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Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian.

Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well, for a total of 120 lessons in all. That's 24 weeks of lessons, for only $15.00.  It's over 13 hours of Italian lessons, for the price of what you might pay for one music CD.

I've found that the key to learning to speak Italian is to learn a little bit every day, and to practice it with your friends. So get lessons 1-100, and listen to one lesson, every day for 24 weeks. By the end, you'll be amazed at how easy it was, and just how much you can learn by practicing a few minutes every day.

To buy the first 100 lessons, just go to the web site at www.letsspeakitalian.net and click on one of the banner ads. If you want to Download Lessons 1-100, click on the 'Download' banner ad. Once I get your payment, I'll e-mail you a link to the files. Be patient though, it might take a few hours before I check my email.  If you would rather Get Lessons 1-100 on CD-Rom, click on the 'CD' banner ad and once I receive your payment, I'll mail the CD-Rom to you.  For only $15.00 you'll be speaking Italian before you know it.

Grazie tanto, arrivederci.

Direct download: Download_Seasons_One_and_Two_Today.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 6:01 AM
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parola = word

verita' = truth

bugia = lie

piu' tardi = later

in ritardo = late

stamattina = this morning

stasera = this evening

soldi = money

meglio = better

peggio = worse

tutto = all, everything

dopo = after

come = how

Il presidente viene domani. = The president comes tomorrow.

Gli studenti vengono tardi. = The students come late.

La madre tiene il bambino. = The mother holds the baby.

Noi veniamo stasera. = We come tonight.

Gli insegnanti vengono alla scuola. = The teachers come to school.

Io vengo piu' tardi. = I come later.

Tu tieni i soldi. = You hold the money.

Chi viene stamattina? = Who comes this morning?

Voi venite con il cane. = You come with the dog.

Loro tengono le mele rosse. = They hold the red apples.

dare = to give

io do = I give

tu dai = you give (informal)

Lei da = you give (formal)

lui/lei da = he/she gives

noi diamo = we give

voi date = you give (plural)

loro danno = they give

stare = to be

io sto = I am

tu stai = you are (informal)

Lei sta = you are (formal)

lui/lei sta = he/she is

noi stiamo = we are

voi state = you are (plural)

loro stanno = they are

Come state? = How are all of you?

Tu dai la banana all'uomo. = You give the banana to the man.

Loro danno la carta al dentista. = They give the paper to the dentist.

Quando date la mela all'insegnante? = When do you give the apple to the teacher?

Come stanno i ragazzi da Roma? = How are the boys from Rome?

Noi diamo le fragole alle ragazze. = We give the strawberries to the girls.

La donna sta meglio o peggio? = Is the woman better or worse?

Luigi da I soldi al dottore. = Luigi gives the money to the doctor.

Quante mele diamo al bambino? = How many apples do we give the child?

Come stai stamattina? = How are you this morning?

dire = to say, to tell

io dico = I say

tu dici = you say (informal)

Lei dice = you say (formal)

lui/lei dice = he/she says

noi diciamo = we say

voi dite = you say (plural)

loro dicono = they say

Il bambino dice una parola. = The baby says a word.

Le sorelle dicono le bugie. = The sisters tell lies.

Chi dice la parola? = Who says the word?

Voi dite tutta la verita'. = You say all of the truth.

Io dico sempre la verita'. = I always say the truth.

Lei dice una bugia? = Are you telling a lie?

Lui non dice la verita'. = He doesn't tell the truth.

Che dice lei? = What is she saying?

Direct download: Week_012_Review_Tuesday.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

che cosa = what.

Che cosa mangiate? = What are you eating?

Mangiamo la pizza. = We are eating pizza.

quale = which.

Quale libro legge? = Which book are you reading?

Leggo un libro italiano. = I am reading an Italian book.

chi = who.

Chi studia l'italiano? = Who studies Italian?

Noi studiamo l'italiano. = We study Italian.

perche' = why.

Perche' lei mangia la carne? = Why do you eat meat?

