30 Minute Italian
Italian Word Speed Dates: Bastare, Mancare and Piacere

When and how to use the Italian verbs bastare, mancare and piacere.

Direct download: ICE_EP145.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT

13 Expressions to Keep Conversation Flowing in Italian When You Forget a Word, a Phrase or a Conjugation

Expressions to use if you're not sure what to say during an Italian conversation.

Direct download: ICE_Ep144_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:18am PDT

[IN ITALIAN] In this quick clip, Carmine Caruso tells how Italians typically celebrate Christmas.

Direct download: Christmas_Episode_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

How to be enthusiastic in a more Italian way and grow your vocabulary with 15 ways to express your excitement in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep142_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

Once you visit southern Italy, you feel like you've seen an entirely different world while in the same country, which is what I imagine Cherrye Moore experienced upon moving to Calabria with her native Italian husband.

Cherrye's story, like many expats, is full of ups and downs with the language and the culture.

What I think is most special about our chat is her favorite parts of Italy, one of which makes you feel so at home even if you were never born there, which for many of us without any native Italian blood is one of the greatest gifts Italy has to give.

Direct download: Cherrye_Moore_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

The way you think about yourself as a language learner can get in the way of how well you learn the language. Here's how to put your doubts about yourself to sleep.

Direct download: ICE_Ep140_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Learn how to say descriptions for hair color, eye color, height, weight, and nationality in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_EP139_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:22am PDT

How to Talk About Your Family in Italian

How to talk about your family in Italian so you can make small talk.

Direct download: ICE_EP138_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:54am PDT

Is pronunciation or grammar more important? (An interview with Emanuele Venditti)

An interview with Emanuele Venditti in which you'll learn why pronunciation is more imporant than grammar, three new sayings to use with friends and in stories and common mistakes made with the subjunctive tense. You'll also hear about his vision for an online platform with which you can learn and speak Italian with natives on a weekly basis.

Direct download: ICE_EP137_.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

What's it like to be an expat in Rome? (An Interview with Tiffany Parks)

Learn how Tiffany Parks ended up as an expat in Rome, Italy and how she used her love of opera to connect with the Italian language. You'll also learn her four methods for learning the language, two tips for avoiding dangerous situations in Italy and how she got the ball rolling on her move to a new country.

Direct download: Tiffany_Parks.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 3:02pm PDT

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