30 Minute Italian

30 Minute Italian

Sinopsis

Boost your confidence in speaking Italian in 30 minutes or less with the 30 Minute Italian Podcast. We cover expressions, sometimes sexy grammar, and culture through personal travel stories and detailed examples.

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Episodios

  • Dinner Conversation
    Dinner Conversation
    Duración: 18min | 03/02/2019

    1.) Qual è il tuo piatto preferito? - What’s your favorite Italian dish? 2.) Cosa prendi? - What are you getting? 3.) Che tipo di vino è? - What type of wine is this? 4.) Non ci sono mai stato/a! - I’ve never been here before. 5.) Come si chiama quel ristorante? - What’s the name of this restaurant? 6.) Prepari i piatti italiani a casa? - Do you make Italian food at home? 7.) Cos’hai fatto oggi? - What did you do today? 8.) Cosa faremo domani? - What are we doing tomorrow? 9.) Brindiamo! - Let’s cheers! 10.) A cosa brindiamo? - What are we toasting to? 11.) Mamma mia questa è la cosa più buona che abbia mai assaggiato in vita mia! - My goodness, this is the best thing that I’ve ever tasted in my life! 12.) Credo proprio che questo diventerà il mio ristorante preferito… - I really think this will become my favorite restaurant… 13.) Cosa hai comprato al mercato? - What did you buy at the market? 14.) Sei andato/a a quale museo? - Which museum did you go to? 15.) Ho comprato (questa borsa) al mercato centrale. -

  • (Native Italian Recording) Making Plans
    (Native Italian Recording) Making Plans
    Duración: 05min | 31/01/2019

    Ciao mia cara, Come stai? È veramente un sacco che non ci sentiamo. Senti, mi sei venuta in mente perché ho sentito che hanno aperto un nuovo locale che sembra molto carino vicino Piazza della Repubblica e che stanno facendo degli aperitivi promozionali. Insomma si prende un drink, si mangia qualcosa, e costa sette euro ma mi hanno detto che il cibo è molto buono. Allora mi domandavo se per caso eri disponibile per andare insieme a provare questo nuovo posto. Così nell’occasione facciamo due chiacchiere e mi aggiorni un po’ sulla tua vita perché veramente è passato troppo tempo e non ci siamo più sentite. Anch’io ho sacco di cose da raccontarti - Ho cambiato casa, ho fatto delle modifiche sul mio lavoro. Insomma ci sono tante novità però te le vorrei raccontare faccia a faccia perché di fronte a uno spritz si parla sempre meglio, no? E quindi… questa è la mia proposta, io sono abbastanza flessibile in questi giorni, quindi fammi sapere tu come sei messa. D’accordo? Un bacio. To learn more about Beatrice and

  • Sexy Phrases to Seduce Your Italian Lover
    Sexy Phrases to Seduce Your Italian Lover
    Duración: 11min | 28/01/2019

    While I firmly believe that we should infuse romance and lots of pepper -- as the Italians say -- into our love lives every day, it’s not so bad that we have one day a year to do something a bit more special. (Plus, I like getting chocolate, so I won’t be the first to complain about the commercialization of love.) In another article, one of our contributing writers, Hannah, shared romantic Italian words and phrases with you. Then, I gave you some pointers on what to say in the bedroom (in the classiest way, of course). We’ve talked about what to say on the first date (and what to say when you don’t want to go on a date at all). We’ve even covered what it’s like to date an Italian -- both from the perspective of non-Italians and native ones. All in all, we’ve really done a thorough job of covering love. But, love being how it is, there is always more to say about it. So, this time around, we (that is, Rachel, Carlotta & I) thought we would make this list a little steamier. The phrases below are divid

  • False Friends in Italian
    False Friends in Italian
    Duración: 10min | 28/01/2019

    Ripetere does indeed mean to repeat. Avocado means avocado. There have been many a time where I’ve guessed a word relying solely on English and have added an Italian ending… and I’ve been right. And there have been many other times where I’ve guessed based solely on my English and have been very, sometimes embarrassingly, wrong. I’m guessing I’m not the only one. That’s why I thought it could be interesting to put together an episode of some of the most common false friends in Italian - the words that seem friendly because they’re so close to English but then turn around and trick you. 1.) Ultimamente - Recently, lately - I thought it meant ‘ultimately’, ALLA FINE 2.) Camera - Room - Not photography camera, macchina fotografica 3.) Casino - mess - Not casino where you gamble 4.) Preservativo - Condom - NOT a preservative (conservante) in foods or like jam (marmellata) 5.) Attualmente - now, currently - NOT actually, in realtà 6.) Le terme - thermal baths - NOT school term 7.) I parenti - relatives - NOT paren

  • Italian Insults That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
    Italian Insults That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
    Duración: 13min | 27/01/2019

    There is something so satisfying about learning swear words in another language. That’s why so many new language learners rush to ask native speakers how to say things like, “f*** you” and “you’re an idiot.” After Rachel wrote this article with 8 swear words to add sass to your Italian vocabulary, we thought it would only be fair to follow up with another list of insults. They range from affectionately rude (like to tease your friends) all the way to when you’re really angry, or when you’re incazzato nero (totally pissed off). Some basic vocab for you: -- Gli insulti - Insults -- Insultare - To insult Affectionately rude -- Sei pazzo(a)? - Are you crazy? -- Sei diventato pazzo(a)? - Have you gone crazy? -- Sei impazzito(a)? - Have you gone insane? -- Ci sei cascato come una pirla! - You fell for it like a stupid person! If there’s an “a” in parentheses, it means that this adjective can be masculine or feminine. Remember that adjectives also change in number in Italian. If you’re unfamiliar with this grammar c

