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

LearnItalianPod Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com – 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!

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Listen Up & Learn – Episode #23

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3 thoughts on “23. Once Upon A Time (Listen Up & Learn)”

  1. What a great way to learn Italian… Knowing the story in English makes it easier to understand the Italian version. Is the passato remoto the tense of choice when telling fables?

  2. Using the “Passato Remoto” in place of the “Passato Prossimo” seems to be the norm in telling fables and fairytalesin Italian. 

  3. I  thought the translation for tartaruga was turtle? In English, we use the words Tortoise and Turtle, the major difference being that the land dwelling ones are called Tortoises and water dwelling are called Turtles. — Are there two different names in Italian?

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