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It’s amazing but many people travel to another country without being able to even say please or thankyou. So this lesson is designed to lead you through a few basic words that reflect politeness.

Click on the green Italian word once, to hear the word(s) spoken in Italian, the blue words shows you how to say the word phonetically. Throughout the lessons you will be asked a question, try and work out the answer before clicking on the Answer click here button.

When you click on the green word you will hear it spoken by an Italian native twice, the first time it will be spoken very slowly and clearly enabling you to hear how the word(s) should be spoken and the second time at a more normal speed. Listen to how some of the words with multiple syllables are emphasised.

The Italians have two ways of speaking, formally and informally. They speak informally with family and friends and formally to people they do not know. So these lessons are written formally as this is the style you will need to know the most.  


So let’s get started and remember, you are better learning 10 words very well than 50 words that you can't remember properly, so do not rush the lesson and go over it again a few times to ensure that you have learnt all of the words shown correctly and do not continue to the next lesson until you are confident with the current lesson.


Click on the Next button to start Lesson 1.