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Italian Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #21 - Talking About a School Trip in Italy
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Italian conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Italian? Then this Italian Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, you’ll see an image, [...]...

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Italian Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #22 - Going to Get a Massage in Italy
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Italian conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Italian? Then this Italian Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, you’ll see an image, [...]...

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Italian Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #23 - Finding What You Need at a Department Store in Italy
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Italian conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Italian? Then this Italian Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, you’ll see an image, [...]...

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Absolute Beginner S2 #17 - That Italian Performance Left Us Speechless!
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! For the last three hours, you and your friends have been watching an Italian opera. When the lights finally go up, the four of you remain in the Italian theater, unable to move. Finally, the usher comes along and tells you in Italian, “The show is over…you can move along now.” [...]...

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Absolute Beginner S2 #17 - That Italian Performance Left Us Speechless!
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! For the last three hours, you and your friends have been watching an Italian opera. When the lights finally go up, the four of you remain in the Italian theater, unable to move. Finally, the usher comes along and tells you in Italian, “The show is over…you can move along now.” [...]...

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Italian Words of the Week with Ilaria for Beginners #18 - Mammals
In this Beginner lesson, you’ll learn Italian words about Mammals. Visit us at ItalianPod101.com, where you will find Italian lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! How would you react if someone put you on the spot with an Italian [...]...

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Italian Words of the Week with Ilaria for Intermediate Learners #9 - Crossing Borders
In this Intermediate lesson, you’ll learn Italian words about Crossing Borders. Visit us at ItalianPod101.com, where you will find Italian lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! How would you react if someone put you on the spot with a [...]...

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Upper Beginner #12 - Finding the Perfect Italian Bouquet
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! You’re out for a stroll in the center of the Italian town where you live, and you see a rather tipsy-looking young man dressed in an animal costume. He is surrounded by about a dozen people who are singing loudly in Italian, and suddenly they begin to douse him with whipped [...]...

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Upper Beginner #18 - An Unfortunate Incident in Italy
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! You are always vigilant about Italian pickpockets and burglars, and while you are living in Italy, you carefully protect your belongings and always lock your doors. One night after you return from a night out in the Italian town where you live, you realize that someone has broken in. You are [...]...

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Absolute Beginner Italian for Every Day #13 - 10 Break-Up Lines
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Italy too, so why not give your Italian an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Desirèe’s help, you’ll be sounding like a [...]...

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Culture Class: Italian Superstitions and Beliefs #4 - Breaking a Mirror and a Little Red Horn
Learn about Italian culture with ItalianPod101.com! Every country has its superstitions, and Italy is no exception. Whether you believe in them or not, learning about superstitions is a great way to find out more about Italian culture…and learn more Italian along the way! In this lesson, you will learn about superstitions related to breaking mirrors, and [...]...

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Absolute Beginner Italian for Every Day #42 - 10 Gift Ideas You Must Know
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Italy too, so why not give your Italian an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Ilaria’s help, you’ll be sounding like a [...]...

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Culture Class #8 - Italian Names #8 - Massimo - Roberto, Roberta
Have you heard of Giovanni Calone, the famous Italian singer/songwriter? No? No one? Not surprised. Neither have most Italians. How about Massimo Ranieri? How about a show of hands? Ah yes, I see that quite a few have heard of him. Well, they are actually one and the same person. You see, when Giovanni Calone [...]...

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Italian Vocab Builder #101 - Animals
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Our Italian vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Italian words and phrases from the Italian vocabulary lists. Join us for Italian Vocab Builder! Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesson! Visit [...]...

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Lower Intermediate #17 - Don’t Make Your Italian Friends Wait!
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Your date told you in Italian, “Please excuse me for a moment,” and she headed for the back of the restaurant. Presuming she had to powder her nose (you have had several bottles of Italian wine during dinner, after all), you respond in Italian, “Of course.” However, now you’re starting to [...]...

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Lower Intermediate S3 #12 - Are Italian Apartments Expensive to Rent?
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! You’re looking for a new apartment in Italy since your old one is in a building that’s about to be demolished. It’s inconvenient, but you are excited about living somewhere a little…newer! But your excitement turns to dread when you see the apartment rental prices in the downtown area of your [...]...

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Italian Vocab Builder #49 - Father’s Day
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Our Italian vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Italian words and phrases from the Italian vocabulary lists. Join us for Italian Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Father’s Day. Click here to make your own [...]...

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Upper Beginner #11 - Shopping at the Italian Farmers’ Market
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! You’re looking at a recipe for an Italian dish, but you’re puzzled. None of the ingredients have a specific quantity next to them! They all specify the Italian words meaning a pinch, a dash, or something else that is not quantifiable. How will you ever make sure your Italian meal tastes [...]...

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Must-Know Italian Holiday Words #6 - Venice Film Festival
In this Intermediate lesson, you’ll learn Italian words about Venice Film Festival. Visit us at ItalianPod101.com, where you will find Italian lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com!How would you react if someone put you on the spot with a [...]...

