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Recharging a Phone

Unlike in America, most Italian phones are on pre-paid plans. And when you run out of money, you might ask? That is the very (frustrating) situation we will explore in today's lesson....

Published: January 07, 2013

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Bad Directions

We've all been there, lost in a new city with a big map and a sign on our heads that reads "tourist!" Today you'll learn some useful terms for getting where you need to know next time you're in this situation....

Function: help, directions

Published: December 14, 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 ...

Topic: going_out, wine
Function: colors

Published: September 03, 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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My Favorite Footballer

Football is an essential part of Italian life. Just about everyone has his or her favorite team. In today's lesson you'll meet the one Italian who doesn't seem to know a bit about the sport. You'll also learn how to ask peoples' names....

Function: preference, name

Published: June 25, 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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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" i...

Topic: street, dinner
Function: danger, frustration

Published: June 04, 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 sophisticat...

Function: greetings

Published: May 14, 2012

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