Posts Tagged ‘verbs’

48. When I Grow Up, I Want To Be… (That’s Amore!)

  Level: That's Amore!

LearnItalianPod “What do you want to be when you grow up?” – How many times have people asked you that question when you were younger? Our little friend Marco is twelve years old: when he grows up he would like to be a famous cook, and let’s certainly hope all of his goals and dreams come true. — So, let’s learn all about goals and dreams, all while we practice lots of useful Italian words and expressions that are sure to take your Italian to the next level. Enjoy!

That’s Amore! – Episode #48

3. Q&A with Jane & Max: I Hope You Have Time For This!

  Level: Q&A with Jane & Max

LearnItalianPod This time’s question was sent by VIP Members Alex and Cristina from Sidney, Australia, and so it goes: “Knowing the subjunctive is the only way for someone to express doubt, possibility, or uncertainty in Italian. As you often say, it’s a must know! So, how do we learn and use the subjunctive mood in Italian?” — Another great question, and one for which knowing the answer will make a big difference on your knowledge of the language. So, let’s get to it. 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.

Q&A with Jane & Max – Episode #3

45. This Is How True Love Is Born (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodSometimes love comes around in the most unexpected ways, and that’s exactly what happened to our Italian friends Lucia and Renzo. And so today, we’ll listen to a romantic yet funny story about how a true lasting love was born out of a little accident.

By studying and practicing this lesson, you will learn a lot of “ready-to-use” Italian sentences that use the so-called “Verbi di Movimento” (in English “verbs of motion”) like “Andare” (To Go), “Arrivare” (To Arrive), and so on. – Then as usual, after listening to the story, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – The Pronominal Verb “Andarsene” [To Go Away] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “The Pronominal Verb ‘Andarsene’ [To Go Away]”. You can use this verb as a model for conjugating other pronominal verbs, like “Tornarsene” (To go back), “Occuparsene” (To take care of something), “Intendersene” (To be an expert), and many more!

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #45

44. It Takes Two To Tango (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodOur friend and VIP Member Anna sent us a lovely email a few days ago. She says she’s currently taking an Italian class but she’s having some trouble with the Italian expressions of time that use the verbs “Metterci” and “Volerci”, which are usually translated in English with the meaning of “It Takes”. Then she says: “Jane and Massimo, I need you to cover this soon, as my finals are around the corner!” – You asked, we listened, Anna!

So here it is, the nitty-gritty of the important, must-know Italian verbs “metterci” and “volerci”. — Then as usual, after listening to the story, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – Back To Basics: The Verb “Mettere” [To Put] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “Back To Basics: The Verb ‘Mettere’ [To Put]” conjugated in the present, two forms of past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, plus some of the most common and useful idiomatic expressions that use this important verb.

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #44

42. The Midnight Beast (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodOur friend and VIP Member Judy from San Diego, California, confessed that she has some trouble in learning the present tense of most Italian verbs, and she’s asking for help and advice. — You knocked at the right door, Judy! – Let’s listen to a story chock-full of Italian verbs used in the present tense about a bad dream that ends up well. — Then as usual, after listening to the exclamations, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – Back To Basics: The Verb “Leggere” [To Read] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “Back To Basics: The Verb ‘Leggere’ [To Read]” conjugated in the present, two forms of past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, plus some of the most common and useful idiomatic expressions that use this important verb.

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #42

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