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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 1: Acute Accent VS Apostrophe

Welcome to Italian Course. In this course you'll find an Italian native speaker, Claudio, me, teaching you some of his own language. In this particular video I present the beginner series and teach you the difference between the apostrophe and the acute accent. I decided to record these videos because I think there's no free Italian course online that is complete and comprehensive. I will start from scratch and then teach you what's on top of that. I will cover all the basics to get you off the ground. By the end of the beginner series you should be able to understand pretty much everything that is said or written in Italian. Obviously the beginner series alone won't make you an expert, but among other things, that's why it's called BEGINNER series! Depending on how successful the beginner series becomes and how many views/likes/subscriptions I get, I will decide whether or not to go deeper into channels and teach you more advanced Italian, exceptions to rules, etc but for now, enjoy!

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Italian Course Beginner Series 2: ITALIAN easier than ENGLISH?

Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 2: ITALIAN easier than ENGLISH?

Why Italian is so much easier than English? / Perche l'italiano e' molto piu' facile dell'inglese? Because you pronounce everything you read of course! And also because there is perfect (almost) 1-to-1 correspondence between spelling and pronunciation. In this video I will prove to you that if you are fluent in English or an English native speaker, learning Italian should be like a walk in the park.


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series 3: Basic Expressions

Italian Course Beginner Series lesson 3: Basic Expressions

In this video I go through the easiest most common and most basic expressions in the whole entire Italian language. Italian is easy and you are just about to find out how easy it is. These expressions are essentials if you are planning on going to Italy and having some sort of interaction with the local people. These words / expressions are also easy to pronounce and easy to memorise


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 4: The Italian Alphabet

In this video I show you the Italian alphabet / l'alfabeto italiano. It's also referred to as proper Italian alphabet because most people confuse the English one with the Italian one. I will tell you the difference between the two and the pronunciation of each letter as well. Nice and easy but also interesting and fundamental. This is stuff that you've got to learn if you are serious about learning the Italian language


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series 5: GRAMMAR [an introduction]

Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 5: GRAMMAR [an introduction]

Italian grammar / la grammatica italiana can be quite tricky to learn if you are an English native speaker. In this video I tackle the basic sentence structure, logic structure, gender, number, verbs and contractions to give you a taste for what the Italian language sounds and looks like. ALL of the topics here are just briefly touched upon and WILL be covered in future videos that are already up on YouTube if you are interested in learning more. Have fun


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 6: Gender & Number

GENDER and NUMBER / GENERE e NUMERO. Today we cover the gender and plurality in italian. We are gonna see what they do to nouns and adjectives in Italian and how we can use them properly. Nouns and adjectives in Italian change ending depending on whether the words they go together with are masculine, feminine, singular or plural. It's easy but it takes a bit of time for English native speakers to get used to the very concept of gender that does not exist in English, Japanese, Chinese as well in many other languages.


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 7: The Vowels

Pronouncing the vowels right in any language will make you sound like a native speaker. It's a fact. Therefore, if you are planning on learning Italian and becoming a fluent speaker of Italian, I recommend you learn the Italian vowels / le vocali italiane. In this video I will go through the pronunciation and the use of the vowels as well as the common mistakes that English native speakers make when it comes to speaking the Italian language


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series 8: The Consonants

Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 8: The Consonants

In this video we look at how to pronounce all the Italian consonants correctly. The consonant / le consonanti sounds in Italian are the ones involving the use of teeth and tongue. Vocalic sounds instead involve the throat only. Z, R, Gn and Gl will be briefly mentioned but they will be covered in stand-alone videos because they are quite tricky for English native speakers. Enjoy


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series 9: The 4 Seasons

Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 9: The 4 Seasons

In this video we will learn the four seasons / le quattro stagioni. They are quite easy but I will try to make it a bit more interesting by giving you advice as to how to use the words in their plural form etc. Gender is also explored as well as plurality.


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 10: The Z

The Italian Z sound / la zeta italiana is pronounced in a unique way. It's easy to learn but it's also very important to get it right. Italian pronunciation is much easier than pronunciation in English but there are a few sounds that can be quite tricky for English native speakers: Z, R, Gn and Gl. In this video I cover the Z sound and give you a few tips as to how to learn it quickly and well, as well as showing you the difference between other simlar sounds in the Italian language that could potentially cause a little bit of confusion. Hope you enjoy


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 11: GN & GL

Italian pronunciation is MUCH easier than English pronunciation. English sounds are more and the differences between one and the other are more subtle. However, in Italian there are a few sounds that English native speakers do not know and do not easily get used to. Namely: Z, R, GN and GL. GN and GL are quite similar to one another in terms of what you have to do with your mouth to learn them, so I put them in one single video, this one! In this video I show you some exercises that will help you to learn the GN and GL sounds / i suoni GN e GL quickly and well. Hope it helps.


