Posts Tagged ‘money’

21. Want to Buy an Italian Village? (That’s Amore!)

  Level: That's Amore!

LearnItalianPod If your dream is to buy a piece of Italy, today could be your lucky day… but of course, you would need to win the lottery first! – VIP Member Simon from New York found out that an entire Tuscan village is up for sale. Simon loves Italy; his grandparents came from a tiny village in the south of Italy and now he is working hard to buy a property in Italy. “If I ever won the lottery – he says – this would be the way I would spend all the money!” – Let’s listen to this exciting piece of news, and let’s practice lots of useful Italian words and expressions that are sure to take your knowledge of Italian to the next level. 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 #21

32. It’s All About Money (5 Minutes A Day)

  Level: 5 Minutes A Day

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with – Let’s go back into “travel survival mode” and let’s practice a lot of useful, ready-to-use Italian words, sentences, and expressions that you can use in many different occasions when dealing with everything related to money while in Italy: from paying at the cash register, to exchanging money, to taking care of business at the bank, we will cover it all on this episode. Enjoy!

[How Would You Say It: At The Campsite – 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: At The Campsite“, 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 an exciting (Italian) adventure!

5 Minutes A Day – Episode #32

24. I Lost My Wallet! (Upper Intermediate)

  Level: Upper Intermediate

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. Episode #24 of the “Upper-Intermediate Level Series” is entitled “I Lost My Wallet!”. There is nothing than can ruin a day more than losing a wallet, and the thought of all the time one has to waste to report the fact to the police, the bank, close all the accounts, and so on.

So, let’s get very practical and let’s see how to deal with the unfortunate situation of losing a wallet in Italy. We sure hope this will never happen to you, but you know how they say, “better safe than sorry”. We’ll learn a lot of new, useful vocabulary, and on the grammar section, we will review some of the most interesting expressions from the dialogue giving grammar rules and extra examples. Enjoy!

[LearnItalianPod VIP Members Extra Bonus!] Login to the Learning Center to download Audio & PDF Transcript of the “must-know” Italian reflexive verb “Divertirsi” (to enjoy oneself, to have fun), and some of the most common and useful idiomatic expressions that use this important verb.

Upper Intermediate – Episode Nr.24

44. A Cheesy Collateral (Culture Shot)

  Level: Culture Shot

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. VIP Member Lisa sent us one of the most entertaining email we’ve ever received. She says: “I read this article in the New York Times about an Italian bank keeping wheels of Parmesan cheese as collateral for bank loans to cheese makers. I was blown away by this but not really surprised because Italians are so resourceful! What a brilliant way to make loans available for cheese makers by allowing their aging cheese to guarantee their loans! I think this would make a great lesson as well as a cultural surprise for your listeners, Jane and Massimo!”

You said it, Lisa, Italians can surely be resourceful, and what an example you brought up! So here it is, a Culture Shot about banks, loans, Parmesan cheese, and, most important, about the worldwide famous “arte di arrangiarsi italiana” (the Italian art of going with the flow). Enjoy!

[Getting Around The House Vol. 1: The Kitchen & The Bedroom – LearnItalianPod VIP Members Extra Bonus!] Login to the Learning Center to find, as a special extra bonus, an audio file and PDF transcript entitled “Getting Around The House, Vol. 1: The Kitchen and the Bedroom“, composed of an audio file and PDF transcript of some of the names of things you find in the kitchen and in the bedroom that you absolutely need to know if you ever travel to Italy!

Culture Shot – Episode Nr.44

42. The Most Famous Italian Word (Culture Shot)

  Level: Culture Shot

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. Here’s what VIP Member Richie from Chicago has to say about his recent trip to Italy: “I had the best time ever. It’s just incredible how beautiful Italy really is… and how Italians can be charming and generous, once you just try to speak their language! And, about the Italian language… how many times can Italians repeat the word “ciao”? I heard it everywhere, all the times… it must be the most famous Italian word!”

Right on, Richie! Used to say “hi” and “goodbye”, used as informal exclamation with different meanings, used doubling the word, the word “ciao” is known all over the world and it is currently used in several languages as a loan word. So, let’s celebrate the word “ciao”, by finding out its origin, its different meanings, and some curious facts about it. Enjoy!

[Money & Banking – LearnItalianPod VIP Members Extra Bonus!] Login to the Learning Center to find, as a special extra bonus, an audio file and PDF transcript entitled “Money & Banking”, containing all of the most popular, must-know Italian words and sentences used when dealing with money and banking in Italian – a very useful single audio file that you can take with you, listen and practice whenever and wherever you want to master the language of (Italian) money!

Culture Shot – Episode Nr.42

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