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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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.
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More Than an Italian Language Game

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Italian Language Game: La torre



Italian Language Game: "La torre" - The tower. Here you can learn and practice 16 useful Italian words and phrases in the context of a brief story.
In this mini-story, Marco's cousin Valeria shows him around Pisa and they have a look at the famous Leaning Tower.
The story is part of our Italian 1 course, which is made up of a series of brief stories that use everyday vocabulary. (You can play the full course for FREE when you register HERE.)
Say the words and phrases ALOUD along with or right after the native speaker. It's a great way to get a better pronunciation and improve your 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. In our mini-story, you'll understand from the context whether "non ha" means "she doesn't have" or "he doesn't have". 

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • il giorno dopo - the day after, the next day
  • la domenica - the Sunday
  • lo zio - the uncle
  • non ha - s/he doesn't have [avere]
  • la scuola - the school
  • vuole - s/he wants [volere]
  • mostrare - to show
  • stanno attraversando - they're crossing 
  • la piazza - the square
  • la torre - the tower
  • laggiù - over there
  • il campanile - the bell tower
  • quello - that (m)
  • pendente - leaning [pendere]
  • famoso - famous (m)
  • in tutto il mondo - in the whole world

Our language games work best for learners at the mid- to high-beginner level.
In this game, you'll first hear the mini-story, and then practice and recall the individual words. At the end, you'll hear the brief story again.
Say the sentences along with or right after the speaker. Try not to translate and if you don't need to, don't roll over the sentences. When you click on each individual sentence you'll hear it again.
Learning words in the context of connected sentences helps you see how the Italian language is put together. At this point, it's not that important to learn the grammar rules.
As you practice with sentences in context, you'll start noticing typical language patterns. By listening and reading a lot, you'll become more and more familiar with the patterns.
Writing down some of the words and phrases will help you to remember them better.
But, you probably know by now that learning a language means forgetting and relearning words all the time. It's the way our brain puts them into our long-term memory.
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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 podcasts. Just login HERE.
And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


Italian Language Game: Vorrei scrivere



Italian Language Game: "Vorrei scrivere" - I'd like to write.
With this quick game you'll practice and learn 19 Italian words and phrases as part of a mini-story.
In this brief story, Marco asks his uncle for family photos because he wants to write the story of the family.
The mini-story is part of our full Italian 1 course. The course is made up of a series of short stories that contain everyday useful words.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Always say the words and phrases ALOUD after (or along with) the native speaker. You'll improve your pronunciation and sharpen your listening skills. 

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • il pranzo - the lunch
  • chiede - s/he asks [chiedere (a)]
  • lo zio - the uncle
  • hai - you have (familiar) [avere]
  • le fotografie - the photos (f)
  • delle fotografie - some photos (f)
  • i nonni - the grandparents
  • dei tuoi nonni - of your grandparents (familiar)
  • perché - why
  • vorrei - I'd like [volere]
  • scrivere - to write
  • la storia - the story
  • la famiglia - the family
  • della nostra famiglia - of our family
  • una buena idea - a good idea
  • ecco - here is ...
  • il album - the album
  • il nostro album - our album
  • vecchio/vecchie - old (sing m/pl f)

Learning words as part of sentences helps you understand how Italian is put together.
Don't worry about the grammar behind the typical Italian combinations.
These are language patterns that you'll become familiar with the more you listen and read.
Our games are for learners at the mid- to high beginner level.
It's at this stage, you want to start practicing full sentences as well as individual words and phrases.
Click on each sentence individually as many times as you want, to practice repeating after the speaker.
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis. In our mini-story, the context will tell you if "chiede" means "he asks" or "she asks."
After you've practiced and recalled the individual words, you'll hear the mini-story again.
Listen and say the sentences along with the speaker.
Try not to translate.
If you write out some of the words and phrases, you'll remember them better.
But don't worry if you keep forgetting them.
Learning a language means constantly forgetting and relearning, but each time words and phrases go deeper into your memory.
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: Anche io



Italian Language Game: "Anche io" - Me too.  Learn and practice online 13 Italian words and phrases in the context of a brief conversation.
This is a mini-story that's also part of our Italian 1 course. (You can play the full course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Always say the words and phrases OUT LOUD, either before, with, or after the native speaker.
Your pronunciation and your listening skills will improve a lot!

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • qualcuno - someone
  • aspettare - to wait
  • sta aspettando - s/he's waiting 
  • mia zia - my aunt
  • dove? - where?
  • abita - s/he lives
  • anche io, anch'io - I too, me too
  • abito - I live
  • Che coincidenza! - What a coincidence!
  • ecco - there's
  • la mia valigia - my suitcase
  • Bene. - Okay., All right.
  • Arrivederci. - Goodbye.
     

More than an Italian Language Game

And remember: 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!

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