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Whether you're a beginner or intermediate Italian student, planning a trip or just dreaming of Italy, stop wishing you could speak Italian... And dive right into La Bella Lingua! Our unique story-based podcast takes you beyond the basics and into a deeper understanding of the culture, expressions, grammar and vocabulary of Italy. In Season 1, each episode features a dialogue between American tourists and local Italians they meet in Rome, and then a lively roundtable with hosts Erin and Elisa ...
 
Learn Italian with Anna, an experienced Italian teacher. 99% in Italian and designed to help intermediate learners become more fluent. If you have any trouble keeping up, simply decrease the playback speed in your app. Each week, you’ll improve your Italian whilst also learning about Italian culture, society, history, and other topics related to the bel paese. Go to LanguaTalk.com/italianpod to read an interactive transcript of each episode as you listen. This will help you learn. For lesson ...
 
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In this episode, Anna speaks about the language learning plateau everybody has to face sooner or later, and how to overcome it. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor…
 
Julie and Dani eat breakfast at the hotel, where Dani meets a new friend and Julie samples the international buffet. We also learn the *single word* that makes an Italian language learner immediately sound like a native speaker. Elisa also tells us how Italians use the word "fritatta" as more than a tasty breakfast food! Erin asks about Italian vs.…
 
In this episode, Anna gives you some recommendations for learning Italian and deciding what the best method is for you. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via LanguaTalk.com/blog/italian-pod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a tutor (like Anna) for a…
 
Julie and Dani get their first taste of pizza in Italy… and Dani learns that Italians have very strict rules about pizza. In our roundtable, we discuss an expression of surprise or frustration that translates as “sheer madness”! We also begin a deep-dive discussion about the classic pizzas you’ll find in Italy… and in our bonus materials we dive ev…
 
Julie and Dani enjoy an aperitivo on the terrace after getting a recommendation for a pizzeria. While enjoying the views of Rome, they are treated to cocktails and snacks at the hotel's rooftop bar. In our roundtable, Elisa tells us why Italian mothers hate to hear that someone is starving, and we learn a phrase that means “to be hungry as a wolf.”…
 
In this episode, Anna talks about the new trend of coworking in Italy. She focuses primarily on Northern Italy and describes the kinds of professionals who are most commonly found in coworking spaces. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via LanguaTalk.com/blog/italia…
 
Julie and Dani go up to their hotel room and learn about its many interesting amenities, including an “emotional shower.” In our roundtable, we learn how to live like the Pope, and also how Elisa’s own father can be mistaken for the Pope. We discuss the 2nd part of our list of useful hotel phrases and the many kinds of accommodations you can find i…
 
In this episode, Anna talks about the current situation for working people in Italy. Is it easy to find jobs? You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a tutor (li…
 
Julie and Dani check into their hotel and meet a few hotel employees, including Luca, who takes an interest in Dani. In our roundtable, we discuss the Italian idiom “venire alla luce” or come to the light and all the ways it can be used. We also explore vocabulary about hotel services and part 1 of our list of useful phrases and questions for hotel…
 
On their way to the Hotel Artemide, Italian driver Pietro teaches Dani how to count in Italian and Julie asks about directions. In our roundtable, we cover two different expressions about being tired and a classic Roman insult that involves dead people (really!). We also do a deep dive into numbers and directions. To get the most out of Postcards f…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the experience of travelling by train in Italy, and gives you some useful tips and expressions for your next trip! You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Ita…
 
Julie and Dani talk about their family members on the way to the hotel and learn that they may not know Italian families as well as they think they do. In our roundtable, we cover two expression about families and Elisa bursts the myth of the "Big Italian Family" stereotype. We also learn a few words that mean "together," and get a long list of voc…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the possibilities to travel in Italy on a budget, giving some advice on means of transport and accommodation. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian …
 
Julie and Dani chat with their driver and he recommends a place to eat while teaching Dani a little bit of Italian. In our roundtable, we cover three idioms (including "managgia," a favorite of Erin's) as well as learn about Trastevere, learn some small talk basics (how to say your name, age, and job), and Elisa teaches us a nursery rhyme to rememb…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about possible problems you may have when travelling to Italy, and gives some advice on how to handle tricky situations. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Ita…
 
A fun, new way to learn conversational Italian! Learn Italian with conversations, culture and colorful expressions. 💚🤍❤️ Postcards from Italy is a unique language learning program specifically designed for advanced beginners and intermediate Italian students, as well as armchair travelers. Our goal is to help you communicate confidently while trave…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the beauty of Italian language and why it is so charming. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a tutor (like Anna) for a tr…
 
