Italian Accelerator – Episode 2 – Explainer Lesson #1

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Aug 18

Italian Accelerator Episode 2
Explainer Lesson #1

Expressions explained in this lesson:

IN QUALITA DI TRADUTTRICE
-simply means “As a judge”.

MECOCOMERI
-My Watermelon (slang word).

CHE C’HAI?
-(informal) means “What’s up?/ What do you have?”.

CERCO DI ANDARE LENTA
-means “I’m trying to speak slowly”.

NON SO NEANCH’IO COSA FARME
-means “I also don’t know what to do”.

IN TEORIA
-means “In theory”.

E IL MASSIMO!
-means “It’s the best”.

CON CUI HO ANCHE FATTO
-Con cui means “with whom” Anche fatto “also made/done”.

EH SI, VABBE’ PERO
-simply means “Oh well, alright..”

L’AMBARADAN
-Ambaradan m. (invariable)
● Shamble (disorganized situation)
● Song and dance (excessive activity)

LA LAUREISSIMA
-(A metaphor) Superlative Suffix “-issimo/-issima” is added to form an Absolute Superlative.
e.g. Bellissima -Extremely Beautiful (Degree Intensification).

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Each Episode is made up of two components
First a chat 100% in Italian between me and one of my Italian friends. These chats are 100% real, authentic, unscripted Italian, including very colloquial expressions and … at full speed! Just like you would speak with your friends in your language. 

Then there is an Explainer Lesson, this time in English, where we revisit the chat in Italian and analyze its content, including:

– vocabulary
– slang
– idiomatic expressions
– specific grammatical points

 


																	
															

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