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Easy Italian - the Alphabet

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12 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Alphabet

      1:58
    • 2. Letters A and B

      1:15
    • 3. Letters C and D

      1:50
    • 4. Letters E and F

      1:35
    • 5. Letters G and H

      2:12
    • 6. Letters I, J, K and L

      2:16
    • 7. Letters M and N

      1:14
    • 8. Letters O and P

      1:18
    • 9. Letters Q and R

      1:26
    • 10. Letters S and T

      1:20
    • 11. Letters U and V

      1:15
    • 12. Letters W, X, Y, Z

      1:52
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About This Class

Ciao a tutti! Welcome to Easy Italian!

In this class you’ll be learning how to correctly pronounce the Italian alphabet and its syllables. 

Willing to learn some Italian? Let’s do it then! Let’s get started!

Meet Your Teacher

Hi there! I'm Chiara from Italy. I've spent some time in San Francisco, CA and now I am currently living in Oxford, UK where I am working as an Au Pair for an English family. I've graduated with honors in intercultural and interlinguistic mediation at the University of Insubria, in Como and worked 4 years as an English tutor. I am now ready to embark on a new adventure! Are you? Learn Italian with me!

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1. Introduction to the Alphabet: Hi there. Let me introduce myself first. My name is Keira. I'm from Italy and I'm currently living in our export UK In this class will be learning the correct pronunciation of D Italian alphabet so that in the next lessons you will be able to easily read Italian de Italian alphabets composed of 21 letters. Uh, be see de a as fit G aka Yeah and Emmett End. Oh, be who and s a T. Oh, easy is it that since an Italian, we sometimes use English words letters like J K. Why, w and X heaven up and introduced the detail, your alphabet, any Italian, these letters are pronounced J cap it, Sillen. Would Oprah? Except in addition, detail language can be divided into syllables, which are usually combinations of constants and variables. But sometimes have I will, by itself can also be a syllable. For example, the word caza, which means house is about into two syllables can zap the word aqua, which means water is divided into two syllables. Uh, what the word Bambino, which means child is divided into three syllables. Bum be No, we'll be looking into this, too, when exploring the pronunciation of each single letter. So are you guys ready? Let's get started 2. Letters A and B: Let's begin with the letter. A in Italian letter A. Sounds like, uh uh, the pronunciation of the viral never changes. It corresponds exactly to the A sound in the English word car core a word beginning with the letter A is active happy, which means be let it be in the Italian alphabet is pronounced beat, the same as in English. It sounds exactly like the letter B in the English word black Black. An Italian word beginning with letter B is, for example, Benlolo Ben Lowe, which means beautiful. Here. You can find some words with the two letters we've learned in this short lesson Abbey toe, which means dress after toe are there or bam Bola doh be ankle white borough butter. 3. Letters C and D: Let's continue with the letter. C. Literacy in Italian Sounds cheap Chief This letter has two different pronunciations when followed by Vowels E and I. It sounds cheap, cheap, as in the English word sketch sketch. An example of a word beginning which she is Chow Joe when followed by Vowels a O and U. In any continent, it sounds cooked, as in the English word customer customer. An example of a word beginning with the sound cook is quality quality, which means heart. Another example of the sound cut is the name Chaoda Chiana, which is actually my first name. Letter D in Italian is pronounced deep date. It's very similar to this sound Dodge Dodge. Ah, word. Starting with the letter D is, for example, Dino Zaro de nos out, which means dinosaur. In this slide, you confined some Italian words, starting with Letter C and D like comedy. It it waiter causa What cheaper food dancer dance. They go start sooner. Taste there It's Jozo Delicious 4. Letters E and F: Let's continue with the letter e in Italian. Letter E sounds A. Yeah, it's very similar to the sound in the English word trainer train There An example of a word beginning with the letter E is Ediborah Ediborah, which means grass. It can be pronounced either with an open accent as in battle or closed accent. As a vagal, both are acceptable. The former correct rises the southern talking, the latter the northern one. I am from northern Italy. So I normally pronounced this letter as an A not an act. Let it f in Italian sounds s it asks it as in the English word philosophy or fantastic. An example of a word beginning with the letter F is for two now for two. Now, which means luck. Here is a list of words beginning with the letters E and F in product which means to enter Elefant Elefant is there Cheat, steal, exercise. Family! Yeah! Family Flacco fire! First up party 5. Letters G and H: well, Energy in Italian sounds g. You have two different pronunciations as letter C when followed by vowels Eat and I. It sounds G g as in the English word Judge judge. An example of a word would sound g is Giardino Giardino, which means garden when followed by. If I was a O and U In any constant, it sounds good. Good, as in the English word gag. An example of a word with sound good is Grillo Gorilla, which means a cricket. Let's continue now with letter H in Italian. Let it age is pronounce aka Okay, detailed in H is always Newt. It's just a mere graphic sign. It serves the only purpose to define the pronunciations of the letters C and G in any other position because it's no sound whatsoever. So, for example, letter C followed by H sound is cooked, as in the word of beginning. Be kidding. Which means Glass letter G followed by H sounds good get, as in the word DeAnda, which means a Kern. Here you can find some words with letter G and H. Jill Kati, Jill Kati, which means to play Jack Jack jacket. Gotta God are competition G ah choo g Actually, ice fungi, fungi, mushrooms. And in the end, a word I that I think you know spaghetti, spaghetti. 