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
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