Italian Language Game: Avere - Present Tense



Ouick Italian Language Game: avere (to have) - present tense.
Level: Beginner (A1)
Time:
4 minutes

Practice the present-tense forms of the irregular verb "avere" online, with this fun, interactive Italian language game.
Then put together an easy sentence with each.
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Note that in Italian the pronoun is often dropped, except for emphasis or clarity.
But, in any case, with or without a pronoun, you always have to use the correct verb form.

Avere - to have

  • io ho - I have
  • tu hai - you have (familiar)
  • lui, lei ha - he, she has
  • noi abbiamo - we have
  • voi avete - you(pl) have
  • loro hanno - they have

Vocabulary

  • il libro - the book
  • l'indirizzo - the address (m)
  • la chiave - the key
  • le fotografie - the photos

As you play the game, make sure you say the words out loud.
It's a good way to learn new vocabulary and to improve your pronunciation.
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Italian Language Game: Posso parlare con...



Italian Language Game: Posso parlare con... - Can I speak with...
In this quick Italian online game, you can learn and practice 14 Italian phrases as part of a mini-story.
Marco has arrived in Florence to visit his friend Alessandro.
He dials the number, but a woman answers.
The mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
When playing the game, it's best to say the Italian OUT LOUD.
After you've practiced and recalled some of 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.
Even if you know the meaning of all the words, saying them in sentences takes some 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

  • in meno di un'ora - in less than an hour
  • arriva a Firenze - he arrives in Florence [arrivare]
  • ha l'indirizzo - he has the address [avere]
  • di un amico - of a friend (m)
  • compone il numero - he dials the number [comporre]
  • sul suo cellulare - on his cell phone
  • una donna risponde - a woman answers [rispondere]
  • Pronto! - Hello! (on the phone)
  • Posso parlare con... - Can I speak with...
  • non c'è - he's not here
  • mi dispiace - I'm sorry
  • Chi parla? - Who's speaking? [parlare]
  • Sono Marco Magini - I'm Marco Magini
  • un amico di Boston - a friend(m) from Boston

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

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Italian Language Game: È libero questo posto



Italian Language Game: È libero questo posto? - Is this seat free?
In this quick Italian online game, you'll learn and practice 16 Italian phrases in the context of a mini-story.
This brief episode tells about Marco's train trip from Pisa to Florence.
The mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
As you play the game, say the Italian OUT LOUD.
Once you know the words, don't translate, just try to understand! 
After you've practiced and recalled some of 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.
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

  • va - he goes [andare]
  • al bianario tre - to track three
  • non deve - he doesn't have to
  • aspettare a lungo - to wait long
  • prima che il treno arrivi - before the train arrives [prima che + subjunctive]
  • sul treno - on the train
  • trova subito - he finds right away [trovare]
  • un posto al finestrino - a seat at the (train) window
  • proprio mentre - just as
  • inizia a leggere - he begins to read
  • la guida turistica - the travel guide
  • sente - he hears [sentire]
  • È libero questo posto? - Is this seat free?
  • una giovane donna - a young woman
  • si siede - (she) sits down [sedersi]
  • di fronte a lui - opposite to him

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.
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Italian Language Game: Family and Relatives



With this Italian Language Game you can practice words for family and relatives.
Learn and practice the fun way - with this online interactive Italian Language game.
Listen and guess, read, and speak each of the words.
Note: when the article is followed by a word that starts with "z" or "s+consonant," the masculine article for singular nouns is "lo" (not "il").  So, it's "il padre" (the father), but "lo zio" (the uncle).
You'll find that most (family-member) nouns for the masculine and feminine are very similar, differing only in the article and ending.
If you make mistakes, just play the game again. That's how you learn!
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More Than an Italian Language Game

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In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the podcasts. Just login HERE.
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Italian Language Game: Al telefono



Here is the Italian Quick Language Game: Al telefono - On the phone
"Pronto", the typical Italian "hello" when calling or answering the phone.
First listen to this telephone conversation between Marco and Giulia, (which occurs in Level 3, Scene 6 of our Italian 1 course).
If you don't catch it all, you can refresh your memory with this Italian Game.
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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 course: "Marco in Italia".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the podcasts. Just login HERE
The only reason we ask you to register is so you can continue the course where you left off, rather than to start again at the beginning! And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!