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Parla italiano! Ep. 1 - Ho perso le chiavi
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This is the first episode of our new playlist Parla italiano.

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A1 Italian Course - Lesson 19: in the second-to-last lesson of our complete A1 course we talk about the verb DOVERE, double negatives, numbers up to 101 and the impersonal form. We also learn some useful car vocabulary. Listen to the dialogue: what's wrong with Viola's car? With exercises!

Advanced reading & listening content: how Italian and regional dialects, mainly Neapolitan and Sicilian, were gradually abandoned by Italian immigrants to the United States and are now rediscovered as 'language of memory' by new generations of Italian-Americans.
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