Before I begin Part 2, I must correct something first! I made a mistake on the one verb conjugation for the “you plural” of stare. It should be “state” – NOT “stamate!” (thank you to “mckunedonna”)
As promised, we will continue with Piero introducing us to some verbs, all taken
pensare – to think
penso – I think pensiamo – we think
pensi – you think pensate – all of you think
pensa – he/she thinks pensano – they think
cambiare – to change
cambi (notice you drop the one “i”) cambiate
ricordare – to remember, recall
respirare – to breathe
For –ere verbs, the endings are very similar: -o, -i, -e, -iamo, -ete, and –ono.
credere – to believe
vivere – to live
chiudere – to close, to shut
Next lesson Gianluca will introduce –ire verbs to you!
Now for some regular vocabulary! (All from Grande Amore)
In Italian, there are many words for the word “the” – they are as follows: il, lo, l’, la, i, le, lo, i, gli.
occhio/occhi – eye/eyes
e – and
a – to
lei – you
profumo – perfume, scent
dolce – sweet
della – of, of the
pelle – skin
sua – her
e’ – is
una – a
voce – voice
dentro – inside
che – what
mi – my
stare – to be, or to stay (sta – is, she stays)
portando – bringing (from verb portare – to bring)
dove – where
nasce – born (from verb nascere – to be born)
sole – sun
sono – are (from the verb stare – to be/are)
parola/parole – word/words
sole – alone (from the verb solere – to be in the habit of, alone?)
So, the first few lines of Grande Amore:
Chiudo gli occhi e penso a lei il profumo dolce della pelle sua, è una voce dentro che mi sta portando dove nasce il sole. Sole sono le parole.
Roughly translate into:
I close my eyes and I think of the perfume of her sweet skin, and a voice inside that is bringing (taking) me where the sun is born (rises). Alone, are the words.
Ok, that is enough for Lesson 2. Gianluca will bring you –ire ending verbs and more vocabulary for Lesson 3!