Italian Accelerator – Episode 4 – Explainer Lesson #4

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Oct 19

Italian Accelerator Episode 4
Explainer Lesson #4

Expressions explained in this lesson:

SI CHIAMA SAN SPERATE
-means “It’s called San Sperate (a town)”. Come si chiama means “What do you call yourself/What’s your name?”.

IN GIRO PER IL PAESE
-means “Throughout the town”. In giro (throughout/ all arround).

NEMMENO/NEPPURE IO AVEVO VISTO
-means “Not even/neither I had seen”.

ERANO ESTASIATI
-means “Were ecstatic (thrilled/very excited)”.

DEL QUALLE
-Italian way of saying “whose or of whom/which”.

COME SE FOSSE UNA PERSONA
-means “As if it were a person”. It were-subjunctive mood (used for unreal/hypothetical statements).

CE STA PROPRIO!
-means “It’s appropriate” (fitting/suitable).

RI-UNIONE DI NUOVO – ANCORA
-means “Ri-unione (reunion) Prefix Ri- (used to mean repetition)
Di nuovo (again)
Ancora (more)

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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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