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Italian Language for Beginners: How To Talk About Your Hobbies

Nicole Stella, Independent singer and songwriter

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9 Lessons ()
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Amare

    • 4. First conjugation

    • 5. Hobbies

    • 6. Mi piace leggere

    • 7. Second conjugation

    • 8. Third conjugation

    • 9. Recap


About This Class

Are you willing to find out more about the Italian language? Look no further! In this class, I will provide further grammar and vocabulary knowledge to introduce yourself. In particular, you are going to learn how to talk about your hobbies and pastimes.

This class could be one more step towards learning a new language in a fun and engaging way.

This module is for beginners, and it is perfect as a continuation of my previous Italian language class.

To take these lessons, you'll need some very basic knowledge of the Italian language, but you won't need any equipment. Like last time, your eyes, your ears, a notebook, and a pen will be enough!

You can access the worksheets here:


1. Introduction: Hello, everyone. I'm Nicole, and I'm here to teach you a few more basics about my native language Italian. If you are a total beginner and you haven't taken my previous class, I advise you to do that because in that class I cover some very basic topics that you'll find useful to understand the topics covered in this class. So in this class, you're going to learn how to talk about your hobbies and passions. I won't lie to you. There are gonna be a few very tricky lessons because I'm going to cover quite a lot of grammar and verbs in particular. But the final au is Teoh feel confident while speaking about hobbies and passions and pastimes. So, you know, these troops will be very fun, fun topics for things to talk about. So, um, you can consider Discuss is another small step two words, you know, learning the new language 2. Class Project: for the class project. Just like the previous class, you'll have to take a little decision. You can either write a brief description of your hobbies. Using the grammar and vocabulary we'll learn in this class are. If you ever be more brave, you can record a video of yourself or, you know, do you from your phone while you speak about your heart beast so you can also practice language. It's up to you. Either way, feel free to share your project with the rest of the class. In addition to that, at the end of each class, I will also provide ah worksheet with some exercises you can do practice the topics covered . 3. Amare: All right. So welcome to the first lesson of this class. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to say to love doing something. Like I love reading. I love cooking. I love swimming and so on. So the verb love in Italian is Ahmadi and these istea infinitive form. And we're going to learn later on how we can switch from the infinitive form of a verb. Teoh, you know the congregation of the present Simple For now we're going to learn how to congregate the verb Ahmadi at the present Simple Your ammo two Army Louis eso I'm a no I am Yama Voy a Martin Loro Amano. So in the next lessons, I won't be using the pronoun s. So they're often because in Italian, we don't use it as you guys do in English. Um you know, to talk about ejects or animals, you know, we just use either the feminine or too masculine, So I will stick to these two panels in the following lessons. But for now, I just, you know, included it as a sort of way to refresh. So let's see how we can apply these verb to the goal of this class, which is learning how to talk about our helpless so we can use this verb to say what we love doing. And to do that, we just have to, uh, to add the infinitive form off the verb describing the activity we want to talk about. So, for example, your arm literally means I love reading. Let's see another example. So Les Amma cantar she loves singing Loro Arman. Oh, no, Tara. They love swimming. A disappoint you might wonder, can I use a model to say I love someone? And the answer is yes. The easiest way to do that is to use the verb as we've seen in the previous slide and putting simply name off the person loved instead of the verb. So, for example, here I put lay Jovan me, she loves Giovanni. But how can we translate simply? I love you. To do that, we need to learn another grammar, Tuffy, which is a direct object pronouns. So when you say, um, I love you that you is a direct object pronouns right, so the same applies in Italian. If you want to use a product instead off a name, you have to learn these pronounce, which are fairly, fairly easy. So I put the English version on the left and the Italian version on the right, so it should be pretty straightforward to see them. So I just read them aloud for you. Me? Do you law love? See v Really, really. So you will use dis prominence with verbs followed by direct optic such as Ahmadi. So to say I love you you simply say you t um and how can we say they love him? Laura Lo Omino And she loves you in the plural. Lay the armor. So these are a few examples that should clarify how we use the direct objects pronounce in Italian Quick final note. So in Italian, we don't say d r mo, for example, to our parents or to our brothers or sisters, we use value being in. We only use Tomo when we speak to a lover. So that's