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3 GLOSSARY Lesson 1 Basic vocabulary 4 Lesson 2 Italian Plurals 6 Lesson 3 Numbers 8 Lesson 4 Time, Indications and more 10 Lesson 5 Simple verbs and pronouns 12 Lesson 6 Conversation 14
4 LESSON 1 THE BASIC VOCABULARY Your journey will start with learning the basic italian expressions and vocabulary. ENGLISH ITALIAN PRONUNCIATION Hi Ciao Chow Good morning/afternoon Buongiorno Bwon zhor-no Good evening Buonasera Bwoh-nah seh-rah Good night Buona notte Bwoh-nah noht-teh Goodbye Arrivederci Ah-ree-vuh-dehr-chee Please Per favore Pehr fah-voh-reh Thank you (very much) Grazie (mille) Graht-zee-eh (mee-leh) You re welcome Prego Preh-goh I m sorry Mi dispiace Mee dee-spyah-cheh Excuse me Scusi Skoo-zee / skoo-zah Yes / No Si / No See / noh How are you? (formal/informal) Come va / Come stai? Koh-meh stah / koh-mehsty I am fine/well Sto bene Stoh beh-neh What s your name? Come ti chiami? Koh-meh tee kee-ah-mee My name is... Mi chiamo... Mee kee-ah-mo Nice to meet you Piacere di conoscerti Pee-ah-cheh Mister, Misses, Miss Signore,Signora,Signorina seen-yoh-reh, seen-yohrah, seen-yoh-reen-ah How old are you? Quanti anni hai? kwahn-tee ahn-nee ah-ee I am 20 years old Ho venti anni oh vehn-tee ahn-nee Do you speak italian? Parli italiano? par-lah ee-tahl-ee-ah-no I speak italian/i don t speak english Parlo italiano/non parlo inglese par-lo ee-tahl-ee-ah-no / non par-lo een-gleh-zeh Do you understand? (formal/informal) Capisce? kah-pee-shee 4
5 LISTEN TO THESE WORDS PRONOUNCED BY A NATIVE SPEAKER youtube.com/watch/ ENGLISH ITALIAN PRONUNCIATION I don t know / I know Non lo so / lo so non soh / low soh May I help you? Posso aiutarti? deh-zee-deh-rah / deh-zee- Where is?/ Where are? Dov è? / Dove sono? doh-veh / doh-veh soh-noh Bless you! Salute! sah-loo-teh Welcome Benvenuti behn-veh-noo-tee Ok Va bene / Ok vah beh-neh Can you repeat? Può ripetere? puoh- ree-peh-teh-rae? deh-ree EXERCISE TIME 1.1 Now it s your turn :) Translate the following vocabulary from italian and english : Parli italiano?... I am fine... Posso aiutarti?... My name is... Buona notte... Mister... Come ti chiami?... I am 20 years old... Capisce?... I don t understand... Va bene May I help you?...
6 LESSON 2 ITALIAN PLURALS In this second stage you will learn the fundamentals of italian plurals. GRAMMAR TIME GENDER SINGULAR ENDING PLURAL ENDING EXAMPLES Maschile (male) Singolare (-o) (-e) Plurale (-i) Gelato > Gelati Femminile (female) Singolare (-a) (-e) Plurale (-e) (-i) Rosa > Rose REAL EXAMPLES GELATO (m.s.) GELATI (m.p.) ARANCIA (f.s.) ARANCE (f.p.) POMODORO (m.s.) POMODORI (m.p.) 6
7 LISTEN TO THESE PLURALS PRONOUNCED BY A NATIVE SPEAKER youtube.com/watch/ MORE EXAMPLES Italiano Gatto Casa Astuccio Gelato Italiani Gatti Case Astucci Gelati EXERCISE TIME 2.1 Translate these singulars into plurals Italiano... Tenda... Cane... Pizza... Fiore... Albero... Vino... Tortellino... Mano... Salsa... Manta... Signora... Now one step further. Translate these plurals in singulars Tortellini... Tegole... Pizze... Ragazze... ItalianI... Piatti... Tavoli... Lavatrici... Tende... Spagnoli... Sedie... Teste...
