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A Marsala - Sofia Calò View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Sofia is eight years old, and lives in Palermo. She likes going to school, doing her homework, and going out with her mother and friends. She tells us about the last film she’s seen at the cinema. She also recites the alphabet and counts.

Amiche - Filosofie View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika are seated in an historic park, and reflect upon the meaning of life. In the end, they arrive at the conclusion that despite what's bad, life is marvelous and should be lived to its fullest.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo essere - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika and Anna conjugate the verb to be in the simple present, present perfect, and simple past.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo essere - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika and Anna go over the future and conditional tenses for the verb essere (to be). The vocabulary review covers the future and the conditional conjugations for this verb.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo essere - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika take us through the imperative, the subjunctive and the gerund forms of the verb, essere (to be). The subjunctive is used less and less in modern English, so it can be tricky to learn in Italian, but little by little even these forms will become part of your Italian language skills.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika introduce the verb avere (to have) and show us the conjugation in the present, present perfect, simple past and past perfect.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika talk about their love lives, using the remote past and the remote past perfect, as well as the present and past conditional.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika and Anna present the verb avere (to have) in the subjunctive mood, which, in Italian, as you'll see, is used when the word che is used as a conjunction. This mood has practically disappeared from the English language.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo avere - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika finish explaining the tenses of the verb "avere" (to have). They give examples of present and past participles, present and past gerunds, as well as the simple future and future perfect.

Anna e Marika - Il verbo pensare View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We are at the beautiful botanical gardens of Rome. Marika and Anna are sitting on a bench talking. In their conversation they take us through the different conjugations of the verb pensare (to think).

Anna e Marika - L’Italia a tavola - Polpette di ricotta - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika provide the list of necessary ingredients for this Calabrese specialty. This recipe calls for sheep's milk ricotta. When you go to buy ricotta in Italy, storekeepers will ask if you want cow, sheep, or goat ricotta. You can also specify a mix.

Anna e Marika - L’Italia a tavola - Polpette di ricotta - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

All the ingredients are ready, and Anna and Marika go to work, making the ricotta ball mixture. They share with us a common saying about prezzemolo (parsley).

Anna e Marika - L’Italia a tavola - Polpette di ricotta - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Anna and Marika form the Calabrian ricotta balls and cook them in tomato sauce. The ricotta balls can also be fried and served without sauce.

Anna e Marika - L'Italia a Tavola - Interrogazione sulle Marche View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

We're going to school to learn about The Marches, the only Italian region to have a plural name! Let's find out if Anna has studied this time! Let's see how mean her maestra is today, too.

Anna e Marika - L'Italia a tavola -Interrogazione sul Piemonte View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The teacher has a different look today, as she quizzes Anna about the Piedmont region of Italy. Anna tries to get on the good side of her irritable maestra.

Anna e Marika - L'Italia a tavola -Interrogazione sul Lazio View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna volunteers to be questioned about Lazio. The teacher seems to be in a good mood, so Anna is encouraged. What grade will she receive?

Arianna spiega - I gesti degli Italiani - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Gestures are part of body language, and we all know that Italians are particularly famous for communicating with their hands. Arianna shows us how to "speak" Italian without words.

Arianna spiega - I gesti degli Italiani - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Arianna gives us more insights on the gestures used by Italians in everyday life, and talks about what body language can reveal about a person.

Battuta di Fassone - in Insalata Chef

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Viviana Varese, winner of the 2011 Gambero Rosso Prize "Best emerging young chef", shows us how to make a tartare of Fassone (Piemontese beef) – an elegant and very tasty dish!

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