30 Minute Italian








October 2015
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Italian Word Speed Dates: Allora

The many ways 'allora' is used in the Italian language.

Direct download: ICE_Ep196.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Christmas: A Thing of Beauty
Direct download: ICE_Ep194.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 12:31pm PDT

Sei cose da fare per imparare l'italiano durante i tempi morti
Direct download: ICE_EP192.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

How I've Been Preparing for the CILS Exam

The steps I've been taken to be sure I'm prepared for the Italian CILS exam.

Direct download: ICE_Ep191_new.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Six Guidelines You Can Use to Choose the “Tu” or the “Lei” Form in Italian

How do you know when to use "tu" and when to use "Lei" in when addressing someone in Italian? This podcast episode gives you 6 guidelines you can use to choose the correct form.

Direct download: ICE_Ep190.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Italian Word Speed Dates: Siccome, Dato che, and Poiché

Getting to know the small but useful Italian words siccome, dato che and poiché.

Direct download: ICE_Ep189.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Le Sagre in Italia

Il primo episodio tutto in italiano! 

Direct download: ICE_Ep188.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 5:41pm PDT

9 Phrases to Use with a Language Partner

Phrases to use with an Italian language partner when you're chatting for the first time, when you forget a phrase or when you're trying to talk about various topics.

Direct download: ICE_Ep187.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT

Direct download: ICE_Ep186.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 4:57am PDT

Learn this 3-step formula for eliminating your weaknesses in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep185.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

Discussing the underlying thread of decisions you can make in order to learn Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep184.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT

Behind the Scenes with Italian Learners from The Iceberg Project

An interview with four different Italian learners about their challenges, their strengths and how they're preparing for upcoming trips to Italy.

Direct download: ICE_Ep183.edited3.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:32pm PDT

6 Bad Habits I'm Trying to Break in Italian

The things that I'm struggling with and trying to work on in Italian right now.

Direct download: ICE_EP182.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:33pm PDT

23 Phrases for Congratulating People on New Beginnings in Italian

How to congratulate & celebrate your Italian friends for every occasion... in Italian!

Direct download: ICE_Ep181.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

How to Give or Understand Directions Given to You in Italian

How to get and give directions in Italian so you can find your way around Italy.

Direct download: ICE_Ep180.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:41pm PDT

12 Phrases for Making Friends While Traveling in Italy

How to strike up a conversation and make friends with Italians while in Italy

Direct download: ICE_Ep179.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:24pm PDT

How Dianne Hales Deepened Her Love and Knowledge of Italian to Uncover a Hidden Story

Interview with Dianne Hales discussing her new book, Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered and how she learned Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep178.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:03pm PDT

How to Make a Reservation at an Italian Restaurant

Italian vocabulary you can use to make a restaurant reservation.

Direct download: ICE_EP177.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 12:28am PDT

5 Italian Proverbs to Spice up Your Vocabulary

Five new proverbs in Italian to add to your vocabulary.

Direct download: ICE_Ep176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm PDT

4 More Verbs in Italian You Might Be Using Incorrectly

Some rules about how to use the Italian verbs prendere, avere, raccontare and passare.

Direct download: ICE_Ep175.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:55am PDT

9 Phrases for Talking About Your Business in Italian

9 phrases for talking about what you do for work in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_EP174.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:22pm PDT

12 Easy Mistakes You May Be Making with Italian Irregular Nouns

Some common mistakes made with irregular nouns in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep173.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:08am PDT

10 Phrases for Talking About Music in Italian

Phrases for talking about music in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_EP172.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

How to Whip Your Italian Back into Shape Before You Leave for Italy

9 ideas for getting your Italian ready before you leave for Italy.

Direct download: ICE_EP171.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:03pm PDT

How to Cultivate the Right Mindset to Learn Italian: An Interview with Kevin Morehouse

An interview with the founder of the blog languagehero.co about how to find motivation every day to learn Italian, how to maintain Italian at home and the ideal mindset that will push you forward in your Italian so you can reach conversational fluency.






