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Marika spiega - Articoli partitivi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Marika explains what partitive articles are all about and gives us some helpful examples.

Marika spiega - Articoli partitivi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Articoli partitivi, or partitive articles look like articoli articolati because they are formed with a preposition plus an article. But their function is different. Most of the time they are a way to say “some.” This lesson is about how to form them, and in future lessons, we will learn how to use them.

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni articolate - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika adds the preposition con (with) to the list of prepositions that combine with definite articles.

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni articolate - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika concentrates on the preposition su [on] in combination with various articles to form the very useful sul, sui, sugli, sulla, sulle and sull'.

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni articolate - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

We look at the preposition in [in, to, at] and how it combines with the various definite articles.

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni articolate - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

In this video, the preposition we combine with a definite article is da. It can mean "from," but also "to" and "at." So, combined with the different definite articles, it's going to mean "from the," "to the," or "at the."

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni articolate - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

We look at the preposition a combined with different definite articles. This preposizione articolata is used, for example, in talking about the time: alle otto (at eight o'clock); about a manner or style: alla francese (French-style), al dente (not too cooked).

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni articolate - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

After looking at simple prepositions, Marika talks about a special kind of preposition called una preposizione articolata. It just means that the preposition has a definite article attached to it. In this segment, she covers the ways the preposition di (of) combines with different articles to become a new complex preposition. For example, di + il = del.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 6) Proposizioni subordinate relative - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In this lesson, we look at implicit relative subordinate clauses, and how they are introduced. One of their main characteristics is that they use the infinitive of a verb, rather than a conjugated one.

Marika spiega - Preposizioni semplici - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

We continue with simple prepositions, starting off with da (from). But da can also mean "to" or "at," so you won't want to miss this. Marika also explains when to use in or a regarding cities, countries, etc.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 6) Proposizioni subordinate relative - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Daniela explains the relative pronouns used in forming a relative subordinate clause. She starts out with the explicit kind.

Marika spiega - Preposizioni semplici - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This video lesson is about simple prepositions, especially di (of, from, about) and a (to, at).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 6) Proposizioni subordinate relative - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Daniela talks about two kinds of relative subordinate clauses — restrictive and explanatory — and how we punctuate them differently.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 5) Proposizioni subordinate comparative - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this part of the lesson about subordinate clauses, Daniela talks about analogies or hypothetical situations. The English equivalent would be when we say, "as if..."

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 5) Proposizioni subordinate comparative - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela tells us about comparatives used in subordinate clauses. There are three kinds: majority, minority, and equality.

Marika spiega - I cinque sensi - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika tells us about the sense of hearing and touch in this final segment. Do you know what the largest sensory organ is?

Marika spiega - I cinque sensi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this second part, we look at the sense of sight, the sense of smell, and the sense of taste. What are the receptor organs connected to these senses?

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 4) Proposizioni subordinate concessive - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

To conclude the lesson on concessive subordinate clauses, we look at those constructed using the past participle of a verb or the gerund and introductory locations such as benché (though) and pure (despite), among others.

Marika spiega - I cinque sensi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The five senses. We know what they are in English, but let's learn them in Italian. First, though, Marika will talk about the noun senso (sense), itself, which has some meanings beyond its cognate "sense."

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 4) Proposizioni subordinate concessive - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Daniela explains further about constructing explicit subordinate clauses and gives some examples to clarify.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 4) Proposizioni subordinate concessive - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Italian has an amazingly long list of conjunctions or locutions that mean "although," "despite," and similar words. Daniela explains what a concession subordinate clause is and gives us several examples.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 3) Proposizioni subordinate finali - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Don't be scared off by fancy names of clauses and parts of speech. Daniela is just showing us different ways of saying the same thing, but sometimes one way is clearer than the other, especially when the subject changes from main to subordinate clause.

Marika spiega - La matematica, vocabolario - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

We all know how to add and subtract, but talking about it in Italian is another thing. Marika helps us make sense of it and talks about the fractions and percentages we often find in the news and surveys.

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