Italian Accelerator – Episode 3 – Explainer Lesson #1

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Aug 31

Italian Accelerator Episode 3
Explainer Lesson #1

Expressions explained in this lesson:

COSA TI PIACE DI PIU?
-means “What do you like the most” Di piu-The most (Di-used as a definite article).

EFFETTO COLLATERALE
-means “Collateral Effect”

E UNA COSA CHE
-means “It’s a thing/something that..” Una cosa (a thing/something).

PER LO MENO
Means “At least”

C’ERA DI MENO
-means “There was less” C’era (ci era) means “There was”.

SALVIAMO…
-means “To save..”.

HO FATTO LE SCUOLE QUI
-“I did my school here” Ho fatto (used when you made/finished something).

PERCHE QUI, CAPITO..
-Capito means “Understood” (also used interrogatively) e.g. “Understood?../Got it?..”.

SCIALARE
-an Idiom meaning “Few choices/shortage of cash or something”.

ALLE FINE FREQUENTI SEMPRE QUELLI
-means “Frequently/always end up”(turn out to be in a particular place or situation).

SE SI PUO
-means “If one can”.

ALLA FINE
Means “In the end”.

E BELLO CHE ENTRI E..
-means “It’s nice that you walk/join in..”.

IN QUALCHE MODO FAREMO..
-means “Somehow/In some how”.

L’ARTE DI ARRANGIARSI
-means “The art of getting by”.

LUOGHI COMUNI
-means “Commonplace”.

NON C’E SCUSA CHE TENGA
-means “There is no excuse to keep” same as “No Excuses” in English.

CE LA CAVEREMO CAVARSELA
-means “We’ll manage to get by”.

ANDARSENE ME NE VADO
-Italian way of saying “I’m leaving now/ I’m outta (out of) here”.

SE UNO SE LA CAVA
-means “If one makes it”.

BEN VENGA
-(Expression of acceptance) same as “Then so be it” in English.

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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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