Italian Basics: Learn your first words now

Italian Basics

It is exciting to learn your first words in a new language. Learn Italian Basics Now: Chunks and Phrases for Travel and Beginners 

Do you want to learn Italian now? 

Travel- the perfect context to start learning a language. When you learn a new language for travel, you learn language in chunks.  All the vocabulary and grammar you need is presented in context. Learn enough words and phrases, and they will start overlapping. You can then start creating your own sentences.

Here are some examples of chunks:

I’d like…

I need…

Do you have…?

Can you tell me…?

Where is…?

Thank you

You’re welcome

Pick a new theme each week, for five weeks. 

Some ideas for themes:

Eating and drinking



Getting from A to B

Try using vocabulary columns and mastering the theme for the week. After studying the list, take a piece of paper and write the words and phrases on a column in your target language. Try to recall the English, writing the equivalents. Do this again, giving the target language.

I also love the Goldlist method. Copy the words and phrases as you see them in a notebook. Look them over, and see which ones you can easily recall. Make a new page with the Italian phrases you still need to learn and their equivalents. Keep going with this and watch your skills grow.

Playlists are great to learn language for travel, too. Check out the guide here.

I love recording the words and phrases I need to complete a task. 

You can have a native record for you on a site like Rhinospike, too. 

I have compiled hundreds for you as well. You can get the guide with linked audio.

You can also check out the podcast. This isn’t a traditional podcast, but rather bite-sized files you can download and create your own personalized playlists.

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