  • Phrases to Order Pizza and Gelato in Italian
    Phrases to Order Pizza and Gelato in Italian
    Duración: 20min | 17/01/2019

    Ordering Pizza I really like pasta (cacio e pepe is my favorite), gelato (fragola, every day all day), and cheese (pecorino forever and ever), but pizza? I love pizza. For the first few weeks that I lived in Rome, the only people I knew were the ones who sold pizza. (If you’re ever in Monteverde in Rome, my favorite pizza al taglio shop is the one on Viale Villa Pamphili.) For those of you who aren’t familiar with a pizza al taglio shop, it’s basically a place where they make large sheets of varieties of pizza and when you walk in, they cut a piece off for you, hence the “al taglio” part. They also have delicious fried things like arancini, supplì and depending on the location, roasted chicken and potatoes.r To help you navigate this experience with more ease and confidence, here are some phrases to know. -- C’è qualcosa con... (il pesto)? - Is there something with (pesto)? -- Vorrei / Prendo un pezzetto di quella con il prosciutto. - I would like / I’ll talk a little piece of that one with the prosciutto. --

  • 2 Must-Know Connector Words in Italian - Poi and Cosi
    2 Must-Know Connector Words in Italian - Poi and Cosi
    Duración: 08min | 13/01/2019

    I’m back to talk to you all about how to use the Italian words “poi” and “così.” I would describe both of these as “connector words,” or words that you use to easily and fluidly connect two sentence pieces together. Let’s start with “poi.” ROUND #1: POI Popular definitions of “poi,” as defined by WordReference & Context Reverso, are: -- Then -- After -- Furthermore -- Additionally -- Later (on) / Afterwards -- Next -- Plus And, of course, here are some examples to help you get a better idea of how you’ll use it in conversation. WAY #1: Then -- E poi, mi ha baciato. - And then, he kissed me. -- Prima sono andato in Italia, e poi sono venuto in Grecia. - First I went to Italy and then I came to Greece. WAY #2: Next / Plus / Furthermore / Additionally -- ...poi penso che dovremmo andare in Toscana. Che ne pensi? - Next I think we should go to Tuscany. What do you think? -- E poi, Gal Gadot è un’attrice incredibile. Per questo penso che il film era magnifico. - And plus, Gal Gadot is an incredible actress. Th

  • Compliments to Give in Italian
    Compliments to Give in Italian
    Duración: 16min | 10/01/2019

    How do you “fare complimenti” to a person in Italian -- whether it’s for how good they look, what they’re wearing, their language skills, or just to be polite and show your appreciation? APPEARANCE -- Sei in gran forma! - You're in great shape! -- Quanto sei bello/a. - You’re so handsome/beautiful. -- Ti vedo bene. – You look good. -- Ha un bell'aspetto. - He looks good. -- Hai un bell'aspetto, sei in ottima forma, e sei intelligente. Sei il pacchetto completo! - You have good looks, you're in excellent shape, and you're smart. You're the complete package! -- L'hai visto? È bellissimo, no? - Did you see him? He's really gorgeous, right? -- Sei molto raffinata nei movimenti. - You’re really delicate in your movements. -- Emma è la classica ragazza acqua e sapone, ha davvero un bel viso anche senza trucco. - Emma is the classical natural beauty, she has a really nice face even without make up! -- Marco mi incanta quando parla, è così colto! - Marco fascinates me when he talks, he’s so cultured! -- Giulia è la p

  • How to Shop at a Market in Italy
    How to Shop at a Market in Italy
    Duración: 13min | 03/01/2019

    Rachel and I walked behind Giacomo, Mary, and Hannah as we snaked our way through the Sant'Ambrogio market in Florence. Giacomo, our cooking teacher and chef, was leading us to a vegetable stall to buy ingredients for the meal we were going to make that afternoon. Deep, red radishes and green lettuce covered with droplets of water stood on display with signs displaying il prezzo, l’origine, la varietà, and la categoria. I watched him pick up cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions, placing each in their own brown bag before handing them to the fruttivendolo. If you’re in Italy, I’m 110% sure that you’re going to run into some kind of open market, whether that’s inside or outside. And when you do (hopefully when you’re on our Not Your Typical Tourist Language Immersion Retreat), what are you supposed to say and do so you get what you want and avoid making una brutta figura? Here’s a quick guide on vocabulary, phrases to know and the etiquette to follow. Basic Market Vocabulary First, there are a handful of different t

  • Italian Word Speed Date: Tanto
    Italian Word Speed Date: Tanto
    Duración: 14min | 27/12/2018

