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How long have you been learning Italian? How long have you been living where you live now? Questions and answers with “how long” are quite different in Italian compared to in English, but they’re actually quite simple when you know
Today we're talking about two important words that people tend to forget about in Italian - lo and gli. Learn how to use them in this episode of 5 Minute Italian.
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Why is Italian food so tasty? In this lesson, Matteo reveals the very simple secret. You'll also learn how to say "the" in Italian, before words which start with a vowel. Find out more in episode 65 of 5 minute Italian.
To remember what
Do you know how to say "the" in Italian?
It's a simple question, with a complicated answer.
There are actually 7 different ways to say "the" in Italian! One of the reasons people find them so tricky is that they try to
Do you know how to say "time" in Italian?
The word "time" can be translated in two different ways in Italian: tempo and volta.
But be careful - these can't be used interchangeably. Learn the difference between tempo and volta in episode
Give it to me. I'll buy it for you.
To say these sentences in Italian, you need a "double object pronoun". Find out what they are and how to use them in episode 62 of 5 Minute Italian.
To remember what you
Gli, le, mi, ti....
These little words are everywhere in Italian and they can be a bit tricky - it's not always easy to know what they mean and how to use them. Today's lesson will clear up the mystery so
Buon Anno! Happy New Year!
Are you feeling ready to learn Italian this year?
If so, this episode is for you. We've got a special extended interview with Italian teacher and language expert Stefano, who will give you tips on how to
Ask to her! Listen me! Sounds a bit funny in English, doesn’t it? But that’s how they say it in Italian. Learn more expressions like this, and how to use them correctly in episode 59 of five minute Italian.
Recently Matteo’s sister, la sorella di Matteo has just moved to Milan, and is living with us while she finds a flat.
Like most brothers and sisters, they have a love - hate relationship!
Find out more, and learn how to use
When Matteo gets the train from Milan to Naples, he puts something very odd in his bag.
Find out what it is and learn more about how to use the word “gli” in episode #57 of 5 Minute Italian.
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