Posts Tagged ‘animals’

26. Man’s Best Friend (That’s Amore!)

  Level: That's Amore!

LearnItalianPod Let’s find out what Italians’ favorite pets are. About a year ago, a major Italian association who protects animals run a survey asking Italians to indicate their favorite pet. You will not be surprised to hear that the dog is still “man’s best friends” followed by (who else?) the cat. – But some Italians got creative and they said they would love to have a snake pet, or a goose pet, or even a donkey pet! – So, let’s learn all about pets and animals, and let’s practice lots of useful Italian words and expressions that you can use in any “real life” conversation in Italian. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only: Login to the Learning Center to find the full transcript of this lesson in Italian and English, the premium audio containing the examples from the lesson with plenty of extra sentences with blank spaces after each sentence so you can practice your pronunciation over and over, and some great interactive flashcards, English to Italian – so each flashcard will challenge you on “how to say something in Italian when you are thinking in English” – a great, “real-life situation” exercise.

That’s Amore! – Episode #26

23. Once Upon A Time (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with – Episode #23 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful “Listen Up & Learn” lesson series is entitled “Once Upon A Time” – The expression “Once Upon A Time” (in Italian, “C’era Una Volta”) is the classic opening line of a tale or a fable. This time, get ready to listen to one of the most popular fables of all times and train your ears to truly understand the Italian language. – The title of the fable is “La Tartaruga e La Lepre” (in English, “The Tortoise and the Hare”), and this popular fable is still used in Italy to teach Italian to students in schools. – After listening to the fable, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

[VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – Back To Basics: The Verb To Be & To Have] Login to the Learning Center to find, as a special extra bonus, a super useful audio file with PDF transcript entitled “Back To Basics: The Verb To Be & To Have“, containing the two most important, must-know verbs of all of the Italian language: the verb “Essere” (To Be) and “Avere” (To Have) conjugated in the present, past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses. That’s everything you need to master these two pillars of the Italian language!

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #23

29. From Animal Kingdom To Italian Saying (5 Min. A Day)

  Level: 5 Minutes A Day

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with – One of the things that caught our attention while reviewing a long list of Italian sayings is how many of them, and surely some of the most famous ones, are made up using animal names. “Pulce” (flea), “mosca” (fly), “cane” (dog), “gatto” (cat), “elefante” (elephant), and “lupo” (wolf) are only few examples of animals that are used in popular Italian expressions.

So, let’s get ready to learn some great, “real-life” Italian sayings that you won’t find in books: these are idiomatic expressions that Italians use all the times in their everyday lives. The 12 Italian sayings you’re about to hear will greatly improve your vocabulary, comprehension of Italian, and understanding of Italian culture. Welcome to the (Italian) animal kingdom, everyone!

[How Would You Say It: Action Words – LearnItalianPod VIP Members Extra Bonus!] Login to the Learning Center to find, as a special extra bonus, a super useful audio file with PDF transcript entitled “How Would You Say It: Action Words“, a terrific way to test and improve your knowledge of Italian by translating words and sentences on the fly. Practice this, and get ready for some (Italian) action!

5 Minutes A Day – Episode #29

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