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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 - Salutare - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela teaches us the Italian way to say hello and goodbye, to both our friends and to people we don't know.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Salutare - Part 2

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Daniela explains when to use the different forms of greetings in Italian: "buongiorno," "buonasera," "buonanotte," and "salve."

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Chiedere "Come va?"

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Italy Neapolitan

When two people meet, it's important to ask them how they are. Daniela explains the different ways to ask, and also how to answer.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Primi incontri - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

What do you say when you meet someone for the first time? Daniela discusses introductions.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Primi incontri - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

Join Daniela's class where we learn more about how to greet people in Italian.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Essere e avere - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

In this lesson, Daniela talks about the two most important verbs in Italian: essere (to be) and avere (to have).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Essere e avere - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela talks about the conjugation of the verb "to have," and gives us some important information about pronunciation.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articolo indefinito

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Italy Neapolitan

When we speak of an unspecified quantity of food items, objects, etc. we use the indefinite or partitive article, which changes according to the gender of the noun in question (singular: del, della, dello, and plural: dei, delle, degli). In the second part of the lesson, you'll notice that Italian uses the equivalent of "of" or "of it" where English doesn't. Feel free to absorb the first part of this lesson before tackling the second part.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - I negozi

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela talks about verbs having to do with shops, and whether they close at lunchtime or not.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi "aprire" e "chiudere"

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With her students, Daniela shows us how to conjugate the verbs aprire (to open) and chiudere (to close).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Orari di apertura - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela and her pupils compare the opening hours of shops in their country to those in Italy where, traditionally, the midday break has always had particular importance. Over the past ten years, tradition has gradually given way to convenience, and the rules governing opening hours have become less and less strict.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Orari di apertura - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela finishes explaining about the opening hours of shops, comparing those of Italy with those of Germany.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Il verbo rimanere

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela shows her class how to use the verb, rimanere(to remain, to stay) and she also conjugates this partly regular, partly irregular verb.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Orari di apertura e sistema scolastico

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela discusses with her class the opening hours of stores in different regions of Italy as well as Germany. They go on to talk about the differences in school systems between the two countries.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Le sagre

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Italy Neapolitan

What's one of the first things you think of when talking about Italy? Food! Daniela tells us about the sagre (festivals) having to do with every kind of food imaginable.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articoli singolari maschili - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela tells her students about the masculine singular definite article in its three forms, "Il, L' and Lo."

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articoli singolari maschili - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

There's still more to know about the masculine singular definite article. After IL and L with an apostrophe, there's a third kind, LO. Daniela explains two simple rules to follow.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articolo femminile singolare

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Italy Neapolitan

If the masculine article seemed a bit complicated, rest easy. The feminine singular definite article is much simpler. Daniela will explain.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articoli maschili plurale - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela has already taught us the singular definite articles in Italian. Today she starts teaching us the masculine plural definite articles.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articoli maschili plurale - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

What are the rules for the masculine plural articles? Daniela explains them to her class, and to us!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articolo femminile plurale

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela explains how easy it is to form the plurals of feminine nouns, even if you don't know their meaning.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Articoli ed eccezioni

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If you know the rules regarding masculine and feminine articles, word endings, and plurals in Italian, you'll get it right most of the time. But there are some important exceptions which Daniela addresses in this lesson. They just have to get memorized!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Le parole: bello, buono e bene - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

It can be challenging for non-native Italian speakers to really understand the difference between these three common words: bello (beautiful, nice, pretty), buono (good) and bene (well, fine). In this first part of three, Daniela explains the difference between bello and buono.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Le parole: bello, buono e bene - Part 2

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Daniela goes into more detail about the difference between bello (beautiful) and buono (good) and clears up any doubts you may have.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Le parole: bello, buono e bene - Part 3

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This lesson is about bene (well, fine). An important difference between bene and bello (beautiful) and buono (good) is that it's an adverb, and therefore doesn't have to agree with nouns. It always stays the same.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Preposizioni in e a

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela teaches us the difference between two questions: "Where are you from?" and "Where do you live?" She goes on to explain that, depending on whether we're talking about cities and towns, or countries, regions, and continents, the preposition in the response will change. Don't miss this important lesson!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Tu o Lei?

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Italy Neapolitan

It's important in speaking Italian, to address people using the right form of "you." Tu (you) is for people you know, and Lei (you) is for people you don't know, or people you address with respect. Daniela explains how to use these forms.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Domande

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Italy Neapolitan

When you're getting to know someone, you ask them their name and where they're from. Join Daniela's class as her students ask their first questions in Italian.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi che finiscono in "ere"

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela takes us through the conjugation of verbs ending in "ere," and explains how easy it can be if we remember some simple rules.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Mi piace

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Italy Neapolitan

It's important to know how to talk about what you like and what you don't like. Daniela explains how in this lesson, and if you remember that when you like something, it pleases you, you'll get it!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Ti piace

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela shows us how to ask people if they like something. And don't forget: the thing you like is the subject of the sentence and will govern the conjugation of the verb "piacere."