8 LESSON 3 ITALIAN NUMBERS In this lesson we are going to explore common time references in the italian language NUMBER ITALIAN WORD PRONUNCIATION 0 Zero Dzeh-roh 1 Uno Oo-noh 2 Due Doo-ed 3 Tre Treh 4 Quattro Kwaht-troh 5 Cinque Cheen-kweh 6 Sei Say 7 Sette Seht-teh 8 Otto Aw-toh 9 Nove Naw-vay 10 Dieci Dee-ay-chee 11 Undici Oon-dee-chee 12 Dodici Doh-dee-chee 13 Tredici Treh-dee-chee 14 Quattordici Kwah-tohr-dee-chee 15 Quindici Kween-dee-chee 16 Sedici Seh-dee-chee 17 Diciassette Dee-chans-seht-teh 18 Diciotto Dee-choht-toh 19 Diciannove Dee-chahn-noh-veh 20 Venti Vehn-tee 100 Cento Cehn-thoo 1000 Mille Mee-lah 8
9 LISTEN TO THESE NUMBERS PRONOUNCED BY A NATIVE SPEAKER youtube.com/watch/ REAL EXAMPLES 3.1 I have three computers Io ho tre computer Can I have a wine bottle? Posso avere una bottiglia di vino? I am eighteen years old The entrace costs ten pounds Io ho diciotto anni L ingresso costa dieci sterline Can I have two beers? Potrei avere due birre? You have five lovely childrens This costs one thousand pounds Hai cinque figli meravigliosi Questo costa mille sterline EXERCISE TIME 3.2 Now it s your turn :) Translate the following vocabulary from italian and english :
10 LESSON 4 TIME, INDICATIONS AND MORE Now it s time for you to learn numbers in italian. It s going to be great fun! DAY OF THE WEEK GIORNO DELLA SETTIMANA PRONUNCIATION Monday Lunedì loo-neh-dee Tuesday Martedì mahr-teh-dee Wednesday Mercoledì mehr-koh-leh-dee Thursday Giovedì zhoh-veh-dee Friday Venerdì veh-nehr-dee Saturday Sabato sah-bah-toh Sunday Domenica doh-men-ee-kah TIME REFERENCES RIFERIMENTI TEMPORALI PRONUNCIATION Today Oggi loo-neh-dee Yesterday Ieri yer-ee Tomorrow Domani doh-mahn-ee Day after tomorrow Dopodomani doh-poh-doh-mahn-ee Yesterday night Ieri sera yer-ee seh-rah Translate the following in either italian or english : Ieri... Oggi... Martedì... Sunday... Giovedì... Venerdì... Dopodomani... Lunedì... Tomorrow... 10
11 LISTEN TO THESE NUMBERS PRONOUNCED BY A NATIVE SPEAKER youtube.com/watch/ DIRECTIONS GIORNO DELLA SETTIMANA PRONUNCIATION Monday Lunedì loo-neh-dee Right Destra Deh-st-rah Left Sinistra See-nee-st-rah Straight Diritto Dee-re-tou North Nord nohrd East Est est South Sud sood West Ovest oh-vest GENERAL RECAP 4.1 Now it s time for a general recap. Translate the following in the appropriate language Tre... Ovest... Venti... Domani... Ieri... Buona sera... Si... Nord... Buon giorno... Sei... Buona sera... Arrivederci... No... Va bene... Dove sono?...
12 LESSON 5 SIMPLE VERBS AND PRONOUNS Now it s time to learn some basic italian verbs and pronouns. ESSERE TO BE PRONUNCIATION Sono I am soh-noh Sei You are say E He/She/It is eh Siamo We are see-ah-moh Siete You are see-eh-teh Sono They are soh-noh AVERE HAVE PRONUNCIATION Ho I have oh Hai You have eye Ha He/She has ah Abbiamo We have ahb-bee-ah-mo Avete You have ah-veh-teh Hanno They have ahn-noh Translate the following in either italian or english : Abbiamo... Sei... Have... Hai... Ha... You are... Sono... They have... I am... 12
13 LISTEN TO THESE NUMBERS PRONOUNCED BY A NATIVE SPEAKER youtube.com/watch/ ITALIAN PRONOUN ENGLISH PRONOUN PRONUNCIATION Io I ee-oh Tu You (informal sing.) too Lui/Lei He/She lwee/lay Noi We noy Voi You (informal plural) voy Loro They loh-roh loro You (formal plural) loh-roh GENERAL RECAP 5.1 Now it s time for a general recap. Translate the following in the appropriate language Tu... Essere... They... Noi... Sono... Hanno... Loro Avere... Ho... You have... Io... Hai...
14 LESSON 6 REAL LIFE CONVERSATION In this section, you will read a real life conversation between two friends UNA CONVERSAZIONE TRA DUE AMICI Antonio : Ciao Francesco! Francesco : Antonio! Come stai? Antonio : Bene grazie, con te? Francesco : Non male. Sai che giorno è oggi? Antonio : Mercoledì. Francesco : Ok. Pensavo era ancora lunedì! Antonio : Domani vieni da me? Possiamo andare in palestra alle 18:00 se vuoi. Francesco : Certamente! Allora ci vediamo domani! Antonio : Ok, a domani. Ciao! A SHORT TALK BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS Antonio : Hi Francesco! Francesco : Antonio! How are you? Antonio : I am good thanks, how are you? Francesco : Not bad. Do you know what date it is today? Antonio : Wednesday. Francesco : Ok. I actually thought it was still Monday! Antonio : Are you coming at mine s tomorrow? We could then go to the gym at 18:00 if you fancy. Francesco : Sure! So see you tomorrow! Antonio : Ok, see you tomorrow. Bye! 14
15 LISTEN TO THESE CONVERSATION PRONOUNCED BY A NATIVE SPEAKER youtube.com/watch/213029
16 CORRECTION SHEETS CHECK YOUR ANSWERS In this section you can easily check the answers of the previous lessons LESSON 1 - THE BASIC VOCABULARY ANSWERS : Do you speak english? Sto bene Can I help you? Mi chiamo Good night Signore What s your name? Ho 20 anni Do you understand? Non capisco It ok Posso aiutarti? LESSON 2 - ITALIAN PLURALS ANSWERS (part 1): Italiani Cani Fiori Vini Mani Mante Tende Pizze Alberi Tortellini Salse Signore ANSWERS (part 2): Tortellino Pizza Italiano Tavolo Tenda Sedia Tegola Ragazza Piatto Lavatrice Spagnolo Testa 16
17 STUDYING TIPS N TRICKS When making a mistake, correct it and review it every second day LESSON 3 - ITALIAN NUMBERS ANSWERS : Due Otto Dieci Tredici Mille Uno Sette Cinque Sei Nove Dodici Cento LESSON 4 - TIME, INDICATIONS AND MORE ANSWERS (part 1): Yesterday Domenica The day after tomorrow Today Thursday Monday ANSWERS (part 2): Three West Twenty Tomorrow Yesterday Good Evening Yes North Good Morning/Afternoon Six Good Night Goodbye No It s ok Where am I? LESSON 5 - SIMPLE VERBS AND PRONOUNS ANSWERS : We have You are Avere You have Have Tu sei I am Loro hanno Io ho
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