it for these thirst lesson. I know there was quite a lot of ah lot of grammar to cover, but don't worry. You'll have your worksheets to practice we if you have any questions or issues or something you didn't understand properly, feel free to get in touch and let me know. Thank you so much and see you later 4. First conjugation: Hello and welcome to these new lessons. So today we're going to talk about verbs, indeterminant language. We have three different congregations, depending on the endings of the infinitive. Form off the verb. So, as you can see in this light at 0.1, the infinitive always ends in Audit it or eat it. There are a few exceptions, but I think we're going to see them in some following classes because it's a bit more complicated right now. We're going to stick to these three regular congregations and as well see, there are quiet. A lot of exceptions, Uh, even in this case. So there is quite a lot to learn. Um, so the three endings, as you can see in point to the three endings, defined the three congregations. And if we take these endings out, we obtain the route off the verb, and that's what we need to do to congregate the verb at the present. Simple. So, for example, the verb Amar we previously saw ends in Adi. So it belongs to the thirst congregation Thirst, grip of fair, the root of the verb, um am so as we will see in the next slide, we just have to art. Um, some preset endings. You can you get the verb. Let's see what this endings are. So I'll just read the whole congregation so you can listen to the pronunciation properly and maybe even repeat you. Um do me Louis Lay Mama. No, he I'm Jahmal voi Loro Almond. And as I said just a couple of minutes ago, Unfortunately, we have quite a lot of exceptions in the Italian language regarding verbs. So the thirst exception we're going to see in the thirst conjugation is study, which means to stay. And, um, there are two main differences and you can see I highlighted these two differences in a different color. So the thirsty friends, he's at the second person singular instead. Often I we have two odds and eight as well. So the second person singular becomes Styx, not Steve Styx. And the other difference ease of the third person plural where we have to add another end. So not Stano, but stand No, I'll just read it aloud for you. You stole do Styx, Louis lay stuff noise. The animal voy started Loro stand No, Let's see another exception with a very important verb daddy to give. And here we have three differences. So the thirst to as we already seen with us, we've started So second person singular and third person plural. But we also have a difference in the third person. Singular. Basically, we just have an A with an accent on it. So let me read it aloud for you. You don't to die, Louis Lay dark noise. D'Adamo voy dot lord down Another exception, a very important one because this verb is used so often and the verb is undoubtedly to go. So in here we have, ah, little complication because, as you can see, the root of the verb should be under a nd right. And that's what happens in this in the thirst and the second person plural on Yama. On data, these are regular forms. But in all the other person's 3rd 2nd 3rd person singular and third person plural, we have ah v Vado by the bun. No, this is because the verb undoubtedly has two roots Basic linked. Okay, so I'll read it aloud again for you, you, vado to buy Louis Lay knowing on drama voy undoubted Floro van and we have another exception here. Unfortunately, we have to learn These verb is very, very, very important as well. It's the verb Fatah which means to do or to make. Once again we can see that up. There are two possible routes so we have just an F because if we take our out of the verb, we obtain an F as a route. But in the third person singular and the thirst person plural as you can see from this light we have a different route with which is Futch your factual? No, if a charmer okay. And the other exception is the third person plural where we have to add an extra end fun? No. So once again, I'll read it aloud for you, you satchel don't by Louis Lay far knowing charmer Voy farted Laura Fund And let's see the last exception finally with the verbs ending in Adam. So we have a lot of verbs and think in Cardiff and got it, for example Mogari to pay the one I put here in this light. So them the exception with these verbs is that we have to add an H to the roots we've to and knowing, and when we had the H the G becomes a heart G. So it's not G g. Okay, so I'll just read it aloud for you. So you understand what I mean. You gotta go cool. Maggie. Louis lay bargor knowing Yama Voi I got it. You know it all bargain. And as you can see, endings in the congregation are regular endings. We just have to add these h when we have the second person singular and the third person plural forms. That's it for today. So you just learned how to conjugated verbs in the thirst congregation at the prison? Simple, Which is quiet accomplishment. So the next lesson will be a bit lighter because we'll just see a few words about how this so no grand mark cover. So I'll see you in the next lesson. And in the meantime, thank you so much for being here. You'll find a worksheet dedicated to the topics covered in this lesson. Happy homework and see you later 5. Hobbies: Hello and welcome to these new lessons today. We're just going to talk about a few words