Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:30:00 +0000
Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:38:23 +0000Copyright: 2016
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:30:00 +0000
Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian.
Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well, for a total of 120 lessons in all. That's 24 weeks of lessons, for only $15.00. It's over 13 hours of Italian lessons, for the price of what you might pay for one music CD.
I've found that the key to learning to speak Italian is to learn a little bit every day, and to practice it with your friends. So get lessons 1-100, and listen to one lesson, every day for 24 weeks. By the end, you'll be amazed at how easy it was, and just how much you can learn by practicing a few minutes every day.
To buy the first 100 lessons, just go to the web site at www.letsspeakitalian.net and click on one of the banner ads. If you want to Download Lessons 1-100, click on the 'Download' banner ad. Once I get your payment, I'll e-mail you a link to the files. Be patient though, it might take a few hours before I check my email. If you would rather Get Lessons 1-100 on CD-Rom, click on the 'CD' banner ad and once I receive your payment, I'll mail the CD-Rom to you. For only $15.00 you'll be speaking Italian before you know it.
Grazie tanto, arrivederci.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0000
sapere = to know how to
io so = I know how to
tu sai = you know how to (informal)
Lei sa = you know how to (formal)
lui/lei sa = he/she knows how to
noi sappiamo = we know how to
voi sapete = you know how to (plural)
loro sanno = they know how to
Gianni sa suonare il pianoforte. = Johnny knows how to play the piano.
Gli studenti sanno studiare. = The students know how to study.
Sapete parlare italiano? = Do you (plural) know how to speak Italian?
Non so cantare molto bene. = I don't know how to sing very well.
Che cosa sappiamo fare bene? = What do we know how to do well?
I tedeschi sanno lavorare ogni giorno. = The Germans know how to work every day.
I giapponesi sanno cucinare il pesce bene. = The Japanese know how to cook fish well.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0000
volere = to want, to want to
io voglio = I want, I want to
tu vuoi = you want, you want to (informal)
Lei vuole = you want, you want to (formal)
lui/lei vuole = he/she wants, he/she wants to
noi vogliamo = we want, we want to
voi volete = you want, you want to (plural)
loro vogliono = they want, they want to
'volere' can be used in two ways. One is as a modal verb where it is followed by another verb in its infinitive form.
Il dottore vuole parlare con Lei. = The doctor wants to speak with you (formal).
Volete mangiare i fagioli oggi? = Do you (plural) want to eat beans today?
Voglio ascoltare la canzone. = I want to listen to the song.
Loro vogliono imparare il russo. = They want to learn Russian.
'volere' can also mean 'to want' without using it as a modal verb.
Lui vuole un cane. = He wants a dog
Vogliamo un insegnante buono. = We want a good teacher.
Chi vuole un biscotto? = Who wants a cookie?
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0000
dovere = to have to. Can also be translated to the English word 'must.'
io devo = I have to, I must
tu devi = you have to, you must (informal)
Lei deve = you have to, you must (formal)
lui/lei deve = he/she has to, he/she must
noi dobbiamo = we have to, we must
voi dovete = you have to, you must (plural)
loro devono = they have to, they must
L'insegnante deve preparare la lezione. = The teacher has to prepare the lesson.
Dovete lavorare ogni giorno. = You (plural) must work every day.
Chi deve studiare il libro? = Who must study the book?
Le ragazze devono andare al negozio. = The girls must go to the store.
Il bambino deve ascoltare meglio. = The child must listen better.
A che ora devi andare in classe? = What time do you have to go to class?
Perche' devo portare una cravatta? = Why must I wear a tie?
Quando dobbiamo avere i soldi? = When do we have to have the money?
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0000
potere = to be able to It also translate as 'can' or 'may.'
io posso = I am able to, I can
tu puoi = you are able to, you can (informal)
Lei puo' = you are able to, you can (formal)
lui/lei = he/she are able to, he/she can
noi possiamo = we are able to, we can
voi potete = you are able to, you can (plural)
loro possono = they are able to, they can
La donna puo' venire. = The woman can come.
Possiamo andare dopo cena. = We can go after dinner.
Posso parlare inglese? = May I speak English?
Io posso cantare. = I can sing.
Puo' mangiare la carne con una forchetta. = She can eat the meat with a fork.
Lei puo' capire lo spagnolo? = Can you (formal) understand Spanish?
I ragazzi italiani possono giocare il calcio. = The Italian boys can play soccer (football).
Potete aiutare quell'uomo. = You (plural) can help that man.
Mario puo' suonare il pianoforte. = Mario is able to play the piano.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0000
chiudere = to close
chiudo, chiudi, chiude, chiudiamo, chiudete, chiudono
ascoltare = to listen to
ascolto, ascolti, ascolta, ascoltiamo, ascoltate, ascoltano
aiutare = to help
aiuto, aiuti, aiuta, aiutiamo, aiutate, aiutano
lavorare = to work
lavoro, lavori, lavora, lavoriamo, lavorate, lavorano
cominciare = to begin
comincio, cominci, comincia, cominciamo, cominciate, cominciano
preparare = to prepare
preparo, prepari, prepara, prepariamo, preparate, preparano