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Corso di Italiano con Michela - Nazionalità - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

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

Marika spiega - Espressioni con animali View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In many languages, animals are used to describe human characteristics, but not every language uses the same animal for the same characteristic! Marika shares with us the Italian point of view.

Dixieland - In bicicletta View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dixi, with a little help from his friends, learns how to ride his bicycle without using the training wheels.

Il Commissario Manara 1 - Morte di un buttero Ep 8 - Part 6 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Massimo doesn't give up! Lara's at a loss for words, but then Luca and Lara go off to question a chronic complaint filer.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 14 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

Various experts talk about their memories of Milan back in the fifties: Sunday morning rituals of getting pastries from the "best," bars, eating big meals twice a day, the cathedral square with its tram and neon lights, and so forth.

Ti racconto una fiaba - Il gatto con gli stivali - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Usually associated with Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, the tale of Puss in Boots was, instead, first written down by Giovanni Francesco Straparola in the 1550s. It is not known whether he invented the tale or whether it reflects an older oral tradition.

Rai Fiction - L'oro di Scampia - Part 8 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy Neapolitan

Enzo's judo club has been noticed by the local bosses, and Officer Russo tries to help the girl whose wallet had been stolen.

Il Commissario Manara 1 - Morte di un buttero Ep 8 - Part 5 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Lara confesses her doubts about Massimo to Sardi, while Manara, who is in a foul mood, gives some advice to his commissioner friend about how to behave with Ginevra on their upcoming date.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi oggetto diretto - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela concludes this very important lesson about direct object pronouns. This time she explains about the feminine singular, and the plurals of both genders: Did you eat the apples? Yes, I ate them.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 4 View All Episodes

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.

Francesco De Gregori - La donna cannone

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Francesco De Gregori's inspiration for La donna cannone [The Cannonball Lady] came from a newspaper article about a circus performer who quit the circus for love.

Dixieland - La voce del pancino View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Dixi goes to a party to celebrate spring, where his hungry little tummy gets plenty of attention. In Italian, a hungry tummy growls, using the verb "brontolare." Both a "growl" and a "brontolio" are onomatopoeic.

Marika spiega - Il salone View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika gives us a tour of her living room, where the family is entertained, and where she has lunch and dinner parties for guests.

Il Commissario Manara 1 - Morte di un buttero Ep 8 - Part 4 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Lara is in quite a quandary about the roses. She's got some tough decisions to make! Meanwhile Toscani and Manara get up to speed on the investigation.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 13 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

Milan, as it became an important center for gastronomy and publishing, relinquished, at the same time, part of its regional identity.

Rai Fiction - L'oro di Scampia - Part 7 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy Neapolitan

To reach a goal, you need to know how to deal with adversity. To walk on without fear. That's one thing you learn at Enzo's gym.

Il Commissario Manara 1 - Morte di un buttero Ep 8 - Part 3 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Things don't add up regarding the buttero, and Brigadiere, Lara's aunt's dog, has gone missing.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi oggetto diretto - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

You won't want to miss this lesson, where Daniela introduces direct object pronouns, as in: I buy the book - I buy it.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 12 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

Marchesi talks about how much he learned from just being around great chefs who happened to be relatives, but also how much he learned from books. There are also some interesting opinions about why most great chefs are male!

Dixieland - Cometa caduta View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Dixieland airborne emergency squad rescues a comet and Dixi receives a wonderful ride through the sky as thanks.

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