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Adriano - Pizzeria Pinocchio - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano has left his native Palermo and is now living in Dublin. He takes us to his favorite Italian restaurant in Dublin's downtown area.

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Io, quando ero piccolo, ero molto legato alla figura di Pinocchio

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP.2 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

As opposed to the classical palaces of the powerful, with their throne rooms and great halls, Castel del Monte has some smaller and more intimate spaces, conducive to more personal encounters. Over the centuries, the castle was exploited in different ways, well into modern times.

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la figura del suo ideatore,

Casa Vianello - Natale in Casa Vianello - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The "Vianellos" are a couple on TV and in life. Their comedy show ran for a good 19 years, to the delight of viewers all over Italy.

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No, no, ma mi piace fare bella figura con i nostri ospiti, ecco. -Eh, i nostri osp'...

Dixieland - La voce del pancino View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Dixi goes to a party to celebrate spring, where his hungry little tummy gets plenty of attention. In Italian, a hungry tummy growls, using the verb "brontolare." Both a "growl" and a "brontolio" are onomatopoeic.

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Che figura!

Dottor Pitrè - e le sue storie - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Pitrè's life was marked by a sort of travelling storyteller tradition in his family. In those days, a cuntastorie (storyteller) would go around to all the piazzas and tell stories, and people would pay to hear them.

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Cerco di distinguere anch'io, tra i ricordi, una figura a cui fare riferimento
perché è la figura del "trickster" [inglese: ingannatore],
cioè, è una figura chiamata a sovvertire l'irrazionalità della realtà

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Rome's many bridges are the focus of this video, including the Ponte Rotto, which dates back to ancient Rome. Only part of the Ponte Rotto is still standing and this is why it is called rotto or broken. Rivers are masculine in Italian, and ancient Roman statues portray River Gods as recumbent elderly men with long beards.

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proviene dalla figura del "Pontifex" latino,

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara arrives at his hotel, and the clerk is curt with him until she learns he's the new commissioner. Manara and the deceased are the topics discussed by Rubino and her aunt.

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O mamma mia! Mamma mia, che figura che ho fatto.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Some left-handed patients have been found, and the questioning begins. *To understand captions 40 and 41 more fully, see this vocabulary insight.

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Si innamora di uomini maturi in cui riconosce la figura paterna.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

A left-handed suspect turns up, and has a bad temper to boot. Luca offers Lara a ride home on his motorcycle...

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nei quali riconosce la figura paterna.

Itinerari Della Bellezza - Trentino Alto Adige - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The first of a six-part series on the Trentino-Alto Adige area of Italy, also known as South Tyrol, reveals majestic alpine landscapes and masterpieces of medieval art.

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La figura di un santo dondolante,

Itinerari Della Bellezza - Abruzzo - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The segment highlights two medieval churches near the ancient site of Alba Fucens. Both churches display ornamental facings made from pieces of colored marble that are intricately pieced together, what is known as Cosmatesque work.

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sono scolpite una figura umana, un'aquila ed elementi fantastici opposti ad essa:

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

In Italian families, the role of women has always been one of fundamental importance. Women were able to create wonderful meals with humble ingredients, but as talented as they might have been, their place was in the home, running the family, not travelling abroad learning haute cuisine.

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una straordinaria figura, no, perché è riuscito [sic]

L'arte della cucina - I Luoghi del Mondo - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Gualtiero Marchesi talks about his experiences in Paris, learning from the chefs there. Actually, he already knew much of what was taught to him, because he'd had chefs in his family who were well-versed in both every day and fancy fare. He, on the other hand, was looking for something new and different.

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E comunque non esiste in Italia la figura del, dello chef.

L'arte della cucina - I Luoghi del Mondo - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Italians are very attached to tradition. In fact, although eating habits have changed, many traditional dishes, rather than being discarded, have been transformed. This means more variety and smaller portions, so that a diner will eat more than just a plateful of pasta.

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eh, appunto, una figura molto complessa che ha saputo avvicinare

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 2 - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Ilaria and Matteo are the new contestants. Ilaria is quizzed on a list of Italian male celebrities and has to decide whether they're actors or singers.

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Devo fare bella figura, se no rischio il posto. -Ecco, ecco, ecco.

L'oro di Scampia - film - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy Neapolitan

Enzo has his hands full with Sasà at the gym. And that's not all.

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Finché continui a tirare mazzate a caso, fai la figura del coglione, e capit? [hai capito]

La Ladra - Ep. 1 - Le cose cambiano - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A man walks into the restaurant Il Frutto Proibito (Forbidden Fruit) sure that Eva will hire him as a cook, but before she can even think about it, she gets called away to take care of a situation with her son, Lorenzo...

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così magari si impietosivano. -Ma ti rendi conto della figura che m'hai fatto fare?

La Ladra - Ep. 3 - L'oro dello squalo - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

There are problems in the kitchen: Eva is mad at Dante and doesn't trust him. There are problems in town to which Eva is a witness.

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Che figura ci faccio io?

La Ladra - Ep. 4 - Una magica bionda - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Eva discovers, in person, how the medium's seances work. Lorenzo's surprise is not what he expected, and Eva gets a nice surprise, too.

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Ho la verifica di figura e mi devo esercitare.

La Ladra - Ep. 6 - Nero di rabbia - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Eva hides at the beauty center in order to spy on Biagini. In the meantime, Lorenzo and Dante have a man-to-man talk.

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Ho fatto proprio una figura del cavolo.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 18 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio invites everyone he knows to the party at the Serenella beach club, and asks Martina to invite her friends, too, but she's not thrilled about that...

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Tanto figura di merda per figura di merda.

Marika spiega - Il Carnevale in Italia - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Are you familiar with any of the famous characters from the Commedia dell'Arte? And, what about "chats" that are a fantastic taste treat. Marika will tell you all about them.

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Ma anche Colombina, che viene da Venezia e che è l'unica figura femminile.

Marika spiega - La Parmigiana di melanzane - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We've finally reached the last part of this recipe. Now you can make this dish yourself. Don't forget to pre-heat the oven to two hundred and twenty or two hundred and forty degrees (428-464°F). If you happen to have any leftover afterwards, you can safely freeze it. Buon appetito!

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Se vuoi, ehm, fare una bella figura con i tuoi amici, ma non hai tanto tempo,

Marika spiega - Gli avverbi - Avverbi di tempo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika discusses adverbs of time, including: subito [immediately], mai [never], and talvolta [sometimes].

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