Mangio la carne perche' mi piace. = I eat meat because I like it.

giocare = to play (a sport)

io gioco = I play

tu giochi = you play (informal)

Lei gioca = you play (formal)

lui/lei gioca = he/she plays

noi giochiamo = we play

voi giocate = you play (plural)

loro giocano = they play

suonare = to play (an instrument)

io suono = I play

tu suoni = you play (informal)

Lei suona = you play (formal)

lui/lei suona = he/she plays

noi suoniamo = we play

voi suonate = you play (plural)

loro suonano = they play

fare = to do, to make

io faccio = I make

tu fai = you make (informal)

Lei fa = you make (formal)

lui/lei fa = he/she makes

noi facciamo = we make

voi fate = you make (plural)

loro fanno = they make

andare = to go

io vado = I go

tu vai = you go (informal)

Lei va = you go (formal)

lui/lei va = he/she goes

noi andiamo = we go

voi andate = you go (plural)

loro vanno = they go

compito = assignment or task

torta = cake

biscotti = cookies

calcio = soccer (football to you European listeners)

pianoforte = piano

scuola = school

citta' = city

riunione = meeting

spesso = often

troppo = too much

con = with

Gli studenti fanno il compito. = The students do the assignment.

Chi fa i biscotti? = Who makes the cookies?

I bambini vanno a scuola. = The children go to school.

Perche' andiamo in classe? = Why do we go to class?

Che cosa facciamo adesso? = What do we do now?

La ragazza va a casa. = The girl goes home.

Chi suona il pianoforte? = Who plays the piano?

Quale ragazzo gioca il calcio spesso? = Which boy plays soccer often?

Andiamo alla scuola con la mamma. = We go to school with mom.

La mamma fa una buona torta. = Mom makes a good cake.

Quando andiamo al ristorante? = When do we go to the restaurant?

Che cosa comprate alla libreria? = What did you buy at the bookstore?

venire = to come

io vengo = I come

tu vieni = you come (informal)

Lei viene = you come (formal)

lui/lei viene = he/she comes

noi veniamo = we come

voi venite = you come (plural)

loro vengono = they come

tenere = to hold or to keep

io tengo = I hold

tu tieni = you hold (informal)

Lei tiene = you hold (formal)

lui/lei tiene = he/she holds

noi teniamo = we hold

voi tenete = you hold (plural)

loro tengono = they hold

Direct download: Week_011_Review_Monday.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian.

Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Italian. Now, by going to the website, you can buy the first 100 lessons for only $15.00. That includes 100 lessons, plus 20 review lessons as well, for a total of 120 lessons in all. That's 24 weeks of lessons, for only $15.00.  It's over 13 hours of Italian lessons, for the price of what you might pay for one music CD.

I've found that the key to learning to speak Italian is to learn a little bit every day, and to practice it with your friends. So get lessons 1-100, and listen to one lesson, every day for 24 weeks. By the end, you'll be amazed at how easy it was, and just how much you can learn by practicing a few minutes every day.

To buy the first 100 lessons, just go to the web site at www.letsspeakitalian.net and click on one of the banner ads. If you want to Download Lessons 1-100, click on the 'Download' banner ad. Once I get your payment, I'll e-mail you a link to the files. Be patient though, it might take a few hours before I check my email.  If you would rather Get Lessons 1-100 on CD-Rom, click on the 'CD' banner ad and once I receive your payment, I'll mail the CD-Rom to you.  For only $15.00 you'll be speaking Italian before you know it.

Grazie tanto, arrivederci.

Direct download: Download_Seasons_One_and_Two_Today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

sapere = to know how to

io so = I know how to

tu sai = you know how to (informal)

Lei sa = you know how to (formal)

lui/lei sa = he/she knows how to

noi sappiamo = we know how to

voi sapete = you know how to (plural)

loro sanno = they know how to

Gianni sa suonare il pianoforte. = Johnny knows how to play the piano.

Gli studenti sanno studiare. = The students know how to study.

