What should you do when a friend forgets his wallet? Find out what Matteo does, and learn how to use that tricky little word “gli” in episode #56 of 5 Minute Italian.
To help you remember what you learnt in
You're in Milan for the weekend: che cosa puoi fare? What can you do? Find out in episode 55 of 5 minute Italian.
To help you remember what you learnt in today's lesson, below you'll find bonus materials including word lists, quizzes
What’s stopping you from having a conversation in Italian?
Maybe you’re afraid of trying out the phrases you’ve learnt because you might not understand the answer.
Or you’re worried about long awkward silences when you forget a word or a
Can you remember how to say "I love you" in Italian?
The "ti" in "ti amo" is a romantic example of a direct pronoun in Italian.
But in today's episode, we're talking about the darker side of love.
Those annoying habits we
A pretty easy word in English, right? In Italian, it's a bit more complex, because it can change depending on:
Whether it's masculine or feminine
Where it appears the phrase.
But it's easy when you know how! Learn how to say
Recently, we've been learning phrases like "mi manchi" (I miss you) and "mi dispiace" (I'm sorry). But what is the little "mi" at the beginning of these phrases? Learn about Italian pronouns and how to use them in Italian in episode
I like it.
I miss you.
In the last couple of lessons, we've been learning how to say "like" and "miss" in Italian. These phrases are confusing at first because they're backwards compared to in English. But practice makes perfect - the
Do you know how to say "I miss you" in Italian?
It's a bit backwards compared to English!
But once you get into the Italian frame of mind, it's easy to learn.
Learn how Italians say "I miss you" in episode 49 of
Can you remember how to say "sorry" in Italian?
Last week, we learnt the phrase mi dispiace.
But it turns out, there's another way to say sorry in Italian, which requires a bit of explanation because there's a crazy rule you'll need to
We owe you a little apology, so we thought: what better way to say sorry, than with a lesson on how to say sorry in Italian?
Find out why we'd like to say sorry and learn how Italians say sorry to
Ever felt confused about how to say “I like…” in Italian?
It’s completely different to how we say it in English!
But once you learn how to think like an Italian, it suddenly becomes much easier. Find out how in episode
Did you know that in Italian, there are two different ways to say “I love you”?
But they’re not interchangeable. If you use the wrong one with the wrong person, you might end up saying something embarrassing by accident!
Learn how Italians
Over the last few lessons, you learnt everything you need to use Italian verbs in the present tense.
But how much can you remember?
Test your knowledge and review what you learnt in episode 44 of 5 minute Italian: The
You know that bit in gangster movies when the mobster yells capeesh?!, right before whacking his business partner around the head with a wrench and throwing him in a garbage truck?
As a fan of the Sopranos and Goodfellas, capeesh? was one
How do Italians celebrate Easter? Where do they go? What do they do? Do they eat as much chocolate as we do? Find out, and learn the special “gossip” form of Italian verbs you can use to talk about what
Did you know that Italian has 3 different ways of saying you? There's the "singular you", the "formal you" and the "plural you". This can feel a bit confusing to English speakers because we only have one! But not to
Did you know that Bill Gates can help you learn Italian? He's often quoted as saying: I will always hire a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it.
This describes exactly how we feel about
Italian verbs. There are lots of them, and they can pain to remember at first! But they’re not as hard as you think - you can make them easier to remember by organising them into logical groups.
To help you remember
How much can you remember from previous lessons of 5 minute Italian? In this quiz lesson, you’ll review the magic verb fare together with some handy grammar, words and phrases you’ve learnt in previous lessons. By the end, you’ll be
Learning a language can feel like hard work sometimes!
One way to make it easier is by starting with words that Italians say all the time. Like the magic verb "fare", which means make or do. Once you learn it, you'll be