    ITALIAN Rachel: Hai bisogno di qualcosa dal supermercato? Carlotta: No, no, dai, non ti preoccupare. Rachel: Macché! Tanto, oggi vado al supermercato comunque. Have you ever heard an expression like the one above that starts with “tanto?” You might already know that “tanto” means “a lot” but obviously in this case, that translation doesn’t make much sense. I hear all the time that this sentence structure is confusing! So what does “tanto” mean when used this way? It’s simple, so let me demystify it for you. In this example, “tanto” is used a bit like, “really,” “anyways,” or “as” in English. So for example, in the previous dialogue, the conversation might have looked something like this: ENGLISH Rachel: Do you need something from the supermarket? Carlotta: No, no, come on, don’t worry about it. Rachel: Nonsense! Really, I was going to the supermarket today regardless. Other Examples of “Tanto” 1.) Non abbiamo fretta, tanto andiamo in macchina ci metteremo al massimo 5 minuti. 2.) Tanto anche se piangi non ot

  • Did You Know You Could Use Sentire and Trovare In These Ways?
    Did You Know You Could Use 'Sentire' and 'Trovare' In These Ways?
    Duración: 20min | 20/12/2018

    // SENTIRE WordReference lists it as meaning: — To taste — To feel — To hear — To smell And you might be confused because you know that “ascoltare” can mean “to hear / to listen,” too. Verbs in Italian can have so many different meanings, so the entire goal of this article is to help you identify which ones you have to know in order to have fluid + enjoyable conversations in Italian. Ways to Use the Verb “Sentire” Here are examples and explanations for each of the definitions. To taste — Hai sentito? Io lo adoro!! – Did you taste it? I adore it!! (The above line is a snippet from a dialogue at an olive oil tasting. Check it out here.) — Fammi sentire quel cocktail. – Let me taste that cocktail. What’s the difference between “sentire” and “assaggiare – to sample / to taste” in this sense? There’s no difference! They’re perfect synonyms. YAY for simplicity. To feel — Hai sentito quel terremoto ieri mattina? – Did you feel the earthquake yesterday morning? — Sento la mancanza dell’Italia.* – I miss Italy. — Sent

  • Figuring Out Verbs Like Andarsene, Volerci, Avercela, and Entrarci
    Figuring Out Verbs Like Andarsene, Volerci, Avercela, and Entrarci
    Duración: 22min | 16/12/2018

    In Italian, a pronominal verb is basically a verb mixed with pronouns. Pronominal verbs look similar to verbs you already know, making it a little bit easier to take a guess at their meaning. We’re all familiar with the Italian verb ‘andare,’ meaning ‘to go’. The pronominal verb that looks similar to andare is andarsene. You can guess by how it looks that andarsene probably has something to do with going somewhere. Andarsene means ‘to go away somewhere’. Pronominal verbs often end in –sene. The ‘se’ is actually the pronoun ‘si,’ but it changes to ‘se’ because it is preceding another pronoun. The pronoun it is preceding in this case is ‘ne,’ which is called a pronominal particle. The ‘ne’ often refers to something or somewhere. In the case of andarsene, it relates to somewhere. Here are some other pronominal verbs that end in –sene: – pentirsene – to regret something – fregarsene – to not care (only used colloquially) about something   Besides –sene, pronominal verbs can have other endings too. They can end in

  • Useful Phrases to Say When You Freeze and Forget How to Speak Italian
    Useful Phrases to Say When You Freeze and Forget How to Speak Italian
    Duración: 16min | 13/12/2018

    What do you say when you freeze and forget how to speak Italian? Don't worry -- it happens! Here are some useful phrases to try. For more resources visit: http://iceberg.co/italian Special thanks to The Creative Impostor Studios for producing this show, to Patreon supporters for helping fund the show, and to the lovely Timarie Harrison for putting all of the pieces together. It takes a village. Like the podcast? Leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If you like the podcast, I would appreciate it a TON if you left a review. You can hit a star rating in your Podcasts app on your iPhone or go to the iTunes store and click Leave a Review on the show page.

  • How to Buy Cheese in Italy
    How to Buy Cheese in Italy
    Duración: 14min | 09/12/2018

    Much like in the US, you can buy cheese at the deli counter. Near the deli there is usually some already pre-packaged and pre-weighed cheeses for you to browse as well. Personally, I like my cheese fresh cut, so I recommend going to the deli versus buying it pre-packaged. Alternatively you can get cheese from a caseificio, which is a shop that specializes in dairy products. These shops are usually close to the farm where the sheep / cows are bred. — Vorrei… – I would like… Parmigiano Reggiano 24 mesi (DOP): This is the good stuff. You can grate it or eat it; it’s good on or with just about every primo or secondo. — Poi? – Anything else? Hint: Rachel prefers 24 months to 12 months aged… the 24 months aging time makes it not too hard, and not too soft, but you can find both younger and older. Carlotta says that the 36 months is the best but to be prepared for a veeeery high cost! — Basta. – That’s enough. Pecorino (Romano, Toscano, Sardo) DOP: Pecorino is a sheep’s milk cheese. I prefer the Sardo version slight

  • Italian Word Speed Date: Altrimenti
    Italian Word Speed Date: Altrimenti
    Duración: 08min | 06/12/2018

