Lezione 5 with all the Ragazzi!

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As we head for Eurovision, we wanted to give you a special lesson hosted by all 3 of us!  Just a quick lezione on numbers, days of the week, and months of the year; so you can keep track of our schedule in Italian!  We, of course, will be preparing for our win at Eurovision with Grande Amore and we certainly have Grande Amore for all of our fans!  So we will be taking a little hiatus for a few weeks!

How to count from 1 – 10…

0        zero  (remember the “z” is like an “s”)

1        uno

2        due

3        tre

4        quattro

5        cinque

6        sei

7        sette

8        otto

9        nove

10      dieci

Days of the Week (from about.com)
The days of the week (i giorni della settimana) are not capitalized in Italian. The week begins with Monday.  Notice all of the accents on the “i” for Monday – Friday!

lunedì—Monday
martedì—Tuesday
mercoledì—Wednesday
giovedì—Thursday
venerdì—Friday
sabato—Saturday
domenica—Sunday

Che giorno è… (What day is…)
oggi (today)
domani (tomorrow)
Che giorno è oggi? (What day is it today?)
Oggi è giovedì. (Today is Thursday.)
Domani è venerdì. (Tomorrow is Friday.)

Months
The names of the months (i mesi) are not capitalized in Italian.

gennaio—January
febbraio—February – Gianluca è nato il 11 febbraio. (Gianluca was born on Feb 11.)
marzo—March
aprile—April
maggio—May – Guardaci vincere il 23 maggio! (Watch us win on May 23!)
giugno—June – Piero è nato il 24 giugno.
luglio—July
agosto—August
settembre—September
ottobre—October – Ignazio è nato il 4 ottobre.
novembre—November
dicembre—December – Buon Natale a tutti!

Che mese è? (In che mese siamo?) What month is it? (What month are we in?)
È settembre. (Siamo in settembre.) It’s September.

Seasons
The names of seasons (le stagioni) are not capitalized in Italian.

la primavera—Spring
l’estate—Summer
l’autunno—Autumn
l’inverno—Winter

And just for fun, you can tell your friends:

Sì , io canto in italiano!  Yes, I sing in Italian!

A few last words…just in case you don’t already know the English translation to Grande Amore, here it is!  From lyricstranslate.com:

Great Love

(when you read these words, try to hear the guys singing their parts…)
I close my eyes and think of her – Chiudo gli occhi e penso a lei
The sweet scent of her skin – Il profumo dolce della pelle sua
It’s a voice inside me, taking me where the sun rises – E’ una voce dentro che mi sta portando dove nasce il sole

Words are lonesome – Sole sono le parole
But if written, everything can change – Ma se vanno scritte tutto può cambiare
With no more fear, I want to cry out to you this great love – Senza più timore te lo voglio urlare questo grande amore
Love, simply love is what I feel – Amore, solo amore è quello che sento

Tell me why, when I think, I only think of you – Dimmi perché quando penso, penso solo a te
Tell me why, when I see, I only see you – Dimmi perché quando vedo, vedo solo te
Tell me why, when I believe, I only believe in you, great love – Dimmi perché quando credo, credo solo in te grande amore
Tell me that never – Dimmi che mai
Never will you leave me – Che non mi lascerai mai
Tell me who you are – Dimmi chi sei
Breath of my days of love – Respiro dei giorni miei d’amore
Tell me you know – Dimmi che sai
It’s only me you’re going to choose, now you know – Che solo me sceglierai Ora lo sai
You’re my only, great love – Tu sei il mio unico grande amore

Remember they cut out this 2nd verse…

Springs will go by
Cold and stupid days to remember
Damned nights wasted without sleep, others to make love
Love, you’re my love
Forever, for me

Tell me why, when I think, I only think of you – Dimmi perché quando penso, penso solo a te
Tell me why, when I love, I only love you – Dimmi perché quando amo, amo solo te
Tell me why, when I live, I only live in you, great love – Dimmi perché quando vivo, vivo solo in te grande amore
Tell me that never – Dimmi che mai
Never will you leave me – Che non mi lascerai mai
Tell me who you are – Dimmi chi sei
Breath of my days of love. Tell me that you know – Respiro dei giorni miei d’amore
I could never get it wrong. Tell me that you’re – Che non mi sbaglierei mai Dimmi che sei
That you’re my only, great love – Che sei il mio unico grande amore
That you’re my only, great love – Che sei il mio unico grande amore

Taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/en/grande-amore-great-love.html-0#ixzz3Zz22Mh7l

Ti vogliamo bene. Ci vediamo dopo la nostra vittoria! (We love you.  See you after our win!)

Ciao!

i ragazzi…

Gianluca, Piero, Ignazio!Jana - 5image007

♥♥♥ OOO XXX ♥♥♥

Baci e abbracci! (kisses and hugs!)

11 thoughts on “Lezione 5 with all the Ragazzi!

  1. Jana , when I was a kid in Boston the Italian kids yelled at me ” You’re crazy”. It sounded like Te pazzo . They had another word after that that sounded like “wyo”. What could it be? Joanie g

  2. Jana. love this lezione. Thanks, once again for relating it to things that spark our interest. I listened to Grande Amore and for the first time could actually follow along word for word. Like Dot, I don’t think I will be able to speak it or write it very well, but I can certainly read it better than ever thanks to you.

  3. Grazie, lezione anche meravigliosa! How’s that Jana? I have printed all the lessons and filed them. I must admit that with every new lesson I have to refer back, sometimes to the very first lesson, before I am able to make sense of this Italian language!! The 5 W’s gets me every time!

    • I’m sure you are doing fine! I, too, forget a lot! Even though I am the one that is supposed to be teaching it! Lol! I have to go back also and remember what the words mean. I agree, it’s very frustrating sometimes! Bene, bene, Ineke!! Grazie!

  4. Grazie a tutti!! So glad you are enjoying your lessons! There is still so much to learn! Hopefully, we are able to catch some more during Eurovision – or maybe we will get lucky and they will speak in English?? Or maybe we should brush up on our German? 🙂

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