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Where's the toilet? Two coffees please! How much is it? Learn the basics in bite-sized pieces with Katie and Matteo. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our You Tube Italian Channel to get more Italian lessons.
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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)
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
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
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)
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
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)
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)
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!
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
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)
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)
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?
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://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/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)
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://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/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”)
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://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-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
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://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/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!
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://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/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)
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://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: 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!
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://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: 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
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. Come and watch Italian movies with us: https://youtu.be/w7eh9sYSXnw Learn about our Online Italian School and get a free mini lesson every week: https://joyoflanguages.online/italian-school 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!): https://italian.joyoflanguages.com/podcast/italian-movies-learn-italian Today's Italian words: La vita davanti a sé = The life ahead (of oneself) 18 regali = 18 presents Pane e tulipani = Bread and tulips
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