    I don’t know why, but I love the word “altrimenti”. It might be the way it rolls off the tongue or the elegant way it connects phrases together, but I’m off on a language-nerd tangent now. The point is that today we are learning how to use the word “altrimenti” in Italian. (Seriously, say it loud now. Shivers. Kind of like “la schiuma del cappuccino”.) “Altrimenti” can be defined as: Otherwise Or else If not Here are some examples to give you an idea of how you can use it: Non lavorare troppo, altrimenti ti esaurisci/viene un esaurimento. - Don’t work too hard, otherwise you’ll burn out. Se pensi altrimenti, dimmi. - If you think otherwise, tell me. A: Perché hai imparato l’Italiano al liceo? - Why did you learn Italian in high school? B: Perché altrimenti avrei dovuto imparare lo spagnolo e già riuscivo a parlarlo. - Because otherwise I would have had to learn Spanish and I already spoke it. Devo imparare il mandarino, altrimenti non riuscirò a comunicare con la mia famiglia quando starò a Taiwan. - I have

  • CULTURE - Whats it like to be an American living in Florence?
    CULTURE - What's it like to be an American living in Florence?
    Duración: 21min | 06/12/2018

    In episode 208 of the 30 Minute Italian Podcast, Rachel and I talk about what Christmas holiday is coming up in Florence and the reality of being a foreigner - an American - in Italy. We answer questions like - What’s it like to... Pay bills in Italy? Be far away from friends in Italy? Make Italian friends? Buy a house in Italy? Vocabulary Mentioned: L'Immacolata Concezione - Immaculate Conception Il vin brûlé - Mulled wine Mercatini di Natale - Christmas markets Links Mentioned: 20 Ways to Make Your Holiday Season More Italian What It’s Like to Move Houses in Italy Managing Expectations in Italy Not Your Typical Tourist Retreat - June 2019 For more resources visit: http://iceberg.co/italian Special thanks to The Creative Impostor Studios for producing this show, to Patreon supporters for helping fund the show, and to the lovely Timarie Harrison for putting all of the pieces together. It takes a village. Like the podcast? Leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If you like the podcast, I would appreciate it

  • 9 Phrases to Say Thats Delicious! in Italian
    9 Phrases to Say "That's Delicious!" in Italian
    Duración: 16min | 29/11/2018

    1 ) Mamma mia, questa (schiacciata) è puro piacere!!! - My goodness, this (schiacciata) is pure pleasure!!! 2) Giulia: Sentirai che bontà… - You’ll see how good it is! You: Olio nuovo? Non l’ho mai sentito dire… – New oil? I’ve never tried it/heard of it. 3) Adoro il sapore dell’olio appena spremuto, mi ricorda l’infanz ia! – I love the freshly pressed oil taste, it reminds me of childhood! 4)  Mmm…è buono. – Mmm…it’s good. 5) La tua cucina è davvero buona. – Your cooking is really good. 6) Cucini davvero bene. – You cook really good. 7) È buonissimo. EH bwuon-EES-see-moh It’s so good! ‘buono’ is an adjective (aggettivo) which says something about a noun; ‘bene’ is an adverb (avverbio) which says something about a verb. Both ‘avverbio’ and ‘adverb’ come from the Latin ‘adverbium’ which literally means ‘in relation to the verb’. Regina Coeli? La torta - The cake -->  È buonissima! Il sushi - The sushi --> È buonissimo! I frutti di mare - The seafood --> Sono buonissimi! Le lasagne - The lasagna --> Sono buo

  • 10 Italian Phrases to Use When You’re Busy or Running Late
    10 Italian Phrases to Use When You’re Busy or Running Late
    Duración: 11min | 25/11/2018

    I don’t know about you, but recently I have been feeling pretty filled to the brim with tasks to do, and that reminded me of all of the things I say in Italian to tell others that I have a lot on my plate. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat, and so I thought I would share my favorite expressions with you. 1) Ho una miriade di cose da fare. - I have a lot of things to do. 2) Ho una marea di lavoro da svolgere. - I have a tide (a load) of work to carry out. 3) Ho un sacco di cose da fare. - I have a sack of things to do./I have a lot on my plate. 4) Sono impegnato/a - impegnatissimo/a. - I’m really busy. 5) Sono sommerso/a dal lavoro! - I’m overwhelmed by work! 6) Sono in ritardo! - I’m late! 7) Scusi, possiamo parlare dopo? Sono di fretta. - Sorry, can we chat later? I’m in a rush. 8) Vado di fretta. - I’m in a rush. 9) Il tempo è volato! Scusi, devo scappare o farò tardi! - The time flew by! Sorry, I gotta’ run or I’ll be late! If you’re saying this to a friend, use “scusami - sorry” instead of the for

  • Italian Word Speed Date: Mica
    Italian Word Speed Date: Mica
    Duración: 12min | 22/11/2018

    If I had to choose a few words that I’m asked about all the time in Italian, ones like “proprio” and “magari” would surely be up there, but the one I hear about being difficult constantly is “mica”. In fact, it’s such a difficult word that I was still fuzzy on how to use it as I wrote this lesson. I had to get lots of help from our lovely in-house native Italian editor, Carlotta. Despite that, we’ve done our best to drill “mica” -- a word that’s used informally in everyday spoken conversation -- down to its simplest usages. Buono studio! Definitions: Not at all/not one bit Surely Not even Not in the least By any chance Overall, know that it's used in order to strengthen the negative meaning of a sentence. POPULAR EXPRESSION #1: Mica Male “Mica male” can best be translated as “not bad”, as in: Questo gelato non è mica male! - This gelato is not bad at all! (in the sense of, “this gelato is quite good”.) Mica male quella ragazza! - Look at that girl, not bad, right? Mica male questo libro. - This book isn't

