’aperto = I like outdoor parties Le feste all’aperto = outdoor parties (literally: parties at the outside) Mi piacciono = I like them (they please me - literally: to me, they please) C’è qualcosa che non ti piace? = is there something you don’t like? Non mi piacciono le zanzare! = I don’t like mosquitoes Non mi piacciono = I don’t like them (to me, they don’t please - literally: not, to me, they please) Le zanzare = (the) mosquitoes
6/24/20187 minutes, 54 seconds
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45: How to say "I love you" in Italian (and avoid an embarrassing mistake)

Did you know that in Italian, there are two different ways to say “I love you”? But they’re not interchangeable. If you use the wrong one with the wrong person, you might end up saying something embarrassing by accident! Learn how Italians say “I love you” to different people in this episode. Get the bonus materials for this lesson, including a quiz and flashcards to help you remember what you learnt: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-i-love-you-in-italian/ Practice chatting Italian in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today's Italian words Come si dice “I love you” in Italiano = How do you say “I love you” in Italian? Dipende = it depends Ti amo = I love you (romantic love) lit. “you I love” Il fidanzato = the boyfriend La fidanzata = the girlfriend Il marito = the husband La moglie = the wife Ti voglio bene = I love you (between family or close friends) lit. “you I want well” TVB = acronym of ti voglio bene
5/27/20187 minutes, 10 seconds
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44: The Complete Guide to the Italian Present Tense

Over the last few lessons, you learnt everything you need to know about Italian verbs in the present tense. But how much can you remember? Test your knowledge and review what you learnt in this episode of 5 minute Italian. Get the bonus materials for this lesson, including a quiz and flashcards to help you remember what you learnt: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-present-tense/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today's Italian words and phrases Pago = I pay Pago un caffè = I’ll pay for a coffee (literally: I pay a coffee) Prendo = I take Prendo un caffè = I‘ll have a coffee (literally: I take a coffee) Apro = I open Apro il vino = I open the wine Paghiamo = we pay Paghiamo il caffè = we pay for the coffee (literally: we pay the coffee) Prendiamo = we take Prendiamo un caffè = let’s have a coffee (literally: we take a coffee) We open = apriamo We open the wine = apriamo il vino Paghi = you pay Paghi sempre = you always pay (literally: you pay always) Prendi = you take Prendi un caffè? = are you having a coffee? (literally: you take a coffee?) Apri = you open Apri il vino = are you opening the wine? (literally: you open the wine?) Paga = he pays; she pays; you pay (formal) Prende = he takes; she takes; you pay (formal) Prende un caffè = he’s having a coffee; she’s having a coffee; you’re having a coffee (formal)  Apre = he opens; she opens; you open (formal) Apre il vino = he’s opening the wine; she’s opening the wine; you’re opening the wine (formal)  Pagate = you all/both pay (you plural) Pagate con la carta? = Are you all/both paying by card? (literally: you plural pay with the card?) Prendete = you all/both take (you plural) Prendete un caffè = are you all/both having a coffee? (literally: you plural take a coffee?) Aprite = you all/both open Aprite il vino = are you all/both opening the wine? (literally: you plural open the wine?) Pagano = they pay Pagano il caffè = they’re paying for the coffee (literally: they pay the coffee) Prendono = they take Prendono un caffè = they’re having a coffee (literally: they have a coffee) Aprono = they open Aprono il vino = they’re opening the wine (literally: they open the wine) Capisco = I understand Preferisco = I prefer Preferisco il vino bianco = I prefer white wine Preferiscono = they prefer Preferiscono il vino bianco = they prefer white wine Preferisci = you prefer Prefersici il vino bianco o il vino rosso? = Do you prefer white wine or red wine? Preferisce = he prefers; she prefers; you prefer (formal) Preferisce il vino bianco? = Does he prefer white wine?; Does she prefer white wine? Do you prefer white wine? (formal)  Preferiamo = we prefer Preferiamo il vino bianco = we prefer white wine Preferite = you all/both prefer Preferite il vino bianco o il vino rosso? = do you all/both prefer white wine or red wine?
5/13/201835 minutes, 12 seconds
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43: Capeesh?! The other -ire verbs in Italian

You know that bit in gangster movies when the mobster yells "capeesh?!", right before whacking his business partner around the head with a wrench and throwing him in a garbage truck? As a fan of the Sopranos and Goodfellas, "capeesh?" was one of the few Italian words Katie knew before she moved to Italy. But it turns out, it’s not actually Italian! Learn how Italians really use the verb capire, (to understand) and some other handy -ire verbs including pulire (to clean) and finire (to finish) Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including transcripts and flashcards, head over to the blog: http://joyoflanguages.com/ire-verbs-italian-capire/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today’s Italian Words and Phrases Capisco il francese = I understand French Ma non lo parlo = But I don’t speak it. Capisco = I understand Pulisco = I clean Finisco = I finish Perché lo capisci ma non lo parli? = Why do you understand it but you don’t speak it? (literally: why it understand, but not it you speak?) Capisci = You understand Pulisci = You clean Finisci = You finish Non mi capiscono = They don’t understand me Capiscono = They understand Puliscono = They clean Finiscono = They finish Capisce = He/she understands; You understand (formal) Pulisce = He/she cleans; You clean (formal) Finisce = He/she finishes; You finish (formal) Capiamo = we understand Puliamo = we clean Finiamo = we finish Capite = you all understand (plural you) Pulite = you all clean (plural you) Finite = you all finish (plural you)
4/22/201811 minutes, 8 seconds
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18: How to ask "Where are you from?" in Italian

4/3/20187 minutes, 41 seconds
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17: Italian greetings: How Italians really say hello to each other

4/3/20187 minutes, 43 seconds
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16: How to roll your Rs in Italian

In today’s episode, we’ll give you some handy techniques to help you practise. And one clever little trick that’ll instantly help you pronounce R more like an Italian – even if you’ve never been able to roll your tongue before.
4/3/20186 minutes, 41 seconds
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42: Buona Pasqua! How do Italians celebrate Easter?

