Gianluca is sorry for making the last lesson so hard – he thought it was pretty easy! You did not like the word search? And no one guessed the secret phrase? Ok, answers to the word search are below:
For your second extra credit, I have also hidden a word or two from the titles of the songs from the Sanremo CD. See if you can find the 7 extra words. For your third extra credit, the remaining letters that are not used in the word search, spell out a phrase. See if you can guess it. Happy Hunting!
Ignazio Piero Gianluca Win Eurovision! ♥ Did no one get this??
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Your clue: “a great prophecy…”
HOMEWORK: I hope you at least enjoyed Houseboat! With our lovely Sophia…
Ok, let’s take a little coffee break! There is a little Italian caffè down the street, let’s stop in for a cappuccino and some biscotti…
I would like a vente ounce cappuccino and a chocolate biscotti, please.
Vorrei un cappuccino vente oncia e biscotti al cioccolato, per favore.
Ignazio will have a grande espresso with cream and a cannoli, please.
- caffè (espresso)—a small cup of very strong coffee, i.e., espresso
- caffè Americano—American-style coffee, but stronger; weaker than espresso and served in a large cup
- caffè corretto—coffee “corrected” with a shot of grappa, cognac, or other spirit
- caffè doppio—double espresso
- caffè freddo—iced coffee (remember when Piero and Ignazio said they were freddo in Russia?)
- caffè Hag—decaffeinated coffee (ironically, this is the same in German!)
- caffè latte—hot milk mixed with coffee and served in a glass for breakfast
- caffè macchiato—espresso “stained” with a drop of steamed milk: small version of a cappuccino
- caffè marocchino—espresso with a dash of hot milk and cacao powder
- caffè stretto—espresso with less water; rocket fuel!
- cappuccino—espresso infused with steamed milk and drunk in the morning, but never after lunch or dinner
- granita di caffè con panna—frozen, iced beverage (similar to a slush, but ice shavings make it authentic) and topped with whipped cream
Also, to help you a little more with your pronunciations and a few extra phrases, (since we cannot be there in person to help you!), I have found a few YouTube videos. There are literally thousands out there, but I thought these were good. The one girl sounds a lot like a female Piero, they must be from the same area of Italy!
I hope you enjoy your lezione oggi!
17 thoughts on “Lezione 4 and Answers with Ignazio!”
Thank you so much, Jana! Your lessons are SO FUN! I had a stroke last year. Apparently, I was lucky because my speech was the only thing that was affected. I have wonderful speech therapists and I’m working very hard on it. I can message on the computer just fine, but my talking and my numbers are still difficult. Anyways, this is the type of things that I get for homework. I showed my therapist what you are going and she was astounded! Just reading, hearing, and speaking the words are so helpful. I don’t know if I will ever be fluent in Italian, but, DAMN, I will know how to fix Ignazio’s coffee in the morning!!! 👨🏻
Seriously, thank you so much, Jana!! 💗💞😇
Ciao! I must tell you, I was feeling very upset about something at work yesterday morning and then I read your post! It brought tears of joy to my eyes to think that these lessons have had such an affect on you, and some others. Thank you so much, it really made my day! I’m glad that only your speech was affected, but that is still a hard battle to overcome. My father had a stroke also about 4 years ago now and his speech also was minorly affected. He didn’t continue with the therapy as he should have so now me and his wife are constantly saying “what, what?” He mumbles a lot! Lol! Keep up the good work!! Grazie mille – Jana
Yes, these lessons have been fun!! Laura Lee let me know when you get the big guy in for coffee and I’ll fly right up! Thanks Jana, keep up the good work!!
I will let you know, Dot. We can learn about all of the Italian coffees. ☕️ I know that he is coming . . . 🇮🇹✈️
Grazie!! I do know he puts artificial sugar in his coffee – remember seeing it in that “Unico” video they did and I think they were in Russia, someone said, in that coffee house interview? He really should use just real sugar, only 16 calories a tsp! Doesn’t even count on Weight Watchers!!
Thanks for the link back! Great post!
Congradulatins Lauralee on your progress. Keep your positive attitude because that’s what works
Thank you, Loretta, for your kind words. Sometimes it’s hard to be positive, but I’m trying. Thank God I have the boys, their music, and the Flight Crew!!!! And, of course, the “dimpled one”! Love you guys!
We need to find someone that can answer these questions ? What are the boys favorite drink, food, desert?. Then we can learn the Italian names and recipes.
Never know when the opportunity might present itself. The ladies that are after Ignazio will have to draw straws who gets breakfast,lunch,dinne or desert.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert are mine when he comes to Minneapolis! 🍳🍲☕️ 🍕🍕🍕🍡 🍝🍞🍒 🍰🍫🍪🍧 🍷👨🏻🍷😘Marie, if he leaves and goes to Ohio – well, you are my friend (maybe)! 😒😖😁 💖
We of course know Gian likes Nutella and I think I remember Igna saying he liked pizza and the “rosetti” pasta dish his mother makes? I also think Igna prefers white wine over red, as I’ve seen him twice now in different videos drinking white wine lately? Wonder if it’s Moscato? Dolce for the dolce! 🙂 Piero clearly likes healthy breakfasts…. lots of fruit and healthy grains…. but yes, that would be fun to know? Maybe someone could ask Ercole? And, of course, Ignazio must like chicken Marsala? There is that video of him making it?
Sorry my kitty PIxie stepped on my keyboard before I could correct my mistakes. Good excuse. She can be in another room but as soon as I sit down by the computer she right in front.
Gina – I know what you mean, I have two kitties and the one is usually at my side nipping at me to pet her! Cats are pretty amazing sometimes!! Ciao!
Ciao tutti! Just want to thank you for providing your feedback and comments!! Thanks always to Marie for choosing the best pictures to go along with my posts!
Thanks to Gina for a little extra class material from her internet Italian lessons!
I’ll try some more vocabulary next time, maybe a few more vocab on the words from Canzone per Te, since that is fresh in our minds and maybe I’ll start with some basic sentences. Numbers, days of the week, and months; for the next lezione?
Did anyone see that one video where they were leaving the Amici show (I think?) and I think Gianluca said, “ciao, ciao?” 🙂 Sorry, but I got such a chuckle out of that one!! Never heard anyone say that before, guess that’s the Italian equivalent of “bye, bye!” in English?
So, ciao, ciao – for now!
Hi Jana, I am a bit late with a reply, but hopefully you get to read it.
Many thanks for the interesting way you are teaching us Italian. I enjoy the challenge, but as I read and speak the words out loud my family always comes looking who I am talking too! Last week my son and I went on a plane trip that lasted one hour.and In that time we, (yes, including my son!) did the complete ‘word search’. Before we new it we had landed.
I appreciate the proper basics and already I can “catch” some words that Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero are saying in their interviews!
Jane, I hope you keep these lessons coming and then maybe I will be able to give you a reply in Italian.
Ineke – I am so glad you are enjoying these lessons! I am having fun with them. The puzzle one was more challenging to do than I thought it would be. I am SO pleased that you got it all correct!! So happy to hear you are catching a word or two here and there. You’d think I would know this better than everyone, since I am “teaching” it, but to be honest, I am probably the worst, as once it leaves my fingertips, it leaves my brain, too! Lol! But, I too, do catch a word here and there and for me, I am having an easier time reading some of the articles that are in Italian. I read the Italian and then read the English to see how close my brain was able to translante it! BTW, when anyone responds to a post, they go directly to our email accounts, so we don’t miss anyone’s responses. Keep up the good work!