This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Italian. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Italian Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Italian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I see you||Ti vedo|
|I write with a pen||Scrivo con una penna|
|You love apples||Ti piacciono le mele|
|You give money||Tu dai del denaro|
|You play tennis||Tu giochi a tennis|
|He reads a book||Lui legge un libro|
|He understands me||Lui mi capisce|
|She has a cat||Lei ha un gatto|
|She knows my friend||Lei conosce il mio amico|
|We want to learn||Noi vogliamo imparare|
|We think Spanish is easy||Noi pensiamo che lo spagnolo sia facile|
|You (plural) work here||Voi lavorate qui|
|You (plural) speak French||Voi parlate francese|
|They drive a car||Loro guidano una macchina|
|They smile||Loro sorridono|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
|Headache||Mal di testa|
|Heart attack||Attacco di cuore; Infarto|
|Stomach ache||Mal di stomaco|
|Stroke||Colpo apoplettico; Ictus|
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Italian Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||Sta bene? (formal) ; Stai bene? (informal)|
|Call a doctor!||Chiami un dottore|
|Call the ambulance!||Chiami un'ambulanza!|
|Call the police!||Chiami la polizia!|
|Calm down!||Si calmi! (formal); Calmati! (informal)|
|I feel sick||Mi sento male|
|It hurts here||Mi fa male in questo punto|
|It's urgent!||è urgente!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||Dov'è la farmacia più vicina?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Sei molto bella!|
|You have a beautiful name||Hai un bel nome|
|This is my wife||Questa è mia moglie|
|This is my husband||Questo è mio marito|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Italian about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.