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Piacere

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela teaches us how to talk about liking something in each of the persons, using the verb piacere (to please, to be pleasing). Don't miss this very important lesson! And don't forget that spaghetti is the plural of spaghetto. Spago means string, so spaghetti are little strands of string! Italians will use the plural when talking about spaghetti.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - L'aperitivo

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela talks about the latest trend regarding l'aperitivo (cocktails) in Italy. To learn more about some of the items she mentions, click! spritz, aperol, prosecco.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi in "infinitivo"

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela teaches us something very important! When you have two verbs in the infinitive, one after another, they get connected by the preposition "a" (to). Most of the time one of those verbs is andare (to go). She gives us some examples.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Avverbi di tempo

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What are the words we use in Italian to talk about regular actions? Daniela takes you through them.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi che finiscono in are - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela explains some very important rules about conjugating verbs. There are three types of endings. "are," "ire," and "ere."

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi che finiscono in are - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela finishes taking us through the conjugation of verbs ending in -are like mangiare (to eat).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - l'articolo indeterminativo - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela does a quick review of definite articles in Italian, and goes on to introduce the indefinite articles.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - l'articolo indeterminativo - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela helps us understand how the feminine singular indefinite article works. Not to be missed!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - l'articolo indeterminativo - Part 3

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Italy Neapolitan

In the previous two segments, both the masculine and feminine indefinite articles were introduced. In this segment, Daniela has her students supply the correct indefinite article for a series of nouns.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi che finiscono in ire - Part 1

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Daniela makes it easy to learn how to conjugate verbs ending in "ire," such as dormire (to sleep).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi che finiscono in ire - Part 2

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Daniela finishes showing us how to conjugate verbs that end in "ire," like "finire." Get the whole story!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

This is the beginning of a very important series of lessons because possessive pronouns or adjectives work a little differently in Italian. You need to add an article before the possessive pronoun. Daniela will explain it all.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela continues with the possessive adjective, and gives examples of the masculine and feminine singular. Remember that, unlike English, Italian puts an article before the possessive adjective.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 3

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Italy Neapolitan

After having covered the possessive adjectives in the masculine and feminine singular, Daniela goes on to explain how the masculine plural works.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 4

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela continues to address the very sticky subject of possessive adjectives, and explains some very important rules. Little by little, you'll get it.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 5

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Daniela explains a very important exception to the rule about possessive adjectives. Don't miss out!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 6

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Daniela has already explained about leaving out the article when talking about one's family members, but attenzione! This only holds for the singular. She explains how things work in the plural.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 7

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Daniela has her students do some exercises to make sure they've understood the use of articles with possessive adjectives. You'll see that being part of family or not makes quite a difference, as does being just one or more than one!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi positivi e neutri - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

The important theme for today is "adjectives." In this first part, Daniela will teach you about "positive" adjectives. Find out what she means by that!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi positivi e neutri - Part 2

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela continues explaining how to use adjectives in Italian. This time she focuses on so-called neutral adjectives.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi positivi e neutri - Part 3

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Italy Neapolitan

To conclude this three-part lesson on positive and neutral adjectives, Daniela talks about neutral adjectives in the plural.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - I colori - Part 1

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Italy

Daniela teaches us the colors and how to use them as adjectives. There are three different categories, so pay close attention!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - I colori - Part 2

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We've gotten to the third category of colors, where they behave like positive adjectives. Attenzione! These colors have four different possible endings.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - I colori - Part 3

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In this final video on colors as adjectives, Daniela's students practice using all three types (static, positive and neutral) in sentences. As you'll see, it can be tough putting all the pieces together, but little by little, you'll get it!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi riflessivi - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela works on reflexive verbs, the verbs distinguished by their si ending. The si lets us know that the action involves the self. For clarity, the English translation is also given in a reflexive form, to aid in the understanding, even though English doesn't use it.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi riflessivi - Part 2

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Daniela shows us how to conjugate reflexive verbs. It's not really any different than conjugating normal verbs, so don't worry!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi modali

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Italy Neapolitan

Modal verbs in Italian are potere (to be able to) volere (to want to) and dovere (to have to). Daniela explains how they work!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Passato prossimo - Part 1

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Italy Neapolitan

Daniela takes us through the steps to construct the passato prossimo (present perfect) of verbs. Attenzione! Even though it looks similar to the English present perfect tense, the passato prossimo is used for actions completed at a specific time in the past, so in many cases it corresponds to the simple past in English, not the present perfect!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Passato prossimo - Part 2

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Daniela teaches us about conjugating one of the past tenses, the passato prossimo, for action verbs.

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