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Ciao signore e signori. Benvenuto a codice categoria italiano.
(Hello ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Italian Class.)

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Bonjourno! (am i ryt? ehehe)
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I don't know any Italian.
Teach me, okay?
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Welcome to my class my dear students.
Benvenuti nella mia classe, miei cari studenti.

I will be your teacher.
Io sarò la vostra insegnante.

My name is Raluca.
Il mio nome è Raluca.
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I will need you to tell how would you like to learn italian ? Would you like to ask me questions or would you like for me to start with grammar and phrases?
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Posted 11/22/08 , edited 11/22/08
Buongiorno cari studenti di Love Accademy. (Good Morning beloved students of LA). Please accept my apologies if we are starting our Italian classes with delay. La vostra professoressa è un po' occupata questi giorni, ma adesso cominciamo la lezione. (Your prof. is kinda busy these days, but now we are going to start the lesson).

Before we start grammar i want to present Italy first.

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Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. It shares its northern Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula, while Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.Italy has been the home of many European cultures, such as the Etruscans and the Romans, and later was the birthplace of the universities and of the movement of the Renaissance, that began in Tuscany and spread all over Europe. Italy's capital Rome was for centuries the center of Western civilization; it also spawned the Baroque movement and seats the Catholic Church. It possessed a colonial empire from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

Today, Italy is a democratic republic and a developed country with the 8th-highest Quality-of-life index rating in the world. It is a moveable feast of seemingly endless courses. Rome bristles with reminders of its Imperial past; Florence and Venice are virtually outdoor museums; Naples is full of Baroque bombast and Palermo locals view their Byzantine-Norman treasures with a shockingly laissez-faire attitude. But Italy’s riches extend far beyond the obvious. Ski in chic Courmayeur or climb the snow-coated peaks of the Dolomites; strap on your boots and take to the Tuscan hills or don designer shades and island hop around Sicily; sleep in converted farmhouses and dine in country kitchens on food so good you’ll swear no other cuisine compares.

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Posted 11/22/08 , edited 11/22/08
Lesson 1: Saluti (Greetings)



Good Morning - Buongiorno
Good Afternoon - Buon pomeriggio
Good Evening - Buona sera
Good Night- Buona notte

Hello - Ciao
Goodbye -Ciao, Arrivederci
See you soon - A presto
See you later - A più tardi
See you tonight - A stasera
See you tomorrow - A domani

How are you? - Come stai?, Come sta? (formal), Come va?
Fine, thank you. - Bene, grazie.
Not bad. - Non c'è male.
Everything's alright. - Tutto bene.
Quite good. - Abbastanza bene.

Best Wishes - Tanti Auguri
Good luck - Buona Fortuna
Have a nice week-end - Buon fine settimana
Have a nice trip - Buon Viaggio
Happy Birthday - Buon Compleanno
Merry Christmas - Buon Natale
Happy New Year - Felice Anno Nuovo

I expect my students to greet me in italian from now on. If you have questions on other greetings, please feel free to ask. Have a nice day. Ciao
Posted 12/12/08
hayyy>><can i join pleasssss><g

grazie???><tank u???
Posted 12/19/08
tanks
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hayyy>><can i join pleasssss><g

grazie???><tank u???


Benvenuto nel corso di Italiano! Welcome to Italian class... Yes, grazie means thank you.
If you have other questions or curiosity, juz let me know.
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Lesson 2: Sostantivi (Nouns)



In Italian nouns have 2 genders: Masculine and Feminine, and 2 numbers: Singolar and Plural.
Most masculine nouns end in -o and they take the plural form by ending in -i while most feminine nouns end in -a and they become plural when they end in -e.


Example:
Maschile - Plurale
Gatto (Cat) - Gatti (Cats)
Ragazzo (Boy) - Ragazzi (Boys)
Letto (Bed) - Letti (Beds)

Femminile - Plurale
Anatra (Duck) - Anatre (Ducks)
Ragazza (Girl) - Ragazze (Girls)
Porta (Door) - Porte (Doors)

There are some masculine and feminine nouns that both end in -e. They also form their plural form by ending in -i.
Example:
Maschile - Plurale
Fiore (Flower) - Fiori (Flowers)
Cane (Dog) - Cani (Dogs)
Pesce (Fish) - Pesci (Fish)

Femminile - Plurale
Madre (Mother) - Madri (Mothers)
Canzone (Song) - Canzoni (Songs)

Most nouns that come from foreign languages are masculine and they do not hae the plural form.
Example: Bar, Disco, DJ, Computer ecc.

Some masculine nouns that ends in -io, lose the o when in the plural form.
Example:
Specchio (Mirror) - Specchi (Mirrors)
Armadio (Cabinet) - Armadi (Cabinets)

Feminine nouns that ends in -ca usually takes -che in the plural form.
Example:
Pesca (Peach) - Pesche (Peaches)
Amica (girl friend) - Amiche (girl friends)
Barca (Boat) - Barche (Boats)

That's all for now guys. If there is anything that is not clear...juz ask, ok?

Assignment: (a little bit of exercise to practice on.... )
Write the following nouns in their plural form:


1.Finestra (window)
2. Padre (father)
3. Camera (room)
4. T-shirt
5. Chiave (key)
6. Ragno (spider)
7. Cugina (cousin)
8. Bacio (kiss)
9. Borsa (bag)
10. Libro (Book)

Guess whether it is masculine or feminine.
1. Amore (love)
2. Rabbia (anger)
3. Odio (hate)
4. Amicizia (frienship)
5. Dubbi (doubts)
6. Paure (fears)
7. Rischi (risks)
8. Coraggio (bravery)
9. Dolcezza (sweetness)
10. Libertà (freedom)

Have fun....Wishing you happy holidays! Buon Natale everyone! Felice anno nuovo a tutti!


Posted 12/28/08
Ciao!! can i join too?

i want to learn itlian
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nesheq wrote:

Ciao!! can i join too?

i want to learn itlian


Ciao nesque. Sure thing. Glad to have you in my class...sarà un divertimento averti con noi. (It would be fun having you with us). Take a look at the lessons we've already done and if you have any questions...i'm at your service... :P

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Ciao, ma belle!

Come va?

i learned some itallians too. Bambino is a boy. Tisoro, i think its treasure? maybe its another languange, like greek. hehehe. Basta, i think it means enough.

Abbastanza bene, si? hehehe
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nesheq wrote:

Ciao!! can i join too?

i want to learn itlian


Ciao nesque. Sure thing. Glad to have you in my class...sarà un divertimento averti con noi. (It would be fun having you with us). Take a look at the lessons we've already done and if you have any questions...i'm at your service... :P



tnx kabsat...hehe..i see that italian language is similar to spanish language like:
Felice anno nuovo a tutti! in spanish is feliz año nuevo a todos..!!

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