5 Minute Italian

#59: Ask to her! Listen me! (When Italian and English are different)

Dec. 16, 2018

Get the bonus materials from today's episode: http://joyoflanguages.com/ask-listen-italian-different/ Practise chatting in Italian with us by joining our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5.minute.italian/ Today’s Italian words Tua mamma impara l’italiano, vero? = Your mum is learning Italian, right? Tua mamma = your mum Impara = learns L’italiano = the italian Vero = true Le dai una mano? = Do you give her a hand? Le = to her Dai = You give Una mano = a hand. Si, a volte = Yes sometimes. Che cosa fai? = What do you do? Le chiedo: “che cosa fai oggi” = I ask her “what are you doing today” E scambiamo un paio di parole in italiano = And we exchange a few words in Italian. Le = to her Chiedo = I ask Che cosa = what Fai = you do Oggi = today E = and Scambiamo = we exchange Un paio = a pair Di = of Parole = words In italiano = in Italian. Le chiedo = I ask her (literally = to her, I ask) Gli chiedo = I ask him (literally = to him, I ask) Poi, le insegno un po’ di grammatica = Then, I teach her a little grammar. Le = to her Insegno = I teach Un po’ = a bit Di = of Grammatica = grammar Le insegno = I teach her (literally = to her, I teach) Gli insegno = I teach him (literally = to him, I teach) Come studia l’italiano? How does she study Italian? Di solito ascolta un CD e 5 minute Italian ovviamente! = Usually she listens to a CD and 5 minute Italian obviously! Di solito = usually Ascolta = she listens Un CD = a CD

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