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Easily and effectively pick up the top 400 most frequent and useful Italian words - great for your next trip to Italy!
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COURSE RECENTLY UPDATED: Q&A Webinars Added (your questions got answered!

GETTING STARTED WITH ITALIAN?

The best place to start, with any foreign language is vocabulary. Not only vocabulary is the easiest part to assimilate of a new language, but it is undoubtedly the most important.

In this course you will learn the Top 400 Most Frequent and Useful Italian Words.
Not just any words... we're talking about the words that you will most definitely need and hear while in Italy.

THE DETAILS

  • The course is made up of 35 daily lessons, between 5 to 10 minutes
  • In each lesson you will learn 12 new words
  • For each word you will learn pronunciation, meaning, and an easy way to remember the word
  • Printable PDF sheet for each daily lesson
  • Downloadable audio (mp3) version for each lesson


WHY LEARN VOCABULARY?

Words are the focus of our conversations, so as you approach the Italian language, you'll quickly realize that you don't have to have perfect grammar or syntax to communicate; people will still understand you, as long as they know WHAT you are talking about, which is exactly what WORDS do.

Studies shows that, despite every language having thousands of words, speakers of a language (including Italians!) only use 600 to 1000 words for their everyday communications.

This translates into being able to understand between 60 and 80% of any given communication.

HOW TO USE THIS COURSE
This course is built around the scientifically proven principles of Mnemonics and Spaced Repetition. Our memory is more likely to remember things if it can associate them to specific stories or events. That is why just reading a list of words in Italian will NOT work!

By spending as little as 10 minutes a day watching these videos, you will hear stories, crazy ideas, funny little things that your mind will associate to the words you are trying to learn. Revise these words after 4, 10 and 20 days to lock them into your memory and you are done!

Whether this is your first contact with the Italian Language, or whether you already know a little bit, your comprehension and communication skills will be enhanced by taking this course.

Grazie mille,
A presto
Manu Venditti

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning Italian
  • Anyone planning a trip to Italy
  • Anyone interested in getting started with the Italian language
  • Anyone wishing to be able to communicate with Italian friends/relatives
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of course, you will be able to use and understand more than 400 Italian words
With the help of context, you can expect to understand 50% of Italian communications
With this course you will learn a better way to assimilate and memorize new Italian words
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Requirements
  • pdf reader and printer for the daily Words Sheets
  • media player, for the audio version of the course
  • no prior knowledge is Italian is required
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 35 Lectures Collapse All 35 Lectures 05:07:48
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Module 1 - First 84 Words
7 Lectures 01:11:52

Welcome to Top 400 Italian Words! A video course specifically designed to help you learn and remember the Top 400 most frequent Italian words. This is an essential part of your journey learning the Italian language as knowing these 400 words can help you understand 50% of what's going on around you in Italy. This is because most Italian speakers will only use 600 to 1,000 words in their lifetime and, when you combine this with Context (what's going on while the communication is taking place) and Non-Communicational Factors (intonation, facial expression, gestures, etc), you have more than 2/3 of the communication sorted!

So, get excited about this and start learning just 12 words a day, for just over a month!

Each lesson lasts 10 minutes or less and it's accompanied by a Printable Sheet [highly recommended] with a list of the 12 words and some useful hints to remember the meaning and the word itself and the mp3 version of the lesson, to take it wherever you want!

Buon divertimento! Enjoy!

Today's words are:

IL CONTO
IL RESTO
LO SCONTRINO
IL TAVOLO
LA SEDIA
IL BAGNO
LA FORCHETTA
IL COLTELLO
CUCCHIAIO
IL CUCCHIAINO
IL BICCHIERE
LA TAZZA

Day 1 - Introduction and first 12 Words
22:04

Today's words are:

LA TAZZINA DA CAFFÈ
IL BANCONE
LA CASSA
I SOLDI
LA MONETA
L'EURO
IL PIATTO
IL VINO
L'ACQUA
LA BIRRA
...ALLA SPINA
LA MANCIA

Preview 08:39

Today's words are:

LA CASA
LA MACCHINA
LA PORTA
IL PORTO
LA STRADA
IL SEMAFORO
IL PIEDE
IL MARCIAPIEDE
LE STRISCE PEDONALI
IL TELEFONO
IL TELEFONINO
IL CELLULARE

Day 3 - Words 25 to 36
11:11

Today's words are:

GRAZIE
PREGO
MOLTO
SCUSI
PER FAVORE
LA DOMANDA
L'INFORMAZIONE
COMPRARE
PROVARE
PRENDERE
PAGARE
AVERE

Day 4 - Words 37 to 48
09:09

Today's words are:

UNO
DUE
TRE
QUATTRO
CINQUE
SEI
SETTE
OTTO
NOVE
DIECI
ZERO
NUMERO

Day 5 - Words 49 to 60
06:50

Today's words are:

UNDICI
DODICI
TREDICI
QUATTORDICI
QUINDICI
SEDICI
DICIASSETTE
DICIOTTO
DICIANNOVE
VENTI
E
O

Day 6 - Words 61 to 72
05:40

Today's words are:

TRENTA
QUARANTA
CINQUANTA
SESSANTA
SETTANTA
OTTANTA
NOVANTA
CENTO
MILLE
MILA
MILIONE
I DOLLARI

Day 7 - Words 73 to 84
08:19
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Module 2 - Words 85 to 168
7 Lectures 01:02:48

Today's words are:

LA FARMACIA
LA CARTOLERIA
LA LIBRERIA
LA MACELLERIA
LA SALUMERIA
LA TABACCHERIA
LA COPISTERIA
LA BIRRERIA
L'OREFICERIA
LA GIOIELLERIA
LA LAVANDERIA
LA RICEVITORIA LOTTO

Day 8 - Words 85 to 96
08:25

Today's words are:

L'UFFICIO POSTALE
LA BANCA
IL MERCATO
IL SUPERMERCATO
IL MERCATO DELLA FRUTTA
IL MERCATO DEL PESCE
L'ALIMENTARI
LA FERRAMEMTA
IL CENTRO COMMERCIALE
IL CENTRO ESTETICO
IL CENTRO BENESSERE
IL CENTRO INFORMAZIONI

Day 9 - Words 97 to 108
10:08

Today's words are:

L'EDICOLA
IL GIORNALAIO
IL BENZINAIO
IL MACELLAIO
IL FIORAIO
IL PARRUCCHIERE
IL FIORAIO
IL PARRUCCHIERE
IL BARBIERE
IL NEGOZIO
IL NEGOZIO DI SCARPE
IL NEGOZIO DI PRODOTTO PER LA CASA
IL NEGOZIO DI ACCESSORI PER LA CUCINA
IL NEGOZIO DI BORSE

Day 10 - Words 109 to 120
09:11

Today's words are:

IL NEGOZIO D'ABBIGLIAMENTO
IL NEGOZIO D'ABBIGLIAMENTO DONNA
IL NEGOZIO D'ABBIGLIAMENTO UOMO
IL NEGOZIO D'ABBIGLIAMENTO BAMBINO
IL NEGOZIO DI STRUMENTI MUSICALI
IL NEGOZIO DI MUSICA
IL NEGOZIO DI ARTICOLI SPORTIVI
IL CENTRO DI TELEFONIA
LA TAGLIA
LE SCARPE
GLI STIVALI
LE INFRADITO

Day 11 - Words 121 to 132
10:39

Today's words are:

I SANDALI
IL TACCO
LE SCARPE COL TACCO
ALTO
BASSO
IL VESTITO
LA GIACCA
I PANTALONI
I JEANS
LA CAMICIA
LA T-SHIRT
LA MAGLIETTA

Day 12 - Words 133 to 144
06:42

Today's words are:

BIANCO
NERO
BLU
AZZURRO
CELESTE
MARRONE
VERDE
GRIGIO
GIALLO
ROSA
VIOLA
CREMA

Day 13 - Words 145 to 156
07:24

Today's words are:

ALLORA
QUINDI
DUNQUE
MA
PERÒ
PERCHÉ
E
INFATTI
COME?
COME MAI?
IN REALTÀ
A DIRE LA VERITÀ

Day 14 - Words 157 to 168
10:19
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Module 3 - Words 169 to 252
7 Lectures 53:55

Today's words are:

QUANDO
MENTRE
PRIMA
DOPO
POI
SE
APPENA
CIOÈ
CON
SENZA
O
OPPURE

Day 15 - Words 169 to 180
08:14

Today's words are:

IL PANE
IL PANINO
IL SALAME
I SALUMI
IL FORMAGGIO
IL CORNETTO
LA CARAFFA
LA CIOCCOLATA
IL CIOCCOLATINO
LA MACCHINA FOTOGRAFICA
FARE FOTOGRAFIE
FARE UN TOUR

Day 16 - Words 181 to 192
10:10

Today's words are:

LA BICICLETTA
IL MOTORINO
LO SCOOTER
LA MACCHINA
L'AUTOBUS
LA CORRIERA
IL PULLMAN
IL TRENO
LA CARROZZA
IL VAGONE
LA STAZIONE
LA STAZIONE DEGLI AUTOBUS

Day 17 - Words 193 to 204
06:27

Today's words are:

IL BIGLIETTO
LA MULTA
OBLITERARE
LA TELEVISIONE
IL TELEVISORE
IL TELECOMANDO
L'ARIA CONDIZIONATA
IL CARRELLO
IL GETTONE
IL FRIGO
IL SURGELATORE
IL FORNO

Day 18 - Words 205 to 216
08:13

Today's words are:

LA CUCINA
LA CUCINA A GAS
IL CUCININO
LA CAMERA
LA CAMERA DA LETTO
LA SALA
IL BAGNO
LA DOCCIA
LA VASCA DA BAGNO
LE TENDE
LA PENTOLA
LA PADELLA

Day 19 - Words 217 to 228
06:27

Today's words are:

FRECCIAROSSA
IL TRAM
IL TAXI
LA POLIZIA
IL POLIZIOTTO
I CARABINIERI
IL FINANZIERE
IL VIGILE
L'AMBULANZA
L'OSPEDALE
IL PRONTO SOCCORSO
LA GUARDIA MEDICA

Day 20 - Words 229 to 240
08:56

Today's words are:

LA FERMATA
PRENOTARE
SALIRE
SCENDERE
IL PAESAGGIO
IL DOTTORE
LA DOTTORESSA
L'INFERMIERE
IL CAMERIERE
IL COMMESSO
L'IMPIEGATO
LA RECEPTION

Preview 05:28
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Module 4 - Words 253 to 336
7 Lectures 01:04:33

Today's words are:

COSA
QUI

BENE
MALE
MIO
SUO
PRIMO
QUALCOSA
VERO
FALSO
SOLO

Day 22 - Words 253 to 264
08:26

Today's words are:

TUTTO
PIÙ
MENO
PERCHÉ
FATTO
MAI
COSÌ
DETTO
TUTTI
ANCHE
NIENTE
SEMPRE

Day 23 - Words 265 to 276
12:00

Today's words are:

DIRE
ANDARE
ALTRO
IL SIGNORE
LA SIGNORA
IL TEMPO
FORSE
CERTO
LA VITA
FUORI
ORA
ADESSO

Day 24 - Words 277 to 288
10:44

Today's words are:

DAVVERO?
MADDAI!
IN CONTANTI
CARTA DI CREDITO
VISTO
PROPRIO
CREDERE
PENSARE
VOLTA
NESSUNO
L'AMICO
IL CIELO

Day 25 - Words 289 to 300
09:58

Today's words are:

IL PADRE
LA MADRE
IL FIGLIO
QUALCUNO
IL POSTO
IL LAVORO
MEGLIO
GIÀ
IL GIORNO
LA NOTTE
OGNI
ECCO

Preview 08:04

Today's words are:

TROPPO
GRANDE
PICCOLO
SEMBRA
LA GENTE
ASPETTARE
NUOVO
VECCHIO
UN MOMENTO
MONDO
DENTRO
TROVARE

Day 27 - Words 313 to 324
09:09

Today's words are:

OGGI
DOMANI
DOPODOMANI
IERI
L'ALTROIERI
UN GIORNO SÌ, UN GIORNO NO
GIUSTO
SBAGLIATO
AVANTI!
SUBITO
LA PORTA
PRESO

Day 28 - Words 325 to 336
06:12
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Module 5 - Words 337 to 408
6 Lectures 50:55

Today's words are:

TIPO
APPENA
L'IDEA
LA PAURA
BUONO
BRAVO
BELLO
MORTO
VIVO
UGUALE
LO STESSO
CAPITO

Day 29 - Words 337 to 348
10:27

Today's words are:

IL MARITO
LA MOGLIE
IL COMPAGNO
PRONTO
PRESTO
TARDI
IN RITARDO
IL PROBLEMA
SUCCEDE
L'AMORE
AMARE
CONTENTO

Day 30 - Words 349 to 360
09:24

Today's words are:

INSIEME
RAGIONE
NULLA
LA TESTA
LO STOMACO
LA PANCIA
GLI OCCHI
LA MANO
LA FAMIGLIA
IL PIANO
L'ASCENSORE
LA SCALA MOBILE

Day 31 - Words 361 to 372
07:41

Today's words are:

LA STRADA
IL GIRO
VACANZA
LA SERA
FINITO
APERTO
CHIUSO
STRANO
SALATO
LA CITTÀ
IL PAESE
PERSO

Day 32 - Words 373 to 384
07:03

Today's words are:

L'ENTRATA
L'USCITA
IMPORTANTE
POSSIBILE
ATTENZIONE
LA SETTIMANA
VICINO
LONTANO
I PIEDI
SIGNIFICA
LA FOTO
MEZZO

Day 33 - Words 385 to 396
07:30

Today's words are:

IL FUOCO
IL GIOCO
IL CANE
IL GATTO
IL MESE
L'ANNO
ANCORA
LA FESTA
IL FESTIVAL
DICA?
UN PAIO
I SALDI

Day 34 - Words 397 to 408
08:50
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Conclusions & Bonuses
1 Lecture 03:45

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have just learned your first 400 Most Frequent Italian Words!
You're now set to go!
Combine this with an overall understanding on the Italian language and culture and you'll be surprised at how much more you can understand now!

Grazie mille for taking this journey with me, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with me should you have any questions or feedback. You find me at www.speakitalianfromday1.com.

Day 35 - Conclusions
03:45
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A Doctor in Translation from Italy, with over 20 years of experience in teaching Italian as a foreign language, I have developed techniques and strategies to help anyone pick up Italian easily and quickly.

Over the years I have traveled to 27 countries, studied 8 foreign languages and I am fluent in 4. You can rest assured that my strategies and teaching method will get you speaking and understanding Italian with ease.

As an academic, I know the difference between learning Italian for educational purposes and learning Italian to maximise your experience while traveling through Italy. They are different skills and there is no reason why you should have to learn Italian the hard way!

You can always reach out to me for support and advice. A presto, Manu

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