that are very useful to describe our hobbies and passions and pastimes. So let's just dive in. In this light, you can see a few useful words. Let's start from the thirst column. Ballerina to dance. Come out to sing. Would she? 90 Oops! Swoon. Aria must remain toe play an instrument Jakarta place. So we use it with sports such as basketball or valuable as we'll see in the next life and scenario. Must remain toe again is to play an instrument, so you only use one word for both activities. You use the word play, but we use sworn at it when we are talking about music and any instrument, and we use joke. Odd it when we talk about sports and we used Jakarta also when, for example, a child plays with toy again, we say Jo Cox second column North RD to swim very sport to do sports. This is a generic expression. Leads it to read a school tar la musica to listen to music where that it film to watch movies. This Scott, she added, This key Farage Rd nodule to do gardening Incontrera To meet friends, fire a photography to take pictures to run. Tell me now to work the a jot it travel in his other slide. We have a few more words that describe ah, specific hobbies. So, for example, I put a few musical instruments because you may want to say you play an instrument as a hobby. Stop. There are four instruments, actually, five instruments I put here Pianoforte. Vilena. Louder bacteria. Of course, there are a lot more instruments available. Ah, if you need to know any specific sport or instrument or hobby, just let me know in the in the comments and I let you know or just look it up in the dictionary. You should find it. So let's see a few sports and games then, Miss, This is easy is like in English culture, soccer basket basketball. We only say Mask it. Palavela valuable. Scott, you chess. When we play sports or games, we say Jakarta, for example. Your Joko are Venice. I played tennis. You're Joeckel, our fitness. And here on the right, I also put a few useful expressions eso to ask. What is your hobby we just have to ask quality toe be What are your hobbies in the plural form? Quality. So no, it would home be. And as an answer would say in your op, be air he may be so No. For example, you may ask me while he so no, it will you be. And my answer would be MLB, so no leads it if I respond. 6. Mi piace leggere: Hello. Welcome to this new lesson. So today it's gonna be a bit tricky because we're going to learn a new way to say I love doing something. We'll use a verb that can be translated with, like to like or to enjoy. But it's a bit more complicated than that, because we use this verb in a different way. So let's just dive in and see what I'm talking about. So the verb to like in Italian is Ph area. But to say I like something, I have to say Meat Piatra exceeded our Exeter ex cetera. So, um, I am not the subject of the sentence as it happens in English. I like swimming. I is the subject, like is the verb. And then we have swimming in Italian. We say me, which is an indirect object pronoun. Yeah, North idea, Meet Hatchet Mortada. So basically what you can see in this life on the left hand side, in the white ovals are problems. Meet de e Leah. See v, my lord, which is open you in informal situations or in the spoken language. So we already saw meat teach evey as direct object pronouns. The difference is you instead of law layer instead of Love and Aloro or E instead off Lee. So I'll read them again with the verb, yet she ate it. Me? Yeah, De Yeah. You see Lee Hatcher, See? Yeah, V Yeah, Aloro. Yeah. So let's just clarify for a second whether we need to use a direct or indirect object pronouns when we speak or write in Italian. So, um, a lot of verbs go with the direct object. For example, Maria reads the book. The book in this case is a direct object. And so if we decide to take the book away and put the pronoun so Maria reads it, we'll have a direct object. Maria Lindsay Liberal becomes Maria Low Laingen. Some verbs, however, go with indirect objects. For example, Maria speaks to him to him, isn't on direct object in Italian Maria Parla, Louis Louis literally to him. So just as in English are is a proposition corresponding to English, too. Louis becomes you, Maria E and in Italian. Unfortunately, we use the verb like just this way. Okay, so that's it for this lesson because it's a bit tricky to understand this, so I won't be adding anything else we'll see in the next. The last, son. Well, we'll talk about the second conjugation how we can use the verb pH area to like in another way. So for the moment, try to understand these. Try to see examples and the exercise is provided in the worksheet. And if you have any, Dobbs just let me know. Thank you so much for being here and have a great day. 7. Second conjugation: Hello. Welcome to this new lesson. Today we're going to see how we can congregate Verbs ending in area so belonging to the second conjugation. Let's dive right in. As an example, I'm using the verb Ligitan to read your Lego Lindsay Louis lay leads Knowi ledge Armagh Voi ligitan Laura leg gonna So let's quickly see the endings The regular endings for the second Conjugation E Yeah, Yeah, mo 80. Oh, no Lego Lindsay legend. Let Jama let Jetta leg, you know, and please note at the thirst person singular. We don't read that. I we don't say Lee Geum. Oh, that's wrong. We say pajama so that I is there in the written form, but not in the spoken for. And