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.
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. Dì is another way of saying giorno (day). Diurno is its relative adjective, meaning "daytime."
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.
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!
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!
The great Lucio Dalla offers this song in support of a campaign aimed at raising sensitivity towards those with disabilities, looking at them without prejudice, as people with the same dignity and desire for happiness as everyone else. Learn more at www.pubblicitaprogresso.org
Silvia is an editor (in real life) for Il Fatto Quotidiano (The Daily Event), a national newspaper with some special characteristics. Silvia tells us what kind of news she covers, and some of the problems she encounters.
Fashion designer Chiara Boni talks about Milan in the seventies. Gualtiero Marchesi talks about combining tradition with innovation in both his art and his kitchen. Gastronomer Eugenio Medagliani talks about how at the beginning, people understood very little about this "nouvelle cuisine."