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 12: The Months

Hello, in this video I talk about the months of the year / i mesi dell'anno and I show you what they look like. I talk about the pronunciation of each individual month and gender issues associated with months in Italian. Of course, due to the fact that in the Italian language the gender matters, we explore that in detail. The 12 months are very useful to know, they are easy to remember as they are similar to the months in English but they are surprisingly tricky to pronounce therefore it's going to be very useful to you. You will be able to practice all the pronunciation that we've covered and revise the months at the same time. Hell yea..


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 13: Indefinite Articles

In this video: Indefinite articles / articoli indeterminativi are covered. In Italian there are different articles that have to be used according to gender and number / genere e numero of the noun that they go along with. I show you what they look like, which one you have to use depending on the word that come next as well as exceptions


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series lesson 14: Definite Articles

In this video I cover definite articles / articoli determinativi and I show you what they look like. What they are used for and how to use them correctly in Italian. The Italian language has a lot of pronouns and articles that you will have to learn how to juggle but they are actually very easy if you know all the rules. I recommend you watch the video on indefinite articles first because I recorded that video first so i explain what articles are in a little bit more detail there. I also give you examples of real life situation sentences with definite articles in them for you to understand better


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series 15: Common Words & Phrases!

Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 15: Common Words & Phrases!

Common words, phrases, sayings and colloquial expressions / parole, frasi, modi di dire comuni e espressioni colloquiali are covered in this video. I am trying to teach you a few very powerful words that you can plug into your own sentenses and say what you like (which the ultimate goal of learning a language in the first place). In particular, in this video I will cover a generic statement as well as a question / request which are always useful


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 16: The Italian Spelling Chart

The Italian Spelling Chart is an idea I have come up with. It's a table with all the sounds in the Italian language and how they are spelled! Why is it amazing? Because in English you could never have something like this. Sounds in English have multiple spellings and the same spelling is pronounced differently depending on the word it is in and the context. In Italian there is 1-to-1 correspondence between spelling and pronunciation. Feel free to screencap it and print it. I actually suggest you do that as it will be pretty helpful while you'll be practicing


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series 17: The Double Consonants

Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 17: The Double Consonants

The double consonants / le consonanti doppie are surprisingly tricky for English native speakers to get right because they are interpreted differently in the two languages. The Italian language still remains much easier to pronounce than English. The double consonants is just something that students get used to after a while without even realising and that's about it. Not too difficult. Some examples of interesting words are also shown


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 18: Double Vowels

Double Vowels / vocali doppie have hardly ever been addressed or covered by anyone, I think. Actually double vowels are pronounced in a non-intuitive way in the Italian Language. In this video I explain where the double vowels are very likely to come up, in what words and how to pronounce them correctly like native Italian speakers do. I also give you a few examples of words where you have double vowels (twice the same vowel / multiple consecutive vowels)


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe

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Italian Course Beginner Series Lesson 19: The R

The rolling R, Italian/Spanish R is easy to pronounce but DIFFICULT to explain. Nobody is doing an amazing job at teaching it in my opinion but I am certainly not capable of anything better than what's already on YouTube. Therefore I decided to record this short video doing the best I can and pointing you to other people's videos that are good in my opinion. The links to those videos are at the end of this description. These videos won't teach you how to pronounce the R but at least they will help. Remember that, as always, there is no substitute for hard work and if you really care about pronouncing the Italian language 100% correctly you are gonna have to practice. If you are in a rush then don't even bother trying, but if you are up for the challenge then these videos might turn out quite useful and will help you master the R quickly. In this video I explain how native speakers learn the Italian/Spanish R and how foreigners do. Pick one method (or both) and don't stop until you get

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Italian Course Beginner Series 20: Personal Pronouns

Italian Course Beginner Series lesson 20: Personal Pronouns

Subject and Object Personal Pronouns / Pronomi Personali Oggetto e Soggetto are very important and very easy to learn. In fact peronsla pronous play a fundamental role in every language and allow us to communicate. In this video I show you all the personal pronouns in Italian and make a few important points as to when they are used / omitted and I compare them with the English pronouns that you should be already familiar with. All in all, a walk in the park


Video by: Claudio The Great
Art from: PixelBay.com
Music from: YouTube.com/user/teknoaxe