Direct download: ICE_EP170.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

How Italian prepositions differ from English prepositions and how 'di,' 'da,' and 'in' are used in unexpected ways.

Direct download: ICE_Ep169.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 3:42pm PDT

In this podcast, I will discuss a few of the things that I am currently struggling with in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep168.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

4 Verbs in Italian You Might Be Using Incorrectly

Verbs that are used differently in Italian than in English that you might be using incorrectly.

Direct download: ICE_Ep167.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

7 Creative Ways to Make Your Italian Study Time Even Better

Seven different ways to maximize the time you use to study Italian and make it even more fun.

Direct download: ICE_Ep166.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:11pm PDT

An interview with an Iceberg Project student, Leanne Pressly.

Direct download: ICE_Ep165.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

Seven things that are keeping you from becoming fluent in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep164.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:57am PDT

An interview with YouTuber TomTxxytu.

Direct download: ICE_Ep163.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:53pm PDT

20 Phrases for Making a Phone Call in Italian

Phrases that you'll use in Italian when making a phone call.

Direct download: ICE_EP162.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:57am PDT

Rachel Vermiglio Smith, managing editor at The Iceberg Project, discusses her love for Italian and what it was like to move to Florence.

Direct download: ICE_Ep161.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 12:40pm PDT

21 Must-Know Vocabulary Words for Making Pasta in Italian

Italian vocabulary for making pasta with a pasta cacio e pepe recipe from Lo Spicchio d'Aglio.

Direct download: ICE_Ep160.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:08pm PDT

22 Must-Know Vocabulary Words for Making Dessert in Italian

Vocabulary for making dessert in Italian. This episode focuses on a torta di mele recipe from the website Lo Spicchio d'Aglio.

Direct download: ICE_Ep159.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:54pm PDT

Practicing your Italian when the person your speaking with wants to speak in English.

Direct download: ICE_Ep158.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:27am PDT

25 Romantic Italian Phrases that will absolutely melt the heart of the one you love, or want to love!

Direct download: ICE_EP157.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:44am PDT

Focusing on being fluent can get in the way of your actual learning of Italian.

Direct download: ICE_EP156.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

Learn how to count and more importantly eat when in Italy.

Direct download: ICE_Ep155.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:24am PDT

This article has to do less with the Italian language and more about how you learn the Italian language.

Direct download: ICE_Ep154.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:12am PDT

"Head, shoulders, knees and toes!" Learn to talk about parts of the body in Italian

Direct download: ICE_Ep153.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 12:51am PDT

Learn effective strategies for increasing your fluency and learning vocabulary in Italian with trip planner Madeline Jhawar.

Direct download: ICE_Ep152.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Need practice choosing between the imperfect and the past tense in Italian? Take this quick 10-question quiz.

Direct download: ICE_Ep151.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:56am PDT

How to Say “I Wonder” & Other Forms of Probability in Italian

How to express forms of probability in Italian. How to discuss what you're wondering about in Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep150.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 9:43pm PDT

How I learned Italian, got mixed up in the Italian culture, what I'm doing now to continue learning Italian and what I plan to do in the future to keep improving my Italian.

Direct download: ICE_Ep149.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 11:40pm PDT

How to Talk About the Weather in Italian (with 16 Phrases for Making Small Talk)

How to talk about the rain, shine, snow, humid or any other weather in Italian. Great for making conversation if you can't think of anything else to say!

Direct download: ICE_Ep148.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT

What It's Like to Start Over in Italy (An Interview with Jasmine C. Mah)

Hear Jasmine Mah (the mind behind the blog Questa Dolce Vita) explain her experience with the Italian language and what it's like to move to Italy and plan a wedding in a new country.

Direct download: ICE_Ep_147.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 10:55pm PDT

How to Use the Trapassato Prossimo in Italian (or How to Talk About Things that Happened in the Past)

How and when to use the trapassato prossimo in Italian in order to talk about things that have happened in the past. 

Direct download: ICE_Ep146.mp3
Category:Italian -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT