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The best thing to do, when learning a new language (in our case Italian),
is to start speaking that language right away.
Please read the dialogue below in Italian and try to derive the English meaning of the very new and unknown
Italian words from the English translation on the right side.
Mrs. Alberti is talking to Francesco, one of her students. Read the dialogue aloud to yourself.
|Professoressa Alberti (P): |
|Francesco (F): |
Buongiorno, professoressa! Come sta?
|Good morning, professor, how are you?|
|Good, thanks. And you?|
|F: Molto |
|Very good, thanks.|
|P: Hai una penna, Francesco?||Do you have a pen?|
S�, professoressa. Ho una penna.
Ecco la penna!
|Yes, professor. I do have a pen. Here is the pen.|
|P: Hai |
anche un quaderno?
|Do you also have a folder.|
anche un quaderno.
Ecco il quaderno!
|Yes, I also have a folder. Here is the folder.|
|P: Hai il libro de italiano?||Do you have the Italian book?|
No, mi dispiace, non ho il libro.
Ma ho il quaderno.
No, I'm sorry, I don't have the book. But I have the folder.
|P: Va |
� il quaderno, Francesco?
|That's all right. Where is the folder, Francesco?|
|F: Il quaderno |
sul tavolo, professoressa.
|The folder is on the table, professor.|
|P: Cosa c'|
|What's there on the table?|
� il quaderno
anche una penna.
|There is the folder and there also is the pen.|
Cominciamo la lezione di italiano,
|Good! Let's start with the Italian lesson.|
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