Corso di italiano con Daniela
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Daniela teaches Italian in a classroom, complete with blackboard, chalk, eraser, and students. Her lessons are very popular and people love her spontaneity and teaching style. She addresses grammatical topics one by one, geared to both beginning and intermediate level students.

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Corso di italiano con Daniela - Comparativo - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this lesson we start looking at the comparative forms of adjectives. Unlike English, where we have a dedicated comparative and superlative form, Italian makes use of adverbs più "more" or meno "less" and the prepositions di (of, than) or che (than, that) in addition to the adjective itself. Daniela shows us how this works.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Comparativo - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela talks more about when to use che (that, than) or di (of, than) as comparative words.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Comparativo - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

When two like things are compared, as in the sentence "You are as old as I am," it's called a comparison of equality. Daniela explains how this works in Italian.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Comparativo - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela continues with examples of how tanto and quanto are used together in comparisons, as well as the pairing of così and come. She also provides examples involving quantities, where the word sets are not interchangeable.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Comparativo - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela explains how adverbs tanto and quanto are always used together in comparisons. Likewise, così and come are always paired together. “Billy is as tall as Tom” would be an equivalent construction in English. She also focuses on adjectives that have 2 comparative forms like buono (good), cattivo (bad, nasty), and grande (big).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Comparativo - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Daniela explains how some adverbs, depending on how they are used, will be regular or irregular in the comparative form.

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