  • What’s It Like to Be Pregnant in Italy?
    What’s It Like to Be Pregnant in Italy?
    Duración: 18min | 18/11/2018

    Rachel and I talk about what others have been talking about from the news a lot in Italy, what holiday just passed in Florence, and what it's like to be pregnant in Italy. We answer questions like 'What's the difference in Italy and America between': Maternity leave? Preferential treatment? Doctor's appointments? Parties/planned events? Gifts? Vocabulary Mentioned: Fare il ponte - Make a long weekend (Literally: Make a bridge) Ho fatto il ponte. - I made a long weekend with the holiday. L'ecografia - Sonogram La portafortuna - A good luck charm in reference to the first nightie the baby will wear usually made of silk/cotton. Links Mentioned: What Is Il Giorni dei Morti in Italia (and Why Is It Important?) How Rachel Made Her Dream of Living in Florence a Reality Tutti i meme del compleanno di Fedez al supermercato   Resources & more at... http://icebergproject.co/italian   Like the podcast? Leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If you like the podcast, I would appreciate it a TON if you left a re

  • Phrases to Talk About Your Italian Lessons (interview with a student)
    Phrases to Talk About Your Italian Lessons (interview with a student)
    Duración: 18min | 15/11/2018

    We snaked our way through the streets of Florence as we made our way to il mercato di Sant'Ambrogio. I turned toward Mary, “Com’è andata la tua lezione? - How’d your lesson go?” She responded, raising her voice slightly so I could hear her above the clamor, “È andata benissimo, Beatrice è un’insegnante fantastica. - It went well, Beatrice is a fantastic teacher.” These natural walking conversations had become such an integral part of the immersion retreat experience that Rachel & I decided to build more structure around them so students could get more of out of them. Now, every participant who comes on the trip receives a situation-specific workbook that gives them phrases and vocabulary to study before coming on the trip to help them prepare for these spontaneous conversations. I thought it might be cool to give you all a sample of what’s included in this workbook, too. :) Below you’ll see vocabulary and phrases for talking about Italian lessons. And if you’re interested in coming on one of our trips, re

  • How to Talk About Where You Live
    How to Talk About Where You Live
    Duración: 13min | 15/11/2018

    “Where are you from? - Di dove sei?” It has to be one of the top ten most frequently asked questions when you meet somebody while abroad in Italy. And while you could just simply say, “Colorado” or “Gli Stati Uniti” and end the conversation, what else could you say to describe where you’re from AND get more language practice in? Let’s pretend that someone asks me, “Com’è Coeur d’Alene? - What is Coeur d’Alene like?” I might say: La città è bellissima! È una destinazione turistica e molte persone famose vivono qua durante l’estate. Abbiamo una lago… che si chiama il lago Coeur d’Alene...  hahah… molto creativo / fantasioso come nome, lo so. E poi, che altro? È molto verde, una cosa fantastica perché io sono ossessionata dagli alberi. Oh e ci sono molti sentieri per fare trekking. Vivere là durante l’inverno non è facile, però a me non importa tantissimo. - it’s a beautiful city! It’s a tourist destination and lots of famous people live here during the summer. We have a lake that’s called Lake Coeur d’Alene… ah

  • 14 Ways to Say Thank You in Italian
    14 Ways to Say Thank You in Italian
    Duración: 14min | 15/11/2018

    14 Ways to Say Thank You   1) Grazie. - Thank you. 2) Ti ringrazio (informal) /La ringrazio (formal). - Thank you. I miei ringraziamenti - All my gratitude Porgo i miei più sinceri ringraziamenti.- I offer you my sincerest thanks. 3) Grazie mille / mille grazie. - Thanks a million. 4) Grazie tante. - Thanks a lot. 5) Molte grazie. - Many thanks. 6) Grazie di tutto. - Thanks for everything. 7.) Lo apprezzo tanto. - I really appreciate it. 8) Grazie di cuore. - Thanks from the heart. 9) Grazie dal più profondo del cuore. - Thanks from the depth of my heart. 10) Grazie infinite. - Infinite thanks. 11) Grazie di nuovo. - Thanks again. 12) Grazie ancora. - Thanks again. 13) Le/Ti sono grata/o. - I’m grateful to you. 14) Non ho parole per ringraziarti/ringraziarla. - I don’t have words to thank you.   5 Ways to Say You’re Welcome   1) E di che. - It was no big deal. Grazie per il cappuccino! E di che?  2) Figurati - Don’t mention it. Grazie per avermi aiutato con questo compito difficile. Figurati. 3) Di Nien

  • 11 Ways to Say Goodbye in Italian
    11 Ways to Say Goodbye in Italian
    Duración: 13min | 26/01/2016

    Learn 11 phrases to say goodbye in Italian. PSSSST. This is also the LAST episode of the podcast, so you'll want to listen in to hear about what's next and why I've decided to end it.

  • How to Start Learning Italian, PT III
    How to Start Learning Italian, PT III
    Duración: 18min | 19/01/2016

    You'll learn what a beginner language learner's schedule looks like, the type of activities you can do as a beginner, and where you might hold yourself back from making progress.

