The topic for today’s free Italian lesson is ‘adjectives’, which is broad to say the least, but then the whole point of this new ‘Italian Lessons Series‘ is to bring together disparate materials from across the site in a way that will hopefully make them easier to use.
In doing so though, gaps emerge.
So you’ll see that today’s lesson includes explanations of possessive adjectives and other bits and pieces, but nothing on the way the way that adjective endings need to change (or not.) There’s a listening text with lots of examples, but no explanation.
I plan to make a note of the gaps and get someone to write up the missing parts. In the meantime, though, beginners who are mystified about the male/female singular/plural forms of Italian adjectives should supplement today’s lesson by taking a look at the brief explanation on our companion site dontspeakitalian.com, a site which is specifically put together for those just starting out with the language.
OK, ready to get studying? Here are the links to today’s lesson on adjectives, and to the series homepage:
New ‘Book of the Week’ Offer
And Monday wouldn’t be Monday without a new ‘Book of the Week’ offer, would it?
This week I’ve chosen the most popular from our ‘Classic Italian Movie’ series of e-books, Ladri di biclette.
As this is one of our all-time best-sellers, many of you will already have this one in your collections.
For the rest, though, it’s a memorable movie and our screen-writing Italian teacher, Giovanni, has done a nice job of retelling it for learners of the language.
For just €4.99 you could do a lot worse in terms of materials to improve your Italian. But do check out the free sample chapter (.pdf) before you buy, so as to get an idea of whether the level and format are good for you.
The offer lasts until Sunday, after which the cost of this e-book easy reader will revert to the usual €9.99