30 Minute Italian

30 Minute Italian

30 Minute Italian

CATEGORY: Education
Boost your confidence in speaking Italian in 30 minutes or less with the 30 Minute Italian Podcast. We cover expressions, sometimes sexy grammar, and culture through personal travel stories and detailed examples.
  1. February 03, 2019
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    Dinner Conversation
    A robust tutorial to help you navigate dinner conversation with native Italian speakers and with your fellow Italian language learners.
  2. January 31, 2019
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    (Native Italian Recording) Making Plans
    Ciao mia cara,Come stai? È veramente un sacco che non ci sentiamo. Senti, mi sei venuta in mente perché ho sentito che hanno aperto un nuovo locale che sembra molto carino vicino Piazza della Repubblica e che s…
  3. January 28, 2019
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    Sexy Phrases to Seduce Your Italian Lover
    All in all, we’ve really done a thorough job of covering love. But, love being how it is, there is always more to say about it.So, this time around, we (that is, Rachel, Carlotta & I) thought we would make this…
  4. January 28, 2019
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    False Friends in Italian
    There have been many a time where I’ve guessed a word relying solely on English and have added an Italian ending… and I’ve been right.And there have been many other times where I’ve guessed based solely on my E…
  5. January 27, 2019
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    Italian Insults That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
    There is something so satisfying about learning swear words in another language. After Rachel wrote this article with 8 swear words to add sass to your Italian vocabulary, we thought it would only be fair to fo…
  6. January 17, 2019
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    Phrases to Order Pizza and Gelato in Italian
    I really like pasta (cacio e pepe is my favorite), gelato (fragola, every day all day), and cheese (pecorino forever and ever), but pizza? I love pizza.For the first few weeks that I lived in Rome, the only peo…
  7. January 13, 2019
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    2 Must-Know Connector Words in Italian - Poi and Cos…
    I’m back to talk to you all about how to use the Italian words “poi” and “così.”I would describe both of these as “connector words,” or words that you use to easily and fluidly connect two sentence pieces toget…
  8. January 10, 2019
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    Compliments to Give in Italian
    How do you “fare complimenti” to a person in Italian -- whether it’s for how good they look, what they’re wearing, their language skills, or just to be polite and show your appreciation?
  9. January 03, 2019
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    How to Shop at a Market in Italy
    If you’re in Italy, I’m 110% sure that you’re going to run into some kind of open market, whether that’s inside or outside.And when you do (hopefully when you’re on our Not Your Typical Tourist Language Immersi…
  10. December 27, 2018
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    Italian Word Speed Date: Tanto
    Have you ever heard an expression in Italian that starts with “tanto?” You might already know that “tanto” means “a lot” but in some cases, that translation doesn’t make much sense. I hear all the time that thi…
  11. December 20, 2018
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    Did You Know You Could Use 'Sentire' and 'Trovare' I…
    Verbs in Italian can have so many different meanings, so the entire goal of this article is to help you identify which ones you have to know in order to have fluid + enjoyable conversations in Italian.
  12. December 16, 2018
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    Figuring Out Verbs Like Andarsene, Volerci, Avercela…
    In Italian, a pronominal verb is basically a verb mixed with pronouns.Pronominal verbs look similar to verbs you already know, making it a little bit easier to take a guess at their meaning.We’re all familiar w…
  13. December 13, 2018
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    Useful Phrases to Say When You Freeze and Forget How…
    What do you say when you freeze and forget how to speak Italian? Don't worry -- it happens! Here are some useful phrases to try.
  14. December 09, 2018
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    How to Buy Cheese in Italy
    Much like in the US, you can buy cheese at the deli counter. Near the deli there is usually some already pre-packaged and pre-weighed cheeses for you to browse as well.Personally, I like my cheese fresh cut, so…
  15. December 06, 2018
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    Italian Word Speed Date: Altrimenti
    I don’t know why, but I love the word “altrimenti”. It might be the way it rolls off the tongue or the elegant way it connects phrases together, but I’m off on a language-nerd tangent now.The point is that toda…
  16. December 06, 2018
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    CULTURE - What's it like to be an American living in…
    In episode 208 of the 30 Minute Italian Podcast, Rachel and I talk about what Christmas holiday is coming up in Florence and the reality of being a foreigner - an American - in Italy.We answer questions like -…
  17. November 29, 2018
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    9 Phrases to Say "That's Delicious!" in Italian
    1 ) Mamma mia, questa (schiacciata) è puro piacere!!! - My goodness, this (schiacciata) is pure pleasure!!!2) Giulia: Sentirai che bontà… - You’ll see how good it is!You: Olio nuovo? Non l’ho mai sentito dire……
  18. November 25, 2018
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    10 Italian Phrases to Use When You’re Busy or Runnin…
    I don’t know about you, but recently I have been feeling pretty filled to the brim with tasks to do, and that reminded me of all of the things I say in Italian to tell others that I have a lot on my plate.I’m s…
  19. November 22, 2018
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    Italian Word Speed Date: Mica
    If I had to choose a few words that I’m asked about all the time in Italian, ones like “proprio” and “magari” would surely be up there, but the one I hear about being difficult constantly is “mica”.
  20. November 18, 2018
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    What’s It Like to Be Pregnant in Italy?
    Rachel and I talk about what others have been talking about from the news a lot in Italy, what holiday just passed in Florence, and what it's like to be pregnant in Italy.We answer questions like 'What's the di…

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