also note death we the oh, the G becomes hard. It's not let joke, but Lego not let Juno but Lego. No! All right, so of course, there are exceptions And here we go. We are talking about the ver. Ph area to like or to please also in this new way. So let's first see how we can congregate this word. These verb. So your catcher two p Archie Louis lay be archer. No, it be at Sharma boy. Loro catch. You know, now what's the difference when I say e o B Ah chou a Louis? What I mean is, he likes me when I say Louis meat. Yeah, I say I like him. All right, So let's let's just say a few more examples so you can understand. Ah, better So if I say um to be aci Giovanni, I mean, Giovanni likes you be aci Giovanni. Giovanni likes you to say that you like Giovanni. I have to say Giovanni deep. Yeah, Or we can also say BP acid Giovanni de Piaget. Giovanni. So I hope this difference is clear. It's a bit tricky, okay? And now we only have one more exception to analyze today. I mean, there are few more exceptions. Of course, as I mentioned earlier, Italian is a bit complicated, and there are quite a lot of exceptions in Italian. But for knowledge of stick to D's, because these are the more important ones. And maybe if I do some work less is I might be able to analyze some other exceptions later on. So the second exception is bidding to dream Now, to understand how these exceptions, these exception works. We have Teoh to understand that baby in derives from a nolde form baby. So they're the route is not, uh be But he's better and the endings are regular. So once we understand that the root is different we shouldn't have any problem. So you Babel to baby Louis lay baby knowing baby animals Voy baby lord Oh, baby And that's it. In the next lesson wheel cover the third and last congregation And then we're done with the verbs, basically. So in the meantime, just practice with the worksheets and let me know if you have any problem If you need to, you know, to have any clarification Thank you so much and have a great day. 8. Third conjugation: Hello. Welcome to this new lesson. So there is one big last topic we have to cover. And then we're down for this class. Today we're going to talk about the verbs ending in era third congregation. So let's dive in. So I'm using sync deity as an example. This verb is quite useful, um, to the goal off the class because, as we saw Cinderella, Musica, for example, means listening to music. So you might need to use this verb to talk about your hobbies. So let's just read the conjugation allowed your center to Sainty Louis Lay center knowing since Yama voy Cindy LoDo ST Oh, no. Now there is one big exception with the third congregation. It's about all those verbs debt at an east in the root, For example, Kapita toe, understand your copy school to copy she Louis lay copy ship knowing cap Yemen Voy competed Loro happy school. So as you can see the thirst and the second person plural, don't add that three letters to the root of the verb. It's just old, the other person you just have to learn and to know what verbs have these, um, these exception in their congregation. I put some of them here. So come patio area toe appear course through your to build. We need it to finish what it said. Eat it prefer and Julia clean. So I'll just, uh, I'll just say, allowed the congregation of some of these verbs so you can understand a bit better. How these different way to build the congregation work. So, for example, Pulliam to clean you Lee School to truly she Louis Leg Police knowing Full Yama Voy Bullet , Loro Fully School. Same structure once again. Thurston Second person. Singular. They just used the route pool in this case with copier. We had car or the other all the other person's at East. The only school Let's try with Finn Era Finished you Feeney School to finish Louis Lay finish. No, he Finn Yama Voy Finn eater Laura. Philly's gonna Now let's see another example. I'm referring to the verb Delia to say the root of the rent is not just a simple D, but he ditch because it comes from Latin teacher. And so that's the congregation you deco to beachy Louis lay teacher, knowing the charmer Voy dita, Laurel Dequan And so these are the main exceptions, We the third conjugation verbs. As I said, there is Wait more to know and to investigate and to analyze and understand. But, you know, for the moment, I think that's enough. In the next lesson, we'll just do a little recap. Okay, So thank you so much for being here. Once again. Let me know if you need anything and have a good day. 9. Recap: Congratulations. So you've taken this new Italian language class, so that's that's an achievement, Really? So in this lesson, I'm just going to show you a slide with a little recap on the topics recovered so you can get back to them. If you are not sure on something, you can ask me whatever you need to know, in case you didn't understand properly certain topics or, you know, whatever you need. So, uh, here's what you've learned so far the three congregations, with the few exceptions, obviously at the present simple, tense, direct and indirect object pronouns, hobbies and how to say I like So these are only four topics, but they are so chunky and so, so complicated that, you know, you can actually be quite proud of yourself for having learned them. Thank you so much for following this class. I hope you had a good time, and I'll see you later. Maybe have a great day