How do Italians celebrate Easter? Where do they go? What do they do? Do they eat as much chocolate as we do? Find out, and learn the special “gossip” form of Italian verbs you can use to talk about what other people are doing. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including transcripts and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-italians-celebrate-easter/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today’s Italian words Buona Pasqua! = Happy Easter Che cosa fanno gli italiani a Pasqua? = What do Italians do at Easter? Cucinano molto = They cook a lot Cucinare = to cook Cucinano = They cook Che cosa cucinano? = What do they cook? Cucinano l’agnello = They cook lamb Cucinano le lasagne = they cook lasagne Cucinano dolci = They cook desserts/sweets Mangiano molto cioccolato! = They eat a lot of chocolate! Che cos’altro fanno? = What else do they do? Spesso partono per una vancaza = Often they go on holiday/vacation (literally: They often leave for a vacation). Partono = they leave I negozi vendono molto cioccolato = The shops sell lots of chocolate Vendono = they sell
4/1/20188 minutes, 44 seconds
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41: 3 different ways to say "you" in Italian

Did you know that Italian has 3 different ways of saying you? This can feel a bit confusing to English speakers because we only have one! But not to worry, they’re very simple to learn when you know how. Find out more in episode 41 of 5 minute Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including transcripts and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/you-plural-in-italian/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today’s words Parlare = to speak Scrivere = to write Dormire = to sleep Parli = you speak Scrivi = you write Dormi = you sleep Parla = he/she speaks; you speak (formal) Scrive = he/she writes; you write (formal) Dorme = he/she sleeps; you sleep (formal) Parlate = you all/both speak Scrivete = you all/both write Dormite = you all/both sleep
3/18/20187 minutes, 16 seconds
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40: More sneaky ways to remember Italian verbs

Did you know that Bill Gates can help you learn Italian? He's often quoted as saying: I will always hire a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find an easy way to do it. This describes exactly how we feel about Italian verbs - what's the point in wasting time doing it the hard way, when there's an easier way? In today's episode, you'll learn more sneaky shortcuts to help you remember Italian verbs. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson, including transcripts and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/easy-way-learn-italian-verbs-2/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today’s words Aspettare = to wait Aspetto = I wait Aspetti = you wait Aspettiamo = we wait Vedere = to see Vedo = I see Vedi = you see Vediamo = we see Partire = to leave Parto = I leave Parti = you leave Partiamo = we leave Aspetta = he/she waits Parla = he/she speaks Scrive = he/she writes Vede = he/she sees Parte = he/she leaves Dorme = he/she sleeps Fumare = to smoke Fuma = He/she smokes Fuma? = does he/she smoke? Prendere = take Prende = he/she takes Il treno = the train Prende il treno = he/she takes the train Quando = when Quando prende il treno? Offrire = offer Offre da bere =he/she is buying the drinks.
2/22/20187 minutes, 50 seconds
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39: A quick trick to remember Italian verbs

Italian verbs. There are lots of them, and they can pain to remember at first! But they’re not as hard as you think - you can make them easier to remember by organising them into logical groups. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson, including transcripts and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/easy-way-learn-italian-verbs/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today's words Parlare = to speak Scrivere = to write Dormire = to sleep Parlo = I speak Scrivo = I write Dormo = I sleep Parli = you speak Scrivi = you write Dormi = you sleep Parliamo = we speak Scriviamo = we write Dormiamo = we sleep Arrivare = arrive Arrivo = I arrive Arrivo domani = I arrive tomorrow Arriviamo = we arrive Arriviamo domani = we arrive tomorrow Prendere = I take Prendo una pizza = I’ll have a pizza Prendi una pizza? = Are you having a pizza? Aprire = open Apriamo = we open Una bottiglia di vino = a bottle of wine Apriamo una bottiglia di vino = Let’s open a bottle of wine/shall we open a bottle of wine?
2/9/20188 minutes, 59 seconds
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38: Quiz! Put your Italian knowledge to the test

How much can you remember from previous lessons of 5 minute Italian? In this quiz lesson, you’ll review the magic verb “fare” together with some handy grammar, words and phrases you’ve learnt in previous lessons. By the end, you’ll be able to combine them to say loads of new sentences in Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for these lessons, including transcripts and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-quiz/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today’s words Facciamo = we do Colazione = breakfast Quando = when Quando facciamo colazione? = When shall we have breakfast? A che ora = what time A che ora facciamo colazione? = What time shall we have breakfast? Adesso/ora = now Facciamo colazione adesso/ora? Shall we have breakfast now? Facciamo la spesa = let’s do the food shopping Non facciamo la spesa ora = let’s not do the food shopping now. Facciamolo! = Let’s do it! Facciamola = Let’s do it (for feminine nouns like “la spesa”) Più = more Late = tardi Più tardi = later Non facciamo la spesa adesso, facciamola più tardi = let’s not do the shopping now, let’s do it later. Che cosa/che/cosa = what Che facciamo? = What shall we do? Che facciamo più tardi? = What shall we do later? Fai = you do Che fai più tardi = What are you doing later?
2/4/20189 minutes, 21 seconds
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37: Fare: the magic verb that will help you sound more Italian

