Italian I Tutorial: Basic Phrases, Vocabulary and Grammar
If you're interested in buying books to supplement your Italian studies, I've recommended some books from Amazon. Also check out the Foreign Service Institute Italian FAST Course that I am converting to HTML. If you'd like to download the mp3s, use the DownThemAll add-on for Firefox to download all the mp3s at once instead of right-clicking on each link. Thanks to Corrado for the recordings! 1. Basic Phrases / Frasi semplici NEW! Notice that Italian has informal and formal ways of saying things. Also, the words pazzo and zitto refer to men. 2. Italian is a very phonetic language, so pronunciation should be easy. In spelling, the letter e is used to represent both [e] and [ɛ]; while the letter o is used to represent both [o] and [ɔ]. Italian consonant + vowel combinations The consonant h is always silent. Stress falls on the second-to-last syllable in Italian. 3. 4. All nouns in Italian have a gender (masculine or feminine) and the articles must agree with the gender. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11.
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