How do Italians pronounce the word lasagne? It’s a bit different to how we say it in English.

In today’s episode, we’ll be learning about a sound we like to call: “the smiley N”. By the end, you’ll be able to pronounce Italian food like a pro.

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Today’s Italian words

Mangio = I eat
and = e
Mangio lasagne e gnocchi = I eat lasagne and gnocchi
Voglio = I want
Voglio lasagne e gnocchi = I want lasagne and gnocchi
Ogni = every
Spagna = Spain
Bagno = bathroom
in = in
Devo andare = I need to go
Devo andare in bagno = I need to go to the bathroom/toilet (literally: I need to go in bathroom)

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Problems with Italian pronunciation? Learn how to make the “gli” sound in Italian, so you can correctly pronounce words like “famiglia” and “bottiglia”.

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Today’s Italian words

Aglio = garlic
Voglio = I want
Non voglio aglio = I don’t want garlic
Famiglia = family
Bottiglia = bottle

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The verb parlare (to speak) is one of the first verbs you should learn in Italian. You’ll need it to say all kinds of useful phrases like excuse me, do you speak English? or I speak a bit of Italian. Continue learning how to use the verb parlare this episode of 5 Minute Italian.

 

This episode builds on what we learned last lesson, which you can listen to here: 5 Minute Italian Episode 3 

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Today’s Italian words

Parla = you speak (formal, for people you don’t know well); he/she speaks
Parla inglese = you speak English (formal, for people you don’t know well)
Scusi, parla inglese? = Excuse me, do you (formal) speak English
Parlate = you all/you both speak (the plural you)
Parlate inglese = you all/both speak English
Parlate inglese? = do you all/both speak English?
Parliamo = we speak
Parliamo italiano = we speak Italian
Parliamo un po’ di italiano = we speak a bit of Italian
Parlano = they speak
Parlano italiano = they speak Italian
Parlano inglese? = do they speak English?

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In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to use the verb parlare, which means to speak. By the end, you’ll know how to say all kinds of useful phrases like “do you speak English?” and “I speak a bit of Italian”.

 

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Today’s Italian words

Parlare = to speak
Parlo = I speak
Parli = you speak
Parla = he/she speaks
Mangiare = to eat
Amare = to love
Parlo italiano = I speak Italian
Parlo inglese = I speak English
Non parlo = I don’t speak
Non parlo italiano = I don’t speak Italian
Non parlo inglese = I don’t speak English
Un po’ di = a bit of
Parlo un po’ di italiano = I speak a bit of Italian
Parlo un po’ di inglese = I speak a bit of English
Parli = you speak
Parli italiano = you speak Italian
Parli italiano? = do you speak Italian?
Parli inglese? = do you speak English?
Parla italiano = he/she speaks Italian
Non parla italiano = he/she doesn’t speak Italian
Parla Italiano? = does he/she speak Italian?

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Do you know what a panini is? It might not be exactly what you think. In today’s episode, we’re talking about words which seem the same in Italian and English, but are actually different. Along the way, we’ll help you avoid some of the most common mistakes tourists make in Italy.

As always happens in Italy, we ended up talking mostly about food!

 

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Today’s Italian words

Panino = Sandwich
Panini = Sandwiches
Biscotto = biscuit
Biscotti = biscuits
Un caffè = A short strong coffee (espresso) that Italians normally drink
Caffè americano = a long coffee (the way people normally drink it in America and UK)
Latte macchiato = The real Italian word for caffè latte
Bruschetta = Bruschetta (remember to pronounce it with a hard K sound, like brusKetta)
Peperoni = bell peppers (a vegetable, not meat!)

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Did you know that around 30% of English words are similar to Italian words? All you have to do is put on an accent and you’re speaking Italian! (hand gestures optional). Find out how to speak Italian using words you already know in this episode of 5 Minute Italian.

 

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Today’s Italian words

Possibile = possible
Impossibile = impossible
Terribile = terrible
Esatto = Exactly
Corretto = correct
Perfetto = perfect
Responsabile = responsable
Animale = animal
Originale = original
Attenzione = attention
Conversazione = conversation
Simile = similar
Vocabolario = vocabulary

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