The Baxters' Italian adventure begins! Julie and Dani arrive at the airport in Rome and meet the driver they hired to take them to their hotel. In our roundtable, we cover three idioms (including a very polite curse word) as well as labor strikes, a common Italian greeting that most travelers don't know, and how to say where you're from and where y…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about how Italian originated during Roman times, and explains how it has changed to become the language it is today. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the importance of the Italian language, as well as the benefits of learning a foreign language. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via LanguaTalk.com/blog/italian-pod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a tutor (like …
 
In this 3rd episode of our mini-series, Moving to Italy, Anna speaks about the Italian NHS. How does it work for Italians and expats? You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a…
 
In this 2nd episode of our mini-series, Moving to Italy, Anna speaks about all the options you can have when looking to rent or buy a property in Italy. She also covers the different types of contracts involved. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the possibility of moving to Italy from the US and Europe, considering cities that could be the best match for you. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn It…
 
In this final episode of our mini-series, Made in Italy, Anna speaks about the difference between Prosciutto crudo and Prosciutto cotto, also giving some recommendations for the best varieties and brands. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/bl…
 
In this second episode of our mini-series, Made in Italy, Anna tells the story of two famous Italian car brands. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a tutor …
 
In this first episode of our mini-series, Made in Italy, Anna speaks about Murano glass, an artistic glass produced on Murano Island in Venice. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via LanguaTalk.com/blog/italian-pod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the book, Natale a Venezia, as well as some very popular Christmas nursery rhymes. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via LanguaTalk.com/blog/italian-pod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a tutor (like Anna) for a t…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about Italian funeral traditions and how lives are celebrated. She also covers some new funeral trends. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a …
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about how Italians are preparing to celebrate Christmas this year. With the pandemic refusing to go away, the festive season will again be a little different. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italia…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the new trends in marriage and weddings in Italy with an eye on traditions of Northern and Southern Italy. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fas…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about life in Venice - with a surprise, special guest. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Meet a tutor (like Anna) for a trial sessi…
 
In this episode, Anna tells us about Italians' fitness habits. What are the new sports trends? How have things changed during the pandemic? And what is Anna’s favourite sport? You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italia…
 
In this episode, Anna tells us the difference between Prosecco and the Croatian Prosek, as well as how Europe is fighting to guarantee the original brand of Italian products. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italian…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the problem of kick scooters in Italy and what would happen if no regulations were applied by the Italian government. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn …
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the use of social media in Italy, including how it has changed people’s lives and the new profession of the ‘influencer’. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to le…
 
In this episode, Anna answers some questions about the current situation in Italy, the Covid Green Pass for workers from the 15th October and riots in the capital. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Lookin…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the international organization, Slow Food. Food is always important for Italians, and more than ever, we are paying attention to what we eat. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=itali…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about the differences between dialects and regional varieties of Italian in Italy. From North to South, let’s explore some of the main features of each dialect and why, according to Anna, 'standard Italian' doesn’t exist. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoke…
 
In this episode, Anna speaks about how Italian families often adopt pets. She also talks about her experience with her own dog, Kiki, adopted 1 year ago, as well as the current situation for shelters in Northern and Southern Italy. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening…
 
In this episode, Anna discusses the Italian climate, from foggy Venice to sunny Southern Italy. How has the climate changed during the last ten years? Anna thinks about her memories from when she was a child and her family's first aircon was installed. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spo…
 
Fancy an aperitivo? This is what you may be asked during your next holiday in Italy. The aperitivo is a rite for all Italians and is part their society. Let's take a closer look at the differences between the traditional aperitivo and happy hour in Northern, Central and Southern Italy, and what is traditionally served. You can read an interactive t…
 
What do Italians do after dinner? How many hours per day do they spend watching TV? What are the best programmes on Italy's public TV channels, and what is considered trash? Follow Anna on this trip through Italians' watching habits. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listeni…
 
In this episode, Anna talks about her mother's cooking. She describes Italian family traditions and the dishes that her mother serves daily, during the Sunday lunch - the most important moment to share in Italian families - but also during special occasions like Christmas and the days after in Venice. Anna got carried away with enthusiasm about her…
 
In this episode, Anna discusses some of the most common stereotypes about Italy and Italians. How accurate are they in reality? You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=italianpod. Looking to learn Italian fast with a tutor? Mee…
 
Since the pandemic, Italians' habits have changed enormously, including where people work, with more and more working from home. In this episode, listen to Anna talk about this trend. You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/italian?via=ita…
 
In this episode, Anna discusses how Italians speak when they get angry, giving you some useful sentences to use when you're feeling "arrabbiato". Don't forget to 'speak with your hands' to look like a real Italian! You can read an interactive transcript of this episode (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.c…
 
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