Italian Accelerator – Episode 2 – Explainer Lesson #2

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Aug 18

Italian Accelerator Episode 2
Explainer Lesson #2

Expressions explained in this lesson:

SIMPATICO CARINO
-Simpatico means “Nice” Carino means “Cute”.

LA BOMBONIERA
-A Party Favor/ Giveaways (Little Present)

FIDANZATA
-means “Girlfriend”.

LAOS, UGANDA, HAITI, CIAD
-There are some words in Italian Pronunciation that are different from their spelling. ( Haiti [a.iti] Ciad [tſad] IPA)

QUALCOSA DEL GENERE
-means “something like that”.

POTREI AZZARDARE
-means “I could dare/venture”

HO PENSATO CHE ERA PIU..
-means “I thought it would have been..”

UN TUFFO NEL PASSATO
-means “A jump into the past” (flashback).

PENSA TE!
-means “Can you believe that?/ Imagine that!”.

10 ANNI CHE NON CI VEDIAMO
-means “We haven’t seen each other for 10 years”.

CAZZAREGGIAMENTO CAZZEGGIARE
-Cazzeggiare (intransitive) “To muck around”.

NACQUE VENNI
-Nacque “was born” Venni “I came”.

IL CAPODANNO
-means “New year/New year’s eve”.

TI RISULTA
-same as “Does it sound right to you?/Do you agree?”.

IN FRETTA E FURIA
-expressed when you do something really fast/ In a rush.

Italian Accelerator is the course you’ve been dreaming of for the longest time! 

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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