Italian Accelerator – Episode 6 – Explainer Lesson #5

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Italian Accelerator Episode 6
Explainer Lesson #5

Expressions explained in this lesson:

Vocali aperte
We discuss open and closed vowels in Italian, as well as Italian accents and Italian dialects.

Il romano è forte
“Forte” is often used to mean “cool”.

È uno tra i dialetti più carini
“It’s one of the cutest dialects”

In un modo diverso. Da te?
After a preposition we need to use “pronomi tonici”.

E vado, che ne so, all’alimentari
“Che ne so” is ofte used to mean “I don’t know” as an interjection when speaking (not literal meaning)

Ecco, è rimasto l’accento
“Ecco” usually means “here is” or “here are”. Here it’s being used to mean “that’s why”

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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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