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Let’s introduce and practice the verb “To Have” by learning how to ask for someone’s age.
.. 😆 gia sono vecchia 😆 hahaha ho 17anni 😛
Lesson 15, Lesson, transcript and dialogue expansion. Audio is not working in last two entries.
Pat, thanks for pointing that out – audio is now working fine.
I can hear the “h” when Jane pronounces “ho” and “hai”. My text books say that “h” is not pronunced in Italian and is only a spelling convention. I don’t hear it on other Italian recordings. Is this Jane’s Italian dialect?
As a general rule, the “h” in Italian is silent. Still, sometimes you may hear it – especially in the everyday use of the language, particularly from north-eastern Italians, when the language is spoken at a very slow speed, like in this episode.
That is not really considered dialect, but a characteristic of the spoken language.
Io ho una domanda.
In English, do you say, I am 38 or I have 38 yrs? Is because ho in Italian is to have.. or no?
Julio – in English you say “I am 38” – using the verb “to be”.
Hello! Io ho una domanda- what is the difference between quanti and quante? Grazie!
Quanto is the a masculine/singular word, and it’s plural is QUANTi.
Quanta is a feminine/singular word and its plural is quante.
Is it OK to say “aspetti Massimo”?
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