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In earlier levels of Italian we were taught to always use the article + noun (Ex: di primo, desidero gli spaghetti) and now in Level 5 it seems that articles are often left out. Maybe I missed something in Levels 3 and 4? For example, "mi piace il caffe ma per la colazione preferito bere latte". Why not il latte? Also, as an example, "ordinavo spaghetti" but not "ordinavo gli spaghetti"...... Is there a specific rule for when to use an article and when we do not? Or is it just one of those learn it by memorization things.....?

In earlier levels of Italian we were taught to always use the article + noun (Ex: di primo, desidero gli spaghetti) and now in Level 5 it seems that articles are often left out. Maybe I missed something in Levels 3 and 4? For example, "mi piace il caffe ma per la colazione preferito bere latte". Why not il latte? Also, as an example, "ordinavo spaghetti" but not "ordinavo gli spaghetti"...... Is there a specific rule for when to use an article and when we do not? Or is it just one of those learn it by memorization things.....?

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Im confused as to when to use vostro instead of tuo

Im confused as to when to use vostro instead of tuo

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Experiences with Italian

Hi everyone, I'm looking for recommendations for the best Italian Immersion Programs here in the USA or preferably in Italy for 4 weeks or so. Thanks so much. Bobby

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for recommendations for the best Italian Immersion Programs here in the USA or preferably in Italy for 4 weeks or so.

Thanks so much. Bobby

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I have used several language programs to study Italian, including Fluenz. Fluenz is helpful but it is the only program that I used that does not even touch on the subjunctive (both Pimsleur - my favorite - and even Rosetta Stone do at level 5). Granted, you can get through a trip to Italy without il congiuntivo but it's virtually impossible to progress towards fluency or to understand spoken Italian well without it. Forse non ci sia abbastanza domanda per un livello sei, ma se ce ne fosse uno, vorrei comprarlo.

I have used several language programs to study Italian, including Fluenz. Fluenz is helpful but it is the only program that I used that does not even touch on the subjunctive (both Pimsleur - my favorite - and even Rosetta Stone do at level 5). Granted, you can get through a trip to Italy without il congiuntivo but it's virtually impossible to progress towards fluency or to understand spoken Italian well without it. Forse non ci sia abbastanza domanda per un livello sei, ma se ce ne fosse uno, vorrei comprarlo.

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Travel + Culture

Ciao, I am looking for suggestions on Language schools in Italy. I love the Fluenz program but I need more conversation and practice! Grazie, Francene

Ciao, I am looking for suggestions on Language schools in Italy. I love the Fluenz program but I need more conversation and practice! Grazie, Francene

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I just read this article on the BBC web site. Thought my brother and sister students of Italian might like to read it as well. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170621-how-italian-became-the-language...

I just read this article on the BBC web site. Thought my brother and sister students of Italian might like to read it as well.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170621-how-italian-became-the-language...

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Session by Session

In the conversation, Claudia's line is "Io credo di sì. Quel cinema non é mai pieno." I'm trying to match my pronunciation to the recording. But when I listen, there seems to be an extra syllable that I can't account for. I think it's between non and é, but it goes by so quickly that I can't be sure. Can you help me with this please?

In the conversation, Claudia's line is "Io credo di sì. Quel cinema non é mai pieno." I'm trying to match my pronunciation to the recording. But when I listen, there seems to be an extra syllable that I can't account for. I think it's between non and é, but it goes by so quickly that I can't be sure. Can you help me with this please?

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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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