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Your daily Italian language podcast where you will learn to speak Italian in just minutes a day. We start from the very beginning and learn popular phrases, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, all in easy to digest lessons never more than 5 minutes in length, 5 days a week. Subscribe, download, listen, and LET'S SPEAK ITALIAN!

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Lesson #074, Thursday
05:53

volere = to want, to want to

io voglio = I want, I want to

tu vuoi = you want, you want to (informal)

Lei vuole = you want, you want to (formal)

lui/lei vuole = he/she wants, he/she wants to

noi vogliamo = we want, we want to

voi volete = you want, you want to (plural)

loro vogliono = they want, they want to

'volere' can be used in two ways. One is as a modal verb where it is followed by another verb in its infinitive form.

Il dottore vuole parlare con Lei. = The doctor wants to speak with you (formal).

Volete mangiare i fagioli oggi? = Do you (plural) want to eat beans today?

Voglio ascoltare la canzone. = I want to listen to the song.

Loro vogliono imparare il russo. = They want to learn Russian.

'volere' can also mean 'to want' without using it as a modal verb.

Lui vuole un cane. = He wants a dog

Vogliamo un insegnante buono. = We want a good teacher.

Chi vuole un biscotto? = Who wants a cookie?

Jan 23, 2020
Lesson #073, Wednesday
05:32

dovere = to have to. Can also be translated to the English word 'must.'

io devo = I have to, I must

tu devi = you have to, you must (informal)

Lei deve = you have to, you must (formal)

lui/lei deve = he/she has to, he/she must

noi dobbiamo = we have to, we must

voi dovete = you have to, you must (plural)

loro devono = they have to, they must

L'insegnante deve preparare la lezione. = The teacher has to prepare the lesson.

Dovete lavorare ogni giorno. = You (plural) must work every day.

Chi deve studiare il libro? = Who must study the book?

Le ragazze devono andare al negozio. = The girls must go to the store.

Il bambino deve ascoltare meglio. = The child must listen better.

A che ora devi andare in classe? = What time do you have to go to class?

Perche' devo portare una cravatta? = Why must I wear a tie?

Quando dobbiamo avere i soldi? = When do we have to have the money?

Jan 22, 2020
Lesson #072, Tuesday
07:49

potere = to be able to It also translate as 'can' or 'may.'

io posso = I am able to, I can

tu puoi = you are able to, you can (informal)

Lei puo' = you are able to, you can (formal)

lui/lei = he/she are able to, he/she can

noi possiamo = we are able to, we can

voi potete = you are able to, you can (plural)

loro possono = they are able to, they can

La donna puo' venire. = The woman can come.

Possiamo andare dopo cena. = We can go after dinner.

Posso parlare inglese? = May I speak English?

Io posso cantare. = I can sing.

Puo' mangiare la carne con una forchetta. = She can eat the meat with a fork.

Lei puo' capire lo spagnolo? = Can you (formal) understand Spanish?

I ragazzi italiani possono giocare il calcio. = The Italian boys can play soccer (football).

Potete aiutare quell'uomo. = You (plural) can help that man.

Mario puo' suonare il pianoforte. = Mario is able to play the piano.

Jan 21, 2020
Lesson #071, Monday
04:24

chiudere = to close

chiudo, chiudi, chiude, chiudiamo, chiudete, chiudono

ascoltare = to listen to

ascolto, ascolti, ascolta, ascoltiamo, ascoltate, ascoltano

aiutare = to help

aiuto, aiuti, aiuta, aiutiamo, aiutate, aiutano

lavorare = to work

lavoro, lavori, lavora, lavoriamo, lavorate, lavorano

cominciare = to begin

comincio, cominci, comincia, cominciamo, cominciate, cominciano

preparare = to prepare

preparo, prepari, prepara, prepariamo, preparate, preparano

Jan 20, 2020
Lesson #070, Friday
04:04

negozio = store

biblioteca = library

supervisore = supervisor

vino = wine

francese = French

spagnolo = Spanish

festa = party

subito = immediately

presto = quickly

Jan 17, 2020
Lesson #069, Thursday
05:56

questo = this (masculine and singular)

Questo e' molto importante = This is very important.

questa = this (femine and singular)

Quella torta e' buona, ma questa e' cattiva. = That cake is good, but this one is bad.

questi = these (masculine and plural)

Compriamo questi. = Let's buy these.

queste = these (femine and plural)

Quelle mele sono buone, ma preferisco queste. = Those apples are good, but I prefer these.

quello = that (masculine and singular)

Questo ragazzo e' piu' intelligente di quello. = This boy is more intelligent than that one.

quella = that (femine and singular)

Quella e' una penna. = That is a pen.

quelli = those (masculine and plural)

Questi bambini sono piu' bravi di quelli? = Are these children better than those?

quelle = those (femine and plural)

Preferiamo quelle. = We prefer those.

Jan 16, 2020
Lesson #068, Wednesday
08:43

quel gatto = that cat

quelle banane = those bananas

quella cravatta = that tie

quei ragazzi = those boys

quel quaderno = that notebook

quell'uovo = that egg

quelle forchette = those forks

quegli specchi = those mirrors

quella bugia = that lie

quella musica = that music

quelle matite = those pencils

quello zoo = that zoo

quell'insalata = that salad

quel messaggio = that message

quegli orologi = those watches

quelle classi = those classes

Jan 15, 2020
Lesson #067, Tuesday
05:26

quel = comes before most masculine singular nouns that begin with a consonant. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.

Quel ragazzo viene sempre in ritardo. = That boy always comes late.

quello = comes before a masculine singular nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.

Compriamo quello specchio. = Let's buy that mirror.

quell' = comes before all masculine singular nouns beginning with a vowel.

Quell'uomo parla molto. = That man talks a lot.

quella = comes before all femine singular nouns that begin with a consonant.

Il presidente abita in quella casa. = The president lives in that house.

quell' = comes before all femine singular nouns that begin with a vowel.

Quell'arancia non e' buona. = That orange is not good.

quei = is the plural of quel and comes before most masculine plural nouns that begin with a consonant. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.

Quei treni vanno a Milano. = Those trains go to Milan.

quegli = is the plural of both quello and quell' and comes before all masculine plural nouns that begin with a vowel, or those that begin with ps, gn, z, or s followed by a consonant.

Quegli studenti sono bravi. = Those students are good.

quelle = is the plural of both quella and quell' and comes before any femine plural noun.

Quelle famiglie non capiscono italiano. = Those families do not understand Italian.

Jan 14, 2020
Lesson #066, Monday
06:52

questa domanda = this question

queste banane = these bananas

questa cravatta = this tie

questo gelato = this ice cream

questa musica = this music

queste scarpe = these shoes

questo studente = this student

questi studenti = these students

questi americani = these americans

questa madre = this mother

questo messaggio = this message

questi spaghetti = these spaghetti

queste lezioni = these lessons

questo problema = this problem

Jan 13, 2020
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02:22

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Grazie tanto, arrivederci.

Jan 10, 2020