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‘La grammatica ascoltata’ 9/14 – Superlativi (relativo e assoluto)

Buongiorno a tutti,

Today’s ‘La grammatica ascoltata’ article covers ‘superlative adjectives’, so following on nicely from Friday’s comparative forms.

But no banal highest moutains or longest rivers here at OnlineItalianClub.com.

Oh no.

Instead we have for you a fascinating-issimo text about that most famous of Italian fauna: elephants.

Don’t know where Martina got that idea. From what I could see, there just aren’t that many elephants in Rome, where she lives.

Still, to brush up your knowledge of natural history, and Italian superlative forms, click here.

Then review all the texts in our current series (and find out what’s coming) here.

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The first audio-book in our new ‘culture’ series should be out this week, fingers crossed.

It tells the story, in a simplified way of course, of the famous Italian movie ‘La dolce vita’.

In due course, there’ll be other e-books in the series – more films, operas, maybe some literature, we’ll see.

Anyway, ‘La dolce vita’ will be in our shop in a day or two, and at the usual special launch price of -25%.

It’ll be a great chance to improve your Italian with something interesting and different!

Watch this space.


‘La grammatica ascoltata’ 8/14 – Comparativi

Buon giorno a tutti.

Here’s today’s grammar listening on comparative forms in Italian.

Note that the irregular comparative forms have their own separate listening, which will be published next week.

Check out previous listenings from the ‘La grammatica ascoltata’ series:


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