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GLOSSARY Lesson 1 | Basic vocabulary

Lesson 2 | Italian Plurals

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Lesson 3 | Numbers

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Lesson 4 | Time, Indications and more

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Lesson 5 | Simple verbs and pronouns

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Lesson 6 | Conversation

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LESSON 1 THE BASIC VOCABULARY

Your journey will start with learning the basic italian expressions and vocabulary.

ENGLISH ITALIAN PRONUNCIATION

Hi Ciao Chow Good morning/afternoon Buongiorno Bwon zhor-no Good evening Buonasera Bwoh-nah seh-rah Good night Buona notte Bwoh-nah noht-teh Goodbye Arrivederci Ah-ree-vuh-dehr-chee Please Per favore Pehr fah-voh-reh Thank you (very much)

Grazie (mille)

Graht-zee-eh (mee-leh)

You’re welcome Prego Preh-goh I’m sorry Mi dispiace Mee dee-spyah-cheh Excuse me Scusi Skoo-zee / skoo-zah Yes / No Si / No See / noh How are you ? (formal/informal) Come va / Come stai ? Koh-meh stah / koh-mehsty I am fine/well Sto bene Stoh beh-neh What’s your name ?

Come ti chiami ?

Koh-meh tee kee-ah-mee

My name is ...

Mi chiamo ...

Mee kee-ah-mo

Nice to meet you

Piacere di conoscerti

Pee-ah-cheh

Mister, Misses, Miss Signore,Signora,Signorina seen-yoh-reh, seen-yoh- rah, seen-yoh-reen-ah How old are you ? Quanti anni hai ? kwahn-tee ahn-nee ah-ee I am 20 years old Ho venti anni oh vehn-tee ahn-nee Do you speak italian ?

Parli italiano ?

par-lah ee-tahl-ee-ah-no

I speak italian/I don’t speak english Parlo italiano/non parlo inglese par-lo ee-tahl-ee-ah-no / non par-lo een-gleh-zeh Do you understand ? (formal/informal)

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Capisce ?

kah-pee-shee


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ENGLISH ITALIAN PRONUNCIATION

I don’t know / I know

Non lo so / lo so

non soh / low soh

May I help you ?

Posso aiutarti ?

deh-zee-deh-rah / deh-zeedeh-ree

Where is ?/ Where are ?

Dov’è ? / Dove sono ?

doh-veh / doh-veh soh-noh

Bless you ! Salute ! sah-loo-teh Welcome Benvenuti behn-veh-noo-tee Ok Va bene / Ok vah beh-neh Can you repeat ?

Può ripetere ?

puoh- ree-peh-teh-rae ?

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EXERCISE TIME

Now it’s your turn :) Translate the following vocabulary from italian and english :

Parli italiano ?............................................................

I am fine

Posso aiutarti ?..........................................................

My name is ......................................................

Buona notte ...............................................................

Mister ...............................................................

Come ti chiami ? ....................................................

I am 20 years old .............................................

Capisce ?......................................................................

I don’t understand ..........................................

Va bene................ ........................................................

May I help you ? ...............................................

.......................................................


LESSON 2

In this second stage you will learn the fundamentals of italian plurals.

ITALIAN PLURALS

GRAMMAR TIME

GENDER

SINGULAR ENDING

PLURAL ENDING

EXAMPLES

Singolare (-o) (-e)

Plurale (-i)

Gelato > Gelati

Singolare (-a) (-e)

Plurale (-e) (-i)

Rosa > Rose

Maschile (male) Femminile (female)

REAL EXAMPLES

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GELATO (m.s.)

GELATI (m.p.)

ARANCIA (f.s.)

ARANCE (f.p.)

POMODORO (m.s.)

POMODORI (m.p.)


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MORE EXAMPLES

Italiano Italiani Gatto Gatti Casa Case Astuccio Astucci Gelato Gelati

2.1

EXERCISE TIME

Translate these singulars into plurals Italiano

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Tenda

................................

Cane

................................

Pizza

................................

Fiore

................................

Albero

................................

Vino

................................

