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Top 20 Italian Words and Phrases you need to survive the Apocalypse

Zombies are coming, and they speak Italian! Do you have what it takes to survive? No?
How lucky you are, we have exactly what you need. Here is the Top 20 Words and Phrases you need to survive this Apocalypse!

top Italian words and phrases to survive zombies apocalypse

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infezione (n)
infection

spaventoso (adj)
scary

teschio (n)
skull

tomba (n)
grave

Qual è il tuo film di zombi preferito??
What’s your favorite zombie movie?

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apocalisse (n)
apocalypse

alzarsi dalla tomba.
rise from the grave

Zombi! Correte!
Zombies! Run!

Se ci fosse un attacco di zombi, dove andresti?
If there was a zombie attack, where would you go?

soprannaturale (adj)
supernatural

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scorta alimentare (n)
food supply

morti che camminano
walking dead

pelle d’oca(n)
goose bumps

immaginazione (n)
imagination

cultura pop (n)
pop culture

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acqua dolce (n)
fresh water

cadavere (n)
corpse

raccapricciante (adj)
gruesome

nascondersi (v)
hide

cimitero (n)
graveyard

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How to Learn Italian in Your Car?

How to Learn Italian in Your Car? Learn language in car

Stuck in traffic? Losing time in your car? Have you ever felt that in all this wasted time, you could have watched the 750 episodes of One Piece, finished the last Super Mario ten times, or even better…you could have learned Italian? Between family, friends and work, in addition to this time-consuming commute, it can become difficult to find time to properly learn Italian.

Fortunately, every problem has a solution, and what could be a better solution than turning that commute time into learning time? Stop passing the time mindlessly listening to the radio and try some of our best tips for mastering Italian in your car!

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You can learn Italian in your car, hands free
While driving, it’s important that you keep your focus on the road, so this is why our top tips won’t require you to use your hands!

Listening to Italian audio content in the car is a good way to learn
This is because it is a fun and efficient way to learn. With ItalianPod101.com podcasts, you will be able to discover Italian culture through topics about everyday life. Instead of the radio, listen to a Italian podcast adapted to your level, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and you will make progress sooner that you would expect!

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You can listen to Italian music in the car
Did you know that you can learn Italian by singing while driving? Listen to songs from cartoon or drama and try to identify some words you learned.

Challenge yourself! Use the Italian you’ve studied up to this point and see how much you understand! Making the jump to real-life Italian is a scary one, but friendly children’s songs are a great place to start!

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You can learn alone in your car
When you’re driving alone, you can be as loud as you want – there is nothing better for remembering your Italian lessons than repeating loudly, again and again. Next time you see a driver who seems to be talking alone, you will know he or she is just learning Italian!

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You can learn through repetition with your passengers
If there are passengers in the car, it can be more stimulating to learn together. You can set a role play with Italian dialogues. With ItalianPod101.com, you can download all the lessons transcript including the dialogues, as a PDF. Print it out and have some fun speaking in Italian!

One of the passengers can answer the quiz available on each of our lessons, while another can correct that person. Listening to someone at a more advanced level of Italian or a better accent is positive and helps you improve.

You can learn Italian offline
Do you have a poor connection or are unable to use the Internet? It’s not a problem for learning Italian! Before you start your commute, use our App to download the lessons you want to study and the podcast you want to listen to in your car, and you will be able to enjoy your lessons offline. Entering a tunnel won’t be a problem anymore. What a pleasure to listen to audio content without having the host freezing every 5 seconds!

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You can learn every day at your own pace
One of the best approaches for learning a language is little by little and often. It’s not efficient to take in a huge amount of information at one time. What you need is to study on a regular basis – a little bit of Italian every day. You commute several days a week, and that is all time you can take advantage of!

You have the freedom to choose the lessons and podcasts you want to focus on, at your own rhythm. You may want to do a little revision or discover how to talk about a new topic. And if you’re wondering what to learn next, you can use the new Learning Paths, which is our customized pathway feature that gives you a step-by-step way to learn Italian without getting lost!

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If you don’t have a car and commute by another method, these tips are still valid! Learning Italian is no longer limited to the classroom or your house; there are so many benefits to learning in your car or elsewhere. Reaching a conversational level will take you less time than you could ever have imagined! Don’t forget to sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and enjoy our content!

10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Italian

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Shortcuts for learning and tips to remember Italian words are useful but it’s even also important to fix objectives to reach every month! What Is Your Language Learning Goal for the Month?
In your journey to become fluent and conversational here are 10 monthly goals you can go after!

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1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on ItalianPod101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Italian to my Italian friends.

3) I’ll finish reading one Italian book by reading 10 pages a day.

4) I’ll pass my Italian test.

5) I’ll write 10 postcards in Italian to my Italian friends.

6) I’ll memorize 5 Italian songs.

7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on ItalianPod101.com.

8 ) I’ll fully understand one Italian movie by watching it every day.

9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

No money, no credit card required, just you and the ton of lessons!

If you follow those monthly goals, you will be sure to make some amazing progress. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at ItalianPod101.com!

How to be a Good Lover in Italy

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Ti amo.
I love you.

Sei così importante per me.
You mean so much to me.

Vuoi essere il mio Valentino?
Will you be my Valentine?

Sei così bella.
You’re so beautiful.

Penso a te come a più di un amico.
I think of you as more than a friend.

Un centinaio di cuori sarebbero troppo pochi per racchiudere tutto il mio amore per te.
A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

L’amore è solo amore. Non può mai essere spiegato.
Love is just love. It can never be explained.

Sei così bello.
You’re so handsome.

Ho una cotta per te.
I’ve got a crush on you.

Mi fai venire voglia di essere un uomo migliore.
You make me want to be a better man.

