Italian Language Game: Offro io



Italian Language Game: "Offro io" - It's on me. Listen, learn and practice 13 basic Italian words and phrases in the context of a brief mini-story.
With our games and courses, mid- to high beginners can build their vocabulary and sharpen their pronunciation.
In this mini-story, Marco and his cousin Valeria are sitting in a café in Pisa. They order coffee and a special Italian dessert.
This episode also comes up in our Italian 1 course which is a series of mini-stories. There you can learn 750 basic words and phrases. (Play the course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Whenever you can, say the words and phrases OUT LOUD to practice your pronunciation.
Note: In Italian, the words for "I, you, we" etc. are often dropped, except when they are needed for emphasis or clarity. 

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • fanno - they make [fare]
  • i loro acquisti - their purchases
  • più tardi - later
  • si siedono - they sit down [sedersi]
  • ad un caffè - at a café
  • offro io - it's on me
  • cosa prendi? - what are you having? (fam.)
  • la crema - the custard
  • sembra delizioso - it seems delicious 
  • e da bere? - and to drink?
  • io prendo - I'm having
  • cameriere - waiter
  • sì, prego - yes please (i.e. what can I get you?)

When you learn words in context, you'll remember them better.
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Italian Language Game: Vieni con me?



Italian Language Game: "Vieni con me?" - Are you coming with me? With this quick game you learn and practice 18 everyday Italian words and phrases as part of a brief story.
Our games and courses are for mid- to high beginners.
In the mini-story, Marco and his cousin Valeria go to Borgo Stretto, a famous shopping street in Pisa.
This episode is also in our Italian 1 course, which is made up of a series of mini-stories. The full course teaches you 750 basic words and phrases. (Play the course for FREE by registering HERE.)

Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD to match your pronunciation to that of the native speaker. This will improve your spoken Italian and your listening comprehension skills.
Note: In Italian, the words for "I, you, we" etc. are often dropped, except when they are needed for emphasis or clarity. 

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • vieni - you come (fam.) [venire]
  • con me - with me
  • dove? - where?
  • devo - I have to [dovere]
  • comprare - to buy
  • qualcosa - something
  • Borgo Stretto - shopping street in Pisa
  • cosa è? - what is it?
  • la strada - the street 
  • i migliori negozi - the best shops
  • della città - of the city
  • forte - cool
  • vengo - I come [venire]
  • con te - with you (fam.)
  • hai bisogno (di) - you need (fam.)
  • anche tu - you too, you also (fam.)
  • ho bisogno (di) - I need
  • una guida turistica - a tourist guide

Learning words in the context of a mini-story will help you remember them.
At this stage, don't worry about grammar rules. In time, you'll begin to notice language patterns that are typical for Italian. You'll build on those when you listen and read Italian more frequently.
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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: 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.
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!