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Overview

It's time to learn Italian! Whether you're studying Italian in school or you just need a few phrases to visit Italy, this is the playlist for you! Vocabulary sorted by category, easy-to-understand explanations of all the tricky grammar, and lots of tips regarding culture and etiquette so that you don't make a fool of yourself in Firenze!

 

Just in case you're skeptical of this content, I must inform you that this series is the result of a collaboration between myself and my mother, Patrizia Farina, a native Italian who has taught the language to undergraduates for the past 30 years. So this is the real deal! We will follow her rigorous curriculum through multiple beginner and intermediate Italian courses, which means you won't find better Italian tutorials anywhere on the internet! So what are you waiting for, dig in!

Syllabus

Introduction to the Italian Language.
Italian Phonetics Part 1: Vowel Sounds.
Italian Phonetics Part 2: Consonant Sounds, C and G, GL and GN.
Italian Phonetics Part 3: More Consonant Sounds, S and Z, Double Consonants.
Italian Phonetics Part 4: Accents and Stresses.
Italian and English: Cognates and False Cognates.
Common Italian Greetings, Introductions, and Feelings.
Italian Counting Numbers.
The Italian Calendar: Seasons, Months of the Year, and Days of the Week.
Telling Time in Italian.
Giving and Receiving Directions in Italian.
Gender in the Italian Language.
Italian Plural Nouns and Their Exceptions.
Special Sounds in Italian.
Indefinite Articles in Italian.
Use of the Word Buono in Italian.
Italian Personal Pronouns.
Conjugation and Usage of the Verb: Avere (To Have).
Italian Vocabulary: Parts of the Body.
Italian Adjectives: Grammar and Vocabulary.
Italian Adjective Position and Special Adjectives.
Conjugation and Usage of the Verb: Essere (To Be - Permanent State).
The Definite Article and its Use in Italian.
Italian Vocabulary: Food.
Use of the Word Bello and Clothing Vocabulary.
Use of the Words: Molto, Poco, and Troppo.
Conjugating Regular Italian Verbs Ending in -ARE.
Conjugating the Irregular Verb: Andare (To Go).
Conjugating the Irregular Verb: Stare (To Be - Temporary State).
Conjugating the Irregular Verb: Dare (To Give).
Conjugating the Irregular Verb: Fare (To Do).
Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns in Italian.
Italian Vocabulary: Family Members.
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns: Using Questo and Quello.
Italian Vocabulary: Colors.
Italian Vocabulary: Domestic Animals.
Italian Vocabulary: Wild Animals.
Conjugating Italian Verbs Ending in -ERE.
Conjugating Italian Verbs Ending in -IRE.
Modal Verbs: Dovere, Potere, and Volere.
Direct Object Pronouns in Italian.
Italian Vocabulary: In the Hotel.
Prepositions in Italian: Preposizioni Articolate.
Italian Tenses: Passato Prossimo vs. Passato Remoto.
Using Passato Prossimo with the Verb: Avere.
Using Passato Prossimo with the Verb: Essere.
To Know in Italian: Sapere vs. Conoscere.
Italian Vocabulary: Sports, Activities, and Leisure Time.
Italian Vocabulary: Musical Instruments.
Indirect Object Pronouns in Italian.
Agreement of Past Participle With Present Perfect Tense in Italian.
Conjugation and Use of the Verb: Piacere.
Direct Interrogatives in Italian: Who, What, How, Where, When, Why, and Which.
Italian Vocabulary: In the Living Room, Bedroom, and Bathroom.
Italian Vocabulary: In the Kitchen.
Reflexive Verbs in Italian.
Reciprocal Verbs in Italian.
Adverbs in Italian.
Italian Vocabulary: Driving in the Car.
Italian Vocabulary: At the Train Station.
Imperfect Tense in Italian: L'imperfetto.
Italian Grammar: L'imperfetto vs. Passato Prossimo.
Pluperfect Tense in Italian: Trapassato Prossimo.
Italian Vocabulary: At the Airport.
Italian Vocabulary: At the Doctor's Office.
Altered Words in Italian: Parole Alterate.
False Altered Words in Italian: Falsi Alterati.
Comparatives in Italian: Comparativi.
Superlatives in Italian: Relative and Absolute.
Italian Vocabulary: At the Restaurant.
Better in Italian: Migliore vs. Meglio.
Future Tense in Italian: Futuro Semplice.
Future Perfect Tense in Italian: Futuro Anteriore.
Italians Say: Boh? Futuro di Probabilità.
Italian Vocabulary: How to Order Coffee.
Italian Grammar: Si Impersonale.
Italian Grammar: Si Passivante.
Italian Vocabulary: Gelato Just Means Ice Cream!.
Feminine Nouns in Italian.
The Pronoun Ne in Italian.
The Pronoun Ci in Italian.
Italian Vocabulary: Professions.
Double Object Pronouns in Italian: Pronomi Doppi o Combinati.
Commands in Italian: Imperativo.
Italian Vocabulary: Nations and Nationalities.
Indefinites in Italian: Pronomi e Aggettivi Indefiniti.
Negatives in Italian.
What Sounds do Italian Animals Make?.
Present Conditional Tense in Italian: Condizionale Presente.
Past Conditional Tense in Italian: Condizionale Passato.
Italian Grammar: Present Conditional With Modal Verbs.
Italian Grammar: Past Conditional With Modal Verbs.
Idiomatic Superlatives in Italian.
Relative Pronouns in Italian: Che and Cui.
Relative Pronouns in Italian: Il Quale.
Relative Pronouns in Italian: Chi.
Past Absolute Tense in Italian: Passato Remoto.
Italian Grammar: Verbi Pronominali - Volerci e Metterci.
Gerunds in the Italian Language.
Italian Vocabulary: Going Shopping.
The Subjunctive Mood in Italian: Il Congiuntivo.
Present Subjunctive Tense in Italian: Congiuntivo Presente.
Past Subjunctive Tense in Italian: Congiuntivo Passato.
Italian Vocabulary: Flowers and Trees.
Subjunctive With Conjunctions in Italian: Congiuntivo con Congiunzioni.
Subjunctive vs. Infinitive in Italian: Congiuntivo o Infinito?.
Subjunctive With Indefinites in Italian: Congiuntivo con Gli Indefiniti.
Italian Vocabulary: At the Movies.
Subjunctive and Relative Clauses in Italian: Congiuntivo Nelle Relative.
Subjunctive and the Sequence of Tenses in Italian: Concordanza dei Tempi.
Italian Culture: The History of Tiramisù.
Imperfect Subjunctive Tense in Italian: Imperfetto Congiuntivo.
Pluperfect Subjunctive Tense in Italian: Trapassato Congiuntivo.
Idiomatic Comparisons With Animals in Italian.
Italian Grammar: Lasciare and the Infinitive.
Italian Grammar: Fare and the Infinitive.
Idiomatic Usage of the Verb Fare in Italian.
Italian Vocabulary: Computers.
Conditional Clauses in Italian.
Italian Grammar: Verbs and Their Prepositions.
The Passive Voice in Italian: Il Passivo.

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