Italian Accelerator Episode 7
Explainer Lesson #1
LO SE CHE CE L’HAI
-means “do you have it”. The word “Ce l’hai means “you got it” in english.
(MA) CHE BAMBINO!
-Expression use when surprised of what you have heard same as “What are you saying or How can you say that” in english.
-means “Cute little blondie” Carino means “cute” Biondino is “Blonde” suffix -ino means “little”.
CHI LO SA
-means “Who knows”.
E CHE CULO!
-Italian Idiomatic Expression same as “How Lucky!” in english.
VISTI E CONTROVISTI
– Visti means “Visas”, “Contro-” a prefix meaning “Contrast/Against” (expressed when something is frustrating).
LA TIRITERA/L’ITER BUROCRATICO
-L’iter Burocratico means “Bureaucratic Process”, La tiritera also means “Repetition of a process”.
NE SO QUALCOSA IO
-means “I know something about it”.
CHE STA CON MIA SORELLA
-means “He is (In a relationship) with my sister”.
PERMESSO DI SOGGIORNO
-means “Residence Permit”.
DA MOLTI ANNI
-means “For many years”.
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