Episode 10

How to make new sentences in Italian


March 12th, 2017

7 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

To speak Italian, you'll need to combine what you already know - no matter how little - to say new things. In today's lesson, we'll show you how.

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Today's Italian words
Auguri = congratulations
Vorrei una birra = I'd like a beer
Pagare = to pay
Vorrei pagare = I'd like to pay
Vorrei mangiare = I'd like to eat
Vorrei mangiare qualcosa = I'd like to eat something
Voglio = I want
Voglio mangiare qualcosa = I want to eat something
Mangiamo = we eat
Mangiamo? = shall we eat?
Mangiamo qualcosa? = Shall we eat something?
OK = OK (remember to pronounce it with an Italian accent!)
Va bene = OK (literally: it goes well)
Parliamo = we speak
Parliamo? = shall we speak?
Parliamo italiano? = shall we speak Italian?
Un po' = a bit
Parliamo un po' di Italiano? = Shall we speak a bit of Italian?
Vorrei parlare italiano = I'd like to speak Italian
Vorrei parlare un po' di italiano = I'd like to speak a bit of Italian.