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Are You Smoking?

Disclaimer: smoking is bad for your health. But for those of you who do it (or who just want to talk about it), then ItalianPod has a lesson for you!...

Published: September 26, 2012

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Gossip at Yoga Class

Today's lesson brings you right into the thick of a yoga class. Learn some classic yoga words and catch up on the juiciest local gossip!...

Function: gossip, sports

Published: September 13, 2012

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Did You Get Your Driver's License?

Remember back in the day when everyone was just getting his or her driver's license, cruising the streets with (reckless?) abandon? Well listen in to today's and learn how to talk about driver's licenses and driving... poorly....

Function: driving

Published: September 11, 2012

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Good Night, Idiot

The couple in today's lesson apparently has some issues to work out... Listen in as they say goodnight (and manage to insult one another)! You'll learn some essential Italian for wishing someone good night, as well as how to handle insults.  ...

Function: goodnight

Published: September 07, 2012

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At the Tollgate

If you've ever longed of navigating the wild highways of Italy, then have we got a lesson for you. We'll be discussing how to pay tolls, as well as letting you know more about the driving system in Italy.  ...

Published: September 05, 2012

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To Your Health

Today we'll be discussing one of the questions that has plagued man since he (or she) discovered how to ferment grape juice over 6,000 years ago... What should you drink? Red or white? White or red? Join ItalianPod hosts Marco and Catherine as they explore an innovative approach to making this most important of decisions!...

Topic: going_out, wine
Function: colors

Published: September 03, 2012

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Desperate Housewife

Today's lesson features a not-so-happy couple. He's got his interests (the newspaper), she's got hers (gossip about the neighbors). Learn how to talk about what's going on in your building or neighborhood, and how to respond to someone you're not really listening to!...

Function: questions, news

Published: August 31, 2012

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Delay Announcement

Today's lesson is about taking trains, or rather about waiting for trains that aren't on-time (go figure)! So check this one out if you're ever planning on traveling in Italy, or if you want to learn how to talk about time....

Function: time, numbers

Published: August 29, 2012

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Music Lesson

Most of us were there back when we were children - struggling through "The Entertainer" with our music teachers identifying every little mistake. Well join ItalianPod today as we put you right back into those music lessons of our youth with this lesson. You'll be learning all about how to describe speed....

Grammar: adjectives
Function: adverbs, speed

Published: August 27, 2012

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Are You Guys Together or What?

Gossip gossip gossip! An activity popular all over the world, we'll be listening in on two Italian girls gossiping about their love lives today. Check out this lesson and learn all about how to talk about yourself and relationships....

Published: August 24, 2012

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What about the Tip?

One of the great questions that continues to plague Americans is this: how much to tip? 15%? What if it's a nice restaurant? What if you want to impress your date? What if the service is terrible? Well in today's lesson you'll listen to someone who is bothered by none of these questions. Learn all about talking about tips in Italian!...

Function: money, paying

Published: August 22, 2012

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Do You Remember?

This one's for Sofia - a lost friend, a lost lover. Whoever she was she is sorely missed. Listen to today's lesson to find out how she will be celebrated and remembered!...

Function: loss

Published: August 20, 2012

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How to Cook a Turkey

Today Americans the world over are celebrating one of their most cherished national holidays: Thanksgiving! In this lesson you'll be learning all the Italian you need to pull of that turkey dinner!...

Function: Thanksgiving

Published: August 17, 2012

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Nostalgia

Today's lesson is a celebration of all things lira, the currency replaced in the early 2000s by the euro. You'll be learning about the most typical lamentations of the Italian elderly....

Function: money, shopping

Published: August 15, 2012

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Discoteca

It's Friday night. You're itching to go out. You want music, noise, dancing. You go to the... discoteca! Not the discos of the 1970s, we're talking about those ubiquitous Italian clubs where you can boogie down. In today's lesson we listen in on a not-so-efficient conversation between a guy and... we'll let's see what he actually understands with all that noise! Learn how to express not understanding....

Grammar: Questions

Published: August 13, 2012

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Your Famous Tiramisù

Some restaurant owners are very particular about what their customers order. And in a place like Italy where food is as important as it is, you can only imagine the strict expectations of people in its food industry! You'll also learn all about a typical (mouthwatering) Italian dessert today....

Function: food

Published: August 10, 2012

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Disgusting

Italians are very specific about how their food should be eaten. And they should be! It's delicious. Listen to today's lesson and learn all about a food faux-pas....

Topic: food, eating, pizza
Function: dislikes, food

Published: August 06, 2012

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Sicilian Lamb

We're in the kitchen in today's lesson, and something's burning! Learn all about the Italian found in cooking recipes, as well as a delicious southern dish: Sicilian lamb in a red wine sauce!...

Published: August 03, 2012

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