Learning a language can feel like hard work sometimes! One way to make it easier is by starting with words that Italians say all the time. Like the magic verb "fare", which means make or do. Once you learn it, you'll be able to use it in loads of handy Italian expressions.  Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for today's lesson, including transcripts and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-verb-fare/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today’s words Allora = so Ti faccio una domanda = I’ll ask you a question (literally: you I do a question) Che fai sabato? = What are you doing on Saturday? Che fai il sabato? = What do you do on Saturdays? Faccio colazione = I have breakfast (literally = I do breakfast) Poi = then Faccio la spesa = I do the food shopping Fa caldo = It’s hot (literally = it does hot) Fa freddo = it’s cold (literally = it does cold) Mi piace uscire = I like to go out Per fare delle foto = to take some photos (literally: for do some photos) Fai pulizia in casa? = do you clean the house? (literally: you do cleaning in house?) Si, un sacco! = yes, loads! Fare una festa = have a party (literally = do a party) Fare un errore = make a mistake Faccio = I do Fai = you do Fa = he/she/it does Facciamo = we do Fate = you all/both do Fanno = they do Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
1/28/201811 minutes, 2 seconds
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36: English words used in Italian (that don’t exist in English!)

Do you know what a “box” is in Italian? It might not be what you think it is! Over the years, the Italian language has borrowed many words from English, but they don’t always have the same meaning. The good news is, you already know the words, so they’re very easy to remember - you just have to learn the new meaning in Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including transcripts and flashcards, head over to our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/english-words-used-in-italian/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today’s words Italian/English latte = milk box = garage zona living = literally “living zone”. Often used to talk about living room/kitchen combos toast = a toasted sandwich, usually with ham and cheese slip = underwear/pants/briefs (men and women) molto fashion = very fashionable stage = work experience beauty = washbag baby parking/asilo = crèche or nursery feeling = chemistry/rapport Una fiction = a tv series Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
1/21/20187 minutes, 15 seconds
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35: Buon Anno! What are your New Year's Resolutions?

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Find out ours and learn some useful words for talking about the New Year in episode 35 of 5 Minute Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including transcripts and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-new-years-resolutions/ Practice chatting Italian with Matteo and Katie in the private 5MI Facebook group. Request to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today's words hai fatto = you’ve done/made già = already una lista = a list di = of buoni propositi = New Year’s resolutions (literally good intentions) per il duemila diciotto = for 2018 certo = of course vorrei = I’d like imparare = to learn il tedesco = German il francese = French essere = to be più = more organizzata = organized (for a woman) organizzato = organized (for a man) E tu? = and you? faccio = I do/make Sono = I am contento = happy (for a man) contenta = happy (for a woman) così = like this/like that Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
1/14/201810 minutes, 28 seconds
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34: Buon natale! Christmas in Italy

How do Italians celebrate Christmas? Find out, and learn some useful words and phrases for talking about the festive period in this episode of 5 minute Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for future lessons including transcripts and flashcards, sign up here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Request to join the 5MI Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today's words and phrases In Italia = in Italy spesso = often apriamo = we open i regali = the presents la vigilia = Christmas eve il ventiquattro = the 24th Di solito = usually si mangia = one eats pesce = fish capodanno = New Year's lenticchie = lentils auguri = congratulations/happy holidays Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
12/23/201710 minutes, 13 seconds
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33: Review: how to travel around Italy on trains, trams, buses and...boats!

In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to get around Italy on public transport, using only Italian. And you’ll practice using all the handy words and phrases for travel we’ve been learning over the last 3 lessons. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including transcripts and flashcards, visit our website here: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-travel-phrases-public-transport/ Today's words and phrases Si può comprare un biglietto per Capri qui? = Is it possible (literally “can one”) buy a ticket for Capri here? qui/qua = here (interchangeable) Quanto costa un biglietto per Capri? = how much does a ticket to Capri cost? (literally = how much costs a ticket for Capri?) Quanto tempo ci mette? = How long does it take? A che ora torna l’ultima? = What time does the last one come back? (literally = what time returns the last one?) Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
12/17/20178 minutes, 24 seconds
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32: How to ask for travel information in Italian

What time does the train leave? How long does it take? How much does a ticket cost? These are all essential questions if you want to make your way around Italy on public transport. Find out how to buy tickets and ask for travel information in episode 32 of 5 minute Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website here: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-…avel-information/ Request to join the 5MI Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Today's words Quanto costa = how much Un biglietto = a ticket per Bologna = to Bologna (literally: for Bologna) Regionale o intercity? = the regional train or the intercity train? Il regionale = a train which stops at all the little stops on the way. It’s the slowest, but also the cheapest. L’intercity = An intercity train which goes directly between cities. It’s faster and a bit more expensive than the regional trains. Freccia trains = long distance trains. They’re the fastest and also the most expensive. If you want to learn the differences between the different types: frecciarossa, frecciabianca, frecciargento, check out this fab guide https://www.seat61.com/Italy-trains.htm#What are Italian trains like) Quanto costa = how much does it cost? Quanto costa il treno? = how much does the train cost? Otto euro = eight euros Quanto tempo ci mette = how long does it take? Quanto tempo = how long Ci mette = it takes Quaranta minuti = 40 minutes e il regionale? = and the regional train? Costa cinque euro e ci mette un’ora = it costs five euros and it takes an hour Va bene, prendo il regionale, grazie = OK, I’ll take the regional train, thanks A che ora parte il treno? = What time does the train leave? Alle sette = at seven tra venti minuti = in twenty minutes Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
11/30/201710 minutes, 1 second
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31: Che ore sono? How to tell the time in Italian

