Italian Accelerator – Episode 3 – Explainer Lesson #2

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Sep 28

Italian Accelerator Episode 3
Explainer Lesson #2

Expressions explained in this lesson:

LA RASSEGNAZIONE
-means “Resignation” (giving up/surrender).

MEMORIA CORTA
-means “Short Memory”.

TANTO..
-as a Pronoun it means (much,a lot) as an Adverb it means(so much,very) as a Conjunction it means (after all,anyways).

DIECI
-means “Ten” (can be expressed as “Perfect” or “10/10”).

TUTTI GLI AMICI TUOI!
-means “All your friends” Tutti (all) Gli amici (friends) Tuoi (your).

I DIALETTI
-means “The Dialects” (variety of language that is particular to specific region).

TI VA DI PARLARE UN PO’ IN DIALETTO
-Ti va di means “You feel like.. or You wanna (want to,want a)”.

PER FARMELO SENTIRE
-means “To make me hear it”. Sentire (uses all senses but sight) e.g. to hear, to feel, to taste.

PARI PARI
-a Verbatim (word for word).

RI-IMPARARE IL DIALETTO
-Prefix “Ri-” (used to mean repetition).

UN PO’ PER… UN PO’ PER..
-same as “A little bit of ..”

SFUMATURA LINGUISTICA
-Linguistic Nuance (referring to shades).

EH, VABBE’!
-Expressed when you no longer have any hope or belief that a situation will improve or change.

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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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