Tortellino

................................

Mano

................................

Salsa

................................

Manta

................................

Signora

................................

Now one step further. Translate these plurals in singulars Tortellini

................................

Tegole

................................

Pizze ItalianI

................................

Ragazze

................................

Tavoli

................................ Lavatrici ................................

Tende

................................

Sedie

................................

................................ Piatti ................................

Spagnoli

................................

Teste

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LESSON 3 ITALIAN NUMBERS

In this lesson we are going to explore common time references in the italian language

NUMBER ITALIAN WORD

PRONUNCIATION

0 Zero Dzeh-roh 1 Uno Oo-noh 2 Due Doo-ed 3 Tre Treh 4 Quattro Kwaht-troh 5 Cinque Cheen-kweh 6 Sei Say 7 Sette Seht-teh 8 Otto Aw-toh 9 Nove Naw-vay 10 Dieci Dee-ay-chee 11 Undici Oon-dee-chee 12 Dodici Doh-dee-chee 13 Tredici Treh-dee-chee 14 Quattordici Kwah-tohr-dee-chee 15 Quindici Kween-dee-chee 16 Sedici Seh-dee-chee 17 Diciassette Dee-chans-seht-teh 18 Diciotto Dee-choht-toh 19 Diciannove Dee-chahn-noh-veh 20 Venti Vehn-tee 100 Cento Cehn-thoo 1000 Mille Mee-lah

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3.1

REAL EXAMPLES

I have three computers

Io ho tre computer

Can I have a wine bottle ?

Posso avere una bottiglia di vino ?

I am eighteen years old

Io ho diciotto anni

The entrace costs ten pounds

L’ingresso costa dieci sterline

Can I have two beers ?

Potrei avere due birre ?

You have five lovely childrens

Hai cinque figli meravigliosi

This costs one thousand pounds

Questo costa mille sterline

3.2

EXERCISE TIME

Now it’s your turn :) Translate the following vocabulary from italian and english :

2

.......................................

7

.......................................

3

.......................................

8

.......................................

5

.......................................

11

.......................................

10

.......................................

6

.......................................

17

.......................................

13

.......................................

9

.......................................

3

.......................................

12

.......................................

14

.......................................

100

.......................................

18

.......................................

1000 ....................................... 1

.......................................


LESSON 4

Now it’s time for you to learn numbers in italian. It’s going to be great fun !

TIME, INDICATIONS AND MORE

DAY OF THE WEEK GIORNO DELLA SETTIMANA

PRONUNCIATION

Monday Lunedì loo-neh-dee Tuesday Martedì mahr-teh-dee Wednesday Mercoledì mehr-koh-leh-dee Thursday Giovedì zhoh-veh-dee Friday Venerdì veh-nehr-dee Saturday Sabato sah-bah-toh Sunday Domenica doh-men-ee-kah

TIME REFERENCES RIFERIMENTI TEMPORALI

PRONUNCIATION

Today Oggi loo-neh-dee Yesterday Ieri yer-ee Tomorrow Domani doh-mahn-ee Day after tomorrow Dopodomani doh-poh-doh-mahn-ee Yesterday night Ieri sera yer-ee seh-rah

Translate the following in either italian or english : Ieri

..........................................

Sunday ....................................... Dopodomani

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Oggi

.......................................

Martedì

.................................

Giovedì .......................................

Venerdì

....................................

Lunedì

.......................................

Tomorrow

...............................


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DIRECTIONS GIORNO DELLA SETTIMANA

PRONUNCIATION

Monday Lunedì loo-neh-dee Right Destra Deh-st-rah Left Sinistra See-nee-st-rah Straight Diritto Dee-re-tou North Nord nohrd East Est est South Sud sood West Ovest oh-vest

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GENERAL RECAP

Now it’s time for a general recap . Translate the following in the appropriate language

Tre

................................

Domani ..............................

Ovest ................................

Venti

................................

Ieri

.................................

Buona sera ................................

Nord

.................................

Buon giorno ................................

Si

................................

Sei

................................

Buona sera ..........................

Arrivederci

No

................................