What time is it? A question which seems so simple to answer in your native language can cause a few problems in a new language! But not to worry, with a bit of practice, you’ll pick it up easily. Find out how to tell the time in Italian, in episode 31 of 5 minute Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get bonus materials for this lesson including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website here: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-tell-the-time-in-italian/ Today's words Che ore sono? = What time is it? Hours Sono le otto = it’s eight o’clock (literally: they are the eight) Sono le nove = it’s nine o’clock (literally: they are the nine) Sono le dieci = it’s ten o’clock (literally: they are the ten) Minutes past Sono le otto e dieci = it’s ten past eight (literally: they are the eight and ten) Sono le otto e venti = it’s twenty past eight (literally: they are the eight and twenty) Sono le otto e venticinque = it’s twenty past eight (literally: they are the eight and twenty-five) Sono le otto e un quarto = it’s quarter past eight/eight fifteen Sono le otto e mezza = it’s half past eight/eight thirty Minutes to Sono le nove meno dieci = it’s ten to nine (literally: they are the nine minus ten) Sono le nove meno venti = it’s twenty to nine (literally: they are the nine minus twenty) Sono le nove meno un quarto = it’s quarter to nine
11/12/201710 minutes, 14 seconds
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30: How to buy train and bus tickets

If you come to Italy on holiday, you’ll probably need to buy travel tickets, whether it’s to get from the airport to your accommodation, go around the town, or head off and explore the surrounding areas. Find out how, in episode 30 of 5 minute Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get free bonus materials for this episode, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-travel-phrases-tickets/ Today’s words Scusi = excuse me (formal, with people you don’t know) Si può = is it possible (literally: can one?) Si può comprare un biglietto = is it possible to buy a ticket? (literally: can one buy a ticket?) Per = for Il tram = the tram Qui = here Allora = so/in that case Prendo = I’ll have (literally: I take) Un biglietto giornaliero = a day travel pass Mi dispiace = sorry Bisogna = it’s necessary Andare = go A = to La stazione = the station A + la = alla (to the) Alla stazione = to the station Di = of La = the Di + la = della (of the) La stazione della metro = the metro station (literally = the station of the metro) Aeroporto di Londra = London Airport Biglietti = tickets (change o to i for the plural). Allora prendo quattro biglietti singoli = In that case I’ll have 4 single tickets Sono sei euro = that’s 6 euros (literally: they are 6 euros) Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
10/22/201711 minutes, 27 seconds
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29: How to buy food at the market

No trip to Italy would be complete without a wander around the food market. In today’s lesson, learn how to buy food "al mercato" and review all the handy words and phrases we’ve been learning for buying food over the last 3 lessons. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get free bonus materials for this episode, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-travel-phrases-market/ Today’s words Mi dica = What can I get you? (literally “tell me”) Un etto = 100 grams Due etti = 200 grams Quattro etti = 400 grams Prendo = I’ll have (literally “I take”) Prendo quattro etti di Parmigiano = I’ll have 400 grams of Parmesan. Qualcos’altro = Anything else? Che cos’è quello? What’s that? Posso avere 300 grammi di provola = can I have 300 grams of provola? (you can also say tre etti) Basta così?/A posto così? = Is that everything? Posso avere un sacchetto? = Can I have a plastic bag? Quanto costa? Quanto viene? Quant’è? = how much does it cost? Posso pagare con la carta? Can I pay by card? Solo contanti = cash only Dov’è un bancomat? = Where’s a cash machine? È lì/là = it’s there È di là/è di lì = It’s over there To get an invite to the next speaking workshop, sign up here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Join the 5MI Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1530878703636977/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
10/8/20179 minutes, 20 seconds
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28: How to pay for things at the till

You know that feeling when you get to the till in a foreign country but you don’t know the language, so you just point and pray that they don’t ask you anything? Well, that won't happen in Italy anymore! In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to pay for things and understand the questions shop assistants might ask you at the till. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get free bonus materials for this episode, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-travel-phrases-pay-till/ Today’s words Sachetti? = Would you like a bag? (lit. bags?) Sacchetto/busta/sportina = plastic bag (the difference is regional) Due grazie = Two please (lit. two thank you) Quant’è? = How much is it? Quanto costa = How much does it cost? Quanto viene? = How much does it come to? Sono venti e cinquanta = It’s twenty euro fifty (lit. they’re twenty and fifty) Posso pagare con la carta? = can I pay by card? Certo = certainly/of course Carta o bancomat? = Credit card or debit card? Bancomat = Debit card/cash machine (two meanings) Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
9/24/20178 minutes, 58 seconds
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27: Basta così? How to order food at the deli counter

You’re in Italy and you see a gorgeous deli counter, but there’s a real Italian human being behind it! The only thing standing between you and some delicious cheese is your Italian skills. Learn how to order food at counters in this week’s episode of 5 minute Italian. Learn to speak and understand Italian faster! To get free bonus materials for this episode, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-travel-phrases-deli/ Today’s words Mi dica = what can I do for you? (literally: tell me) Un etto = 100 grams Prosciutto crudo = parma ham Prosciutto cotto = ham Bresaola = dried salty beef Salame = salami (nice and easy!) Che cos’è quello = What’s that? La burrata = Cheese which is like mozzarella on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside La fontina = soft aged cheese from Aosta Valley Pecorino = a hard, salty sheep’s cheese Allora = well/so Prendo = I’ll have… (literally - I’ll take) Due etti = 200 grams Basta così? = is that everything? (literally: enough like this?) A posto così? = is that everything? (literally: ok like this?) If you found this lesson useful, please take a second to give us a rating on itunes - it helps us reach more Italian learners and continue creating free lessons :) itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1217040140 Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
8/5/20178 minutes, 58 seconds
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26: Dove sono le banane? How to ask for things in supermarkets