  • How to Start Learning Italian (or How to Go From Only Knowing “Ciao” to Being Conversational) PART II
    How to Start Learning Italian (or How to Go From Only Knowing “Ciao” to Being Conversational) PART II
    Duración: 27min | 12/01/2016

    Part II of the 'How to Start Learning Italian' guide.

  • How to Start Learning Italian (or How to Go From Only Knowing Ciao to Being Conversational) PART I
    How to Start Learning Italian (or How to Go From Only Knowing "Ciao" to Being Conversational) PART I
    Duración: 22min | 05/01/2016

    Where to start when you decide to learn Italian.

  • Italian Word Speed Dates: Allora
    Italian Word Speed Dates: Allora
    Duración: 10min | 29/12/2015

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

  • Christmas: A Thing of Beauty
    Christmas: A Thing of Beauty
    Duración: 06min | 15/12/2015
  • Sei cose da fare per imparare litaliano durante i tempi morti
    Sei cose da fare per imparare l'italiano durante i tempi morti
    Duración: 07min | 01/12/2015
  • How Ive Been Preparing for the CILS Exam
    How I've Been Preparing for the CILS Exam
    Duración: 16min | 24/11/2015

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

  • Six Guidelines You Can Use to Choose the “Tu” or the “Lei” Form in Italian
    Six Guidelines You Can Use to Choose the “Tu” or the “Lei” Form in Italian
    Duración: 10min | 10/11/2015

    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.

  • Italian Word Speed Dates: Siccome, Dato che, and Poiché
    Italian Word Speed Dates: Siccome, Dato che, and Poiché
    Duración: 12min | 03/11/2015

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

  • Le Sagre in Italia
    Le Sagre in Italia
    Duración: 07min | 25/10/2015

    Il primo episodio tutto in italiano! 

  • 9 Phrases to Use with a Language Partner
    9 Phrases to Use with a Language Partner
    Duración: 09min | 20/10/2015

    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.

  • Four Qs You Can Ask to Get Authentic Food in Italy
    Four Q's You Can Ask to Get Authentic Food in Italy
    Duración: 08min | 12/10/2015
  • 3 Steps to Making Quick  Satisfying Progress in Italian
    3 Steps to Making Quick & Satisfying Progress in Italian
    Duración: 11min | 06/10/2015

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

  • Is there really a formula for learning Italian? YES.
    Is there really a formula for learning Italian? YES.
    Duración: 14min | 28/09/2015

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

  • Behind the Scenes with Italian Learners from The Iceberg Project
    Behind the Scenes with Italian Learners from The Iceberg Project
    Duración: 22min | 22/09/2015

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

  • 6 Bad Habits Im Trying to Break in Italian
    6 Bad Habits I'm Trying to Break in Italian
    Duración: 16min | 15/09/2015

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

  • 23 Phrases for Congratulating People on New Beginnings in Italian
    23 Phrases for Congratulating People on New Beginnings in Italian
    Duración: 11min | 08/09/2015

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

  • How to Give or Understand Directions Given to You in Italian
    How to Give or Understand Directions Given to You in Italian
    Duración: 14min | 01/09/2015

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

  • 12 Phrases for Making Friends While Traveling in Italy
    12 Phrases for Making Friends While Traveling in Italy
    Duración: 16min | 23/08/2015

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

  • How Dianne Hales Deepened Her Love and Knowledge of Italian to Uncover a Hidden Story
    How Dianne Hales Deepened Her Love and Knowledge of Italian to Uncover a Hidden Story
    Duración: 20min | 18/08/2015

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

  • How to Make a Reservation at an Italian Restaurant
    How to Make a Reservation at an Italian Restaurant
    Duración: 10min | 11/08/2015

    Italian vocabulary you can use to make a restaurant reservation.

  • 5 Italian Proverbs to Spice up Your Vocabulary
    5 Italian Proverbs to Spice up Your Vocabulary
    Duración: 06min | 03/08/2015

    Five new proverbs in Italian to add to your vocabulary.

  • 4 More Verbs in Italian You Might Be Using Incorrectly
    4 More Verbs in Italian You Might Be Using Incorrectly
    Duración: 08min | 26/07/2015

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

  • 9 Phrases for Talking About Your Business in Italian
    9 Phrases for Talking About Your Business in Italian
    Duración: 10min | 21/07/2015

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

  • 12 Easy Mistakes You May Be Making with Italian Irregular Nouns
    12 Easy Mistakes You May Be Making with Italian Irregular Nouns
    Duración: 12min | 12/07/2015

    Some common mistakes made with irregular nouns in Italian.

  • 10 Phrases for Talking About Music in Italian
    10 Phrases for Talking About Music in Italian
    Duración: 09min | 07/07/2015

    Phrases for talking about music in Italian.

  • How to Whip Your Italian Back into Shape Before You Leave for Italy
    How to Whip Your Italian Back into Shape Before You Leave for Italy
    Duración: 13min | 30/06/2015

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

  • How to Cultivate the Right Mindset to Learn Italian: An Interview with Kevin Morehouse
    How to Cultivate the Right Mindset to Learn Italian: An Interview with Kevin Morehouse
    Duración: 26min | 23/06/2015

    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.    

