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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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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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È solo un buon morso di italiano

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Nice quick lessons I can listen to any time of day.

Great podcast

By kimR_Colorado - Feb 21 2020
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Love the explanations and the length, thank you!

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È solo un buon morso di italiano

By Jest Saying - Mar 29 2020
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Nice quick lessons I can listen to any time of day.

Great podcast

By kimR_Colorado - Feb 21 2020
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Love the explanations and the length, thank you!
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Rank #1: #37: Fare: the magic verb that will help you sound more Italian

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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).

Jan 28 2018

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Rank #2: #3: I speak a bit of Italian

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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).

Jan 07 2017

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Rank #3: #44: The Complete Guide to the Italian Present Tense

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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?

May 13 2018

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Rank #4: #4: Excuse me, do you speak English?

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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).

Jan 15 2017

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Rank #5: #53: Direct object pronouns in Italian: Mi, Ti, Lo, La, Ci, Vi, Li, Le.

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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)

Sep 09 2018

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Rank #6: #24: Una pizza, grazie! How to order food in Italian

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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).

Jul 15 2017

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Rank #7: #33: Review: how to travel around Italy on trains, trams, buses and...boats!

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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).

Dec 17 2017

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Rank #8: #77: How to practice speaking Italian: 3 smart ways

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Enrolment for our Italian immersion spring 2020 is now open 🙌

Click here to learn more: https://courses.joyoflanguages.com/italy/

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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.

Jan 07 2020

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Rank #9: #54: 6 Essential Italian Conversation Phrases (no more awkward silences!)

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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

Sep 16 2018

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Rank #10: #52: Direct Object Pronouns in Italian: Lo and La

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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)

Sep 02 2018

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Rank #11: #45: How to say "I love you" in Italian (and avoid an embarrassing mistake)

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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 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/how-to-say-i-love-you-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
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

May 27 2018

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Rank #12: #46: Mi piace! How to say “I like” in Italian.

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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

Jun 24 2018

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Rank #13: #43: Capeesh?! The other -ire verbs in Italian

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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)

Apr 22 2018

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Rank #14: #62: Give it to me! Double Object Pronouns in Italian

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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")

Mar 10 2019

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Rank #15: #74: How to say "I'm hungry" in Italian

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Get the bonus materials for this episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/how-to-say-im-hungry-in-italian/

Practise your Italian in our Facebook group:
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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).

Nov 24 2019

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Rank #16: #5: How to pronounce gli - like in famiglia

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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

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Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).

Jan 23 2017

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Rank #17: #60: How to Learn Italian - Tips from a Polyglot Italian teacher

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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/

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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

Jan 13 2019

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Rank #18: #25: Da mangiare? How to order food in Italian (part 2)

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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

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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!

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Intro: Ciao by Lee Maddeford(Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License).

Jul 22 2017

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Rank #19: #7: What shall we eat today?

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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).

Feb 06 2017

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Rank #20: #66: How to say "the" in Italian: lo and gli (the ones everyone forgets)

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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

Jun 02 2019

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