You’re at the supermarket in Italy, but you don’t know where anything is! Find out how to ask for things at the supermarket, and learn some important shopping vocabulary in this episode of 5 Minute Italian. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-travel-phrases-supermarket/ Today’s words Il commesso = shop assistant Mi scusi = excuse me Dove sono = where are I carrelli = the trolleys Sono lì/là = they are there Lì/là = there All’entrata = at the entrance A = at (also to) La = the (for feminine nouns) "A" combines with "la" to give us “alla” = at the La banana = the banana (singular) Le banane = the bananas (plural) Con = with La frutta = the fruit Dov’è = where is La pasta = the pasta Di là = over there Signora = madam/ma’am Quale corridoio = which aisle? Vicino = near Vicino al pane = close to the bread A = to (also at) Il = the (for masculine nouns) "A" combines with "il" to give us "al" = to the Il pane = the bread To get 5 minute Italian lessons delivered to your inbox with bonus materials like transcripts, sign up here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ If you found this lesson useful, please take a second to give us a rating on itunes - it helps us reach more Italian learners and continue creating free lessons :) itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1217040140 Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
7/30/20178 minutes, 23 seconds
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25: Da mangiare? How to order food in Italian (part 2)

Did you know that when Italians go for dinner, they don't have a starter + main course + dessert? They have a different course system, which you’ll need to know about before you order food in Italy. Find out more in this lesson of 5 minute Italian! We'll be building on what we learnt last lesson, so if you didn't catch it, you can listen to it here first: https://soundcloud.com/5-minute-italian/how-to-order-food-in-italian Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-order-food-in-italian-2/ Todays words Possiamo avere? = can we have? Possiamo avere una bottiglia di pinot grigio? = can we have a bottle of pinot grigio? Da mangiare? = what would you like to eat? (lit. to eat?) Per me = for me Poi = then/next Antipasto = starter Primo = first course Secondo = second course Dolce = dessert Forse dopo = maybe later Qualcos’altro = Anything else? Una bottiglia d’acqua = a bottle of water Una bottiglia d’acqua naturale = a bottle of still water Buon appetito! = enjoy your meal! The 5 Minute Italian Academy beta is now closed. But you can still get bonus materials for future lessons, including transcripts and flashcards, by joining our mailing list here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
7/22/20178 minutes, 35 seconds
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24: Una pizza, grazie! How to order food in Italian

Imagine going into a restaurant in Italy, or an Italian restaurant in your hometown and doing everything in Italian - from greeting the waiter, to asking for the bill. Find out how in this episode of 5 Minute Italian. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-order-food-in-italian/ Today’s words Buonasera = good evening Un tavolo per due = a table for two Un tavolo per tre = a table for three In quanti siete = in how many are you? Siamo in due = there are two of us Siamo in tre = there are three of us Siamo in quattro = there are four of us Posso avere il menù? = can I have the menu? Posso avere il menù in italiano? = can I have the menu in Italian? Posso avere il menù in inglese? = can I have the menu in English? Posso avere il conto? = can I have the bill? Che cosa vi porto da bere? = What shall I bring you to drink? Un bicchiere di prosecco = a glass of prosecco Un bicchiere di vino rosso = a glass of red wine Un bicchiere di vino bianco = a glass of white wine Una bottiglia di vino rosso = a bottle of red wine Una bottiglia di vino bianco = a bottle of white wine The 5 Minute Italian Academy beta is now closed. You can now get bonus materials by joining our mailing list here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
7/15/20178 minutes, 45 seconds
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23: How to order vino in Italian

One of our favourite things to do in Italy is to sit out in the piazza and drink a nice glass of vino. Find out how to order wine like an Italian in this lesson. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-order-wine-in-italy/ Today's words Un prosecco = a prosecco Due prosecchi = 2 proseccos Una bottiglia di prosecco = a bottle of prosecco Una = a (for feminine words) Un = a (for masculine words) il Chianti = a type of red wine from Tuscany La Falanghina = a type of white wine which comes from the vesuvius region La Barbera = a type of red wine from Piemonte Un bicchiere di prosecco = a glass of prosecco Un bicchiere di Chianti = a glass of Chianti bicchiere = glass di = of calice = wine glass spumante/frizzante/mosso = sparkling mosso = moved bollicine = little bubbles (sometimes used to talk about sparkling wine) Vino fermo = still wine Fermo = still Vino bianco = white wine Vino bianco fermo = still white wine Secco Vino bianco secco = dry white wine Fruttato = fruity Un vino bianco fruttato = fruity white wine Dolce = sweet Un vino bianco dolce = sweet white wine Vino rosso = red wine Corposo = full-bodied Un vino rosso corposo = a full-bodied red wine Un vino rosso non strutturato = a light red wine Non strutturato = light (when talking about wine) Wine list Pinot grigio (dry white wine from the North East of Italy) Soave (dry white wine from Veneto) Fiano (dry white wine from Campania) Donnafugata (fruity white wine from Sicily) Gewürztraminer (fruity white wine from Trentino) Malvasia (sweet white wine from Sicily) Passito (sweet white wine from Sicily) Zibibbo (sweet white wine from Sicily) Amarone (Full-bodied red wine from Piemonte) Barolo (Full-bodied red wine from Piemonte) Aglianico (A light red wine from Campania) Primitivo (A light red wine from Puglia) Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ The best way you can support Katie and Matteo is by giving them a 5 star rating on itunes - it helps other people find 5 minute Italian and keeps the lessons free: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1217040140 Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
7/6/20178 minutes, 58 seconds
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22: Where's the train station? How to ask questions in Italian.

