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I am confusing direct and indirect object pronouns? Any fast tips to get them into my head? Also: having trouble with syntax with direct and indirect object pronouns (more with the indirect). Any recommendations on how to the Italian sentence structure (the order of the words)?

I am confusing direct and indirect object pronouns? Any fast tips to get them into my head? Also: having trouble with syntax with direct and indirect object pronouns (more with the indirect). Any recommendations on how to the Italian sentence structure (the order of the words)?

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I am confused that an apostrophe isn't needed in the following sentence: "OK, qual `e la Sua camera?" I would have thought the correct form would be "OK, qual' `e la Sua camera?" Can someone please explain this for me? Thanks!l

I am confused that an apostrophe isn't needed in the following sentence: "OK, qual `e la Sua camera?" I would have thought the correct form would be "OK, qual' `e la Sua camera?" Can someone please explain this for me? Thanks!l

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Experiences with Italian

I highly recommend watching 2NIGHT- Italian film made in 2016 or 2017- available on Amazon Prime. Very modern, very believable, and very funny. The dialogue isn’t hard to follow (as there are only 3 characters). I could follow it pretty well and I am only up to Italian 3 in FLUENZ. It all takes place in one night in Rome. You won’t be sorry. The acting is really good and so is the story and the music.

I highly recommend watching 2NIGHT- Italian film made in 2016 or 2017- available on Amazon Prime. Very modern, very believable, and very funny. The dialogue isn’t hard to follow (as there are only 3 characters). I could follow it pretty well and I am only up to Italian 3 in FLUENZ. It all takes place in one night in Rome. You won’t be sorry. The acting is really good and so is the story and the music.

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Following Fluenz Italian Level 5 I was casting about for a tool to help me continue to progress. An Italian instructor suggested "Duolingo", which is a free online program. It would be very difficult to start out with Duolingo, but with the knowledge base that Fluenz has given me, I am making good progress with verbal comprehension and flexibility. I recommend it to those who want to go on from Fluenz. Not only that, it is fun!

Following Fluenz Italian Level 5 I was casting about for a tool to help me continue to progress. An Italian instructor suggested "Duolingo", which is a free online program. It would be very difficult to start out with Duolingo, but with the knowledge base that Fluenz has given me, I am making good progress with verbal comprehension and flexibility. I recommend it to those who want to go on from Fluenz. Not only that, it is fun!

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Travel + Culture

Just got back from 3 weeks throughout Northern Italy. I finished Fluenz Italian 1-5 prior to going and what a difference it made! I was able to hold conversations, ask for anything I needed, get directions and so much more. The Italians embraced me on my trip so much more warmly when they saw what an effort I had made to learn the language, not to mention when they found out my family had immigrated from Sicily. I was able to communicate all of this because of Fluenz. Mostly, the Italians were impressed with my accent and pronunciation, and I was asked often "dove hai studiato Italiano? All'universita?" or "il suo Italiano e molto buono!" and they were surprised I had learned on my own with a computer program. Thanks Fluenz team, you put together a great foundation for learning. (Just some advice to others, you need to be reading and listening to Italian daily! I joined pages on social media so I could read and write, and I listened to many YouTube podcasts. This will help you really get a feel for conversational Italian.) Now that I am home, I have started Fluenz Spanish (Latin American) to refresh the 2 years of Spanish I had in high school 30 yrs ago, just ahead of my next trip to Costa Rica! Buona fortunata a Tutti!

Just got back from 3 weeks throughout Northern Italy. I finished Fluenz Italian 1-5 prior to going and what a difference it made! I was able to hold conversations, ask for anything I needed, get directions and so much more. The Italians embraced me on my trip so much more warmly when they saw what an effort I had made to learn the language, not to mention when they found out my family had immigrated from Sicily. I was able to communicate all of this because of Fluenz. Mostly, the Italians were impressed with my accent and pronunciation, and I was asked often "dove hai studiato Italiano? All'universita?" or "il suo Italiano e molto buono!" and they were surprised I had learned on my own with a computer program. Thanks Fluenz team, you put together a great foundation for learning. (Just some advice to others, you need to be reading and listening to Italian daily! I joined pages on social media so I could read and write, and I listened to many YouTube podcasts. This will help you really get a feel for conversational Italian.) Now that I am home, I have started Fluenz Spanish (Latin American) to refresh the 2 years of Spanish I had in high school 30 yrs ago, just ahead of my next trip to Costa Rica! Buona fortunata a Tutti!

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For anyone in NY City this weekend there is HD Opera shown nightly at 8PM in Lincoln Center plaza. I'm especially looking forward to Monday when Madame Butterfly will be shown. Of the 5 or so arias I've attempted to memorize "Un bel di, vedremo" is in the top 2 for ease of learning to the point of hearing it without the need for translation. https://www.metopera.org/season/summer-2018/summer-hd-festival/

For anyone in NY City this weekend there is HD Opera shown nightly at 8PM in Lincoln Center plaza. I'm especially looking forward to Monday when Madame Butterfly will be shown. Of the 5 or so arias I've attempted to memorize "Un bel di, vedremo" is in the top 2 for ease of learning to the point of hearing it without the need for translation. https://www.metopera.org/season/summer-2018/summer-hd-festival/

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Session by Session

Is anyone else having problems with Fluenz 3? Going through the program it no longer automatically speaks the phrase that you must type but you have to click on the play button. This makes the time spent on the program longer and causes you to lose the flow between the thought process and typing. I feel as though there is a drastic change in level 3 from levels 1&2. I know that we are suppose to be advancing but while I felt pretty good after finishing level 2 I feel totally inept in level 3. It seems like the sentance structure has changed and I wasn't aware ot it. they are minor changes (like where `e is placed in the sentence or now always using da prior to mangiare and bere). I want to continue on but it is getting very frustrating and cumbersome.

Is anyone else having problems with Fluenz 3? Going through the program it no longer automatically speaks the phrase that you must type but you have to click on the play button. This makes the time spent on the program longer and causes you to lose the flow between the thought process and typing. I feel as though there is a drastic change in level 3 from levels 1&2. I know that we are suppose to be advancing but while I felt pretty good after finishing level 2 I feel totally inept in level 3. It seems like the sentance structure has changed and I wasn't aware ot it. they are minor changes (like where `e is placed in the sentence or now always using da prior to mangiare and bere). I want to continue on but it is getting very frustrating and cumbersome.

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I am new to this product. Don't quite understand how to navigate the Basic/Advanced Conversation sections in each session. I figured by session I would develop some familiarity...not so. Can someone provide or point me to some instructions on how to properly utilize? Thx

I am new to this product. Don't quite understand how to navigate the Basic/Advanced Conversation sections in each session. I figured by session I would develop some familiarity...not so. Can someone provide or point me to some instructions on how to properly utilize? Thx

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