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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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My daughter and I are learning Italian together on our drives to daycare in the morning. This show is thoughtful and thorough and makes learning Italian simple and fun.

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Been studying for years and this has been very helpful as a supplement and they are short and sweet!

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45 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
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Thankful!

By Rational Reviewer - Jul 25 2019
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My daughter and I are learning Italian together on our drives to daycare in the morning. This show is thoughtful and thorough and makes learning Italian simple and fun.

Fun and helpful

By sculptureJLF - Jun 01 2019
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Been studying for years and this has been very helpful as a supplement and they are short and sweet!

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5 Minute Italian

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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.

Rank #1: #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 #2: #66: How to say "the" in Italian: lo and gli (the ones everyone forgets)

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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

Jun 02 2019

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Rank #3: #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 #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: #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 #6: #63: How to say "time" in Italian (Tempo vs. Volta)

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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

Mar 24 2019

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Rank #7: #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 #8: #48: How to say sorry in Italian: mi dispiace vs. scusa

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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

Aug 05 2018

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Rank #9: #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 #10: #49 How to say "I miss you" in Italian

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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.

Aug 12 2018

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Rank #11: #39: A quick trick to remember Italian verbs

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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?

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

Feb 09 2018

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Rank #12: #19: How to order gelato in Italian

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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).

Jun 05 2017

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Rank #13: #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 #14: 64: How to say "the" in Italian: The basics

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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.

Apr 21 2019

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Rank #15: #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/

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

Jan 13 2019

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Rank #16: #9: Could I have a coffee? How to ask polite questions in Italian

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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).

Mar 04 2017

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Rank #17: #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 #18: #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.

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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 #19: #30: How to buy train and bus tickets

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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).

Oct 22 2017

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Rank #20: #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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