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Learn and Speak Italian consists of 22 easy-to-manage on-line lessons that help build your vocabulary and explain clearly what each word and sentence means as a literal translation, enabling you to use these words again to construct your own sentences.
The lessons are designed to reflect every-day situations you are likely to find yourself in. We show as examples, some small free italian lesson extracts starting with the basics. Remember, we teach you how to learn and speak Italian from an English-speakers perspective and do not just expect you to learn Italian phrases that do not show you exactly what the words in the phrase mean.
Example from lesson 1: The Essential Basics
To say Yes please in Italian, they say Yes thank you so how would you would say in Italian Yes Please
Yes thank you
Example from lesson 5: Asking
You will be asking for much when you are in Italy and asking what you want so that you are understood is not difficult to learn.
To say a pizza in Italian you would say una pizza, so how would you say Can I have a pizza please
Posso avere una pizza per favore
Can I have a pizza please
Note how pizza changes to pizze because it has become a plural as you are asking for two pizzas. So the sentence you have just spoken is broken down as follows;
Possiamo avere due pizze per favore
This same principal applies to other sentences, so you just change what it is you are asking for and the number required;
Possiamo avere quattro panini per favore
Examples from lesson 8: The Cafe
There is nothing finer than sitting outside an Italian café, indulging in an Italian coffee and watching the world go by. So to help you get by in a café situation, we have developed this lesson in the order of the situations you would find yourself in when visiting a café.
You approach a café and see the waiter, and could say Hello, how are you?
You are likely to hear
You would normally reply
So try and work out how you would say can we sit inside please
Possiamo sedere dentro per favore
Can we sit inside please
The word for beer in Italian is birra and the word for coffee is caffe, so to say can we have a beer and a coffee please, you would say
By lesson 10, you will have learnt some great little inter-connecting words and will be able to say sentences such as;
Throughout the lessons Learn and Speak Italian helps you to understand how the Italian language is formed and how to make up sentences using verbs and words.
We make it easy for you by showing you exactly what each word in a sentence means so that you can use those words again to make up your own sentences. You can take the lessons at your own pace, hear the words as they should be spoken, see the words written phonetically and download each lesson onto your computer to listen to again.
And by lesson 22, you will have learnt about
And because Learn and Speak Italian shows you what the individual words of each sentence mean, you will be able to make up many more sentences of your own from all of the words you have learnt.
Notice how Learn and Speak Italian shows you what the words of each sentence mean, to help you understand how the Italian language is formed.
Many other courses will tell you that Non parlo Italiano means I don’t speak Italian. Literally translated it doesn’t. The italians do not normally use the word don’t.
This will help you with other sentences because if you want to say, I don’t eat meat, you will know not to say the word don’t, but say literally translated Not I eat meat
As you’ve already heard, Learn and Speak Italian has a native Italian, speak the words and sentences twice. Firstly very slowly and with clarity to enable you to hear how the words and sentences should be spoken and then at a more normal speed.
Learn and Speak Italian consists of 22 manageable on-line lessons and allows you to download each lesson onto your computer, so that you can listen to the lesson again on a CD or mp3 player.
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