Benvenutto a vlog numero cinque! This is one of my last vlogs for this course, although I will be doing a shorter vlog next week in my final summary of learning.
Point of note: just as in French, there are actually multiple verb tenses in the past, I was referencing personally the difference with simple past and composed past in both languages, which is why I said there were two past tenses, when in fact there are multiple of them.
Ashley‘s blog last week was my inspiration for the Slow News Italian, which is a great resource for all those looking to learn Italian from the beginning. Furthermore, Italian-Verbs is where I go for all my conjugation needs. Other resources I quoted in my vlog include Twitter, WordReference, HiNative, Mango, Forvo, and Duolingo.
Below are examples of how great Slow News Italian is for explaining verb conjugation simply yet effectively:
Although I do love Duolingo, as I stated in my vlog, here is an example of a conjugation that simply did not make sense in my mind.
Finally, here are my in fact 12 new words for the week (it seems as though I can’t count properly in my vlog):
- La scrivania – the desk
- Un taccuino – a notebook
- Un computer – a computer
- Il perforatore – the hole-puncher
- Il mouse – the mouse
- La fotocopiatrice – the photocopier
- La stampante – the printer
- Una penna – a pen
- Una malita – a pencil
- La finestra– the window
- Un cassetto – a drawer
- Una sedia – a chair
(Italian is in purple while English is in green).
Have una settimana eccellente! With my goals in mind from my vlog, I will finish up my learning and compile it all in one larger summary of learning in next week’s blog entry. Ciao!