Good day to you! Recently I joined an 'Accountability Group' focused on achieving our best results in 70 days/10 weeks.
One of my goals I set was to post on my social media a video of me speaking Italian on social media.
I've always wanted to learn Italian, so it was finally time to DO IT.
I created time within my morning to learn every single day, and also hired a private tutor once per week. They're not as expensive as you would think and having a language under your belt is advantageous....especially when you want to travel like I do.
I can totally see myself getting hooked on language learning too!
But without further blabber, check out week 1 below.
P.S: I make a mistake with the letter 'e' which should infact be pronounced 'air'. But I wanted to keep that part in the video because it's real. Thanks for following along.
[drop_cap]Learned this week[/drop_cap]
Vowels and Pronunciation
- A = ah
- E = air
- I = eee
- O = oh
- U = oo
- Boungiorno = Good Morning
- Bounasera = Good Afternoon/Evening (after 1)
- Come Sta = How are you?
- E Lei = You?
- Come Si Chiaima = What's your name?
- Ciao = Hello/Goodbye
- Answer with
- bene = good :)
- cosi cosi = not bad :|
- male = not good :(
- Answer with
- Come Stai = How are you?
- Come Ti Chiami = What's your name
- Piacere = Nice to meet you.
[drop_cap]Pronunciation and How letter order affects it?[/drop_cap]
|Letters||Sounds Like||Example (Phenetik)||English Translation|
|C + I||SH or SCH (Like a sweet C)||Cielo (Schell-oh)||Musical Instrument|
|C + E||SH or SCH (Like a sweet C)||Celeste (Cshell-es-tay)||Blue (I think)|
|CH + I||K (like a hard K)||Chiesou (key-eh-sue)||Church|
|CH + E||K (like a hard K)||Che (keh)||What or Come Again|
|C + A||Car||Casa (car-zsa)||House|
|C + O||Coh||Collo (coll-oh)||Neck|
|C + U||Qoo (like an owl)||Cucina (qoo-china)||Kitchen|
|G + I||J (like a sweet J)||Giornale (Ghee-or-nar-lay)||Newspaper|
|G + E||J (like a sweet J)||Gelato (jel-ah-toh)||Icecream|
|GH + I||Gey (like a hard G)||Ghiotto (ge-ee-ott-oh)||Greedy|
|GH+ E||Gheh (like a hard G)||Margherita||Pizza|
|G + A||Gah (as it looks)||Gatta (Gah-ta)||Cat|
|G + O||Goh (as it looks)||Gola (Goh-la)||Throat|
|G + U||Goo (as it looks)||Gufi (goo-fi)||Owls|
|S + C||Sh sound||Uscita (oos-sheet-ah)||Exit|
I am no means an expert and this is definitely just a trial run, but I love putting myself out there and the accountability it creates....Put yourself out there and get shit done!
Thanks for watching/learning.
P.s If I got anything wrong or if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or drop a comment below.