Italian Accelerator Episode 6
Explainer Lesson #6
Tu parli piuttosto pulito
“Piuttosto” means rather, followed by an adjective.
“Pulito” here means “polished, good Italian”. It could also mean “clean”, as in, without swearing.
“Every now and then”
“To sneak in”
In provincia di Roma
We talk about the administrative division of Italy (regioni, province, comuni).
Often used to mean “what’s up?”, as in “what’s happening?”
Avendo già 11 anni
An example of usage of the Italian gerund in a sentence.
Prendere in giro
“To mock”, “to make fun of”
Tornato a roma
Using the past particle in a sentence, when not speaking in the passato prossimo.
It means “once returned”, “once I got back to Rome”
Parlare italiano piuttosto che il dialetto
“Piuttosto che” means “rather than”.
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:
– idiomatic expressions
– specific grammatical points