6. Letters I, J, K and L: Let's continue now with letter. I let it I in Italian. It sounds eat eight. It's very similar to the sound in Creed Creed An example of a word beginning with Let it I is Ezola Ezola, which means island de Italian pronunciation of e is identical to the e sound in English, except it is slightly shorter. Not MJ in Italian is pronounced j the same as in English. For example, the word jazz by any Italian speaker will be pronounced jets. Jets let okay in Italian sounds. Yeah. Uh, uh huh. It has the same pronunciation as in English words that include letters J and K are mostly foreign. IMS let it out in Italian sounds on Lee early. It is pronounced as lip let, as in the English word long, long an example of an Italian word beginning with letter l is Leonor little on it, which means lion In this lessens the word focus. You can practice with the following words inset in set, which means insect The Lambda you land Ireland embody imp Adadi to learn. Let there let there are letter Laugh there, Laugh there Milk Labadee, Labadee to wash 7. Letters M and N: Let's continue now with letter m letter M in Italian sounds Emmett and may it has the same pronunciation as in the English word Mountain. An example of a word beginning with letter M is Mama Mama, which means Mother let it. And in Italian sounds any any, it is identical to its English counterpart. So an example of a word beginning with letter N is none now. No, no. Which I think most of you guys know means Grandma. Here you can find some words beginning with the letter M and N Mahdi, which means see merely, which means honey Mondo world. Now there. Shit Notary to swim and navy snow. 8. Letters O and P: here we are now would let it. Oh, let it. Oh, any Italian sounds? Oh oh, The sound are is usually closed, and it is identical to the sound in the word course, except it is lightly shorter. An example of a word beginning with letter is or so or so Which means bear let API is pronounced pee P. It has the same pronunciation as in the English word priest. An example of a word beginning with letter P is palla, which means bowl in this lessons word. Focus. You can practice with these following words Pastika Oyster Umbrella, umbrella Aura, which means both now and our polo chicken bravado to try born liter some. 9. Letters Q and R: Our next letter is letter Q. In Italian letter Q is pronounced Coop who this constant is always followed but the vowel you the group coup is pronounced as letter K like in steak. An example of a word beginning would let a coup is a coup. A bro who hydro, which means painting. Let it R is pronounced Edley. Every it is similar to its equivalent English, although the are in Italian, is erotic. So that means it is pronounced touching the upper part of the mounds of roof with the tip of the tongue. So an example aboard beginning with our is today. Which means King. This lessons were focused. You can practice with the following words. Who are there? No. Which means notebook Queen. Did she 15 Akwa Water Iran Frog Ricardo memory and I got so girl, But I got so boy 10. Letters S and T: Let's continue now with let s let s an Italian is pronounced essay s A It is similar to the pronunciation of the English word song. It is always soft. It never makes the sounds such as in the English word pets An example of a word beginning with s is same preacher simply chur Which means easy letter t is pronounced t t. It is identical to its English counterpart. So it has the same pronunciation as in the word train An example of a word beginning with letter t Is keto better? Which means roof in this is light. You confined words beginning with letter s end t she added to ski swore Nadia to play squalor School tanto a lot Team Edo shy two or no thunder. 11. Letters U and V: here we are now would let a u N to V let you in. Italian is pronounced who? Oh, the pronunciation of this vowel is identical to the sound Do in booze accepted it slightly shorter. It never changes its phonetic form. So an example of a word beginning with letter you is unico Uniqlo which means unique. Let a V is pronounced before it has the same pronunciation as in the English word vacation . An example of a word beginning with letter V is Vista V stop, which means view Here you can find a list of words beginning with letter U and V oh cello bird old Timo last would a ladder to scream vino wine vita life volleyer to want 12. Letters W, X, Y, Z: Let's finish now with letter W X, Y and Zed. Let A W. Is pronounced Dopita Vu Dopita Vu, which literally means double V. It is identical to its English counterpart as words that include dis constant are mainly foreign is, um, an example of word. Beginning with Lenovo is Web. Come let X is pronounced peaks Eakes. It is similar to the pronunciation in the English word Exaggerate Avoids that includes this letter mostly come from Greek, Latin or foreign languages. Like English. Let a Why in Italian is pronounced Epsilon, It's Salon. It is identical to its English counterpart, so it's similar to the why in yell an example of a word beginning with letter. Why is yogurt yogurt letters that is a pronounced zita Zita. It has the same pronunciation as the sounds like in the English word cats. An example of a word beginning with letters sent is the fetal za fierro, which means sapphire. In this, lessons were focused. You can practice now with the following words Zan Zara, which means mosquito Jill Ca Pumpkin Zito Shut up! So I hope you guys have enjoyed learning detail in Alphabet with me, and we'll continue following my classes by