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Corso di italiano con Daniela - La forma passiva - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Are you ready for the passive voice? In many ways, the Italian passive works as it does in English. If we have a subject, a transitive verb and a direct object, we can form either an active phrase or a passive one. But there are some rules, and Daniela sets out to explain them.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Lettera formale - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela gives us various examples of how to close a formal letter as well as the complimentary closing that precedes the signature. As you will see, these are quite different from the ones in English letters. We then recap the parts of a formal letter.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Lettera formale - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

What do we call the people we are writing to if they are professionals? Daniela gives us some answers. And she gives us some practical examples about how to actually begin writing the body of the letter.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Lettera formale - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

As you shall see, Italian has a range of salutations at the beginning of formal or business letters, where various adjectives are used in place of "dear." Not only that! They also have curious abbreviations to be familiar with.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Lettera formale - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Knowing how to write a formal letter is very important, especially if we are looking for a job, making a complaint, or even just trying to get some information. Daniela shows us how.

Marika spiega - Il parco View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika tells us about parks and what we find there, and also what we can do there.

Marika spiega - Adottare dei gatti - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adopting an animal is a serious undertaking! Marika is fully aware of that fact and in this final segment, she gets down to the nitty-gritty of keeping cats at home.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Lettera informale - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Even informal letters have a certain form. The words we choose to open and close the letter set the tone. Daniela gives us some examples of how to open and close a friendly letter.

Marika spiega - Adottare dei gatti - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika shows us a series of items that make it easier to have cats in the house. In order to discourage the cats from destroying the furniture, rugs, and curtains, there are some handy remedies.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Lettera informale - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

If you're not sure how to write a letter to your new Italian friend, Daniela is here to help. She tells us the parts of a letter and some options for the greeting and the salutation.

Marika spiega - Adottare dei gatti - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What accessories do we need when we take a kitten into the family? Some are just for kittens themselves, and others are for us humans. Marika makes introductions.

Marika spiega - Il pronto soccorso View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

With the term pronto soccorso, what's usually meant is the emergency room of a hospital. Marika takes us through who to call if you have an accident, and how an emergency room works in Italy.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Affatto View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Just as infatti (in fact) has become one word made up of in and fatti, so also has affatti (totally) succumbed to the same fate. But here, there's a catch. It can have two opposing meanings, so you have to be careful. Daniela explains.

Marika spiega - Adottare dei gatti - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adopting a dog means going through several steps. Marika describes what she and her family went through in attempting to realize their dream of having a puppy.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Magari View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This wonderful word may be one of the first ones you learn while traveling in Italy. It's incredibly useful as a one-word answer and in many cases, very easy to use. Daniela explains everything we need to know. See also this lesson in English about magari.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Ormai View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Ormai (already, by now, at this point, by this time) is a wonderful word Italians use all the time. However, its definition isn't always easy to pin down. Daniela tells us about three nuances of the word and gives us a host of examples.

Marika spiega - Adottare dei gatti - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika shares some of her childhood with us, specifically, her experience of having a puppy grow up beside her as part of the family. Now she has children of her own, and wants to give them that same special experience.

Marika spiega - Gli sport View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Get to know some of Italy's favorite sports. You probably already know the absolute favorite...

Marika spiega - Gli insetti View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Let's learn the names of common insects in Italian. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Marika spiega - Medico o dottore? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika explains the difference between dottore and medico and helps us understand all the different kinds of doctors. Great for beginners.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Infatti - In effetti - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela uses the lesson's final segment to highlight the differences between infatti [in fact, indeed] and in effetti [in fact, in effect, effectively]. She also draws distinctions between the expression in effetti and the word effetto.

Marika spiega - I segnali stradali View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Knowing the rules of the road is very important, and if you plan to drive in Italy, you'll find this video useful. Knowing the rules of the road is essential for driving safely.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Infatti - In effetti - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela gives us some examples to compare infatti (in fact) and in effetti (in effect, actually). She also assures us that infatti is never really wrong.

Marika spiega - Le professioni View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Do you know how to say "plumber" in Italian? Marika gives us a rundown of the most common professions in Italy and how to say them in Italian.

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