  • 4 Unexpected Ways to Use the Italian Prepositions di, da, and in
    4 Unexpected Ways to Use the Italian Prepositions "di", "da", and "in"
    Duración: 11min | 09/06/2015

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

  • 3 Things Im Struggling With in Italian Right Now
    3 Things I'm Struggling With in Italian Right Now
    Duración: 20min | 08/06/2015

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

  • 4 Verbs in Italian You Might Be Using Incorrectly
    4 Verbs in Italian You Might Be Using Incorrectly
    Duración: 12min | 29/05/2015

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

  • 7 Creative Ways to Make Your Italian Study Time Even Better
    7 Creative Ways to Make Your Italian Study Time Even Better
    Duración: 09min | 26/05/2015

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

  • How to Efficiently Use Your Study Time to Learn Italian (An Interview with Leanne Pressly)
    How to Efficiently Use Your Study Time to Learn Italian (An Interview with Leanne Pressly)
    Duración: 20min | 18/05/2015

    An interview with an Iceberg Project student, Leanne Pressly.

  • 7 Things Keeping You From Fluency in Italian
    7 Things Keeping You From Fluency in Italian
    Duración: 24min | 11/05/2015

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

  • How Tom Made the World His Classroom to Learn Italian by Teaching It (an interview with TomTxxytu)
    How Tom Made the World His Classroom to Learn Italian by Teaching It (an interview with TomTxxytu)
    Duración: 23min | 05/05/2015

    An interview with YouTuber TomTxxytu.

  • 20 Phrases for Making a Phone Call in Italian
    20 Phrases for Making a Phone Call in Italian
    Duración: 09min | 27/04/2015

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

  • How Rachel Made Her Dream of Living in Florence a Reality (An Interview with Rachel Vermiglio Smith)
    How Rachel Made Her Dream of Living in Florence a Reality (An Interview with Rachel Vermiglio Smith)
    Duración: 20min | 20/04/2015

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

  • 21 Must-Know Vocabulary Words for Making Pasta in Italian
    21 Must-Know Vocabulary Words for Making Pasta in Italian
    Duración: 12min | 14/04/2015

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

  • 22 Must-Know Vocabulary Words for Making Dessert in Italian
    22 Must-Know Vocabulary Words for Making Dessert in Italian
    Duración: 13min | 07/04/2015

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

  • 4 Phrases for Curving the Conversation Back to Italian
    4 Phrases for Curving the Conversation Back to Italian
    Duración: 13min | 30/03/2015

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

  • 25 Romantic Italian Phrases (or How to Melt Your Lover’s Heart)
    25 Romantic Italian Phrases (or How to Melt Your Lover’s Heart)
    Duración: 12min | 23/03/2015

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

  • Is the fluency illusion getting in the way of learning Italian?
    Is the fluency illusion getting in the way of learning Italian?
    Duración: 13min | 16/03/2015

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

  • How to Count in Italian (or how to make sure you can eat in Italy)
    How to Count in Italian (or how to make sure you can eat in Italy)
    Duración: 12min | 09/03/2015

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

  • One Proven Method That Will Help You Remember More Italian
    One Proven Method That Will Help You Remember More Italian
    Duración: 08min | 02/03/2015

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

  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Italian (or how to talk about the parts of the body)
    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Italian (or how to talk about the parts of the body)
    Duración: 14min | 24/02/2015

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

  • Can you be conversational in Italian with a limited vocabulary? (An interview with Madeline Jhawar)
    Can you be conversational in Italian with a limited vocabulary? (An interview with Madeline Jhawar)
    Duración: 25min | 17/02/2015

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

  • Quiz: Should You Use the Imperfect Tense or the Past Tense?
    Quiz: Should You Use the Imperfect Tense or the Past Tense?
    Duración: 17min | 10/02/2015

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

  • How to Say “I Wonder”  Other Forms of Probability in Italian
    How to Say “I Wonder” & Other Forms of Probability in Italian
    Duración: 07min | 03/02/2015

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

  • How I Learned Italian
    How I Learned Italian
    Duración: 29min | 26/01/2015

    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.

  • How to Talk About the Weather in Italian (with 16 Phrases for Making Small Talk)
    How to Talk About the Weather in Italian (with 16 Phrases for Making Small Talk)
    Duración: 13min | 20/01/2015

    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!

  • What Its Like to Start Over in Italy (An Interview with Jasmine C. Mah)
    What It's Like to Start Over in Italy (An Interview with Jasmine C. Mah)
    Duración: 22min | 13/01/2015

    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.

  • How to Use the Trapassato Prossimo in Italian (or How to Talk About Things that Happened in the Past)
    How to Use the Trapassato Prossimo in Italian (or How to Talk About Things that Happened in the Past)
    Duración: 08min | 07/01/2015

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

  • Italian Word Speed Dates: Bastare, Mancare and Piacere
    Italian Word Speed Dates: Bastare, Mancare and Piacere
    Duración: 15min | 30/12/2014

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

  • 13 Expressions to Keep Conversation Flowing in Italian When You Forget a Word, a Phrase or a Conjugation
    13 Expressions to Keep Conversation Flowing in Italian When You Forget a Word, a Phrase or a Conjugation
    Duración: 05min | 25/12/2014

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

  • Whats important to Italians during Christmas? (Insights from Carmine Caruso in Italian)
    What's important to Italians during Christmas? (Insights from Carmine Caruso in Italian)
    Duración: 05min | 17/12/2014

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

  • 15 Ways to Say Thats Awesome/cool/amazing! in Italian
    15 Ways to Say "That's Awesome/cool/amazing!" in Italian
    Duración: 07min | 10/12/2014

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

  • Whats like to live  love in southern Italy? (An interview with Cherrye Moore)
    What's like to live & love in southern Italy? (An interview with Cherrye Moore)
    Duración: 21min | 02/12/2014

    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.

