Italian Accelerator Episode 5
Explainer Lesson #4
E INSOMMA SIAMO VENUTI IN S.C
-E insomma means “in short”(often used as sentence connector) same as “basically”.
SIAMO RIMASTI FOLGORATI
-means “We were shocked” (used to express surprise/disappointment).
VISTO CHE NOI ABBIAMO SEMPRE VISSUTO
-Visto che means “considering that”, same as “since” in english.
-means “Arrived here”, Arrivati (PP) past participle of Arriva or Arrive in english.
LA REALIZZAZIONE DI UN SOGNO
-means “The realization of a dream or A dream came true”.
PRATICAMENTE CE L’AVETE LA SPIAGGIA PRIVATA
-Praticamente (another way of saying “Basically”).
NOI VENIAMO DA PESCARA
-means “We come from Pescara”.
POCO DISTANTE DA PESCARA
-means “not too far from Pescara”.
UNA BELLA CITTADINA
-means “A nice/beautiful little town”.
-means “On the other side”.
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:
– idiomatic expressions
– specific grammatical points