Where's the train station? Which bus should I take? When does the train leave? How long does it take? In today's lesson, you'll learn how to use question words to navigate your way around Italy. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-question-words/ Today's words Dove = where Il bagno = the toilet Dov'è il bagno? = where's the toilet? è = is Mi scusi = excuse me La stazione = the station Mi scusi, dov'è la stazione? = excuse me, where's the station? La biglietteria = the ticket office Mi scusi, dovè la biglietteria? = Excuse me, where's the ticket office? Quando = when Parte = he/she/it leaves Quando parte? = when does it leave? Quando parte il treno? = when does the train leave? L'autobus = the bus Quando parte l'autobus? = when does the bus leave? Chi = who Chi è? = Who is it? il manager = the manager Chi è il manager? = who's the manager? Quanto costa? = how much does it cost? Quanto tempo? = how much time/how long? Quanto ci vuole? = how long does it take? Che cosa = what Che = what Cosa = what Che cos'è? = what is it? Che cosa vi porto? = What shall I bring you? Che cosa vi porto da bere? = what shall I bring you to drink? Che cosa vi porto da mangiare = what should I bring you to eat? Quale = which Quale treno? = which train? Quale autobus? = which bus? Quale binario? = which platform? Perché? = why? Mangiamo? = shall we eat? Perché no? = why not? Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ If you found this lesson useful, please take a second to give us a rating on itunes - it really helps! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1217040140 Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
6/28/20178 minutes, 40 seconds
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21: Fa caldissimo! How to talk about the weather in Italian

Italians talk about the weather just as much the English do, so it’s an essential skill to master. Find out how to talk about the weather in this episode of 5 minute Italian. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-weather-words/ Today's words che tempo fa? = What's the weather like? che = what tempo = weather fa = does fa caldissimo = it's extremely hot (literally it does hot) caldo = hot freddo = cold fa freddo = it's cold fa freddissimo = it's extremely cold gradi = degrees è = it is è nuvoloso = it's cloudy è nuvolosissimo = it's extremely cloudy piove = it's raining piove molto = it's raining a lot nevica = it's snowing nevica molto = it's snowing a lot c'è sole = it's sunny (literally there is sun) c'è molto sole = it's very sunny (literally there is lots of sun). Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ If you found this lesson useful, please take a second to give us a rating on itunes - it really helps! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1217040140
6/22/20178 minutes, 14 seconds
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20: Molto buono! Or is is bene?

What’s the difference between “buono” and “bene”? And what about bello and bravo? If you’ve ever felt confused about when to use these words, this lesson is for you. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-buono-bene/ Today’s words cominciamo = let’s start è buono = it tastes good Il caffè è buono = the coffee is good la pizza è buona = the pizza is good il servizio è buono = the service is good (quality) il bambino è buono = the baby is well behaved è bella = she’s beautiful è bello = he’s beautiful il film è bello = the film is good (use bello for creative works) il libro è bello = the book is good (use bello for creative works) è bravo = he’s talented è brava = she’s talented come stai = how are you? sto bene = I’m well parlo = I speak parlo bene italiano = I speak Italian well parli = you speak parli bene inglese = you speak English well Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
6/14/20179 minutes, 35 seconds
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19: How to order gelato in Italian

Summer's coming and that can only mean one thing... Gelato! In today's lesson, you'll learn how to order an ice-cream in Italian. Along the way, we'll help you avoid some common mistakes tourists make in Italian shops and cafés. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-order-gelato-in-italian/ Today's words Gusti = flavours Cioccolato = chocolate Limone = lemon Pistacchio = pistachio Vaniglia = vanilla Menta = mint Melone = melon Crema = custard Fragola = strawberry Nocciola = hazelnut Ciliegia = cherry Stracciatella = vanilla with chocolate bits Il mio gusto preferito = my favourite flavour Due palline = two scoops Pagare = to pay Pagare alla cassa = pay at the till Un cono = a cone Una coppetta = little paper cup Lo scontrino = the receipt il banco = the counter un cono cioccolato e vaniglia = a cone with chocolate and vanilla The "gelato al cioccolato" song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZSmbObUzZA Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
6/5/20178 minutes, 56 seconds
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15: How to count to 100 in Italian

How do you count to 100 in Italian, and how can you use these numbers to make your fiancé do the dishes? Find out how in 5 minute Italian, episode 15. Here's last week's lesson on how to count from 1 to 20: https://soundcloud.com/5-minute-italian/how-to-count-20-italian Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-count-100-italian/ Today's words 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 21 = ventuno 22 = ventidue 23 = ventitre 24 = ventiquattro 25 = venticinque 26 = ventisei 27 = ventisette 28 = ventotto 29 = ventinove 30 = trenta 40 = quaranta 50 = cinquanta 60 = sessanta 70 = settanta 80 = ottanta 90 = novanta 100 = cento How old are you? = Quanti anni hai? Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
5/22/20178 minutes, 15 seconds
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14: How to count from 1 to 20 in Italian

