Anna e Marika
Beginner - Intermediate
82 Videos

Anna and Marika are two young women who sometimes masquerade as lyric opera characters and news broadcasters, but who also give us some authentic everyday Italian conversation, and show us around the shops, parks, and eating places of Rome. These videos are generally geared to beginners, with some moments of fast talking by restaurant owners and the like.

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Anna e Marika - ricordi di infanzia

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika tell us about their favorite games and how they had fun as children.

Anna e Marika - in La Traviata di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika tell the first part of the story of Violetta and Alfredo, their falling in love and their decision to live in Paris together. But their happiness doesn't last...

Anna e Marika - in La Traviata di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Violetta writes a letter of farewell to Alfredo. He is miserable, but hears of a party where he is sure to see her. But there, things go from bad to worse. Alfredo ends up having to live abroad, and Violetta's illness gets much worse. Will they ever be able to embrace each other again?

Anna e Marika - in Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Verdi's Rigoletto: intrigue, love, passion and cruelty. Brought to you by Anna and Marika.

Anna e Marika - in Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto: more passion, intrigue, love, and cruelty at court. The curse is fulfilled!

Anna e Marika - in Il Barbiere di Siviglia di Gioacchino Rossini - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Meet the characters from "The Barber of Seville," an opera by Gioacchino Rossini that was first performed in 1816: brought to you by Anna and Marika.

Anna e Marika - in Il Barbiere di Siviglia di Gioacchino Rossini - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika tell us the story of Rosina, who in the midst of deception and intrigue, ends up getting married. But to whom? The one she loves, or the one who wants her at all costs?

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

International and domestic news, plus weather in this video. Some of it might not be entirely accurate, but it should put a smile on your face.

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika gives us the latest news: the Sanremo Festival, the election campaigns, and some surpising reports about people speaking Italian after eating lasagna. Anna covers all of the regions of Italy in her weather forecast.

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Yabla Italia's newscast with politics, sports, weather, as well as an exclusive story from a new planet called Yablin.

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Welcome to the Yabla Italia newscast bringing you the latest news on sports, politics and weather. There's also a special report on a very special pigeon!

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This newscast is completely dedicated to Christmas and the holidays... no news of the world or politics. Be careful, though, there's an unexpected guest!

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Join Marika, Guido, and Anna for the latest news, sports, and weather including a news flash about a new, painless way of learning languages!

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Get the latest news, sports and weather (and the vocabulary for understanding it!) from Marika, Guido and Anna. And don't miss one of the latest inventions on the market!

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A very special edition of the news with Marika, Guido, Serena and Anna.

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika's newscast gives you a taste of what to expect when watching the news in Italy!

Anna e Marika - in TG Yabla Italia e Meteo - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What's going on in Italy? Marika, Guido, Serena, and Anna give you the latest.

Anna e Marika - in Cappuccetto Rosso e la nonnina

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Little Red Riding Hood in a modern interpretation featuring Anna in the title role. Marika, on the other hand, has been miraculously transformed into a classic Italian nonna (grandma).

Anna e Marika - in La Gazza Ladra - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Magpies [gazze ladre] in folklore are known to be attracted by shiny things. Rossini's opera "La Gazza Ladra" recounts the story of Ninetta, a servant girl. She is wrongly accused of stealing the silverware that the family magpie stole.

Anna e Marika - in La Gazza Ladra - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

Ninetta is in prison, condemned to death, and things are looking very bleak, indeed. Don't worry though; in the end, love and justice win out, and everyone except the magistrate lives happily ever after.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo essere - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika and Anna conjugate the verb to be in the simple present, present perfect, and simple past.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo essere - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika give examples of the past tense of the verb to be.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo essere - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika and Anna go over the future and conditional tenses for the verb essere (to be). The vocabulary review covers the future and the conditional conjugations for this verb.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo essere - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika take us through the imperative, the subjunctive and the gerund forms of the verb, essere (to be). The subjunctive is used less and less in modern English, so it can be tricky to learn in Italian, but little by little even these forms will become part of your Italian language skills.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika introduce the verb avere (to have) and show us the conjugation in the present, present perfect, simple past and past perfect.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika talk about their love lives, using the remote past and the remote past perfect, as well as the present and past conditional.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika and Anna present the verb avere (to have) in the subjunctive mood, which, in Italian, as you'll see, is used when the word che is used as a conjunction. This mood has practically disappeared from the English language.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika finish explaining the tenses of the verb "avere" (to have). They give examples of present and past participles, present and past gerunds, as well as the simple future and future perfect.

Anna e Marika - Un Ristorante a Trastevere

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika are having lunch in the Trastevere quarter of Rome. Join them as they order traditional Roman pasta dishes and talk about Italian eating habits.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo pensare

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We are at the beautiful botanical gardens of Rome. Marika and Anna are sitting on a bench talking. In their conversation they take us through the different conjugations of the verb pensare (to think).

Anna e Marika - Il fiume Tevere

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Everything you always wanted to know about the Tiber River in Rome. Marika and Anna are there to share its history.

Anna e Marika - Il pane

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Il pane (bread) is an important staple at the Italian table, no question about it. There is a great variety of kinds of bread, and in fact, every region has its own. Anna and Marika take you to discover some of their favorites.

Anna e Marika - La pasta fresca

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika and Anna take you to a shop where they make and sell fresh pasta. Have fun!

Anna e Marika - Trattoria Al Biondo Tevere - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marika and Anna take us to a famous restaurant on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome. Tune in to discover what's so special about it. (It has to do with movies and movie stars.) And... maybe you can guess what pasta dish Anna is going to order!

Anna e Marika - Trattoria Al Biondo Tevere - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Back in the days when people traveled on horseback, Al Biondo Tevere was a convenient rest stop just outside the walls of the city. People would feed and water their horses, and trade what was in their bundles of food with their fellow travelers. Later, it became a proper restaurant and many famous people became regulars, including filmmakers, Pasolini and Bertolucci. Signora Giuseppina shares the story.

Anna e Marika - Trattoria Al Biondo Tevere - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Don't miss the last part of Marika and Anna's encounter with Signora Giuseppina of the Trattoria al Biondo Tevere. You'll hear about a 56 year-old fridge, five weddings in one day, and sheep who do gardening.

Anna e Marika - Un negozio di scarpe - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika take you to a special shoe store that sells only Italian footwear, and only women's shoes.

Anna e Marika - Un negozio di scarpe - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Diego is very knowledgeable about his collection of women's shoes and handbags, all made in Tuscany, exclusively in genuine leather. He proposes models that are beautifully fashionable, but are at the same time comfortable enough to wear every day.

Anna e Marika - Fruttivendolo

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika sit on a park bench musing about how much they like real fruits and vegetables, and then they actually go to the market where a farmer tells them about typically Roman produce.

Anna e Marika - La mozzarella di bufala - La produzione e i tagli - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika are planning a dinner, and start out by making a shopping list. They have some major decisions to make about the antipasti (appetizers)!

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