Lasciate che tutte le vostre cose siano fatte con amore.
Let all that you do be done in love.

Tu sei il mio sole, il mio amore.
You are my sunshine, my love.

Siamo fatti per stare insieme.
We were meant to be together.

Se stavate pensando a qualcuno durante la lettura, siete sicuramente innamorati.
If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

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ItalianPod101 Featured In TheGuardian.com’s “Top 10 US podcasts for road trip listening”

Hi Listeners,

Done with a lesson? Take a look back at the new conversation, grammar, and vocab you’ve mastered.

It’s always great to stop and see the results in your language learning! Or rather, hearing the results when you’re speaking a new language!

Likewise, for us, it’s great to know that someone’s language is progressing with the help of our lessons.

This past July, we’ve been graciously listed in Top 10 US podcasts for road trip listening in TheGuardian.com, one of the most read newspapers in the UK.

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I’m sure people think I’m crazy when they see me talking to myself as I drive. Imagine what they’d think if they knew I was doing it in Italian? Listen to native speakers conducting conversations, and imagine yourself sipping un doppio cappuccino at a cafe in Piazza Navona. After you’ve ordered in Italian, of course! Go at your own pace, pick subjects or phrases you need to know for an upcoming trip or for a conversation with a friend, and repeat lessons as often as necessary.

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Crazy or not, talking to yourself is one effective way to boost your speaking skills and remember the language you’ve learned!

We’d like to thank Salena Lettera at The Guardian for putting us in her top 10 Podcasts. This motivates us to produce more fun, fast, and easy language lessons.

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Do People Understand Where You’re Coming From in Italy?

Imagine you have landed in Italy and are out and meeting people and exploring your surroundings. After you say “Ciao!” ( the equivalent to ‘Hello’ in English), your Italian friend may become more curious about you and your origins. And if your new friend asks you:
Da dove vieni? 

Don’t be surprised! Your friend just wants to know where you come from. Da dove vieni? (informal) or Da dove viene? (formal), translates to “Where do you
come from?” 

In this case, you should answer with your country of origin. For example:
Vengo dall’Italia (I come from Italy)

You may also hear Di dove sei?, which also means  “Where do you come from?” , with the small difference that Di dove sei? requires a more specific location, and you should answer with the name of your hometown or the most famous city you can think of that can give your Italian friend an idea of the location or environment that you come from.

And you can be sure that there will be many different countries of origin around you. With its historical heritage and panoramic views (not to mention its world-recognized cuisine!), Italy is is a very popular destination for travelers all around the world, attracting over 4 million tourists every year!

A Night to Remember in Italy

The Focus of This Lesson is Italian Greetings for the Evening Buona sera. “Good Evening.”

Good Evening

buona sera (also written buonasera) is the perfect equivalent for “good evening” and as such you should use this term when meeting someone.

Instead, you may use buona serata (never written buonaserata) to wish someone a nice evening. You should not use this greeting when meeting someone for the first time or upon entering a place.

When someone is about to go to bed, buona notte (also written buonanotte) is almost exclusively the word people use.

Do People Understand Where You’re Coming From in Italy?

Imagine you have landed in Italy and are out and meeting people and exploring your surroundings. After you say “Ciao!” ( the equivalent to ‘Hello’ in English), your Italian friend may become more curious about you and your origins. And if your new friend asks you:

Da dove vieni?
Don’t be surprised! Your friend just wants to know where you come from. Da dove vieni? (informal) or Da dove viene? (formal), translates to “Where do you
come from?”

In this case, you should answer with your country of origin. For example:
Vengo dall’Italia (I come from Italy)

You may also hear Di dove sei?, which also means  “Where do you come from?” , with the small difference that Di dove sei? requires a more specific location, and you should answer with the name of your hometown or the most famous city you can think of that can give your Italian friend an idea of the location or environment that you come from.

And you can be sure that there will be many different countries of origin around you. With its historical heritage and panoramic views (not to mention its world-recognized cuisine!), Italy is is a very popular destination for travelers all around the world, attracting over 4 million tourists every year!

First Impressions can last a lifetime!

As you may have seen in Italian movies or during your stay in in Italy if you had the chance , you will notice that ciao is the easiest and most common Italian greeting people use to say “hello” or “goodbye.”
Usually though, you should only use this greeting with people whom you are well acquainted with, such as friends or
relatives.

As a special case, you may notice that it is common to address foreigners entering into Italy with ciao. The reason for this is that it’s
a friendly and easy way to greet them. Sometimes owners of casual, modern shops may greet customers with ciao as a way to keep social distances at a minimum and make talking easier and faster,thus making you feel more comfortable (and this way making their patrons feel relaxed and at home).

For first time meetings though, you may use buon giorno (also written buongiorno) with anyone. Literally, buon giorno means “good day,” however, you may also interpret it to mean “good morning” or “good afternoon.”

As a rule of thumb you can use buon giorno only during daytime-from morning until evening-or from before daybreak to before dusk. If we want to express “good morning” clearly, we may use buon mattino, but this expression is very rare. As for “good afternoon,” we sometimes use buon pomeriggio.

Yet, we are sure that if there was to be any confusion with greetings, your Italian hosts will be kind to you no matter what. Italians are known for their friendliness and warmth, so even a simple “Ciao!” will bring about a smile and maybe a long lasting friendship!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year From ItalianPod101.com!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from everyone here at ItalianPod101.com! We’re grateful to have listeners just like you, and we’re eagerly waiting for the upcoming year to learn Italian together!

And when the New Year comes around, be sure to make a resolution to study Italian with ItalianPod101.com!

Have a healthy and happy holiday season.

From the ItalianPod101.com team!