  • Four Ways to Evaluate if Youre Good at Learning a Language
    Four Ways to Evaluate if You're "Good" at Learning a Language
    Duración: 08min | 25/11/2014

    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.

  • How to Describe People in Italian (or how to talk about what she was wearing, who she was with and what her new hair color is)
    How to Describe People in Italian (or how to talk about what she was wearing, who she was with and what her new hair color is)
    Duración: 15min | 18/11/2014

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

  • How to Talk About Your Family in Italian
    How to Talk About Your Family in Italian
    Duración: 11min | 11/11/2014

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

  • Is pronunciation or grammar more important? (An interview with Emanuele Venditti)
    Is pronunciation or grammar more important? (An interview with Emanuele Venditti)
    Duración: 16min | 05/11/2014

    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.

  • Whats it like to be an expat in Rome? (An Interview with Tiffany Parks)
    What's it like to be an expat in Rome? (An Interview with Tiffany Parks)
    Duración: 28min | 29/10/2014

    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.

  • Should You Use Riuscire or Potere to Talk About Being Able to Do Something?
    Should You Use "Riuscire" or "Potere" to Talk About Being Able to Do Something?
    Duración: 14min | 24/10/2014

    Learn the differences between the verbs "potere" and "riuscire" in Italian.

  • Imperative Mood in Italian (or how to be demanding and give advice in Italian)
    Imperative Mood in Italian (or how to be demanding and give advice in Italian)
    Duración: 17min | 15/10/2014

    Using the imperative in Italian to give a command, offer an invitation or suggest advice.

  • When to Use the Subjunctive Mood and When to Use the Present Indicative Tense
    When to Use the Subjunctive Mood and When to Use the Present Indicative Tense
    Duración: 10min | 07/10/2014

    Using the present subjunctive mood to express doubts, wishes and uncertainties and using the the present indicative to express a certainty or fact in Italian.

  • 15 Quotes to Keep Up Your Motivation for Italian
    15 Quotes to Keep Up Your Motivation for Italian
    Duración: 14min | 01/10/2014

    Some motivation for those days that you just don't feel like learning a new grammar tense or vocabulary words. Forza!

  • Which Words from English Made the Cut in Italian? (or Parole Straniere Usate in Italiano)
    Which Words from English Made the Cut in Italian? (or Parole Straniere Usate in Italiano)
    Duración: 15min | 23/09/2014

    Learn some words in Italian that come from English, like nerd, cupcake, and whiskey.

  • What is it like to be an expat in Florence? (An Interview with Alexandra Lawrence)
    What is it like to be an expat in Florence? (An Interview with Alexandra Lawrence)
    Duración: 29min | 17/09/2014

    Alexandra Lawrence tells you exactly what it takes to make it as an expat while learning the culture through the language.

  • 12 More Phrases that Stalk the Subjunctive Mood
    12 More Phrases that Stalk the Subjunctive Mood
    Duración: 16min | 02/09/2014

    Here are twelve phrases in Italian that are typically used with the subjunctive mood to express thoughts, opinions, desires, fear, etc.

  • How to Write a Birthday Card in Italian (or how to wish friends another year older in a classy way)
    How to Write a Birthday Card in Italian (or how to wish friends another year older in a classy way)
    Duración: 12min | 26/08/2014

    Learn how to write a birthday card in Italian to a friend, your significant other, family, or on Twitter.

  • How does someone start a business in Rome? (An Interview with Linda + Steve from The Beehive Hotel)
    How does someone start a business in Rome? (An Interview with Linda + Steve from The Beehive Hotel)
    Duración: 28min | 19/08/2014

    Learn how Linda and Steve started The Beehive Hotel/Hostel in Rome, Italy.

  • How to Ne and Ci in Italian
    How to "Ne" and "Ci" in Italian
    Duración: 24min | 12/08/2014

    Learn the various ways you can use the words "ne" and "ci" in Italian.

  • 20 Phrases for Telling a Captivating Story in Italian
    20 Phrases for Telling a Captivating Story in Italian
    Duración: 13min | 05/08/2014

    Learn how to tell a story in Italian with twenty phrases.

  • What would it be like to live in Orvieto, Italy? (An Interview with Toni DeBella)
    What would it be like to live in Orvieto, Italy? (An Interview with Toni DeBella)
    Duración: 19min | 31/07/2014

    Learn how and why Toni DeBella, from Orvieto or Bust, moved to Orvieto, Italy and her experiences as an American expat.

  • 3 Verbs in Italian Every Beginner Should Master
    3 Verbs in Italian Every Beginner Should Master
    Duración: 28min | 29/07/2014

    Learn three verbs that every beginner should master in Italian in the past tense, present tense, subjunctive tense, and future tense.

  • The Differences Between Nulla e Niente in Italiano
    The Differences Between Nulla e Niente in Italiano
    Duración: 18min | 22/07/2014

    Learn when to use niente and/or nulla in Italian.

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