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PostSubject: Italiano? :D   Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:37 pm

So I'm Italian and I thought I might share a bit of my language with you guys. I'm assuming most of you already know quite a few of my favorite words, including "pasta", "pizza", "spaghetti", "mozzarella"...

But since this isn't a cooking lesson, let's start with the basics. The alphabet, for instance. See, Italian is really cool because (unlike English) every letter is always pronounced the same way. For instance, "a" will always be pronounced "ah". So, on with it:

A - Ah
B - Bee
C - Chee
D - Dee
E - Eh
F - ehffeh
G - Jee
H - Akkah
I - ee
L - ehlleh
M - ehmmeh
N - ehnneh
O - oh
P - pee
Q - kuu
R - ehrreh
S - ehsseh
T - tee
U - oo
V - voo
Z - zehtah

* H is the only exception to the rule above. It is either used before vowels (in which case, the pronunciation is the same as if it weren't there... for instance, "hanno" = "they have" is pronounced like "anno"="year") or after the C or G and followed by I or E to make a stronger sound ("Cibo"="food" is pronounced "cheeboh", while "Chiave"="key" is pronounced "keeahveh"; similarly, "ghe" or "ghi" are pronounced "ge" and "gi").

** As you can see, the Italian alphabet has only 21 letters (missing J, K, W, X and Y); though we do use them for foreign words ("weekend", "yatch", "koala",...) they aren't officially part of our alphabet.


Well, I guess we can start off with this. Next lesson... numbers! And maybe some grammar?
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PostSubject: Re: Italiano? :D   Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:43 am

Buon Giorno! Me chiamo Caterina...amo la lingua italiana...i took italian for five years...but then i moved to another school and they're making me take spanish ><
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PostSubject: Re: Italiano? :D   Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:38 am

ok i can help giving italian tips too...i can say that if there is "s" between two vowel(a,e,i,o,u) it's read as "z"
exp: "casa"(house) word pronounced as "kaza"(while reading it please take the other friends tip : unlike english in italian a is always read as how you wrote it)

happy well now i can teach some phrases...like to express yourself with adjectives...first of all i can say that unlike english in italian for every personal pronomen the verb changes...for exp: essere (to be)

io(I) SONO

TU(you) SEI

LUI(he)/ LEI(she) (pronounce as "e" letter but longer way)

NOI(we) SIAMO

VOI( you ) SIETE

LORO(they) SONO

so when you wanna say "i am italian" it means " io sono italiano/a" if you are a girl you should choose feminen way and say "io sono italiana" but if you are a boy then you should use "italiano".

well there is always difference in language between man/woman .
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PostSubject: Re: Italiano? :D   Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:50 am

so when you wanna say "he is tired" tired means stanco/stanca

Lui stanco.

and now i said that adjectives/nouns can change according to it's feminene or masculine but it also chance if it's "plural"

so when you wanna say "they are italian"


then you use "italiani" loro sono italiani.


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PostSubject: Re: Italiano? :D   Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:56 am

i am gonna write some adjectives so you can use it with "essere" verb.

simpatico : sempatic.
nervoso : nervous
felice : happy
triste: sad
contento : content
pronto : ready
tranquillo : calm
nuovo :new
vecchio : old(for person and object)
facile: easy
timido: shy
bello : beautiful/handsome
vicino: close
lontano : far
grande : big
piccolo : small
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PostSubject: Re: Italiano? :D   Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:11 am

no time for some nouns...

ok now unlike in english in italian for each noun there are articals( gli articou)

if the object singular masculine il-lo-l'
singular feminine lo-l'
plural masculine i-gli
plural feminine le

and the object is singular and masculine it usually finish with "o"
and the object is singular and feminine it usually finish with "a"
and the object is plural and masculine it usually finish with "i"
and the object is plural and feminine it usually finish with "e"

EXP. we know that casa is house since it's finish with "a" letter the artical of house must be "la casa"
and "libro" means book so since it's finished with "o" letter the artical of book must be "il libro"

now i know you all are curious about when we use "lo" well it's also for masculine objects but it is used if the object is begin with "z" and "st,sc,sp...etc" we use "lo" artical

EXP: "zingaro" means "gypsy" since it's finished with "o" it must be masculine but since it's begin with "z" letter we should use "lo zingaro"
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PostSubject: Re: Italiano? :D   Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:03 pm

Ciao a tutti raro trovare un sito straniero dove si possa interagire con altre persone che parlano la tua stessa lingua.
Sono contenta se qui posso parlare con chi conosce la mia lingua, anche perch non sempre riesco a capire quello che scrivono in inglese.
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PostSubject: Re: Italiano? :D   Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:53 pm

idem io XD
Piacere sono stella da quale parte dell'italia venite? **
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