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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.

Marika spiega - La matematica, vocabolario - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika gets us on track with the words and expressions we need for talking about math. You might hate math, as many do, but it is handy to have the vocabulary at your fingertips!

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 3) Proposizioni subordinate finali - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

There is a certain kind of subordinate clause, called a "clause of purpose," that basically answers the question, "to what end?" Italian has a number of conjunctions that can be translated as "so that," and they take the subjunctive in most cases. So this kind of subordinate clause can be tricky.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 2) Proposizioni subordinate causali - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In a sentence, the main clause can stand on its own, but there can also be a subordinate or dependent clause. Today's lesson addresses the causal subordinate clause, which gives the reason for the action in the main clause. Conjunctions such as perché (because) dato che (given that) are used to join the two clauses.

Marika spiega - Il cinema View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika talks about going to the movies in Italy. Don't worry. Italians like popcorn, too.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - 1) Proposizioni subordinate temporali View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Another kind of subordinate clause is the temporal subordinate. One way we introduce it is with conjunctions having to do with time, such as "while," "when," and "as long as." There are other ways to form a temporal subordinate clause, and Daniela explains them.

Marika spiega - Le bollette - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

If you don't check your meters and tell the electric and gas companies how much you have consumed, they make an estimate. Sometimes this means you get a nasty surprise at the end of the year, when they work things out, and figure out how much you owe in order to square accounts. This is called il conguaglio.

Marika spiega - Le bollette - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

No one likes paying bills, ma vanno pagate (but they have to be paid). Marika goes over some of the most common utilities and special taxes you have to pay if you live in Italy.

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