Lesson 2 – Spelling

For lesson 2 we will cover the individual letter sounds, alphabet and dipthongs. Again, take your time, watch the videos and sound out the letters. This will help your tongue get accustomed to Italian sounds.

-Ciao, mi chiamo Gioia, G (gi)-I-O-I-A
-Io mi chiamo Nico, N (enne)-I-C (ci)-O…e tu, come ti chiami?
A, come Andrea
B (bi), come Barbara
C (ci), come Carlo
D (di), come Davide
E, come Elena
F (effe), come Francesca
G (gi), come Giovanni
H (acca)
I, come Iacopo
L (elle), come Laura
M (emme), come Mario
N (enne), come Nicola
O, come Ornella
P (pi), come Paolo
Q (cu)
R (erre), come Roberto
S (esse), come Sara
T (ti), come Teresa
U, come Umberto
V (vu), come Valeria
Z (zeta), come Zaccaria

Choose your Italian name, and do the spelling!

Ok, now that the have the Italian alphabet covered, and you have had a chance to hear how each individual letter is pronounced, we will learn some words. Pay special attention to the dipthongs. Learning them now will help when we are conjugating verbs in later lessons.

Vocabolario 1a

Watch the video or click the words to hear them.


basket chocolate
cesta cioccolato
ships key house colors heart
barche chiave casa colori cuore

Vocabolario 1b

ice cream newspaper
gelato giornale
spaghetti ice cat water drop owl
spaghetti ghiaccio gatto goccia guffo

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