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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

EP 13 Cover PhotoClick play on the player at the bottom to listen to this podcast or listen to it on Stitcher or iTunes.

Phrases:

  • Dammi un bacio - Give me a kiss.
  • Hai rotto il fiato. - You took my breath away.
  • Mi hai lasciata senza fiato - You took my breath away.
  • Sei la ragazza più bella che abbia mai visto. - You are the most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life.
  • Sei il ragazzo più bello che abbia mai visto. - You are the most handsome man I have ever seen in my life.
  • Non sto più nella pelle. - I can't wait!
  • Quando posso rivederti? - When can I see you again
  • Hai un bel sorriso. - You have a beautiful smile.
  • I tuoi occhi sono bellissimi. - Your eyes are beautiful.

Irregular verbs:

Volere - to want

Voglio - I want

Vuoi - You want

Vuole - He/she/it wants

Vogliamo - We want

Volete - You all want

Vogliono - They want

Gli esempi (examples):

1.) Voglio andare in spiaggia. – I want to go to the beach.

2.) Volete venire da me? – Do you all want to come to my house?

Your task:

Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to leave a comment using 'Voglio' - I want. Use English after like

  • Voglio a taco.

  • Voglio to go to Harry Potter World.

  • Voglio go skinny dipping.

Whatever suits your fancy.

Resources mentioned:

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Tweet me @cherhale

Tweet me @icebergproject

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Direct download: ICE_EP_13_new.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am PDT

[Podcast 5] Two oh-so-necessary to understand Italian verbs + four basic expressions you gotta' know

In the span of fourteen short minutes, you'll walk away after listening to this podcast knowing:

  • Four must know Italian phrases (one of which will do you wonders in keeping Italian men away from you)
  • Two must know verbs, fare and essere
  • One trick that will improve your memory in Italian two-fold

Not so bad for fourteen minutes, yeah?

Plus you'll hear a story about how I almost accepted a date from a self-proclaimed Casanova in Venice during a time period in Venice where the whole city is in danger of floods.

Phrases:

Cosa - What?

Sono- I am/they are

Basta Così - That's enough

Basta - Enough

Così - like this, like that, so much, as much, so

Posso - May I?

Verbs:

Essere

Sono

Sei

E

Siamo

Siete

Sono

Gli esempi sono:

Some examples are:

Italiano

1.) Sono di New York.

2.) Siamo studenti di Italiano.

Inglese

1.) I am from New York.

2.) We are Italian language students.

Fare

Faccio

Fai

Fa

Facciamo

Fate

Fanno

Gli esempi sono:

1.) Facciamo colazione con il cornetto e un caffè - We make breakfast with a croissant and a cafe

2.) Voglio fare domanda per quel lavoro. - I want to apply to that job

3.) Posso fare un pausa? - Can I take a break?

Links mentioned in the show:

Il Giorno In Piu'
2 Reasons to Use Collocations to Become More Conversational (+ knowing this word will make you sound fancy at parties)

Essere - A love story with snakes&

Your task for today:

Read this post on collocations.

Direct download: Episode_5_revised.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am PDT

So many people think that learning a language has to be arduous + tedious.

That's because so many people start with grammar, which can often be less than sexy and not so fun.

In this podcast, I give you permission to let grammar take second place + I share 5 phrases that would surely make your grandmother blush with their lewdness.

Click play on the player at the bottom to listen to this podcast.

1.) Sono brillo/brilla. – I’m tipsy/high.

2.) Ho una scimmia. – I’m wasted.

3.) Hai un guanto? – Do you have a condom?

4.) Lui è come un polpo. – He is like an octopus.

5.) Sto godendo. – I’m in ecstasy.

 Your task:

Go onto ITALKI.com and create an account. Find two Italian speakers and ‘Follow’ them on Italki.

That’s it!

Links mentioned in the show:

How to speak a language pretty well starting from scratch in just two months

Connect with me

Tweet me @cherhale

Tweet me @icebergproject 

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Direct download: ICE_EP_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am PDT

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