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Marika spiega - Oggetti in ufficio View Series

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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.

A Marsala - Ezio Lottieri in Marsala View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Ezio comes from the north of Italy, but has been living for nearly ten years in Sicily, and more exactly in Marsala. He loves music, and at night he often goes to clubs, where he joins in, playing his harmonica with different bands.

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.

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.

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

Marika spiega - La formazione degli aggettivi View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika explains how to form adjectives from nouns, by using various suffixes.

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.

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

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Italy

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

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."

Marika spiega - La formazione dei nomi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika tells us more about suffixes, and this time explains how to form nouns from adjectives. There's homework to do, too!

Marika spiega - La formazione dei nomi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Many nouns are formed by adding suffixes to another word. If you know the original word, you can guess the noun. If you know the noun, you can guess the original word. Marika shows you how!

Marika spiega - Il plurale - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Some nouns are the same in the singular and the plural. Marika makes it easy by dividing them into categories. She also gives us some important advice regarding nouns from other languages.

Marika spiega - Il plurale - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika introduces the three classes of plural nouns. She even has a tiny assignment for you!

Marika spiega - Il genere maschile View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika gives us helpful hints for recognising masculine nouns, as well as some important exceptions.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Verbi in "infinitivo" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy Neapolitan

Daniela teaches us something very important! When you have two verbs in the infinitive, one after another, they get connected by the preposition "a" (to). Most of the time one of those verbs is andare (to go). She gives us some examples.

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