Sapete parlare italiano? = Do you (plural) know how to speak Italian?

Non so cantare molto bene. = I don't know how to sing very well.

Che cosa sappiamo fare bene? = What do we know how to do well?

I tedeschi sanno lavorare ogni giorno. = The Germans know how to work every day.

I giapponesi sanno cucinare il pesce bene. = The Japanese know how to cook fish well.

Direct download: Lesson_075_Friday.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

volere = to want, to want to

io voglio = I want, I want to

tu vuoi = you want, you want to (informal)

Lei vuole = you want, you want to (formal)

lui/lei vuole = he/she wants, he/she wants to

noi vogliamo = we want, we want to

voi volete = you want, you want to (plural)

loro vogliono = they want, they want to

'volere' can be used in two ways. One is as a modal verb where it is followed by another verb in its infinitive form.

Il dottore vuole parlare con Lei. = The doctor wants to speak with you (formal).

Volete mangiare i fagioli oggi? = Do you (plural) want to eat beans today?

Voglio ascoltare la canzone. = I want to listen to the song.

Loro vogliono imparare il russo. = They want to learn Russian.

'volere' can also mean 'to want' without using it as a modal verb.

Lui vuole un cane. = He wants a dog

Vogliamo un insegnante buono. = We want a good teacher.

Chi vuole un biscotto? = Who wants a cookie?

Direct download: Lesson_074_Thursday.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

dovere = to have to. Can also be translated to the English word 'must.'

io devo = I have to, I must

tu devi = you have to, you must (informal)

Lei deve = you have to, you must (formal)

lui/lei deve = he/she has to, he/she must

noi dobbiamo = we have to, we must

voi dovete = you have to, you must (plural)

loro devono = they have to, they must

L'insegnante deve preparare la lezione. = The teacher has to prepare the lesson.

Dovete lavorare ogni giorno. = You (plural) must work every day.

Chi deve studiare il libro? = Who must study the book?

Le ragazze devono andare al negozio. = The girls must go to the store.

Il bambino deve ascoltare meglio. = The child must listen better.

A che ora devi andare in classe? = What time do you have to go to class?

Perche' devo portare una cravatta? = Why must I wear a tie?

Quando dobbiamo avere i soldi? = When do we have to have the money?

Direct download: Lesson_073_Wednesday.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

potere = to be able to It also translate as 'can' or 'may.'

io posso = I am able to, I can

tu puoi = you are able to, you can (informal)

Lei puo' = you are able to, you can (formal)

lui/lei = he/she are able to, he/she can

noi possiamo = we are able to, we can

voi potete = you are able to, you can (plural)

loro possono = they are able to, they can

La donna puo' venire. = The woman can come.

Possiamo andare dopo cena. = We can go after dinner.

Posso parlare inglese? = May I speak English?

Io posso cantare. = I can sing.

Puo' mangiare la carne con una forchetta. = She can eat the meat with a fork.

Lei puo' capire lo spagnolo? = Can you (formal) understand Spanish?

I ragazzi italiani possono giocare il calcio. = The Italian boys can play soccer (football).

Potete aiutare quell'uomo. = You (plural) can help that man.

Mario puo' suonare il pianoforte. = Mario is able to play the piano.

Direct download: Lesson_072_Tuesday.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

chiudere = to close

chiudo, chiudi, chiude, chiudiamo, chiudete, chiudono

ascoltare = to listen to

ascolto, ascolti, ascolta, ascoltiamo, ascoltate, ascoltano

aiutare = to help

aiuto, aiuti, aiuta, aiutiamo, aiutate, aiutano

lavorare = to work

lavoro, lavori, lavora, lavoriamo, lavorate, lavorano

cominciare = to begin

comincio, cominci, comincia, cominciamo, cominciate, cominciano

preparare = to prepare

preparo, prepari, prepara, prepariamo, preparate, preparano

Direct download: Lesson_071_Monday.mp3
Category:Italian Lessons -- posted at: 12:00am MDT


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