I have another in our series of free Italian lessons based on common verbs.
In each ‘lesson’ you get the basic conjugation, some examples of use, and a few, more idiomatic, expressions.
Today’s common verb is dormire (to sleep).
And sleeping, I can declare with all modesty, is one of my superpowers, as I’m able to drift off more or less anywhere.
I get my zzzzs in bed, of course, but also in the armchair, with kids coming and going, the PlayStation on, and the cat throwing up noisily in front of me.
If I get the chance, I’ll nod off in cars, on trains, in boats or on planes.
It makes no difference whether I’m alone or with other people.
So I’ll even have a kip on the sofa in the ‘coffee-break room’ at our Italian school.
If, one weekday afternoon, you happen to be in search of an espresso to buck you up before or during your Italian class, and see some guy fast asleep on the couch opposite the vending machine… well, that’ll be me.
Some evenings I teach until quite late, so a refreshing doze is just the thing to ensure I’m alert and sociable at a time when most of you have already had your dinners and are settling down for an evening in front of the telly.
But anyway, dormire, do take a look.
And yes, the audio works just fine, I’ve tested it.
Several people wrote to me on Monday, having had problems with the Soundcloud plugin.
It was probably a temporary local issue with their server, hopefully sorted out in a few hours. At this end, everything was working fine.
But if you were one of the people affected, do try again with Monday’s lesson. You can find it, along with today’s and other recent lessons, by clicking on New! in the menu of the club website.
And of course, there’s plenty of other free material (masses of it), available for anyone with an Internet connection to use – completely free, and with no registration or logins required.
A good place to begin exploring is this page: Start here!
Or just click around the menus until you find something you feel like studying.
A venerdì, allora.