Italian Language Game: Ciao Marco



Italian Language Game: Ciao Marco - Hello Marco
Play this quick Italian online game to practice 14 useful Italian phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Marco arrives at Via Montebello 52 in Florence, where his friend Alessandro lives.
Alessandro's girlfriend Giulia opens the door.

This brief story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
When playing the game, say the Italian OUT LOUD.
Click again on the Italian to practice saying the word or sentence again.
Try "shadowing" the sentences, by saying them together with the speaker in natural speed.
Even if you know the meaning of all the words, saying the full sentences fluently takes practice.
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.

Phrases in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • Marco trova - Marco finds [trovare]
  • Via Montebello - Montebello Street
  • cinquantadue - 52 / fifty-two
  • Giulia apre la porta - Giulia opens the door [aprire]
  • Lo saluta: - She greets him: [salutare]
  • Ciao Marco - Hello Marco
  • piacere di conoscerti - a pleasure to meet you (fam.) [conoscere]
  • finalmente - finally
  • Piacere mio. - My pleasure.
  • Alessandro mi ha parlato - Alessandro has told me [parlare]
  • molto di te - a lot about you (fam.)
  • Entra. - Come in. (fam.) [entrare]
  • Marco entra - Marco comes in / enters
  • nell'appartamento - into the apartment [nella = in + la]

After playing the game, write down some of the words you remember.
Recalling words and phrases is the best way to internalize vocabulary.
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More Than an Italian Language Game

Remember: You can practice Italian online for FREE with our 36-Scene Italian 1 Travel-Story: "Marco in Italia".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the Italian 1 podcasts. Just login HERE.
And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


Italian Language Game: Quando parte...?



Italian Language Game: Quando parte il prossimo treno? - When does the next train leave?
In this quick online game, you'll practice 13 Italian words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Marco has just bought a ticket to take the train from Pisa to Florence.
He asks the ticket agent when the train will leave and from what track. 
The mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
Always say the words, phrases, and sentences OUT LOUD.
Don't translate, and try to understand as you speak! 
After you've practiced and recalled the individual words, you'll hear the mini-story again.
This time "shadow" the sentences, by saying them together with the speaker in natural speed.

Phrases in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • prende - s/he takes [prendere]
  • il suo biglietto - his ticket
  • poi - then
  • chiede alla biglietteria - he asks the ticket agent [chiedere]
  • quando parte il prossimo treno? - when does the next train leave?
  • il treno regionale veloce - the fast regional train
  • tra sette minuti - in seven minutes
  • alle dieci e diciotto - at ten eighteen
  • devo cambiare treno? - do I have to change trains?
  • no, non deve - no, you don't have to [dovere]
  • sa - you know (formal) [sapere]
  • da quale binario - from which track
  • dal binario tre - from track three

After playing the game, look at the words again and read them aloud.
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More Than an Italian Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice Italian online for FREE with our 36-Scene Italian 1 Travel-Story: "Marco in Italia".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the Italian 1 podcasts. Just login HERE.
And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


Italian Language Game: Alla stazione ferroviaria



Italian Language Game: Alla stazione ferroviaria - At the train station
In this quick online game, you'll practice 14 Italian words and phrases in the context of a brief story.
Marco takes the train from Pisa to Florence, where he visits a friend.
The mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)

Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD with or right after the native speaker.
Don't translate, and try to understand as you speak!
You'll also improve your pronunciation and listening skills.
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
After you've practiced and recalled the individual words, you'll hear the mini-story again.
This time "shadow" the sentences, by saying them together with the speaker in natural speed.

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • mercoledì - Wednesday
  • la zia - the aunt
  • accompagna - s/he accompanies [accompagnare]
  • alla stazione ferroviaria - to the train station
  • alla biglietteria - at the ticket window
  • dice - s/he says [dire]
  • un biglietto - one ticket
  • di seconda classe - (of) second class
  • sola andata - one-way (trip)
  • andata e ritorno - round trip
  • sono sei euro - it's 6 euros
  • il treno regionale veloce - the fast regional train
  • ecco dieci euro - here are 10 euros
  • quattro euro di resto - 4 euros change

Before playing the game, look at the words and read them aloud.
And when you have time, write out as many as you can by hand.
That will help you to remember the words better.
Most importantly, always say the Italian OUT LOUD!
If you like our Italian games, please SHARE them with your friends.

More Than an Italian Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice Italian online for FREE with our 36-Scene Italian 1 Travel-Story: "Marco in Italia".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the podcasts. Just login HERE.
And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


Italian Language Game: La sua cugina



Italian Language Game: La sua cugina - His cousin
Learn and practice 16 Italian words and phrases in the context of a brief story.
This mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD with or right after the native speaker.
That's a good way to practice and improve your pronunciation and listening skills.
Try not to translate!
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
After you've practiced and recalled the individual words, you'll hear the mini-story again.
This time "shadow" the sentences, saying them along with the speaker in natural speed.

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • rimane - s/he stays [rimanere]
  • ancora - still
  • per alcuni giorni - for a few days
  • gironzola - s/he strolls [gironzolare]
  • per la città - through the city
  • con la sua giovane cugina - with his young cousin
  • conosce - s/he meets [conoscere]
  • gli amici - the friends
  • visita - s/he visits [visitare]
  • diversi musei - several museums
  • impara molto - s/he learns a lot [imparare]
  • sulla storia - about the history
  • della città - of the city
  • soprattutto - especially
  • lo interessa - it interests him [interessare]
  • il museo delle navi antiche - the museum of old ships

Review the words before playing the game.
And after the game write out as many as you can by hand.
That will help you to memorize the words you want to remember.
Most importantly, always say the Italian OUT LOUD, as often as you can.
If you like our Italian games, please SHARE them with your friends.

More Than an Italian Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice Italian online for FREE with our 36-Scene Italian 1 Travel-Story: "Marco in Italia".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the podcasts. Just login HERE.
And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!