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You Need a Girlfriend

With a nod to those masters of Italian Cinema Fellini and Antonioni, we have a lesson for you steeped in atmosphere. We're not lacking for emotion on this misty Roman bridge. But we are lacking something else. Join us to learn how to discuss needs in Italian and you'll never want for anything ever again (well, maybe not)!...

Topic: romance, tired
Function: feelings, needs

Published: June 20, 2012

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They flare up for most of us in the fall and spring, but for others they are a part of daily life. Allergies can be anything from slightly annoying to grave, and today you'll be hearing a dialog all about describing allergies. Tune in for this essential lesson on talking about health in Italian!...

Function: health, allergies

Published: June 18, 2012

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It Hurts

Got a bump on the head? Trip and skin your knee? Get into a fight? (We sincerely hope not...) Today's Italian lesson will help you learn all about talking about things that hurt....

Grammar: Imperative
Function: expressing_pain

Published: June 15, 2012

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You're sleeping peacefully, enjoying a good night's rest. And then... a loud rattle and booming noise come from the next room. Snoring, the bane of a light sleeper's existence! In today's lesson you'll be learning all about describing this behavior in Italian....

Published: June 13, 2012

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It Burns

Picture this: you haven't eaten all day. You're starving, but relief is in sight. Your spouse has prepared a delicious soup for you! You go in for that first taste and... OW! Learn how to describe this painful situation in Italian with today's lesson....

Topic: soup, food, burn, hot

Published: June 11, 2012

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Buy or Sell?

The craziness of the stock exchange is our setting today: people buying and selling left and right. Join us and learn some key sales words!...

Grammar: Imperative
Function: math, buy, sell

Published: June 08, 2012

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Speak and Spell

A toy from the youth of many and '80s baby, the focus of today's lesson is - you guessed it - speak and spell! You'll not only learn how to spell things in Italian, but also how to follow directions from a battery-operated box. Enjoy! ...

Published: June 06, 2012

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Watch Out!

An important lesson for anyone who has ever hoped to visit the busy, crowded streets of Italy. Today's lesson will help provide you with the tools to avoid getting flattened by a bus, or, if the case may be, help someone else avoid getting flattened by a bus! Learn all about how to say "watch out" in this podcast!...

Topic: street, dinner
Function: danger, frustration

Published: June 04, 2012

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Change It

For those of you who have ever been in the car with someone else, you know that musical tastes differ. And when it comes to the car radio, fights often arise because of this very fact. Learn how to discuss likes and dislikes in today's lesson, and you'll be prepared for any future battles over the car radio....

Topic: choice, music
Function: commands
Grammar: Imperative

Published: June 01, 2012

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You Look Like Someone

Do people ever tell you that you look like, you know, that guy from that movie? Or like that aunt of yours that you've never actually met? Well in today's lesson you'll gain the tools to describe peoples' appearances and make comparisons in Italian....

Function: comparisons
Grammar: adjectives

Published: May 30, 2012

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I Love You, but...

It's not all roses and candles for the couple featured on today's lesson. Listen in as they go their separate ways, and find out his big secret!...

Function: relationship
Grammar: nouns

Published: May 28, 2012

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How Old Are You?

A notoriously sticky topic in many cultures, age is the topic of today's lesson. Learn about asking how old someone is in Italian, and join Catherine and Marco as they discuss this dialog that explores a common social gaffe!...

Grammar: numbers

Published: May 25, 2012

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Pretty Blonde

Run to those confessionals, folks! We've got a great lesson for you. We're in Church for this one, and you'll learn the Italian for describing where you're from, among other things......

Function: adjectives

Published: May 23, 2012

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Hey, Beautiful!

Are you bored with the way you greet your friends? Perhaps you would like to infuse your daily speech with some warmth and a bit of emotion. Well, go continental with us in today's lesson and learn how to say hello to your friends the Italian way. You'll make your friends happy, and look sophisticated doing it!...

Function: greetings

Published: May 14, 2012

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See You Again!

Romance, mystery, passion: this ItalianPod lesson has it all! Be a fly on the wall of this rain-soaked lesson as we learn how to say goodbye to someone who, hopefully, fate will allow us to meet again!...

Published: May 14, 2012

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What's It Called?

You know that place, you know, the one we used to go to? The one with the awesome, you know? That one...? As you may have guessed today's lesson is about, well, nothing, but you'll learn some important questions that you can use in just about any situation!...

Function: questions

Published: May 14, 2012

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Be Right Back!

Do you ever find yourself needing just a bit more time to do something? Imagine this: you have plans to go out. Your friends are itching to leave right away and you just need that extra second to get ready... Or maybe you're the kind of person always waiting on people who just need "one more minute!" Either way this is the lesson for you, introducing you to some key phrases for talking about time....

Topic: police, parking

Published: May 14, 2012

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