Va bene

Dove sono ? ................................

................................

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LESSON 5

Now it’s time to learn some basic italian verbs and pronouns .

SIMPLE VERBS AND PRONOUNS

ESSERE TO BE PRONUNCIATION

Sono I am soh-noh Sei You are say E’ He/She/It is eh Siamo We are see-ah-moh Siete You are see-eh-teh Sono They are soh-noh

AVERE HAVE PRONUNCIATION

Ho I have oh Hai You have eye Ha He/She has ah Abbiamo We have ahb-bee-ah-mo Avete You have ah-veh-teh Hanno They have ahn-noh

Translate the following in either italian or english : Abbiamo ............................... Hai ....................................... Sono

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..................................

Sei

.......................................

Have

...................................

Ha

.......................................

You are

...................................

They have ...................................

I am

...............................


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ITALIAN PRONOUN

PRONUNCIATION

ENGLISH PRONOUN

Io I ee-oh Tu You (informal sing.) too Lui/Lei He/She lwee/lay Noi We noy Voi You (informal plural) voy Loro They loh-roh loro You (formal plural) loh-roh

5.1

GENERAL RECAP

Now it’s time for a general recap . Translate the following in the appropriate language

Tu

................................

Noi

................................

Loro

............... ..............

You have .............................

Essere .................................

They

................................

Sono

................................

Hanno

................................

Avere

.................................

Ho

................................

Io

..................................

Hai

................................


LESSON 6 REAL LIFE CONVERSATION

In this section, you will read a real life conversation between two friends

UNA CONVERSAZIONE TRA DUE AMICI

Antonio : Ciao Francesco ! Francesco : Antonio ! Come stai ? Antonio : Bene grazie, con te ? Francesco : Non male . Sai che giorno è oggi ? Antonio : Mercoledì. Francesco : Ok. Pensavo era ancora lunedì ! Antonio : Domani vieni da me ? Possiamo andare in palestra alle 18:00 se vuoi. Francesco : Certamente ! Allora ci vediamo domani ! Antonio : Ok, a domani . Ciao !

A SHORT TALK BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS

Antonio : Hi Francesco ! Francesco : Antonio ! How are you ? Antonio : I am good thanks, how are you ? Francesco : Not bad . Do you know what date it is today ? Antonio : Wednesday. Francesco : Ok. I actually thought it was still Monday ! Antonio : Are you coming at mine’s tomorrow ? We could then go to the gym at 18:00 if you fancy. Francesco : Sure ! So see you tomorrow ! Antonio : Ok, see you tomorrow . Bye !

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CORRECTION SHEETS CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

In this section you can easily check the answers of the previous lessons

LESSON 1 - THE BASIC VOCABULARY

ANSWERS : Do you speak english ?

Sto bene

Can I help you ?

Mi chiamo

Good night Signore What’s your name ?

Ho 20 anni

Do you understand ?

Non capisco

It’ok Posso aiutarti ?

LESSON 2 - ITALIAN PLURALS

ANSWERS (part 1): Italiani Tende Cani Pizze Fiori Alberi Vini Tortellini Mani Salse Mante Signore ANSWERS (part 2): Tortellino Tegola Pizza Ragazza Italiano Piatto Tavolo Lavatrice Tenda Spagnolo Sedia Testa

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STUDYING TIPS N’ TRICKS When making a mistake, correct it and review it every second day

LESSON 3 - ITALIAN NUMBERS

ANSWERS : Due Sette Otto Cinque Dieci Sei Tredici Nove Mille Dodici Uno Cento

LESSON 4 - TIME, INDICATIONS AND MORE

ANSWERS (part 1): Yesterday Today Domenica Thursday The day after tomorrow

Monday

ANSWERS (part 2): Three West Twenty Tomorrow Yesterday Good Evening Yes North Good Morning/Afternoon Six Good Night Goodbye No

It’s ok

Where am I ?

LESSON 5 - SIMPLE VERBS AND PRONOUNS

ANSWERS : We have You are Avere You have Have Tu sei I am

Loro hanno

Io ho


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