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Lucio Dalla e Francesco De Gregori - 4 marzo 1943

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Lucio Dalla and Francesco De Gregori perform the song that was originally titled “Gesù Bambino” [Christ Child] but was changed to Dalla's date of birth after censure from the Sanremo music festival.

In giro per l'Italia - Lucca - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Arianna visits Lucca for the first time, and gets some advice from a friend who lives there. Arianna and Eleonora look at the map together to get an idea of how the city is laid out. With its Roman origins, Lucca's urban space was designed with intersecting roads called 'cardos' and 'decumani'.

Domenico Modugno - Volare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Modugno appears in this vintage clip on the Ed Sullivan Show and sings what is probably the most popular Italian song ever. Franco Migliacci, the songwriter, was inspired to write the song by the paintings of Marc Chagall.

Erica e Martina - La nostra amicizia

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Erica and Martina talk about their friendship, which started in the first year of high school and continues today.

Erica - si presenta

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

A young university student tells us about her interests as a kid, how her ideas changed as she grew up, and what her dream is.

Marika spiega - Gli avverbi - Avverbi di luogo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika begins a five-part series on the five different types of adverbs in Italian. Location adverbs, which would be termed more “prepositions” in English, are the focus of this segment. In Italian, the difference between adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions is often blurry.

L'Italia a tavola - Interrogazione sulla Puglia View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Here we go with a new series with Anna and Marika. Each video will feature an oral quiz — just like in actual Italian schools — about a region of Italy. A separate cooking video will feature a recipe from that region. We start in the "heel of the boot": Puglia.

Me Ne Frego - Il Fascismo e la lingua italiana - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Me Ne Frego [I don't give a damn], was one of the mottoes of Fascism, coming originally from the writings of Gabriele d'Annunzio and employed by storm troops during World War One as a war cry for courage and daring, with the meaning, "I don't mind dying for freedom." The motto gives the title to this documentary about the influences of Italian Fascism on the Italian language. It was produced by the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, with materials from the historical Luce archives, and narrates the obscure attempt by the Fascist regime to create a new and unique language, a new “Italian” that fit the dogma of the dictatorship.

Arianna e Marika - Il lavoro di doppiatrice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika interviews Arianna Manetti, the professional voice-over artist and dubber who narrates the fairy tales featured on Yabla.

Umberto Eco - Proust e l'identità europea

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What does it mean to be a European? Is the variety of languages in Europe an obstacle to actual unification? Umberto Eco explores these questions and offers some interesting insight.

Professioni e mestieri - Rivenditore per parrucchieri - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Yabla takes us to a shop specialized in beauty products. There's plenty of new vocabulary here!

La campagna toscana - Il contadino - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Tuscan

Natale tends his vegetable garden and tries to save his strawberry plants from the neighbor's chickens.

Zucchero - Diamante, il primo video. View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Zucchero's 2008 song evokes the immediate post World War II years, when soldiers and brides pass along together. Delmo refers to Zucchero's real name, Adelmo.

WWF Italia - Progetto tartarughe - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Italian branch of the WWF, or World Wildlife Fund, has been rescuing sea turtles and finding ways to protect their habitats ever since the 1980s.

Niccolò Fabi - Lontano da me

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Niccolò Fabi's road song, Lontano da me [Far from Myself] came out in 2012.

Basilicata Turistica - Non me ne voglio andare - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The southern Italian region of Basilicata, also known as Lucania, is shown to us by a woman who was born there, and her young son. The Sanctuary of the Madonna in Anglona is where they start off.

Corso di Italiano con Michela - Nazionalità - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Michela's lesson on nationality also concerns intonation, which is so important in signaling a question.

Barzellette - L'asino che dà l'ora

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Ah, time. So much depends on your point of view.

La Mille Miglia - del passato per vivere quella di oggi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Documentary in three parts, of the famous Italian car race La Mille Miglia (the one thousand miles) with historical shots of some of the greatest drivers in the world and their cars. Fasten your seatbelts for the first part of three.

Marika spiega - I pronomi diretti con participio passato View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika shows us the rules about using direct object pronouns. Don't be discouraged if you don't absorb it all at once. It takes plenty of practice, and plenty of trial and error. See first part: Marika spiega - Pronomi diretti

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]."

Telecom Italia Mobile - Quando mamma chiama...Garibaldi risponde! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this ad, heroic Giuseppe Garibaldi is stereotyped as a mammone (mama's boy), still under the thumb of his mammina (dear mother), stereotypical overprotective Italian mother.

Ferrari - Museo Ferrari Maranello

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Ferrari fans won't want to miss a stop at the Ferrari museum in Modena. Hear all about it from Antonio Ghini, director of the museum, and get a glimpse of the museum itself.

Krikka Reggae - Lukania (Lucania)

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy Lucano

This song is an ode to the region of Basilicata, also known as Lucania, in the southernmost part of Italy. Some of the lyrics go by very very quickly, which is why it's classified as advanced. Still, the refrain is slower and clearer, so why not give it a whirl, even if you're a beginner!

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