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Upper Intermediate S2 #9 - That’s A Weird Italian Food to Have For Breakfast!
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! It’s sometimes fun to daydream and think about the what-ifs of life. But we have to come back down to Earth eventually! There’s no use reminiscing about the Italian gelato you had last summer on vacation because you’re not on vacation there now! You’ll just have to content yourself with the [...]...

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Newbie #26 - Have You Read Montale’s Poems?
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Your friend asks you in Italian, “Can you recommend a good book to me to carry on vacation?” You respond in Italian, “Sure. That depends on whether you want a good but easy beachside read or something that will challenge you and make you think.” You tell your friend in Italian, [...]...

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Italian Vocab Builder #24 - Winter
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Our Italian vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Italian words and phrases from the Italian vocabulary lists. Join us for Italian Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Winter. Click here to make your own flashcards [...]...

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Must-Know Italian Social Media Phrases #1 - Out at Dinner
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Have you ever wanted to combine your love of learning language with your love of using social media? This series allows you to do just that! You’ll learn more Italian so you can chat to your Italian friends online about topics like shopping, going out to dinner, and being on vacation. [...]...

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3-Minute Italian #6 - Refusing Politely
Learn polite refusals in Italian with ItalianPod101.com’s 3-Minute Italian series! In Italy, manners are important, and this step-by-step lesson teaches you some of the basics you need to be polite while speaking Italian. A native Italian teacher will explain the simple phrases necessary. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to refuse politely in Italian. Visit us [...]...

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Italian Vocab Builder #2 - Do You Know the Essential Summer Vocabulary?
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Our Italian vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Italian words and phrases from the Italian vocabulary lists, plus sample sentences. Join us for Italian Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn the words and phrases about Essential Summer Vocabulary. [...]...

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Intermediate #11 - Did you Redecorate Your Italian Home?
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! You love visiting Italian do-it-yourself stores. While you’re there, you love to dream about the redecorating you’d like to do in your Italian apartment. You like being crafty in Italy because you find beautiful Italian materials to use, and you also love finding a good Italian bargain. You have rearranged the [...]...

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Must-Know Italian Social Media Phrases #20 - Arriving Home
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Have you ever wanted to combine your love of learning language with your love of using social media? This series allows you to do just that! You’ll learn more Italian so you can chat to your Italian friends online about topics like shopping, going out to dinner, and being on vacation. [...]...

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Idioms and Proverbs #2 - Appearances can be deceiving
“But Daddy, I love him!” “No, Juliet, I forbid it! You can’t marry Romeo! What would the neighbors think?” “But Daddy, I love him!” “Don’t be silly, Juliet. He’s rough, has long hair, and I don’t think he showers very often. And what’s worse he has NO fashion sense!” “Daddy, haven’t you always taught me [...]...

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Video Culture Class: Italian Holidays #23 - Pizzafest
Learn more about Italian culture with ItalianPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Italian holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson video series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Italy. In this video, you’ll learn all about Pizzafest in Italy and [...]...

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Absolute Beginner Italian for Every Day #46 - Top 10 Phrases to Survive at the Station
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Italy too, so why not give your Italian an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Ilaria’s help, you’ll be sounding like a [...]...

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Absolute Beginner Italian for Every Day #44 - 10 Ways to Say Hello
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Italy too, so why not give your Italian an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Ilaria’s help, you’ll be sounding like a [...]...

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Newbie #22 - How Many Ways Can You Say ‘I’m Sorry’?
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! If you read the last Italian Newbie lesson (and you should have!), you know I had an Italian friend who always read in the piazza. Well, another phrase you might want to learn in Italian is “I’m sorry.” Believe me, you never know when you might need it! Some other Italian [...]...

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Lower Beginner #12 - Are Italians Environmentally Conscious?
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! You rent a bicycle, thinking it will be a great way for you to see Italy while you’re getting some exercise (and burning off all those calories from your daily Italian gelato habit). However, you forgot to take one thing into consideration: the Italian hills! Maybe you’ll get used to these [...]...

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Culture Class: Holidays in Italy #24 - Siena Horse Riding
Learn more about Italian culture with ItalianPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Italian holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson audio series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Italy. In this lesson, you’ll learn all about Siena Horse [...]...

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Italian Vocab Builder #39 - Tourism
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Our Italian vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Italian words and phrases from the Italian vocabulary lists. Join us for Italian Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Tourism. Click here to make your own flashcards [...]...

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Lower Beginner #5 - Which Italian Wine Should You Buy?
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com! Whenever you take your dates out to dinner in Italy, you choose a place based on one thing, and one thing only: whether the restaurant serves Italian wine. Your preference does not stem from tons of knowledge about the bouquet or any other technical details about Italian wines; after all, you’re [...]...

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