Italian Accelerator – Episode 5 – Explainer Lesson #5

By Marlet Cordero | Advanced

Dec 07

Italian Accelerator Episode 5
Explainer Lesson #5

Expressions explained in this lesson:

E NIENTE
-means “and nothing”.

SENZA ALCUN DUBBIO/ SENZA OMBRA DI DUBBIO
-Senza alcun dubbio means “Without any doubt”, Senza ombra di dubbio means “Without a doubt”.

COM’E NATA STA COSA DI LAVORARE..
-“Com’e nata sta(questa) cosa” literally means “How did this thing” Lavorare means “work”.

SULLE PUNTE
-means “On tips”.

HO AVUTO UN INCIDENTE AL GINOCCHIO
-means “I had a knee accident” in english. Preposition “AL” is used when referring to a body part.

SEMPRE BALLANDO
-means “Dancing all the time”.

HO DECISO DI COMINCIARE A STUDIARE CANTO
-means “I have decided to start/begin to study singing”.

MI HA BUTTATO LI NELL’ARENA
-means “I have been thrown into an arena”.

HO COMINCIATO A CANTARE
-means “I started to sing”.

SUL LUNGOMARE
-means “On the seafront”.

DA LI POI HO INCONTRATO…
-used as “Thereafter” or continuing on from a particular point in time.

TRAMITE UN’AMICIZIA
-means “Through a friend”.

IO CERCAVO QUALCUNO CHE MI ACCOMPAGNASSE
-means “I’m looking for someone to accompany me”.

NO ASSOLUTAMENTE
-means “Absolutely not”.

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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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