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Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi e pronomi dimostrativi - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

To finish up about demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, Daniela gives us some more examples and a summary.

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.

Marika spiega - Oggetti in ufficio View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika shows us what materials she uses in her small home office. Whether you work or go to school, these terms will come in handy.

Marika spiega - Il salone View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika gives us a tour of her living room, where the family is entertained, and where she has lunch and dinner parties for guests.

Marika spiega - Il bagno View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

It's time for the grand tour of a very important room in Marika's apartment, the bathroom! You'll notice she gets a little mixed up between hot and cold water faucets! Don't worry--the position is the same in Italy as in other countries!

Marika spiega - La cucina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika shows us around her kitchen, the heart of the household. We can bet it's her favorite room of all!

Marika spiega - I pronomi diretti View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika gives us an overview on how to use direct object pronouns, which take the place of direct objects when the object has already been referred to. Here's an example of this in English:
"Do you know the answer [direct object noun]?" "Yes I know it [direct object pronoun]."

Marika spiega - La forma impersonale View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

The third person "impersonal" has mostly gone out of fashion in English, but in Italian it's used all the time. Although in English it's common to use "you" or the passive voice, we've used the impersonal "one" here, in order to understand better how it works.

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni di luogo - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika explains when to use the prepositions: in (to), da (from), di (of, from), and per (for, to, by). There's no need to learn them all at once!

Marika spiega - Le preposizioni di luogo - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Using the prepositions "to" and "at" in Italian can be tricky, because there's one Italian word for both: a. Marika gives us some tips.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Neapolitan

Daniela has her students do some exercises to make sure they've understood the use of articles with possessive adjectives. You'll see that being part of family or not makes quite a difference, as does being just one or more than one!

Marika spiega - Il presente progressivo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Can you answer the question, cosa stai facendo (What are you doing)? If not, take a look at this video where Marika explains the presente progressivo (present continuous tense).

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy Neapolitan

Daniela has already explained about leaving out the article when talking about one's family members, but attenzione! This only holds for the singular. She explains how things work in the plural.

Marika spiega - Le parole alterate View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

It's a very Italian thing to alter a word to make it mean something bigger, smaller, or worse. You just need to know the right suffix to add to the word. Marika shows you how.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Neapolitan

Daniela explains a very important exception to the rule about possessive adjectives. Don't miss out!

Marika spiega - I verbi riflessivi e reciproci View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika introduces us to an area where Italian and English have some important differences: reflexive and reciprocal verbs. For extra help, see: Reflections on the Reflexive and Ci Gets Around: Part 1

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Neapolitan

Daniela continues to address the very sticky subject of possessive adjectives, and explains some very important rules. Little by little, you'll get it.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Neapolitan

After having covered the possessive adjectives in the masculine and feminine singular, Daniela goes on to explain how the masculine plural works.

Marika spiega - La formazione dei contrari View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

To form the opposite of a word in Italian, there are different kinds of prefixes. Marika explains how they work.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Neapolitan

Daniela continues with the possessive adjective, and gives examples of the masculine and feminine singular. Remember that, unlike English, Italian puts an article before the possessive adjective.

Marika spiega - Le parole composte - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

There are lots of ways to form compound nouns, and lots of different ways to form their plurals. Marika fills us in.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Aggettivi Possessivi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Neapolitan

This is the beginning of a very important series of lessons because possessive pronouns or adjectives work a little differently in Italian. You need to add an article before the possessive pronoun. Daniela will explain it all.

Marika spiega - Le parole composte - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Just as in English, Italian has a great many compound nouns. Marika explains the different types. A proposito, this time she greets us a new way, saying buondì. It's simply another way of saying buongiorno. is another way of saying giorno (day). Diurno is its relative adjective, meaning "daytime."

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