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Impariamo L'Italiano I - al Panera di Troy (see address in the Meetup location)

  • Jan 14, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This week's theme: Primavera


(This section is in draft mode until 5 days prior to class).

Note: Items 4 and 5 are carried over from week to week. Mastering the conjugation of important verbs will make your journey into la dolce lingua easier and more enjoyable.

1. Show and Tell / Mostra e Dimostra. Some ideas: introduce yourself to the group, bring a special object from home (photo, medal, etc), a favorite saying, famous or not... Presentation time should be 2 - 3 minutes max to allow time for other.

Try to use new words related to the week's theme.

Note: you can look up words at the following link, working well for both English to Italian and Italian to English translations:

2. Read from pages 34 through 37 of Italian for Beginners (Passport's Language Guides): Going Shopping.

3. TBD game, if time allows it.

4. Practice pronunciation of the 5 Italian vowels, the unique consonants and diphthongs. The following link may provide some support for the beginners:

5. Study and practice conjugation of the verbs essere (to be), avere (to have), stare (to stay or to be).

To Be / Essere: sono (I am), sei (you are), e' (he, she, formal you is), siamo (we are) siete (pl. you are), sono (they are).

To Have / Avere: ho (I have), hai (you have), ha (he, she, formal you has/have), abbiamo (we have), avete (pl. you have), hanno (they have).

To Stay (to be in some cases) / Stare: sto (I stay/am), stai (you stay/are), sta (he, she, formal you stays/is), stiamo (we stay/are), state (pl. you stay/are), stanno (they stay).

Note: Tuesday classes are for beginning Italian students who need a refresher on grammar and vocabulary before moving up to the more advanced class.

For those of you who never had any exposure to Italian or to another foreign language, I recommend that you first take an introductory class, either at a community college or an adult education center prior to joining our group. This does not pertain to the people who are already in class and have started making progress. Also, look for events such as movies or restaurant outings that are open to all group members.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was lovely meeting everyone :) Thanks for a good time and starting to refresh me on my Italiano!

    January 15, 2014

  • Charles B.

    Now I must do research on Pirandello , and come up with an Italian play!

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, please!!

      January 15, 2014

  • Kathy P.

    here are some spring related words I found online:
    il coniglio
    la farfalla
    il fiore la pioggia
    la rana

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • John B.

      Grazie Katerina!

      January 14, 2014

  • Zandro L.

    Just came back to town.I have to work late today.. next week ill be in class ...

    January 14, 2014

  • Zandro L.

    Just came back to town.I have to work late today.. next week ill be in class ...

    January 14, 2014

  • Charles B.

    See you there!

    January 8, 2014

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