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L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Italy

Gualtiero Marchesi talks about the hotel/restaurant his parents opened in Milan. He describes what it was like back in the Fifties.

Marika spiega - Expo 2015 - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Italy

2015 is an exciting year for Italy, because this year's Expo is in Milan. Marika was lucky enough to go, and she's eager to share her experience with you. But first she gives you a little background on how the Expo got started as a phenomenon.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 3 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

Italy Neapolitan

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

Marika spiega - la formazione dei contrari View All Episodes

Difficulty: Newbie

Italy

To form the opposite of a word in Italian, there are different kinds of prefixes. Marika explains how they work.

Ti racconto una favola - Cenerentola - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

Italy

In fairy tales, good triumphs over evil in the end. This one's no exception.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 9 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Advanced

Italy

Marchesi completely upsets the traditional concepts of cooking, and many think he's just too weird in his combinations and cooking times.

Ti racconto una favola - Cenerentola - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

Italy

Here's one of the most famous fairy tales of all, "Cinderella." The Italian, La Cenerentola comes from the noun la cenere (ash, ashes, cinder). See how much you can understand without the English subtitles!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

Italy

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

Il Commissario Manara - Reazione a Catena - Ep 6 - Part 5 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Italy

Luca and Lara go to question the tanner. He's not as forthcoming as they would have liked, but Luca, true to his nature, breaks the rules once again.

Cesare Cremonini - Io e Anna

Difficulty: Beginner

Italy

Io e Anna (Anna and I) is from Cesare Cremonini's latest CD. The refrain is È questo che vuoi, Anna? (Is this what you want, Anna?) Watch the video and find out what she wants, or what he thinks she wants!

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Italy

We open a new chapter in L’arte della cucina (the Art of Cooking). Here the focus is on Milan, and the fruit and vegetable market where it all starts.

Marika spiega - Le parole composte - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Newbie

Italy

There are lots of ways to form compound nouns, and lots of different ways to form their plurals. Marika fills us in.

Lorenzo Jovanotti - L'estate addosso View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Italy

This is a new hit single from Jovanotti's double album Lorenzo 2015 CC. The video clip was directed by famous Italian film director, Gabriele Muccino. Get into the swing of summer with Jovanotti!

Ti racconto una favola - La Bella Addormentata nel Bosco - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

Italy

Being a fairy tale, there's a happy ending. Maybe you'll understand it even without the subtitles!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

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.

Il Commissario Manara - Reazione a Catena - Ep 6 - Part 4 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Italy

Zia Caterina might have found herself a gardener/handyman, and Luca and Lara locate the reels of film left by the film maker.

Marika spiega - Le parole composte - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Newbie

Italy

Just as in English, Italian has a great many compound nouns. Marika explains the different types. A proposito, this time she greets us a new way, saying buondì. It's simply another way of saying buongiorno. is another way of saying giorno (day). Diurno is its relative adjective, meaning "daytime."

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 8 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Advanced

Italy

Gualtiero put some very fancy lamps in his new restaurant, but it stayed almost empty for a good while. He didn't give up, nor did he stoop to using the techniques a New York restaurant used when it opened.

Ti racconto una favola - La Bella Addormentata nel Bosco - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

Italy

There's plenty of new vocabulary in the well-known story of Sleeping Beauty. And since there are both a king and a queen, and twelve fairies, many verbs are in the third person plural of the passato remoto! Make the most of it!

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