Italian Accelerator – Episode 4 – Explainer Lesson #2

By Marlet Cordero | Advanced

Oct 05

Italian Accelerator Episode 4
Explainer Lesson #2

Expressions explained in this lesson:

ADESSO NON MI VIENE
-another way of saying “I can’t remember”.

PAROLE COLORITE
-means “colorful words” Colorite-colorful.

IDIOTA
-means “Idiot” ( a foolish or stupid person).

QUANDO UNO MI FA PROPRIO GIRARE LE SCATOLE
-means “When one really makes me turn/spin the boxes” different way of saying “When one really makes me mad”.

CRETINO
-means “Cretin” commonly used to offend somebody (a stupid person or person suffering a medical condition called Cretinism).

CON L’UNICA DIFFERENZA CHE C’HA UN SIGNIFICATO
-(example usage of Apostrophe in Italian)
* Ci Ha ~> C’ha ( Which has)
* La/Lo Unica ~> L’unica ( The only )

CE L’HAI
-means “Do you have it?” (putting “Ce” before “L’hai” is mandatory).

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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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