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Oct 12

How to Avoid the FEAR OF SPEAKING Italian [Ep. 20]

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Alan asks:How do I avoid freezing & panicking when Italians approach me to speak?OR… How can I stop worrying? RECOMMENDATIONS PREPARE FOR SITUATION – (collect ideas/expressions/topics that are more likely to come up)PRE-EMPT YOUR LEVEL OF ITALIAN – (let them know what your level is)UNDERSTAND THAT SOME SCENARIOS ARE JUST DIFFICULT – (some may throw in […]

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Sep 27

When does the PAST PARTICIPLE agree in the PASSATO PROSSIMO? [Ep. 18]

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Ellie asks:When does the PAST PARTICIPLE agree with the direct object in the PASSATO PROSSIMO?OR… the agreement of the Past Participle in general!  DOWNLOAD LESSON NOTES & EXERCISES This is an intermediate so don’t let it scare you if you are a beginner. Also, this lesson will assume a working knowledge of the PASSATO PROSSIMO. ​First things first…The Italian […]

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Sep 14

Speak Italian more Naturally [Ep. 16]

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Marie asks:I heard this in Italian and I was a bit confused…OR… shouldn’t they have been saying SONO OCCUPATA?  SONO OCCUPATA ⇾ SON OCCUPATA Every native speaker has their own way of speaking. Some native speaker have strong accent, may use a lot of slang, or maybe combine words a lot. There are a lots of […]

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Sep 06

How to express LOVE in Italian [Ep. 15]

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Jim asks:How do we express LOVE in Italian? OR… How do I choose between AMARE and VOLERE BENE?Here’s how we express love in Italian: For loving people… AMARE is between lovers only VOLERE BENE is between family and friends Some examples are: Italian – Sara, ti amo! Mi vuoi sposare?English – Sara, I love you! Will you […]

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