Ah counting... something that seems so simple can be quite tricky in a new language! In today's lesson, you'll learn how to count to 20 in Italian and avoid common mistakes beginners often make. By the end, you'll be able to use numbers for very important things, like buying beer and paying for stuff. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-count-20-italian/ Today's words 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 Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
5/22/20177 minutes, 43 seconds
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12: How to pronounce an Italian menu (G and GH)

You know the quattro formaggi pizza, the one with loads of cheese? If you've ever ordered one, you'll know that the "g" sound is different to the "g" in margherita pizza. But why? Learn how to pronounce the "g" sound in Italian, so you can sound like a boss next time you order a pizza. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-pronounce-g-italian/ Today's words Origano = oregano Gamberi = prawns Funghi = mushrooms Quattro stagioni = four seasons Formaggio = cheese Fagioli = beans Menu del giorno = menu of the day Gelato = ice-cream Vegetariano = vegetarian Sono vegetariano = I'm vegetarian How to pronounce the letter C: https://soundcloud.com/5-minute-italian/episode-11 Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
5/21/20175 minutes, 54 seconds
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13: How to get from the plane to your hotel or city center

Do you know how to get from the airport to your hotel, using only Italian? In today's episode, you'll learn some handy travel phrases for the airport. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-travel-phrases-airport/ Today's words il bagno = the toilet caldo = hot freddo = cold la valigia = the suitcase ho perso la valigia = I've lost my suitcase (literally "the suitcase") autobus = bus il treno = the train un biglietto = a ticket stazione centrale = central station prendo un taxi = I take a taxi dove = where indirizzo = address quanto costa? = how much does it cost? quanto costa un biglietto? = how much does a ticket cost? Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
5/21/20177 minutes, 33 seconds
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11: How to pronounce an Italian menu (C and CH)

Do you know how to pronounce fettuccine, gnocchi, and bruschetta? The letter C can be tricky in Italian! In today's lesson, we're going to learn how to pronounce Italian food names with C and CH. By the end, you'll be able to read an Italian menu like a pro. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-pronounce-c-italian/ Today's words Carne = meat Gnocchi = a type of pasta made from flour and potatoes Dolci = desserts Spinaci = spinach Cipolla = onion Pancetta = bacon Cena = dinner Subscribe here: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
5/21/20175 minutes, 49 seconds
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10: How to make new sentences in Italian

If you want to speak Italian, one of the most important skills you can master is to combine what you already know - no matter how little - to say new things. In today's lesson, we'll show you how. By the end, you'll know how to use words and grammar you already know to say loads of useful new things. Remember what you learnt in today's lesson! For bonus materials including quizzes and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-sentences/ Today's Italian words Auguri = congratulations Vorrei una birra = I'd like a beer Pagare = to pay Vorrei pagare = I'd like to pay Vorrei mangiare = I'd like to eat Vorrei mangiare qualcosa = I'd like to eat something Voglio = I want Voglio mangiare qualcosa = I want to eat something Mangiamo = we eat Mangiamo? = shall we eat? Mangiamo qualcosa? = Shall we eat something? OK = OK (remember to pronounce it with an Italian accent!) Va bene = OK (literally: it goes well) Parliamo = we speak Parliamo? = shall we speak? Parliamo italiano? = shall we speak Italian? Un po' = a bit Parliamo un po' di Italiano? = Shall we speak a bit of Italian? Vorrei parlare italiano = I'd like to speak Italian Vorrei parlare un po' di italiano = I'd like to speak a bit of Italian. Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
3/12/20177 minutes, 32 seconds
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9: Could I have a coffee? How to ask polite questions in Italian

Do you know how to ask for things in Italian? Whether it's a coffee, directions or a date, this is one of the most important skills to master.  By the end of today's lesson, you'll know a few polite ways to ask someone to do something for you.  Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-ask-polite-questions-italian/ Today's Italian words Un caffè = a coffee Un biscotto = a biscuit il giornale = the newspaper Vorrei = I'd like Vorrei un caffè = I'd like a coffee Aspetta = wait Posso avere un biscotto? = can I have a biscuit? Posso avere = can I have? Qualcos'altro = anything else? Mi potresti portare = could you bring me (literally: me you could bring) il menù = the menu Mi potresti portare il menù = could you bring me the menu? una birra = a beer Mi portresti portare una birra? = could you bring me a beer? il conto = the bill Mi potresti portare il conto? = could you bring me the bill Vorrei una birra = I'd like a beer Vorrei un caffè = I'd like a coffee Vorrei il conto = I'd like the bill Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
3/4/20177 minutes, 3 seconds
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8: Shall we start now? OK

Did you know that there's more than one way to say "OK" in Italian? By the end of today's lesson, you'll know some handy little words that Italians say all the time. Today builds on what we learned in last week's lesson: https://soundcloud.com/5-minute-italian/italian-podcast-suggestions Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-suggestions-2/ Today's Italian words Quando = when Iniziamo = we start Cucinare = cook Quando mangiamo = when shall we eat? Iniziare = to start a = to Iniziamo a cucinare = we start to cook Iniziamo a cucinare = shall we start to cook? Adesso = now Iniziamo a cucinare adesso? = shall we start to cook now? OK = OK - Italians say it too! Just remember to do the Italian accent ;) Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
2/16/20176 minutes, 23 seconds
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7: What shall we eat today?

