Italian Grammar

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00:09:08 2022-04-24
Ciao!When using the simple prepositions "di, a, da, in, su" with a definite article afterwards - we make a "Combined Preposition". For a helpful table we have an overview of all the combinations here!https://payhip.com/b/tpNsi:)..Examples ...
00:10:42 2022-04-24
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the simple prepositions, and the different ways of using "di" = usually "of"!:)...The Prepositions:di = ofa = to, at, inda = from, byin = incon = withsu = on, over, aboveper = in order to, fortra/fra ...
00:11:17 2022-04-23
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at some exceptions to the spelling, and how some of the "-are" verbs use prepositions!:)...Verbs on -care and -gare keep the "hard sound":cercocerchicercacerchiamocercatecercanoVerbs on -iare usually hav...
00:10:13 2022-04-21
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the first group of verbs and the present tense, with the "-ARE" verbs!:)...Standard endings with PARLARE:parloparliparlaparliamoparlateparlanoEx:Abito a BostonDove abiti?Abitiamo a Dallas, in Texas.Present is...
00:09:54 2022-04-18
Ciao!Here's a first Grammar Review covering the key elements to remember from episode 1-15!:)..nounsuno = before z, s+const, pn, gslo, gli = before z, s+const, pn, gs + vowelsending on consonant or accented vowel - no plural ending on nounsto be/to ha...
00:09:15 2022-03-31
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the colors in Italian, and how to say light and dark for a color!:)..I colori:bluviolaazzurroverdegialloarancionerosarossomarronebiancogrigioneroThree of the colors are always the same: "blu","rosa", ...
00:08:59 2022-03-28
Ciao!In the episode we'll look at some important expressions where you'd say "I have" instead of "I am" in Italian!:)..Expressions:avere caldoavere fameavere freddoavere pauraavere ragioneavere seteavere sonnoavere tortoavere frett...
00:08:56 2022-03-24
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the adjective "bello", "beautiful", and how the endings follow the pattern of the specific article!:)..."bello" comes before the noun (it's "on the list"), and follows the pattern ...
00:08:04 2022-03-22
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the different forms of "buono", and why we say "buon giorno" and "buon viaggio", and not "buono"!:)..."buono" is "on the list" - and comes before the noun.The endings i...
00:07:15 2022-03-20
The phrases:another daya beautiful housethe same booka long riverthe first daya small coffeea new frienda young unclea big squarethe last eveninga good holidayThe sentences:I'm an Italian student. Today is a long Thursday. I'm in a big piazza. The...
00:07:57 2022-03-20
Here we'll have a mixed list, and then some phrases to put in both singular and plural.Part Igeneral questionsclosed doorsa perfect housea traditional outfitthe traditional outfitsa dramatic vacationdramatic daysan incredible bookoriginal bikesthe ope...
00:08:09 2022-03-20
Here's a list of drills - with solutions!Part I:an american studenta female american student a famous/known church a public squarea public parka hard exercisethe closed doorclosed housesa living storythe attentive boythe attentive girla complete boo...
00:10:12 2022-03-20
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at where to put the adjective, and how that influences the article. For more episodes and extra exercises on this topic, subscribe to the extended podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ItalianGrammar or Redcircl...
00:07:14 2022-03-19
Ciao!In the episode we'll look at the two types of adjectives, those ending on "-o" or "-e" as their "base", and how they change. For more episodes and extra exercises on this topic, subscribe to the extended podcast on Patreo...
00:06:38 2022-03-18
Ciao!In the episode we'll look at both nouns, "essere" and "avere", and also days and numbers!:)...- Ciao, Lucia. Come stai?- Bene, e tu?- Bene, grazie. Quando è la lezione di letteratura?- È lunedì. Tutti i lunedì.- Bene. Avete di...
00:04:11 2022-03-17
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the "c'è", "ecco", and how to say "don't have". And talk about ice cream!:)..- Ciao, Dante!- Ciao, Beatrice. Hai un caffè?- Sì, ho un caffè. E tu?- No, non ho un caffè. Ho un gela...
00:05:40 2022-03-16
Ciao!In this episode we'll use the grammar so far with nouns, and the verbs "to have" and "to be" - avere and essere!:)..- Ciao, Marco!- Ciao, Lucia! Come stai?- Bene, grazie. E tu?- Grazie, molto bene. Oggi ho una lezione di arte ital...
00:10:15 2022-03-15
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the weekdays and their meaning, and the numbers 1-100.:)..I giorni della settimana:lunedìmartedìmercoledìgiovedìvenerdìsabatodomenicaNumbers 1-20:zerounoduetrequattrocinqueseisetteottonovedieciundicidodicitredic...
00:08:49 2022-03-14
La Pronuncia!In this first pronunciation episode we'll go through how we can see if there's a hard or a soft "g" and "c", we'll look at the sounds "gl" and "gn" - and on which syllable to stress in Italian words...
00:07:48 2022-03-13
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at five question words for what, who, where, when and how - with examples and some exercises!:)...Question Words:Cosa?, Che cosa?, Che? = whatChi? = whoDove? = whereQuando? = whenCome? = howEx:Cosa leggi? Cos'è un...
00:07:36 2022-03-12
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the different versions of the verb "to have", and how to use it in sentences, and how to make questions.:)...AVERE - "to have"io ho (pronounce with a silent h)tu hailui, lei hanoi abbiamovoi aveteloro...
00:10:07 2022-03-09
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the specific/definite forms of the articles in Italian - in both the singular and plural forms.:)...For the singular:"il" - standard masculine"lo" - masculine, same as with "uno" (four cases: ...
00:06:23 2022-03-09
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at when to use "un", "uno" and "una" as the unspecific article for nouns.:)...un - standard masculine:un libroun trenoun giornouno: 4 main cases: before z, s+consonant, ps, gn.z: uno zio, uno zuc...
00:05:43 2022-03-08
Ciao!Some extra practice on how to find the gender of a noun, and how to change a singular to a plural (building on Grammar Episode #4 and #5!)stanza acqua camicia ragazzouovostradasolecaffè fiume zio energiaclientebanca  olandese mare chiave Well done...
00:07:17 2022-03-08
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at how to change the endings of the nouns, when going from singular to plurals.:)..For the three different main endings:"o" singular, becomes "i"bigletto - biglettitreno - treni"a" goes to "e...
00:07:25 2022-03-08
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at the two genders for Italian nouns, and the three different endings "o", "a" and "e".:)..In general, "o" is for masculine and "-a" is for feminine:il libro il ragazzola casala c...
00:05:13 2022-03-07
Ciao!In this episode we'll look at how to use "ci è", "ci sono", and "ecco".:)..In the context of this episode "ci" translates to "there"."Ci è" means "there is", and is usually shortened to &#...
00:07:11 2022-03-07
Ciao!In the episode we'll look at when to use the formal and causal forms, and when to use the subject pronoun.:)Part 1:In general with the casual and formal forms:"tu/voi" is used between young people, adults talking to young people, and when...
00:06:23 2022-03-05
Ciao!Here are the forms of "essere":io sonotu seilui,lei ènoi siamovoi sieteloro sono...Examples:Io sono americano.Tommaso è italiano.Marco e io siamo in un caffè.Tommaso e Marco sono amici.I am a student (uno studente / una studentessa).You ar...
00:03:17 2022-03-05
Welcome back!In the episode we're expanding the dialogue with the phrases for "What's your name?" and "My name is ...", and also the word for "Pleasure!"..Episode transcript:- Ciao, come stai?- Bene grazie, e tu?- Bene, gra...
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