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Corso di Italiano con Michela
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Here are some classroom-style Italian lessons with Michela. She discusses nationalities, adjectives about people, and the imperfetto, a past tense that has both similarities and differences with the English past tense.

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Corso di Italiano con Michela - Nazionalità - Part 1

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Michela's lesson on nationality also concerns intonation, which is so important in signaling a question.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - Nazionalità - Part 2

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Where are you from? Michela explains how to answer the question in Italian, whether you're a man or a woman or in a group.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - Nazionalità - Part 3

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The adjective forms learned in the earlier two lessons are used for a wider selection of nationalities.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - Aggettivi personali - Part 1

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Michela goes over some common personal adjectives. In English adjectives generally don't change according to gender, but with blond (m), blonde (f), brown-haired (m), brunette (f) they do change.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - Aggettivi personali - Part 2

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Michela talks about adjectives that describe a person's personality.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - L'imperfetto. - Part 1

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The imperfect tense is one of several past tenses in Italian. It can be tricky to use correctly because it doesn't always match up with one specific tense in English. Depending on the context, it is translated differently. Michela uses a timeline to help you understand.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - L'imperfetto. - Part 2

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Michela shows us how and when imperfect verbs are used to describe actions, people, weather, and time.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - L'imperfetto. - Part 3

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Michela shows us how to conjugate verbs in the imperfetto (imperfect past tense). She covers -are verbs and -ere verbs. It's easy once you get the idea.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - L'imperfetto. - Part 4

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In the last part of this miniseries, Michela works on verbs ending in ire with her class. She also spends time on the all-important irregular verb essere (to be).

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