Essere = to be io sono = I am tu sei = you are (informal) Lei e' = you are (formal) lui/lei e` = he/she is noi siamo = we are voi siete = you are (plural) loro sono = they are C'e' = There is OR Is there? Ci sono = There are OR Are there? C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here? C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher? Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears. Ci sono tre belle donne. = There are three pretty women. Quanti cani ci sono? = How many dogs are there? Ci sono molti cani. = There are many dogs. Quante banane ci sono? = How many bananas are there? Ci sono molte banane. = There are many bananas.
Lesson #041, Monday
un = precedes all masculine nouns, even those that begin with vowels. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant. un bambino = a baby un orologio = a clock uno = precedes masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant. uno specchio = a mirror uno psicologo = a psychologist una = precedes all feminine nouns beginning with a consonant. una scrivania = a desk una fragola = a strawberry un' = precedes all feminine nouns that begin with a vowel. un'ora = an hour un'arancia = an orange
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Lesson #040, Friday
uovo = egg pomodoro = tomato fragola = strawberry banana = banana mela = apple pera = pear arancia = orange limone = lemon bello = handsome, beautiful (bella for feminine words) buono = good (buona for feminine words) bravo = good, used for people (brava for females) ricco = rich (ricca for femine words) qui = here quanti = how many molti = many
Lesson #039, Thursday
ricevere = to receive vivere = to live chiedere = to ask sentire = to hear, to feel (1st form of 'ire' verbs) servire = to serve (1st form of 'ire' verbs) spedire = to send (2nd form of 'ire' verbs) STOP THE PODCAST - conjugate each of these verbs out loud. Then start the podcast again and I'll give you the answers. Io ricevo Tu ricevi Lei/lui/lei riceve Noi riceviamo Voi ricevete Loro ricevono Io vivo Tu vivi Lei/lui/lei vive Noi viviamo Voi vivete Loro vivono Io chiedo Tu chiedi Lei/lui/lei chiede Noi chiediamo Voi chiedete Loro chiedono Io sento Tu senti Lei/lui/lei sente Noi sentiamo Voi sentite Loro sentono Io servo Tu servi Lei/lui/lei serve Noi serviamo Voi servite Loro servono Io spedisco Tu spedisci Lei/lui/lei spedisce Noi spediamo Voi spedite Loro spediscono