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Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi e pronomi dimostrativi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Demonstrative adjectives can also be used as demonstrative pronouns. Daniela explains how that works, and also discusses how to use an apostrophe when the noun following the demonstrative adjective starts with a vowel.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi e pronomi dimostrativi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela explains how to use the demonstrative adjectives questo and quello [this and that]. She also tells us about a third demonstrative adjective that, these days, is used only in Tuscany: codesto.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this last segment, Daniela focuses on when the past participle of a verb in the present perfect has to agree (in number and gender) with the direct object pronoun when using compound pronouns. It's a bit tricky.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela focuses on the partitive ne when joined to combined pronouns in the third person singular, masculine or feminine. In this case, the indirect pronoun aspect stays the same in both the masculine and feminine, singular and plural.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela sums up about compound pronouns and explains what a partitive pronoun is. An example of a partitive pronoun is the particle ne (of it, of them).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

There are two ways to position the combined pronoun in relation to the verb in some cases, and Daniela shows us how it's done. She gives examples of this with the infinitive, the imperative and the gerund.

Marika spiega - Saluti verbali e a gesti View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Greeting people is the first thing we do when we meet up with someone, so it's important to know how to do it right, especially when you don't know the person. Marika shows us how.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela shows us more examples of combining direct and indirect object pronouns, and goes on to give us some examples in the subjunctive and conditional moods, which work the same way.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela shares a table of compound pronouns and their position in a sentence when they have to do with verbs in the indicative, subjunctive and conditional.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela lays out the basics of direct and indirect object pronouns combined together. The indirect object undergoes a transformation when together with a direct pronoun.

Marika commenta -La Ladra - Espressioni idiomatiche - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

With examples from La Ladra, Marika explains some common but hard-to-translate, colloquial Italian expressions: pizzicare qualcuno, fare le corna and essere nei pasticci.

Marika spiega - Biancheria View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The noun biancheria (linens) comes from bianco, the Italian word for "white." Marika tells us why that is, and takes us around the house to look at the different kinds we use.

Marika commenta -La Ladra - Espressioni idiomatiche - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Chiudere il cerchio, mancare all'appello, mettercela tutta, and non c'è verso di are the four idomatic expression Marika explains in this video. Let's find out what they mean. The third expression is actually un verbo pronominale.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Forma negativa - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela concludes this lesson about double negatives explaining that in some cases, when using double negatives with compound verbs — in other words, auxiliary verbs with past participles — there are some exceptions to be aware of.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Forma negativa - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Double negatives are, in fact, allowed in Italian. And Daniela shows us how there can be multiple negations in one phrase. In English, where double negatives are not allowed, we have extra words to get around this rule. We use, for example, "it's not anything" or" not ever," instead of the incorrect "not nothing" or "not never." But it's important to be able to manage all these negatives in perfect tenses where we have a conjugated auxiliary verb and a past participle, and that is what Daniela explains in this lesson.

Marika commenta - L'ispettore Manara - Parole ripetute View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

There are a couple of words in particular that Italians like to repeat over and over again to forcefully encourage an action. Marika talks about these and other repeated words in the Commissioner Manara series.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Forma negativa - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

To express negation, the adverb non (not) can precede not only nouns, but verbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, and adverbs, as well. Daniela shows us how.

Marika commenta - L'ispettore Manara - Espressioni toscane View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The popular TV series Commissioner Manara takes place in Tuscany, so in this video, Marika explains some of the peculiarities of Tuscan speech. She also gives some important tips about using articles when referring to family members.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Forma negativa - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In the last lesson we learned to place non (not) before the verb in a negative sentence, but when there are other words involved, it gets a bit more complicated, especially when we have object pronouns in the mix.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Forma negativa - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Daniela explains how to turn a positive statement into a negative one, and how to form a negative question and its negative answer. The magic word is non (not).

Marika commenta -La Ladra - Espressioni idiomatiche - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Here are some more idiomatic expressions from La Ladra. They involve music, horses, and sweets.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi relativi - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

To finish up about relative pronouns, Daniela illustrates how we can use the adverb dove (where) to replace the relative pronoun in cui or nel quale, both of which mean "in which."

Marika commenta -La Ladra - Espressioni idiomatiche - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Idiomatic expressions are often difficult to translate or to find in a dictionary. Marika helps us out, using clips from La Ladra already present in Yabla's library.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi relativi - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

These relative pronouns can be very tricky for English speakers. Daniela gives us some good reasons (with examples) to prefer the more difficult, but more specific il quale, la quale, i quali and le quali, which can all mean "that, "which," "who," or "whom," depending on the context.

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