What shall we eat today? This is a very important question in Italy! In this week’s episode of 5 minute Italian, you’ll find out how to make suggestions and ask questions with “shall we”. And as always, you’ll pick up some useful vocabulary for taking about our favourite topic - food! Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-podcast-suggestions/ Today's Italian words Pranzo = lunch Che mangiamo oggi = what shall we eat today? Che = what Mangiamo = we eat/let's eat/shall we eat? Oggi = today Non lo so = I don't know (literally: not it I know) Pasta al sugo = Pasta with fresh tomato sauce (literally, pasta with sauce) Sugo = sauce Pasta al pomodoro = Pasta with fresh tomato sauce Pasta al pesto = Pasta with pesto Mangiamo pasta al pesto = we eat pasta with pesto Va bene = OK (literally: it goes well) Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
2/6/20177 minutes, 57 seconds
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6: How to pronounce gn - like in lasagne

How do Italians pronounce the word lasagne? It's different to how we say it in English. In today's episode, we'll be learning about a sound we like to call: "the smiley N". By the end, you'll be able to order Italian food like a pro. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/pronounce-gn-italian/ Today's Italian words Mangio = I eat and = e Mangio lasagne e gnocchi = I eat lasagne and gnocchi Voglio = I want Voglio lasagne e gnocchi = I want lasagne and gnocchi Ogni = every Spagna = Spain Bagno = bathroom in = in Devo andare = I need to go Devo andare in bagno = I need to go to the bathroom/toilet (literally: I need to go in bathroom) Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
1/30/20179 minutes, 14 seconds
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5: How to pronounce gli - like in famiglia

Problems with Italian pronunciation? Let's take it one sound at a time.  In today's episode, you'll learn about a very important sound: the smiley "l".  By the end, you'll be able to pronounce all kinds of useful words and phrases like "family", "bottle" and "I want". Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/pronounce-gli-italian/ Today's Italian words Aglio = garlic Voglio = I want Non voglio aglio = I don't want garlic Famiglia = family Bottiglia = bottle The free lesson is now finished, sign up here to find out when the next one is happening: courses.joyoflanguages.com/5-minute-italian/ Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
1/23/20175 minutes, 44 seconds
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4: Excuse me, do you speak English?

How do you use the word "speak" in Italian? And did you know that Italian has 3 different ways of saying you? This is what we'll be learning in the 4th episode of 5 minute Italian. We'll be building on what we learned in last week's lesson, which you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/5-minute-italian/parlare-italian Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/verb-parlare/ Today's Italian words Parla = you speak (formal, for people you don't know well); he/she speaks Parla inglese = you speak English (formal, for people you don't know well) Scusi, parla inglese? = Excuse me, do you (formal) speak English Parlate = you all/you both speak (the plural you) Parlate inglese = you all/both speak English Parlate inglese? = do you all/both speak English? Parliamo = we speak Parliamo italiano = we speak Italian Parliamo un po' di italiano = we speak a bit of Italian Parlano = they speak Parlano italiano = they speak Italian Parlano inglese? = do they speak English? Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
1/15/20177 minutes, 5 seconds
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3: I speak a bit of Italian

In today's episode, you'll learn how to use the verb "parlare", which means to speak. By the end, you'll know how to say all kinds of useful phrases like "do you speak English?" and "I speak a little Italian". Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/parlare-italian/ Today's Italian Words Parlare = to speak Parlo = I speak Parli = you speak Parla = he/she speaks Mangiare = to eat Amare = to love Parlo italiano = I speak Italian Parlo inglese = I speak English Non parlo = I don't speak Non parlo italiano = I don't speak Italian Non parlo inglese = I don't speak English Un po' di = a bit of Parlo un po' di italiano = I speak a bit of Italian Parlo un po' di inglese = I speak a bit of English Parli = you speak Parli italiano = you speak Italian Parli italiano? = do you speak Italian? Parli inglese? = do you speak English? Parla italiano = he/she speaks Italian Non parla italiano = he/she doesn't speak Italian Parla Italiano = does he/she speak Italian? Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
1/7/20177 minutes, 33 seconds
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2: Do you make these typical tourist mistakes?

Do you know what a panini is? It might not be exactly what you think. In today's episode, we're talking about words which seem the same in Italian and English, but are actually different. Along the way, we'll help you avoid some of the most common mistakes tourists make in Italy.  As always happens in Italy, we ended up talking mostly about food!   Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/typical-mistakes-italian/ Today's Italian words Panino = Sandwich Panini = Sandwiches Biscotto = biscuit Biscotti = biscuits Un caffè = A short strong coffee (espresso) that Italians normally drink Caffè americano = a long coffee (the way people normally drink it in America and UK) Latte macchiato = The real Italian word for caffè latte Bruschetta = Bruschetta (remember to pronounce it with a hard K sound, like brusKetta) Peperoni = bell peppers (the vegetable, not the meat!) Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
12/20/20165 minutes, 26 seconds
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1: Why Italian is easier than you think

Did you know that around 30% of English words are similar to Italian words? By pronouncing them in an Italian way(hand gestures optional) they will help you a lot when you start speaking Italian. Remember what you learnt in today's episode! To get free bonus materials, including a quiz and flashcards, visit our website: http://joyoflanguages.com/italian-is-easy/ Today's Italian words Possibile = possible Impossibile = impossible Terribile = terrible Esatto = Exactly Corretto = correct Perfetto = perfect Responsabile = responsable Animale = animal Originale = original Attenzione = attention Conversazione = conversation Simile = similar Vocabolario = vocabulary Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).
12/10/20166 minutes, 7 seconds